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On May 1, 1791, Fyodor Semenov, Russian amateur astronomer, was born. He won the Golden Medal of the Russian Geographical Society


The unique exposition was visited by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Mikhailovich Sergeev and Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Grigoryevich Bondur

Author Yanina Khuzhina
Photo Nikolay Mokhnachev

On April 29, MSU students and staff honored the memory of those who died in World War II. The event was attended by Viktor Sadovnichy, war veterans and their relatives

Photo Andrey Luft
Video Dmitry Samsonov
Author Anastasia Ibragimova

Why do birds sing in spring? What makes them fly away from warmer areas? Which of birds can be compared to crows in mental abilities? Olga Kalashnikova provides the answers to these questions

Photo Andrey Luft
Video Dmitry Samsonov
Author Anastasia Ibragimova

We talk about the main achievement of this outstanding scientist


13 million tons of plastic go to the ocean each year, ecosystems are turning into deserts at a rate of 1.25% per year, and southern species of flora and fauna are moving north – MSU experts discussed environmental challenges

Author Aleksandr Burmistrov

The Ministry of Defense has built a runway in the Arctic for all types of aircraft: we talk about unusual sites for take-off and landing and the requirements for them on individual examples

Author Aleksandr Burmistrov

Opening of the symposium within the framework of the projects of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of international scientific and scientific-technical cooperation 

Author Anna Posokhova

Achievements and prospects of development in the field of space physiology and medicine


Manned cosmonautics is moving forward. And now robots and artificial intelligence are coming to the aid of astronauts. Read about the robotization of spaceflight in our material


The scientist became the first industrial organic chemist elected to the US National Academy of Sciences


Conversation with cosmonaut No 58 O.Y. Atkov, who has performed the longest spaceflight at the time, doctor of medicine, correspondent member of RAS.

Author Nataliya Leskova
Video Alexey Kornoukhov
Photo Nikolay Malakhin

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was created for peaceful purposes, but the whole world associates it with the largest accident in the history of nuclear energy


April 25 – International DNA Day

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova

A circled image of a rabbit or the sign “V” for veganism: these signs mean that the manufacturer does not endorse the use of experimental animals. April 24 is the Laboratory Animal Protection Day

Author Aleksandr Burmistrov

Every year on the last Saturday of April, World Veterinary Day is celebrated 


Specialists from the Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Urals Department of RAS presented their find of a migratory species of butterflies on the islands of the High Arctic: two individuals of red-black large tortoiseshells Vanessa polychloros were discovered at Cape Zhelaniya (near the northern tip of Novaya Zemlya archipelago)


We tell you about the achievements of an outstanding scientist


Space missions depart for the stars, the man begins to master the Moon, and robots become full members of crews. Still, some simple questions remain that we will address in today’s column with simple answers. 

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova

The holiday is celebrated by about a billion of people every year

Author Yanina Khuzhina


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What saints did the conquistadors pray to and why did they decide to conquer Mexico? What was the ethnic, regional, and age composition of the Conquista? 

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