Let Them Beat Me - I Will Be Stronger

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The film is dedicated to the memory of a prominent Soviet geneticist, associate of N.V. Vavilov, a participant in the Civil War, head of the Department of Genetics at the Timiryazev Academy, Professor A.R. Zhebrak. The film tells about the formation of A.R. Zhebrak as a scientist, about his activities as president of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, about the struggle against T.D. Lysenko and "Lysenkoism" in science, followed by a "court of honor" at the Polytechnic Museum and a verdict - expulsion from the party, removal from office and a public reprimand, about the flourishing of science in the 1930s and the defeat of genetics, about the expulsion of Zhebrak's students from work, about the persecution of scientists by N.S. Khrushchev. The son of A.R. Zhebrak talks about his father (sinhr.). Fellow villagers remember the famous countryman (sinhr.). Prominent Soviet geneticists, followers of N.V. Vavilov, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences N.A. Rappoport, academician VASKhNIL G.V. Gulyaev, academician N.P. Dubinin recall A.R. Zhebrak (sinhr.), speak at the All-Union Conference of Geneticists in 1988. (sync.). Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR N.V. Turbin recalls A.R. Zhebrak (sinhr.). Director of the Museum of History of the Agricultural Academy named after Timiryazev Bychkov talks about the "court of honor" (sinhr.), Demonstrates the surviving documents. Rural landscapes (summer, Belarus). Types of the Polytechnic Museum, its audience. The building of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. M.M. Shemyakin. The film uses newsreel footage of the 1930s: the funeral of I.V. Michurin, views of Moscow, genetic scientists in laboratories, speeches by T.D. Lysenko, folk festivities in the village, a parade of athletes on Red Square, V.M. Molotov and A.R. Zhebrak at the airport, A.R. Zhebrak in the laboratory; N.S. Khrushchev at a meeting in 1962, the poet A. Voznesensky reads his poems at the Polytechnic Museum (60s)
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, museums
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