3 August 2021
Mikhail Zhelezniak Wins Election for MPI Director
On 2 August 2021, an MPI general meeting was held to elect its director for the next five years. Three candidates, incumbent Director Mikhail Zhelezniak, MPI Deputy Director Alexander Fedorov, and Valentin Spektor, outlined their programs for 189 staff members present at the meeting in person or online. This was followed with a Q&A discussion and a ballot. Dr. Zhelezniak won the election with 153 votes. Alexander Fedorov received 25 votes and Valentin Spektor received 8 votes. The election results are now to be formally recognized by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.