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On Radio Day, 7 May 2024, the Museum "Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory" celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark this date, festive events were held in the museum premises at Verkhnevolzhskaya Embankment.

The Museum started from the Memorial Hall of the Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory, which opened exactly 50 years ago. Today,  visitors can learn about the achievements of outstanding scientists who created unique electronic devices, and delve into the history of radio broadcasting. On Radio Day, the guests were presented with a new exhibition featuring the items that have been added to the museum's collection over the past year. The unique artifacts were donated by individuals and various organisations.

"The anniversary is always a very responsible occasion, because it is not only a way of summing up the results, but also a look into the future. Over the past 50 years, a lot has been done for the museum and its development. Remarkable employees and managers have worked here. I would like to make my own contribution. There once was an idea that the museum should become a link between the past, present and future. Our museum has a wonderful exposition devoted to the history of radio engineering. In my opinion, we also need a contemporary one. It is necessary to tell about today's achievements of the radio engineering industry and the science of radiophysics, and I think that we will move in this direction",  said Ulyana Avdeenko, Director of the Museum "Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory".

The celebrations began with educational lectures for Lobachevsky University students. Susanna Gordleeva, Professor of the Neurotechnology Department at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, winner of the Russian President's Prize in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists for 2023, gave a lecture "Neuromorphic Models of Artificial Intelligence", and Konstantin Mishagin, Associate Professor of the Department of Oscillation Theory and Automatic Regulation at the UNN Faculty of Radiophysics, talked about the hydrogen standards developed and produced by the "Vremya-Ch" company.  The museum employees gave the students guided tours and master classes. The guests of honour were the descendants of the founder of the Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory M.A. Bonch-Bruevich and of the first head of the Laboratory V.M. Leshchinsky.

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Representatives of the Nizhny Novgorod museum community, museums of the region's radio industry enterprises, officials representing the executive and legislative authorities of Nizhny Novgorod and the Nizhny Novgorod region, and the university administration took part in the celebration.

"The museum preserves the history of the Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory, the memory of the people who created it under difficult conditions, without having all the necessary resources. In fact, the first technology park in our country was created here, although at that time, of course, there was no such word. Many things were done for the first time. We are proud of these people, and they are an example to follow!", emphasised Professor Roman Strongin, President of Lobachevsky University.

The event was concluded with a concert and an awarding ceremony for the museum staff. They were awarded letters of thanks from the Rector of Lobachevsky University for their active work, initiative and commitment.