RIR’s Top 5 science and technology stories

Students of the JIS University in Kolkata. Source: JIS University

Students of the JIS University in Kolkata. Source: JIS University

The Russia and India Report has compiled a list of the 5 most popular and interesting articles about Russian technology.

Top Russian inventions that changed the world

By Viktor Kuzmin

Russian inventors have contributed generously to the development of global scientific thought. Many of their inventions have literally transformed the world, enabling us to enjoy such blessings of civilisation as aircraft, cars, computers and television. 


Why Russia is still interested in lunar research and exploration

By Andrei Kislyakov

After the failure of the Phobos-Grunt mission, the Red Planet stopped being regarded as the main object of Russian interplanetary research. Now the Moon is high on the agenda, and there are plans of building a manned orbital station for scientific purposes on the earth’s satellite.


A career as a cosmonaut “is not a joy ride” – Rakesh Sharma

By Alessandro Belli

India’s first cosmonaut talks to RIR about Indo-Russian space projects, why countries should avoid a space race and gives advice for future cosmonauts.


Giant holes in Siberia caused great excitement among scientists

By Igor Rozin

The strange holes in the earth found in the northern tundra on Russian territory could mean the beginning of irreversible changes in the climate of our planet. According to Russian scientists, the most likely reason for the formation of such holes is the emission of natural gas, which may be caused by global warming.


Amazing facts about programmer Spiridonov's head transplant

By Andrei Raskin

Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov has become the leading candidate for the the transplant of his head onto a donor's body. RIR spoke with him to select the 10 most alarming and surprising facts about the upcoming surgery.

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