THE KARA-KUM CANAL
Even caravan routes did not pass through these sands. Much later man made?
THE KARA-KUM CANAL
THE KARA-KUM CANAL
Even caravan routes did not pass through these sands. Much later man made the desert retreat. 850 kms of the Kara-Kum Canal satisfy the thirst of the land that had suffered from lack of water. But this is not enough - men continue to prolong the canal so that a sea of water would come close to the capital of Soviet Turkmenia Ashkhabad. The architects plan to create an oasis in places where the hot breath of the Kara-Kum desert is still scorching. New dwellings are being built in the outskirts of Ashkhabad. Actually the whole city has been built during the past 25 years. The memory still holds strong the earthquake of 1948, which had totally ruined the city. Now Ashkabad has once more risen from the ruins. It is a city of the young. The facades of many buildings are decorated by national ornaments which are born from folk art. The Turkmen people are famous for their silver chasing and engraving on metal. Much soul and talent is needed to make these decorations creations of art. The secrets of masters are passed on from generation to generation to generation. Hands of these carpet makers weave wonderful wool ornaments. There is a great demand for Turkmen carpets. The Ashkhabad Carpet Company exports its produce to 50 foreign countries. Modern Ashakhabad is a large industrial and cultural centre in Widdle Asia.
Professor Fedorov is an outstanding surgeon-oculist. He has elaborated a new method of curing cataract - the dimness of the crystalline lens of the eye. Authorities in medicine had been certain for a long time that implantations of artificial crystalline lenses were useless. Professor Fedorov proved that a dimmed crystalline lens could be replaced by an artificial one. The new method of curing the cataract is an alloy of engineering and medical knowledge. Let us look into the laboratory where the artificial crystalline lenses are being made. The work demands great exactness. There are no two similar eyes in nature, therefore each artificial crystalline lens must differ from the other in its optical qualities. The unique models of crystalline lenses which are created under the guidance of Professor Fedorov are in great demand among foreign oculists. New methods of curing and restoring eyesight are being elaborated in the clinic with the participation of professor Fedorov. For instance, it is possible to replace a dim untransparent cornea by an artificial plastic cornea. Every second of Professor Fedorov's time is on the count. He manages to find time to consault oculists from other cities and to perform a minimum 5-6 operations a day. Professor Fedorov and his disciples have performed over 1200 operations of transplanting an artificial crystalline lens. The instruments which the professor uses are designed by the workers of his laboratory. Professor Fedorov's motto is: a surgeon, same as the sapper, has no right for a mistake. The eyes of this woman have regained their sight. Many patients have been returned to normal life by professor Fedorov and these people are grateful to his for this joy.
Nadejda Pavlova is a student of the Sate Choreograhy School of the Chaikovsky Academic Opera and Ballet theatre in Parm, a city in the Ural. She has conquered numerous ballet fans and specialists of ballet art by her sparkling talent. At the Second International Ballet Contest Nadejda Pavlova had been awarded the Grand Prix of the Bolshoi Theatre. From her first days in the ballet school Nadejda Pavlova was tutored by a talented ballet tutor Lyudmila Sakharova. The students of the Perm Chpreographic School had been invited to Moscow to the Festival of Arts. Dallet fans were able to see Nadejda Pavlova in a new choreographic novel "Sonnet" by composer Martinov. Variations from "Don Quixote".