The fundamental document for us in Russia today is the Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development of Russia until 2035 approved by the President. <...> Today we need to ensure the maximum level of cooperation and coordination of our actions in order to find practical answers to these challenges as soon as possible. And in this sense, one of the main tasks is to ensure the unity of research work, professional education, and practical solutions so that the entire system to work very smoothly. We need to significantly reduce the period from lab to practice, its industrial scaling and application — Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
First of all, it is the legal and regulatory framework for biological security. The second is providing resources and financial support. The third is, of course, the availability of trained personnel. Fourth is the availability of infrastructure, testing systems, hardware and devices for identification and indication of biological agents. And the fifth is the scientific development aimed at creating new testing systems, studying the peculiarities of emerging biological agents and, most importantly, the development of drugs for prevention and treatment thereof — Sergei Kraevoi, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
We live in peacetime, but we need to be constantly prepared for some kind of emergency situation, and by being ready I mean to continue research work — Dorit Nitzan, Acting Regional Emergency Director for the European Region, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization.