Such an important one is the Day of the Worker of the Nuclear Industry
To date, 10 nuclear power plants are in operation in the Russian Federation. An important energy source that nuclear power plants produce daily comes to our homes, enterprises and industries, helping to make life easier and better. The significance of the work of nuclear power engineers is undeniable, which is why the Day of an employee of the nuclear industry is a separate holiday.
The beginning of the nuclear industry
The development of this industry began in 1942 - just then the Soviet Defense Committee prepared and approved an order on the organization of work on uranium.
We can not ignore that the nuclear industry is the most important object of the application of forces in the modern world. This is not only a key area in the Russian economy, but, in fact, a guarantee of the energy security of our vast country. That is why the holiday, which was celebrated earlier with all other power engineers on December 22, was given its own date - September 28 (Day of an employee of the nuclear industry). The order on this June 3, 2005 was signed by President Vladimir Putin.
However, few people know that the development of the nuclear industry did not begin with peaceful motives - initially nuclear power was introduced as one of the most powerful weapons on Earth. It was then, in the race for its creation, rivaled by three mighty powers - Germany, the United States and Russia.
Day of the worker of nuclear industry
Why is this industry, as well as all its employees, got such close attention?
To do this, one has only to imagine what could happen in the 30s and 40s of the last century, if Germany could still succeed in creating an atomic weapon before the Second World War ended. But the US showed obvious efficiency in nuclear development, which is why this time was a real race between Russian and American scientists, who, no matter what, tried to get new results.
It was not easy for our researchers, since the new developments rolled together for numerous political disagreements enabled the Americans to break far ahead. But despite this, Soviet scientists were able to catch up and overtake the Americans. Therefore, the Day of the Worker of the Nuclear Industry is a date that is highlighted in history by a special line.
What else did the atomic scientists do?
The indisputable merit of the Soviet atomic scientists was that, despite all sorts of obstacles, they managed not only not to stand still, but to move forward with leaps and bounds. The developments did not affect the urgent shortage of uranium, which was abundant in the USA (deposits in Central Africa brought the Americans as much uranium as was required even for the most seemingly useless tests). It is thanks to the tireless work of our nuclear scientists that the Americans' assumption about when the Russians will be able to create the first atomic bomb did not materialize: Soviet developers created weapons exactly one year faster than predicted by them.
To realize all the importance of what our scientists managed to do, we must clearly represent the picture existing at that time: the country destroyed by the war, the huge losses among scientists, the lack of funding and many more things. That is why the Day of the Nuclear Worker in Russia is not just a date.
Atomschiki - People with a capital letter
So, what does the day of an employee of the nuclear industry mean for Russians? Firstly, it is a tribute to those people who, overcoming life's difficulties, did not spare themselves in order to give maximum strength to others in the hardest conditions. After all, it is not a secret how harmful the radiation that acts on the human body for years even in the smallest and permissible norms.
And what about the times when everything was just beginning, was studied, and, naturally, the level of protection against radiation in Soviet scientists was far from as reliable as it is today. And if you remember Chernobyl? The tragedy that completely changed the world of nuclear energy, later restored literally "from the ashes." One can say with certainty that atomic scientists are People with a capital letter, who in many cases deliberately put their health at risk for the sake of others.
This day is a special date
To date, the Russian Federation has firmly entrenched itself as the largest nuclear power. Our scientists managed to make nuclear weapons, after creating a new - peaceful - atom, thanks to which the houses of Russians constantly receives such vital energy. Therefore, congratulations on the Day of an employee of the nuclear industry are always filled with warmth and the most sincere words of gratitude.
The holiday recalls the history of the development of this sector, people who helped create what was absolutely impossible at the beginning of the last century, the merit due to which today we live not in constant fear of possible bombing by the US, but being their direct and very formidable competitor. The day of an employee of the nuclear industry is a special date.
Let the atom be peaceful!
To date, the country's nuclear power is given a lot of attention - young people are willing to go into this industry, not only supporting the established high level of work, but also constantly introducing innovative projects. About how important and hard work atomic scientists, in fact, only people close to this profession know.
For the rest, the Day of the Worker of the Nuclear Industry is a holiday for those who could tame the most recalcitrant force - nuclear energy. What do atomic workers want on their professional day? Of course, in the first place, health. Then, strength and patience. And, of course, good and love. But every worker in this industry, in turn, wants the atom to remain peaceful, without bringing in the homes the grief and pain of war or the Chernobyl disaster.