Argumenty Nedeli( published the opinion of Irina Dezhina, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Leading researcher of Social Policy Department of the Gaidar Institute, on sanctions related to science. 
Western countries have already begun terminating contracts and joint research programs with Russia since 25 February this year. Germany was the first, followed by the Baltic States, Finland and Denmark. French and Canadian organizations limited partnerships, and Great Britain announced the termination of grant payments. However, cooperation with individual representatives of Russian science continues and is encouraged. Nevertheless, given the global trend towards teamwork, it is difficult to maintain academic and technical ties at the previous level, and Russia's isolation is inevitable.
Irina Dezhina outlined the positive aspects of the current situation. Now, Russian scientists do not need any publications abroad to prove their qualifications and receiving remuneration. Meanwhile, the importance of applied fields is increasing, which is necessary for the development of Russia's own technological base. 
According to the expert, the sanctions imposed on international conferences will have a negative impact on domestic science. Cooperation in this area is hampered not only for political but also for economic reasons. Russia's disconnection from SWIFT makes it impossible to pay for participation in congresses and purchase subscriptions to scientific publications. There will also be problems concerning equipment, which has 80% been purchased abroad, however, this should give an impetus to the development of the domestic instrumentation industry. Experts do not expect a significant outflow of scientists from the country.