An increasing number of high-calibre researchers are being accused of treason in today’s Russia, mostly without official charges, landing behind bars for decades. And the main beneficiary of their imprisonment is the Federal Security Service (FSB), which deprives them not only of their freedom and ability to work, but sometimes of their lives.

    39 months ago

    This is so disturbing. Like other times where this kind of thing has happened in the past, it will probably cause an exodus of scientists (at least, the few that CAN escape) that will benefit other countries and cause a loss in scientific power in Russia in the next generation.