Will Russia win a great nano-racing? Probably not! Corruption, powerful lobby groups which consume a significant part of financial resources, an aging staff and inadequate measures of power structures determine stagnation processes. On the world arena Russia is step by step giving up its advantage to more ambitious, energetic and purposeful.
Nikolay T. Belyaev, who united Russia, England and France with his life and his works, represented a surprising combination of the qualities of artillery officer, scholar in physical metallurgy and historian.