The Atomic Flame. (1970)

Film-document №6793 6 parts, Duration: 1:01:34, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Karpov B.

Script writers: Ershov G., Karpov B.

Operators: Kasatkin P.

Anouncers: Khmara L.


On the life and activity of the distinguished Soviet physicist Igor Kurchatov.

Discoveries | Physics


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A film about the life and work of Soviet physicist, organizer and leader of work on nuclear science and engineering in the USSR, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR IV Kurchatov, made from one film documents and photographs taken during his life, filming locations, where he lived JV Kurchatov and personnel documentary chronicles illustrating the main stages of development of nuclear physics and the creation of the first cyclotron, nuclear reactor, nuclear bombs, nuclear power, Nuclear Energy Institute. The film includes recollections of IV Kurchatov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Regel, brother of the Kurchatov radiotechnics Kurchatov, corresponding member of Academy of Sciences of the USSR VS Emelyanov, doctor of physico-mathematical Science Golovin, Professor DIBlokhintsev, Assistant Kurchatov D. C. Pereverzev (synchronously). Among newsreels: portrait of physicist Academician AF Ioffe, Vavilov, and GN Flerov, Petraksa, A. Einstein (USA), E. Lawrence (USA), A. Compton (USA), E. Furley ( Italy), F. Zhyulio-Curie (France) and others; kinds of Washington, DC, the U.S. military factories; atomic explosion in Hiroshima and the effects of the explosion, the first nuclear power station in the USSR and East Germany; episodes of World War II.

Reel №1

Newsreel 1945:

Two nuclear explosions carried out by the Americans in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - MS.

Moscow Kremlin in winter inclement weather - LS. (Shot through the snowy darkness.)

Newsreel 1960:

Funeral of Academician Igor Kurchatov - funeral procession in Red Square - LS.

Government awards IV Kurchatov, PNRM. his portrait - MS.

Relatives and friends go for an urn with the ashes of IV Kurchatov.

Wife IV Kurchatov - CU.

Plate with the inscription "Kurchatov.

January 12, 1903 - February 10, 1960 "on the Kremlin wall - CU.

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square - MS., Hitting (winter).

Portrait IV Kurchatov - CU., Hitting.

PNRM. on dilapidated castle in Sevastopol Bay - MS.

Military boat in the Sevastopol bay (fog over the bay) - LS.

Sailor from the ship look at the wreckage of the German plane, drowned in the sea - PNRM., MS. (Nazi swastika on the wreckage of the plane is visible through the water.)

Landing wounded Soviet soldiers on trial in Sevastopol.

Sailors on military vessels in the Sevastopol bay - MS., CU.

Photo: IV Kurchatov during the defense of Sevastopol, where he worked with a group of volunteer scientists, demagnetizing the port of Soviet ships.

Boats at anchor in the bay - LS.

Monument wreck in Sevastopol Bay (shot through the tree trunks) - LS.

Black sea during calm - LS.

Autumn mist over the Black Sea.

Newsreel 1941:

Admiral Nakhimov monument in Sevastopol (fog) - MS.

Doctor of Sciences Anatoly R. Regel, who was in a group of Kurchatov in Sebastopol, said the evacuation of their group of fleet staff, injured and residents of the city of Sevastopol autumn night (synchronous) - CU.

Photo: IV Kurchatov friends' - 1941

Newsreel 1941-1945.:


Wooden houses - LS.

In one of the houses in the light (night).

House on School Street in Kazan, which was ill IV Kurchatov in January 1942

Burnt candle and an ashtray on the table in the room where the patient lay IV Kurchatov - CU.

Newsreel 1941-1945.:

Deserted Leningrad during the siege in the winter (here lived and died parents Kurchatov) - Various.

Photo parents IV Kurchatov - Vasily Alekseevich Kurchatov and Maria Vasilievna Ostroumova - CU., Hitting.

Sim City, where 12 January 1903 born IV Kurchatov - LS.

Photo by Igor Kurchatov 6-7 - CU.

Photo: Santa IV Kurchatov from his father - a descendant of suburban serfs - CU.

Photo: his maternal grandfather - the parish priest - CU.

Photo: Igor Kurchatov and his brother Boris (years 10-11) - CU.

Ural landscape with a long country road - LS. (Summer).

Volga landscapes (Kurchatov family lived in Simbirsk).

Crimean landscape with cypress (Kurchatov family moved from Simbirsk to Crimea) - LS.

Reel №2

Photo: Igor Kurchatov - schoolboy - CU.

Matura I. Kurchatov with excellent grades - CU.

