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Alexander Popov held first radio session 125 years ago

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Alexander Popov held first radio session 125 years ago


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On May 7, 1895, a Russian engineer Alexander Popov presented a device for remote communication at a meeting of the Russian Physicochemical Society and demonstrated it in action by conducting the first radio session. In 1945, on the eve of Victory Day, the Council of People's Commissars decided to celebrate Radio Day on May 7, the Izvestia Newspaper reported.

Popov’s invention is considered one of the most important in the history of mankind. The radio receiver, created by the Russian scientist, ushered in an era of ultrafast information transfer, which led to the creation of other devices and technologies and played a large role in the history of our civilization.

In the early years, Popov’s invention was used in the navy to forecast a thunderstormю At the beginning of the 20th century, the scientist managed to establish a connection between ships and coastal services. The first broadcasts in the country took place in 1919, and two years later regular broadcasting was organized.

Radio began to play an active informational and educational role, broadcasting news, reports from parades and sports competitions, concerts of the best musical groups in the country. Street loudspeakers have become a symbol of the era.

Radio played an important role during World War II, transmitting reports from the front, reporting victories, supporting and mobilizing the residents of the country.

The radio did not lose its significance after the emergence of television. Radios came to the homes of Soviet citizens, new radio stations appeared, covering many areas of life. In addition to Russia, Radio Day is celebrated on May 7 in Bulgaria, Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan.

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