The idea to create NPO Energomash Show Room emerged back in the late 1940s. Academician V.P. Glushko always attached particular importance to the preservation of full-scale exhibit items and company’s designs mockups. In the early 1960s, a unique exposition was created. And in 1969, a resolution was passed to arrange a Show Room.
Only the limited authorized personnel and guests had the access to the Show Room. Since the beginning of 1990s, foreign delegations started visiting the Show Room. It became a place to host presentations and negotiations.
Nowadays, the Show Room specialists perform huge scientific and educational work. They deliver lectures on the company history and specifics of the development of LPREs to Russian and foreign students, employees and guests of NPO Energomash.
Just in case you mistakenly heard that it was all ice and snow in Russia, take a peek at the Big Bikini Exposition. This is right on the river Moskva in Moscow!Moscow has been the capital of Russia for almost its entire history. The exception is during the period of the Russian Empire, which lasted from 1721 until the Russian Revolution 1917. For these two centuries the capital was St. Petersburg. The Russian Empire was the second largest contiguous Empire in world memory; only the Mongol Empire had been greater.Check out what's happening north of Mongolia these days, in ChitaAlthough you may not have heard of Sochi, on the Black Sea, they're building up quickly and hope to host the 2014 Olympics.Other periods of Russian history include the Tsardom of Russia, from Ivan IV to Peter the Great, and the Grand Duchy (14th-16th centuries).The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.Text by Steve Smith.