Akademgorodok: Siberia's Super Science Town

Akademgorodok: Siberia's Super Science Town

Hidden away in the cold of Siberia's forest is an alternative to Silicon Valley, what some refer to as Russia's Silicon Forest. You can think of it as Russia's Eureka or Limetown -- maybe even the Siberian scientific Hogwarts, but Akademgorodok has encapsulated Russia's scientific dreams since the 1950s. Join Robert and Christian as they discuss the place some describe as a "scientific utopia."

Image Captions: Art from stamps printed in the USSR devoted to Soviet science, circa 1971. (Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: genetics, utopia, christian sager, history