Sunday, November 06, 2005

Zelenograd, the Soviet Silicon Valley

An interesting lecture at the computer history museum:
Author and BioCentury Publications Senior Editor Steve Usdin tells the fascinating story of two American engineers, Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, who were recruited into espionage by Julius Rosenberg, and, driven by ideology, evaded the FBI and escaped to carry on their work on behalf of the Soviet state. Barr and Sarant rose to the pinnacle of power in the Soviet establishment and managed the building of the postwar modern Soviet military machine and microelectronics industry.
Fittingly it's on November 7th—the anniversary of the Soviet Union. (via sfbayarea_ru)


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