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Russian researchers are protesting an effort by the Kremlin to "lure" foreign researchers to Russian research institutions, says the Chronicle of Higher Education's Anna Nemtsova. Instead of spending $390 million to attract other scientists, the government should be using that money to give Russian scientists a raise, the researchers say.

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