Photo: IV Kurchatov was a student - CU.

Newsreel of the 20's:

Unloading freight cars, railway repair - different.

Photo: IV Kurchatov among comrades in the revolutionary unit.

IV Kurchatov in the years after the revolution - MS.

The building of the Leningrad Physical-Technical Institute, where IV Kurchatov in 1925 as a scientific assistant.

Head of the Institute, Academician AF Joffe at work in the laboratory.

Scientists SI Vavilov and others at work in the laboratory - are different.

Photo: IV Kurchatov laboratory.

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics IV Kurchatov, SI Vavilov and other scientists in the lab.

AF Joffe, IV Kurchatov, SI Vavilov on theoretical conference.

Academic writing formulas on the blackboard - CU.

Speech physics Joliot-Curie, one of the theoretical conferences.

Soviet scientist at the first cyclotron in Europe - nuclear accelerator, created at the Radium Institute under the guidance of IV Kurchatov.

In the laboratory of Professor I. Kurchatov young physicists Petrzhak and GN Flerov at work at the complex instruments (they opened a new phenomenon - the spontaneous fission of uranium).

Photo: IV Kurchatov employee at a nuclear device in the laboratory.

The signal on the screen of uranium fission - CU.

Foreign newspapers are portraits of scientists and articles on new discoveries in the field of the atom.

Photo: Irene Curie and Frederic Joliot-Curie.

The scheme of movement of nuclear particles - LS.

Photo: Universe - CU.

Corona - LS.

The sun moves in the frame - MS.

Landscapes: The sun over the sea, sun track on the surface of the sea - LS.

Waves ripples maturing wheat field - LS.

Women reap wheat with sickles - MS.

Women mowed wheat braids, knit bundles - MS., CU.

Men mowed wheat.

Photo: Frederic Joliot-Curie - CU., Hitting.

Newsreel 1939 -1945 years.:

Silhouettes of skyscrapers of New York City - LS. (Shot through the fog).

Brooklyn Bridge - LS.

Ship "Queen Elizabeth» - MS.

Refugees, driven by fear of fascism in Europe, get on the boat.

Founder of the theory of relativity, Einstein among refugees on the dock.

Washington Monument in


Newsreel 30's.:

Streets of New York at night - lit advertisements on buildings - different.

Physicist Szilard talking to Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt, which expressed concern over the use of a new discovery - the phenomenon of a nuclear chain reaction - the military.

Einstein in his office at work.

The Capitol building in Washington.

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC - MS.

Building of the White House in Washington - MS.

University building.

American physicists in the laboratory for the development of "Manhattan Project."

Major U.S. scientists, Nobel Prize: The creator of the world's first cyclotron by Ernest Lawrence, a professor of philosophy and a distinguished physicist Arthur Compton, and others, led the development of a secret plan (later called the "Manhattan Project"), for work in the laboratory.

Italian physicist Fermi at work on the creation of the first uranium-graphite reactor.

The device created by a scientist for the Fermi "nuclear fire" with the particles and nuclei.

Model of the atom - MS.

Finance Officer Sachs and Groves, who became the head of a secret task - CU.

Photo: Groves in the form of a general.

Photo: American officers talking on the phone.

New York skyscrapers - PNRM., LS.

Enrico Fermi and other scientists - MS., CU.

Reel №3

Photo: portrait of a famous American scientist Julius Robert Oppenheimer - Member of the atomic bomb - CU.

U.S. military facility in Los Alamos (a new, secret town) - LS. (With a / t).

The town of Los Alamos - LS. (With a / t).

Corps military factory that can produce nuclear explosives - LS., MS., LS. (With a / t).

Stream of work in a munitions factory - LS., MS.

Due to an explosion in the ground covered with snow, near Leningrad - LS.

Trucks are on the "road of life", laid on the ice of Lake Ladoga (also exported from Leningrad to Kazan uranium ore).

Newsreel 1941:

Kazan winter - LS.

Street with wooden houses - MS.

The house in which the patient was lying IV Kurchatov (evening).

Photoportrait IV Kurchatov, made after his serious illness in Kazan - CU.

Ice drift on the Volga - LS., MS. PNRM.

River in spring flood - LS.

Boris Vasilievich Kurchatov (radiochemist) talks about working with his brother Igor Vasilyevich in the study of a number of nuclear reactions (synchronous), work on the practical use of atomic energy in the war years (synchronously).

Birch Grove in the early spring - LS., To travel.

Portrait IV Kurchatov 1942 - CU.

Building of the Institute of Atomic Energy (in the period of its organization).

