Having analyzed the situation, the experts came to a conclusion about necessity to develop and to introduce essentially new strategic technologies, particularly for materials, devices and systems of space techniques that will radically improve technical characteristics. The appropriate program of the Union State of Belarus and Russia "Nanotechnologies –US” for 2009-2012 was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in October.
The program was developed very quickly: the Government of Belarus agreed the proposal of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus about its development on 8 September 2008.
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Source: Portal of the Union State