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Russkiy Mir Editorial Dubna, the town of physicists, was founded on July 24, 1946, in the very north of the Moscow region. Previously the most secret one, now it has turned into the most famous science town in Russia. Dubna / Photo credit: dostop.ru After the end of the Great Patriotic War, it was decided to create a secret research center to study nuclear processes in Dubna. In 1947, Academician Kurchatov and other scientists initiated the start of the construction. The largest particle accelerator of that time, the synchrocyclotron, started its work in 1949. The center began fundamental and applied research...

30.07.2020
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Science

Sergey Vinogradov In recent years mysteries of Tunguska meteorite have been again attracting scientists from various countries of the world to Siberia. This summer the latest International expedition has come to completion in the Tunguska Nature Reserve. Professionals from Russia, the USA, Italy and the Czech Republic took part in it. One hundred and eleven years after the meteorite’s fall into the Siberian taiga, scientists still endeavour to figure out its impact onto the ecosystem. Arthur Meidus, deputy director of the reserve, who had led the expedition, told the Russkiy Mir in his interview...

02.08.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Science

Photo: Alexander Kazakov What recent scientific accomplishments can Russia be proud of? Are there any at all? Apparently there are. Just like there is something to be proud of. However, those accomplishments are not well known to the public at large. Experts discussed the ways to improve the competitiveness of Russian science in the world’s information space during a roundtable on Russian Science Day. Why Is Science Popular Among Youth Again? A bleak diagnosis was looming over Russia’s scientific community for a long time. It seemed that the “brain drain” would never come to an end: all brains would go...

09.02.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Science

Over the course of almost two centuries Pulkovo Observatory has served as the source of so many plots in the history of Russian science that they can be compared to… while no, perhaps not to the number of stars on clear night, but nonetheless… Perhaps it’s no coincidence that many famous observatories are compared to monasteries. The first factor is their location in remote places, away from the city bustle, most often in the mountains where the air is not polluted. The second factor is their concentration on sheer heavenly rather than earthly objects. The third factor is arises in the ministers of this...

20.08.2014
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Science

The publishing house Mann, Ivanov & Ferber has published in Russian a book by Loren Graham, a professor at Harvard and MIT, called Lonely Ideas: Can Russia Compete? This work represents a truly serious investigation of the Russian economy, all of its sectors, and quite fundamentally and over the course of 300 years. Another highlight of the book is that it offers a multitude of archival photos and portraits of great Russian scholars. The author is an expert on Russia and is quite knowledgeable in his field. He has travelled across the entire country, and his numerous contacts include thousands of Russian academics and engineers, fellows...

19.12.2013
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Science

This new publication is a joint effort of the Pushkin Institute in Tallinn and the philology department of Moscow State University.The journal's editorial staff includes leading experts in Russian studies from Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Poland, China, Iran and others. Among them are such well-known linguists as Yuri Prokhorov, rector of the State Pushkin Institute of Russian Language, dean of the Moscow State University’s philology department Marina Remneva, Granada University Professor and a member of the MAPRYAL Presidium Guzman Tirado.Editor-in-chief, PhD in pedagogics and author of numerous Estonian textbooks on the...

14.12.2013
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Science

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