RUSSIA. Moscow Domodedovo Airport has celebrated the life and achievements of Russian scientist and polymath Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (1711-1765) by opening a themed zone, the Area of Discoveries, and a related food & beverage outlet.
The Lomonosov Café has opened on the second level, featuring Russian, English and Chinese menus. Imperial Open Pie and Northern Lights tarts are specialities along with other dishes that are inspired by Lomonosov’s life.
The airport held an opening ceremony that included a flash mob, a performance of eighteenth-century dance the polonaise plus a modern jazz routine. Young visitors could participate in workshops that explored Lomonosov’s ideas, create a mosaic, observe an experiment or build a kaleidoscope.
All airport visitors can attend a photo exhibition, explaining how Lomonosov’s ideas are used today in molecular physics, meteorology, astronomy, optical engineering, planetology, geography and other areas.
Among Lomonosov’s discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. The airport company said: “Many of his ideas were ahead of their time and serve as a basis for new discoveries to this day.”