Recently, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) became the subject for evidently bespoke attacks of a number of TV channels and newspapers. Attacks were characterized by deliberate distortion of truth and attempts to represent RAS in a negative light. They were accompanied by prosecutor and audit controls of academic administration. It seems to have been preparatory barrage before general offensive. The following legislative formalization of this campaign stirred up not only academic environment, but also the public as a whole.
Today it is appropriate to think: whether modernization can be accomplished under the conditions of spiritual and moral crisis, cultural degradation of the country, of a depression of immensely large proportion of the population?
An expert, as well as any appraisal entity, is not independent, and self-regulatory organization of appraisers (SROO) is able to influence their opinion. Without crime, bribery and threats.