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    AT EXPO-2005 RUSSIA TO SHOWCASE WHAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE

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    MOSCOW, April 13 (RIA Novosti's observer Tatiana Sinitsyna) - "The Russian exhibition at the World Fair in Nagoya (Japan) has already taken shape," Vladimir Strashko, general commissioner of the Russian section at the Expo-2005, told a RIA Novosti press conference. The main criteria in selecting the exhibits were their novelty and high-tech level, corresponding to the Expo-2005 motto Nature's Wisdom. For the Russian exhibition it is The Noosphere's Harmony.

    Noospheric technologies are the latest intellectual product which Russia is going to present in Nagoya. Their philosophy belongs to great Russian thinker Vladimir Vernadsky, who way back in the beginning of last century for the first time explained the notion of the noosphere as a qualitatively new harmonic interaction between the laws of nature and the laws of human thinking. Noospheric technologies lay the ground for the environmentally-friendly development of human civilization, intending a basically new way of life, which spares nature and resources and without which mankind will not be able to do very soon. "The concept of Russian participation in Expo-2005 suggests to the world community this noospheric, sustainable development of mankind as an inalienable part of nature," Vyacheslav Melnik, director of the Russian exhibition, told the press conference.

    For instance, the noospheric know-how Yunitski String Transport will be showcased as a working model. Its designer Academician Anatoly Yunitski of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences believes that, in the multivariant communication system of the future, his kind of transport will be the safest, ecologically clean and low-cost way of movement. As a road he proposes a rope-girder structure with tight string rails fixed on anchor supports. Next to this model will be shown a noospheric house, noospheric food-making process etc.

    Handling the energy problem, crucial for onward development of civilization, Russia is on the lookout for ways to use thermonuclear, hydrogen, nuclear energy. The Russian pavilion will exhibit a pilot thermonuclear plant, hydrogen technologies for energy generation, the Global Solar Energy Collecting System getting the maximum of solar heat at any time of day, as well as the "nuclear baby" - a small floating nuclear facility. It is a good find for regions where power stations are far away.

    The odious "mammoth project", evoking much interest worldwide, was not bypassed at the press conference. "However exotic, mammoth is not the main Russian exhibit," believes Vladimir Strashko. The history of the "mammoth project" is due to the Japanese interest in the "Yukagir mammoth," whose well-preserved head was found near the Yukagir settlement in Yakutia. The Japanese proposed making it the main exhibit at the Expo-2005 fair.

    The Japanese side is going to participate in the excavations together with Russian scientists and bankroll the project. A documentary will be shot during the excavations. The Japanese propose to transport the mammoth head in a special container. After the fair it will be returned home.

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