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On Peaceful Atomic Energy at Demo Class in Moscow School
Moscow first grade pupils learned what peaceful atomic energy is, and which professions serve it. Nikolay Petrovich Petrukhin, a nuclear industry veteran and a chairman of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. veteran society, shared his knowledge, experience, and professional wisdom with new arrivals of Moscow school No. 1317.
Nikolay Petrovich told the young generation about the benefits of nuclear power and its advantages compared to other types of energy, explaining in simple terms what an atom is, what it consists of, and how its energy is transformed into electrical power by a turbine. The schoolkids’ great interest was aroused by historical facts related to the beginning of uranium fields development during World War II and establishment of Soviet uranium extracting integrated plants, in whose construction Nikolay Petrovich participated.
He told in detail about the professions serving peaceful atom – these are geologists, physics engineers, constructors, chemists, technologists, miners, and many others, having mentioned, “History is created by people: smart, educated ones, loving their jobs – such were the nuclear experts I used to meet in different corners of our country.”
“Russian nuclear industry currently provides power to residential buildings, factories, plants, schools, bakeries, drug stores. These benefits are backed by a difficult path 70 years’ long, while lots of interesting projects, new fields, discoveries, and cutting-edge technologies are yet ahead to be implemented by you. Future belongs to peaceful atom and the young generation, and perhaps it is already in the nearest future that most precious oil and gas will not have to be combusted to produce power,” Nikolay Petrovich summarized.
He wished the children would study well and be guided by the life path of such great people as a physics researcher, Ivan Vasilievich Kurchatov, and the nuclear industry initiator, Efim Pavlovich Slavsky, contributing mush to enhancement of scientific and economic potential of our country. Nikolay Petrovich gave his book, Establishment and Development of Mineral and Resource Base of National Nuclear Industry, to the children as a visual aid illustrating the establishment of the most powerful research and production complex in the country and mentioned that the Rosatom Mining Division has the second large mineral resource base in the world among the largest uranium extracting companies.
The school administration expressed its gratitude to the nuclear industry veteran and the ARMZ Uranium Holding and hoped for further collaboration. Perhaps, such meetings will help the children choose their professions in advance and serve them faithfully all their lives.