In August 2019, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary from the birth of one of the Soviet science titans, academician Yury Anatolyevich Ovchinnikov, who played a decisive role in development of Russian bioorganic chemistry, physical and chemical biology and biotechnology. And in February, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry named after M.M. Shemyakin and Y.A. Ovchinnikov, which had been headed by Yury Anatolyevich for 18 years, celebrated its 60th anniversary. These anniversary dates are the reason to look back and to pay tribute to the memory of an amazing person whose deeds and accomplishments were future-oriented.
In the genre of political memories the author tells about the visit of the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the USSR Supreme Soviet V.M. Falin to the Western Europe leading organizations: the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, PACE, NATO and the non-existent already Western European Union.
For the employees of Scientific and Production Association “Burevestnik”, the main life result of Nikolay Ivanovich Komyak was foundation of the X-ray Instrumentation Association, which is still existing thanks to the powerful development impetus given to the team formed by Komyak.