New facts from our history from Peter Copen

One of the first teachers conference of Soviet and American teachers in Moscow in July 1989  Peter Copen, Evgeni Velikhov and Alla Shuhkovskaya (the principle of one of the first Soviet school participant)


These pictures show the birth of iEARN, when Peter Copen, President of the Copen Family Fund, signed the first agreement with Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov -- at his home outside Moscow -- to connect schools in the United States with schools in the former Soviet Union in 1988.  It also shows Academician Velikhov receiving a gift from Mr. Copen of a Native American peace pipe, symbolizing the values of iEARN.

Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov is a physicist and scientific leader in the Russian Federation. He is the author of over 1500 scientific publications and a number of inventions and discoveries.  He currently holds the post of president of the Kurchatov Institute (named after Igor Kurchatov) and first Secretary (head) of the Public Chamber of Russia. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and has been the vice-president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.  His awards include Hero of Socialist Labor (1985); USSR State Prize laureate (1977); winner of the Lenin Prize (1984); the Prize MD Millionschikova of USSR Academy of Sciences (1986); the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2003); the prize "Global Energy" (2006); as well as the American Physical Society Szilárd's Prize and the World Scientist Federation "Science and Peace" Prize.


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