Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Abramov, was recognized as sane

Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Abramov, was recognized as sane

The Yaroslavl Psychiatric Hospital declared Sergei Abramov, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a specialist in supercomputers, to be sane. “Kommersant-Yaroslavl” writes about it. The scientist is accused of financing an extremist organization, presumably the Corruption Prevention Fund (FBK).

In November of last year, the court sent Abramov for compulsory psychiatric examination at the request of the investigation. The examination took place in December at the Yaroslavl Regional Psychiatric Hospital and lasted 12 days. According to the scientist, the experts found him sane and not requiring forced treatment. They also created a psychological portrait of him, which includes the following characteristics: “benevolent, empathetic, conformist, avoids conflicts,” Abramov told the publication.

For almost 19 years, Sergey Abramov headed the Institute of Program Systems named after A. K. Aylamazyan of the Russian Academy of Sciences and was the scientific leader of Russia’s programs for the development of supercomputers under a joint project of Moscow and Minsk. Several of the systems developed under his leadership were included in the list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers. In 2015, he became a laureate of the Lebedev Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences for outstanding work in the field of computer systems development.

Abramov came to the attention of law enforcement agencies last spring. On April 10, the scientist was searched, after which he spent more than a day in a pre-trial detention center and was then placed under house arrest. Now Sergey Abramov is free.

The investigation does not reveal the circumstances of the case. It is claimed that Abramov transferred money to one of the organizations banned in Russia. It is not known what organization the scientist is accused of financing, but his name appeared in one of the lists of supporters of the Alexei Navalny Fight Against Corruption Fund published online. This organization was recognized by Russian courts as extremist and banned in 2021.

According to the article, Abramov faces up to 8 years in prison. The 66-year-old scientist does not admit guilt. He believes that his criminal case is a blow to Russia’s supercomputer industry, as well as evidence of a “huge systemic error” in the management of the country.

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