A Breath of Free Air

  • Vladimir BabitskyEmail author
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


What did Perestroika bring us? It brought us our freedom.

I took my first breath of free air at the start of the nineties, after the Mechanics department at the Technical University of Munich invited me as a guest professor, and the international department at the Moscow Academy of Sciences issued me with a work passport and some first class plane tickets to Munich (also a first). The only thing they asked in return was to follow the long corridor and walk into the closed office, where someone was waiting for me

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.East LeakeUK

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