Slava Paperno: What were you feeling?
G.N. Lepeshkin: What was I feeling? I felt very bad! I felt bad about all the effort that had gone into this. We were all upset, of course. Initially we were upset that there was this... We were the ones who had to do all this dismantling. The people, the people who were involved in the dismantling, of course, were all upset, they were talking to one another and sharing their impressions with me. It was sad that such a big plant had to be destroyed. Well, since the order had been issued, since they were paying for this, there was nothing they could do about it, there was no other work for them. So they all continued to do this.
Paperno: So how did you comfort them? What did you say to them?
Lepeshkin: What did I say? I said: "People, nobody is going to need this kind of plant anymore. Nobody will allow it to be left intact. It can't be used to produce any new medications. So the only solution is to take it apart and get paid for the work."