"I am asked: Are you humanists for
capitalism or socialism? I will reply as well
as I can. I want to hear your answers". (V. S. Bogoyavlensky)
Leading humanists of Russia debate it.
How a Russian Scam Artist "Saved" America
"Do you know, than in 2003 the US was on the verge of disaster? Judge for yourself.
And it would have perished if not for a man from Russia who calls himself a Ph. D.,
professor, and academician. His name is
Viktor Petrik". (Valery Lebedev,
Russian Inventor Has Friends in Kremlin, but Skeptics Outside It
"He has won some high-level support. United Russia, the ruling party, regularly gives
him prominent roles in events on innovation, while officials including
Boris Gryzlov, the speaker of Russia's
parliament and No. 2 in the party, have publicly endorsed his products". (Gregory L. White)
"When trying to understand why something like this would happen in Russia it’s probably
worth to remember Victor Petrik
’s words referring to his inventions: “Don’t try to understand anything! It’s impossible
to understand! As soon as you try to use knowledge, you’ll misfire… you’ll fail!”
RAS suppots a pseudoscientist?
The appeal from Russian science journalists to the leadership of the Russian Academy of
The Fuss Over Science
"So would all of world science would move forward at a snail's pace, if no naturally
gifted person appears among us who embraces a multitude of spheres of knowledge with
his titanic mind and begins to advance into the unknown with colossal speed? This person
is Viktor Ivanovich Petrik". (Ehduard
Pseudoscience and Its Victims
Professor Eduard Kruglyakov, Chairman
of the Russian Academy of Science's Commission to Combat Pseudoscience and the
Falsification of Scientific Research is interviewed by a Ukrainian magazine about
the dangers presented by pseudoscience.