Today, "MART" celebrates the birthday of Aleksandr Popov, the inventor of the radio.
On May 7, 1895, at the session of the Russian Physical and Chemical Society in Saint Petersburg, Alexander Popov presented his lightening detector what was basically the first radio receiving device. The full realization of the importance of the invention came in 1900 when the radio to helped organize rescue operation of a battleship "General Apraksin".
Today, a number of science, research and educational institutions, as well as industrial companies, radio stations, museums and ships are named in honour of Aleksandr Popov. In Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoturyinsk and even in Finland (Kotka) there are monuments and busts to him. In the territory of our company there is a memorial sign dedicated to the great scientist and inventor.
A number of streets, and even a Solar system minor planet, 3074 Popov, as well as one of the Luna craters are named after him. His life and legacy provided inspiration for a great number of books and films.