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Snezhinsk scientist's surprise in recognizing his photo on the book cover

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The Story of a Cover Photo
April 24, 2020

Could this be the same photo? Back in February 1992, Vladimir happened to be on laboratory business in Sarov at the very time the American nuclear weapon labs directors came there for the historic visit. It was a routine business trip for Vladmir, but taking his camera along was a second nature. Thanks to that, and to the absence of regular direct communication route between Sarov and Snezhinsk - and possibly to Vladimir's propensity to creative thinking - the iconic scene between Khariton and Hecker became captured and went without attribution for some 25 years. Read Vladimir's story of photographer's luck.