PULLMAN, Wash. — Appearances by Vladimir Fortov, Russia’s minister of science and technologies, at Seattle and Washington State University have been canceled because of health reasons.
Fortov was scheduled to arrive in Seattle Monday, March 2, for meetings with a group of state business and industrial leaders and to deliver an address at WSU Tuesday, before heading to meetings in Washington, D.C.
Yogendra Gupta, director of WSU’s Institute for Shock Physics and a colleague and friend of Fortov, said the minister expressed disappointment over not being able to visit the WSU campus again, but he hoped to reschedule the trip in the future.