NATALIA SIDORINA: ABOUT SCIENCE, HISTORY AND ART
On June 2, 2015, a meeting with Natalia K. Sidorina, poet, literary critic, a member of the Writers' Guild of Russia has been held at the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation within the project "Synkletos at VIAM".
The guest of the Synkletos is the author of books devoted to Sergey Yesenin, Leonardo da Vinci, Ancient Greece and Rome and a number of poetry collections. She is the translator of fiction, scriptwriter, host and participant of many programs and movies of the central television.
In addition to the acquaintance of the works of Natalia Sidorina, this meeting was a perfect opportunity for employees of VIAM to learn interesting facts about the life of her grandfather - Ivan I. Sidorin, a prominent scientist in the field of materials science, the founder of the All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials.
"Today's meeting is of particular interest, as our guest knows and remembers the story of her family and country, actively defends her position in terms of significance of the Russian state in the development of civilization.” - said Academician Evgeny Kablov, Director General of VIAM at opening the meeting and added - “Today we will talk about the achievements made by our scientists, including those in such important field as aviation materials science."
According to him, Ivan Sidorin was able to set and to achieve the main goal - development of fundamentally new materials required at that time for the progress in aviation. "And it was no coincidence that just Ivan I. Sidorin brought the term «materials science» into common use", - said Evgeny Kablov.
Then the guest told about the life of Ivan Sidorin starting from graduation of the Imperial Moscow Technical School in 1914 up to head of a chair at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. She reported on the most important scientific works of her grandfather, including the first tests of duralumin (so-called “kolchugaluminium”) and development of high-strength steel “Chromansil”. In addition, Natalia Sidorina told about interesting facts from the life of Ivan Sidorin, his habits, character and passion for classical music and floristry. "He valued broadminded persons and considered desire for self-improvement in a variety of fields at all stages of their life as a very valuable quality of human beings", - said Natalia Sidorina. She also informed about the maintenance of the Ivan Sidorin’s house, where many feature films were shot and have been shooting now and a memorial plaque is placed.
Participants of the Synkletos have agreed that at present time it is extremely important to regenerate the Russian engineering school, which was the key of the technological breakthrough, as well as to raise the status of engineers - the people who embody the most innovative ideas.
In conclusion, the guest thanked all attendees for their attention and expressed her deepest gratitude for the invitation "to such sincere and positive event." As a gift for VIAM library, she gave a collection of her books and articles.
It should be noted that prior to the meeting Natalia Sidorina visited the museum of the Institute, where she was acquainted with interesting facts of the domestic materials science, unique developments for various industries. The exposition dedicated to the history of VIAM was of particular interest of the guest.
Natalia K. Sidorina was born in Moscow; she has graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University. Member of the Writers' Guild of Russia.
She worked as chief editor at "Central Publishing House" and "Russian Media Factory". Natalia Sidorina is the author of some books: "Soviet engineers" (the series “Lives of Outstanding People"), "The Amazing Life of Leonardo da Vinci", "Ancient Greece and Rome", "The golden- -haired. Mysteries of life and death of Sergey Yesenin" and a number of poetry collections.
Natalia Sidorina translated the English fiction works into Russian, she is scriptwriter, host and participant of many programs and movies of the central television, such as "Holy Motherland" (about the life and works of Alexander Pushkin), "Teach me to be a pure soul" (about A. A. Blok), "Sergei Yesenin" (from the series "Secrets of the twentieth century"), "Leonardo da Vinci" and others. The movie about Sergey Yesenin "They want to kill me" shot at the national film studio "Belarusfilm" has got a Prize at the International Festival of Slavic movies "The Golden Knight".
She has participated in preparation of a multivolume edition of "Lectures of Nobel Prize" for publication as well as three-volume edition on modern philosophy, political science and economics (a project of the Institute of Dynamic Conservatism (IDC)). She wrote an article entitled "Sacred meaning of the Russian empire" for the second volume ("On the vast expanses of the Empire") of this edition
She is engaged in preparation of the collected papers of the Izborsk Club (Chairman - Alexander Prokhanov, executive director - Vitaly Averyanov) for publication.
By order of the Lefortovo district council (Moscow), she has shot two documentaries - "Chronicle of the Fame. Lefortovo" and "Our Lefortovo" and by order of the Lyublino district council she prepared the gift edition of "Lyublino" album for publication.
Natalia Sidorina is the author and host of the project "Cycle of the literary and musical evenings «Poets and Bards» at the Central Home of Writers (CHW)", prepared a documentary-feature synopsis of the serial "Russian breakthrough" about creation of the Russian aerospace (eight episodes) for the central television. She is the author of the article "Russian breakthrough. The winged metal", published in the journal "All materials".