Scientists at work in the laboratories of the institute, headed by IV Kurchatov.

Scientists Panasyuk, Gurevich, Babulevich, Nemenov carrying out theoretical and practical study of the atom - different.

Newsreel 1941-1945.:

Shelling, burning houses in the city, Soviet tankers passing through the city liberated from the Nazis.

Soviet soldiers in Germany in 1944

The figures on the London city time clock discourage - MS.

The building of the Berlin Cathedral - PNRM., MS.

Inside view of the cathedral, the organ in the cathedral.

Portrait of Werner Heisenberg - German scientist, one of the founders of quantum theory, the head of Germany's nuclear research - CU., MS.

Portraits of Scientists (40's.

Twentieth century).

Newsreel 1941-1945.:

U.S. troops opened in 1944 in Europe the second front in Germany.

U.S. military aircraft ("Flying Fortress") in the air - MS.

Group "flying fortresses" in the air - MS.

American pilot in the cockpit - CU.

U.S. planes dropping bombs over German plant "Auergezelshaft" produce metallic uranium and thorium.

Drop bombs over the plant.

Burning buildings, apartment houses in the German city.

The ruins of the German city - LS., MS.

Russian woman cries on the ashes - MS.

Crying women who have lost their loved ones in the war - CU., MS.

Flowering gardens - LS.

A meeting of Soviet soldiers demobilized after the victory over Nazi Germany.

Krasuha monument in the village, burnt by the Nazis, along with its inhabitants (grieving mother) - CU.

Monument in Khatyn - statuary - the old man with a dead son in his arms, bells - different. (Byelorussian SSR).

Reel №4

American nuclear test site in the desert - LS.

Cactus in the desert - CU.

Newsreel 1945:

American scientists and the military in the desert have an atomic bomb at dawn July 16: A group of scientists and military are preparing for the explosion, the military counts down the last seconds, stopwatch hand close to the last digit - CU.

Atomic explosion (flash, curling smoke rising into the air and forms a mushroom-shaped).

A man picks up a piece of range of the explosion melted and solidified in the ingot sand.

Hand raises frozen bar of sand and earth - CU.

American scholar Julius Oppenheimer, creator of the atomic bomb, and General Groves, who led a secret plan to build a nuclear bomb, the site of the atomic bomb.

Photo: IV Kurchatov - CU., Hitting.

The fire - CU.

Grandfather clock - PNRM. a pendulum clock - at night.

PNRM. the office IV Kurchatov - LS., MS.

Desktop IV Kurchatov office - CU.

The fire, shot through sculpture Mephistopheles - CU.

Landscapes of Russian nature in a gloomy, rainy day - PNRM., LS.

Newsreel 1945:

U.S. military airfield run by aircraft bombs - different.

PNRM. Military airfield.

Take off the heavy aircraft (bomber) - LS.

Aircraft in the air - LS.

Plane flies above the clouds - LS.

Sun in the clouds - MS.

The explosion of the atomic bomb, a flash, smoke rising over Hiroshima - LS.

Stopped clock in the debris and rubble after the explosion.

Charred bodies of men.

Destroyed Hiroshima - PNRM., LS.

The victim of the explosion boy - CU.

Unbind from the face of the affected men - CU.

Terribly mutilated bodies of people caught in the area of ​​the explosion - different.

Cloudy sky - PNRM., MS.

Photo: IV Kurchatov in a birch grove - CU.

Summer landscape - PNRM. on the field, woods, far village.

A flock of birds flying wedge - LS. PNRM.

Dry reed swaying in the wind.

A horse grazing in a meadow - LS. (Through the fog).

Fog over the forest - LS.

Web with dew drops - CU.

Photo of the explosion in foreign newspapers.

Positive comments about the atomic explosion in foreign newspapers.

Portrait of a scientist and nuclear scientist Oppenheimer picture of an atomic explosion in the newspaper.

Photo: portrait of U.S. President Harry Truman in the newspaper.

Scientists at Los Alamos - American town, where she created the nuclear weapon - CU.

Portraits Oppenheimer, Einstein (they condemned the nuclear explosion).

American scientist Teller - atomaniac.

Model of the city, houses with people (dolls), decor, built in Bikini Atoll to demonstrate the destructive power of the atomic bomb.

Crumbling layout of the atomic bomb, wind blast waves destroyed the walls of houses, burning buildings, dolls set instead of people.

People in protective suits observe the actions of the explosion.

Atomic explosion - LS.

Snowstorm - MS., Hitting.

Formulas and calculations made by Soviet scientists, developed the theory of nuclear energy.

