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School No. 13

Town: Sarov 

Region: Nizhny Novgorod

Country: Russia

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Snow White

If Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs lived in Nizhny Novgorod region their names would be “Volga” and Serafim, Atom, Khariton, Svetloyar, Pozharsky, Minin, Gorodets.

Volga. The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed. It flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea, and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. Nizhny Novgorod is one of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are in the Volga's watershed.

Serafim. Saint Seraphim of Sarov, born Prokhor Moshnin, is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Eastern Orthodox Church. He is generally considered the greatest of the 19th century startsy (elders). He taught that the purpose of the Christian life was to acquire the Holy Spirit. Perhaps his most popular quotation amongst Orthodox believers is "Acquire a peaceful spirit, and thousands around you will be saved." Saint Seraphim of Sarov spent most of his life near Sarov, Russia.

Atom. Sarov is a closed town in Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia. A nuclear atom is symbolic of present significance of our town as the Russian center for nuclear research.

Khariton. Yulii Borisovich Khariton (1904 – 1966) was a Russian physicist working in the field of nuclear power. He was the chief designer of the Soviet atomic bomb, and worked in the Soviet nuclear program for many years. He is considered to be as an unchallenged leader of RFNC-VNIIEF (Sarov). There is a street called in his honor in the town. “Juvenile Khariton Readings” is the conference that is a tribute to the memory of the outstanding XX century scientist. Juvenile Khariton Readings are peculiar for inviting the lecturers from the best higher schools of the country. Thus, the young participants are given the chance to communicate with the recognized authorities in science, to familiarize with the variety of scientific schools.

Svetloyar. Lake Svetloyar is in the Voskresensky District of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in central Russia. There is a legend about a mythical town Kitezh beneath the waters of Lake Svetloyar. Legend has it that the town was built in the thirteenth century. It submerged into the lake when the Mongols headed by Batu Khan tried to force the town.

Pozharsky. Dmitry Mikhaylovich Pozharsky was a Rurikid prince (Rurik Dinasty).

Minin. Kuzma (Kozma) Minin was a Russian merchant from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), who, together with Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, became national heroes for their role in defending the country against the Polish invasion in the early-17th century. Dmitry Pozharsky obtained from Mikhail I of Russia (reigned 1613-1645) the unprecedented title Saviour of the Motherland.

Gorodets. Gorodets is one of the oldest towns in Nizhny Novgorod region. It was founded in 1152. The town is famous for Gorodets painting that is one of the folk arts and crafts of Russia, and a phenomenon of the so-called naive art.

--by the 1st group of Form 6B

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