25 March, 2005

EXPO-2005

Today the opening of world's fair EXPO-2005 in Aichi (Japan) has passed. EXPO will last from March, 25th till September, 25th. It is the first exhibition of such rank in the XXI-st century (previous passed in Hanover in the last year of the leaving century). The basic motto of an exhibition is "Wisdom of the nature".

125 countries, 8 international organisations and a number of the largest industrial corporations of Japan: HITACHI, TOYOTA, Mitsui-Toshiba, Mitsubishi, JR participate in an exhibition. For an operating time of an exhibition it will be visited by over 15 million persons.

In Russian pavilion there is a worth-a-visit exposition installed by Joint institute of nuclear researches (JINR, Dubna), and our company was heavily involved in its developement and mounting. The central moment of an exposition is the plot about synthesis of new elements and search of "stability island" which is carried out on one of base JINR — nuclei accelerator. The motto of the Russian pavilion "Noosphere is our home". Therefore the second part of JINR exposition is devoted to applied directions of JINR activity solving the problems of medicine, biology, ecology. In this part it is told about works by Dubna scientists on the creation of new radiopharmaceutical medicines for melanoma treatment, about works on monitoring environmental contaminations by heavy elements with the help of the neutron-activation analysis, and also about studying of problems of radiation safety of biological objects during long space flights. The third part of an exposition can be entitled as "Scientists to students" which shows workings out of our company into the sphere of education. This part of an exposition constantly attracted both young visitors of an exhibition and their parents. Children solved problems with the use of special interactive exhibition booths on sharpness, memory and ingenuity, and got a load of positive emotions.

During first days of JINR exposition it was visited by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Japan A. P. Losjukov, by the governmental delegation of Austria, delegation of the International association of exhibitions and fairs. Especially pleasant was the attention and interest which was shown by the President of commercial and industrial chamber of Russia, the academician of Russian Academy of Sciences E. M. Primakov. We would like to express sincere gratitude to the management of AFK "Sistema" and "Quasar-Micro" for their help in preparation of an exhibition and acquisition of the necessary equipment. Certainly, this help is one of practical steps in joint efforts of science and big businesses directed to creation in Russia economy of knowledge.