Russia is imposing new restrictions on communication with foreign researchers. Here’s what we know about those rules so far.

In July 2019, Russia’s Science and Education Ministry sent a list of what it later said were “recommendations” to the institutions it controls, which deal predominantly with the natural sciences but span a range of other fields as well. The ministry’s recommendations placed new limits on communication between Russian scholars and colleagues or organizations from outside the country. They also included new rules for Russian scholars who receive foreign visitors. The popular science publication Troitsky Variant published scans of the order on August 13.