Putin Confident Russia Can Lead Space, Nuclear Research
Daniyal Sohail 1 month ago Thu 13th December 2018 | 07:13 PM
Russia can still be at the forefront of the technological revolution in space, atomic energy and other areas of research if it capitalizes on its intellectual potential, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
"If we have brains and know how to apply them we will continue to lead such areas as space, nuclear energy, materials science and more ... rather than jump into the last car of the departing technological revolution train," Putin said.
The president noted that Russia lagged behind other countries in terms of population growth, which affected its industrial output - the measure of economic well-being - and needed to balance it out with an active role in technological development.