The document signed by IV Kurchatov.

Photo: IV Kurchatov - MS., CU.

PNRM. the first Soviet reactor, created in a laboratory under the direction of I. Kurchatov.

Reel №5

Photo: Portrait of Marina Dmitrievna Sinelnikova - wife IV Kurchatov - CU., MS., Hitting.

PNRM. the office and other rooms IV Kurchatov.

Grandfather clock in the apartment IV Kurchatov - 2 hours of time - CU.

Portrait IV Kurchatov - CU.

PNRM. the first Soviet reactor, launched December 25, 1946 at 2 pm under the direction of I. Kurchatov.

Scientists - associates IV Kurchatov in the creation of a nuclear reactor Panasyuk, Dubovsky, Babulevich, Kondratiev in the laboratory.

Snowstorm in the forest - MS.

Winter Forest - MS.

Racing on highway passenger car - MS.

The equipment of the Soviet nuclear industry enterprises - PNRM.

Individual instruments.

Screen with a picture of the reaction - CU.

Control panel now - PNRM.

Crane (human hand control manipulator) - CU.

Scientist working with the paddle - MS.

One of the companions of IV Kurchatov - a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Vasily Emelianov talks about leadership IV Kurchatov nuclear problem in the difficult post-war years of the country (synchronously).

Photo: IV Kurchatov watches the Soviet atomic bomb test August 29, 1949.

Newsreel 1949:

Soviet atomic bomb explosion in tests.

IV Kurchatov - CU.

Landscapes of central - LS.

Spring blooming garden in the country, where the rest I. Kurchatov.

Amateur photos taken by Dmitry S. Pereverzev: IV Kurchatov with different people.

DS Pereverzev - Assistant IV Kurchatov, talks about how he photographed Kurchatov (synchronously).

Photo: IV Kurchatov and his wife and friend; IV Kurchatov SP Korolev and MV Keldysh, IV Kurchatov Joliot-Curie and Academician DV Skobeltsyn with Academician Alexandrov.

Blooming Garden atomic institute.

PNRM. the office IV Kurchatov.

PNRM. Desktop IV Kurchatov office.

Doctor of Sciences Igor Golovin talks about plans IV Kurchatov in the development of the nuclear problem in peaceful (synchronously).

Reel №6

Photo: IV Kurchatov with other scientists - CU.

One of the first experimental fusion devices "OGRA" created under the direction of I. Kurchatov - LS. (With a / t).

Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, IN Golovin and other scientists at work at the OGRA.

Separate settings OGRA.

Perforated spinning shaft installation - CU.

Newsreel 50's.:

IN Golovin and others see photos phenomena obtained at the ogre.

Photo: Flash-like celestial bodies (similar to fibers and filaments of the Sun and other celestial bodies).

Scientist monitors the operation of the device.

Screen with the image of the cosmic plasma - CU.

Plasma (sight glass) - CU.

Sun glare on the water - CU., LS.

Gushing stream of water - CU.

Summer landscapes central Russia - LS.

Paintings of Russian nature, written by Professor D. Blokhintsev - MS., CU.

Professor D. Blokhintsev tells of IV Kurchatov, his style of work, about his involvement in the creation of a nuclear power plant (synchronously).

The building of a nuclear power plant - LS.

Computer room of nuclear power plants, control panel - LS., MS.

Nuclear power in the GDR (the system of wires, insulators, bearings) - LS., MS.

Lenin Prize Diploma IV Kurchatov.

Photo: IV Kurchatov and SP Korolev at the Kremlin - hitting, PNRM., MS.

Newsreel 1959:

Three times Hero of Socialist Labor, academician I. Kurchatov was speaking at the XXI Congress of the CPSU.

Delegates applauded - MS.

Standing applause - LS.

Breaker icebreaker "Lenin" breaks the ice of the North Sea - PNRM. CU.

Icebreaker "Lenin" paves the way for ships in ice - CU.

Water Reactor - PNRM. LS.

Photo: patient IV Kurchatov is resting in the garden.

Summer landscape near Moscow.

Dacha IV Kurchatov - LS. (Winter).

Winter Garden - MS.

PNRM. Monument to PI Tchaikovsky Conservatory building - MS. (Winter, it snows).

PNRM. for the body in the Great Hall of the Conservatory.

Foyer and Hall of the Conservatory (without people) - PNRM.

PNRM. the alley sanatorium near Moscow, where he died IV Kurchatov of a heart attack, came to visit a sick friend's February 8, 1960

Photoportrait IV Kurchatov - CU.

Clouds enveloped the sun - MS.