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Russian Physicist Andrei Sakharov

image-2610 Andrei Sakharov: Graffiti on the Berlin Wall Physicist Andrei Sakharov was one of the creators of the most terrible weapon –the hydrogen bomb, and he still received … the Nobel Peace Prize. Building a Thermonuclear weapon – a Hydrogen Bomb Shortly after the end of World War II, a talented young physicist joined the ...

Professional Fishermen of the North – Ulchi

image-2607 The number of Ulchi living on the banks of the Amur River is small, only slightly more than 2 700 people (2010), but they have very interesting traditions. Source of Existence for Ulchi Fishing is the main source of welfare for Ulchi. They learned to fish all year round: in winter under ...

Totskoe: about Combat Application of Atomic Bomb

image-2594 In 1954, in Totskoe were carried out military exercises, which were accompanied by an explosion of a real atomic bomb. Large-scale military exercises were designed to test whether it is possible to use nuclear weapons in a conventional military operation (and not a global nuclear war, after which there will be ...

The Nenets People: Survival of the Fittest in the North

image-2589 The main population of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Russia – are Nenets people with ancient roots. The history of this northern nation began back before Christ. Definitively, the ethnicity was formed by the 19th century. In the 20th century the Soviet government tried to actively change the patriarchal lifestyle of the Nenets ...

Writer and Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn

image-2572Solzhenitsyn is a very controversial figure in Russia: opinions range from complete approval to active rejection. '... teachers also behaved with an eye on the Alex’s nervousness. This eventually created in him some belief in the infallibility of his personality, certain feeling of exclusivity. ' Kirill Simonyan / From the book by ...

Small Northern Russian People – Ingrias

image-2569 Ingria – it is one of the few cases when a small nation remained untouched in the North-West region of Russia. Ingrias, which separated from South Karelia tribes, at the end of the 1st millennium populated the territory south of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland. In the 7thcentury ...

Russian Scientist Ivan Pavlov – the Steward of Physiology

image-2566Pavlov developed the theory of higher nervous activity, because of which during the largest international congress his colleagues unanimously named Ivan Pavlov 'The steward of physiology.' Study of an Organism under Natural Conditions Ivan Pavlov offered and actively used himself the so-called method of natural science expertise, which allowed minimizing the influence ...
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