A Soviet scientist, a specialist in the field of chemistry and technology of rare metals, Academician NP Sazhin, in the laboratory of the State Institute of Rare Metals, is checking the readings of instruments; at home, dismantles a collection of beetles. Presentation of the Order of Lenin and the Hammer and Sickle gold medal to NP Sazhin in the Kremlin. The ceremonial meeting at the State Institute of Rare Metals, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of NP Sazhin. NP Sazhin accepts congratulations, speaks back. Interview by N.P. Sazhin.