G.N. Lepeshkin: Here's my answer. When Gorbachev came to power, initially, for the first year, my feelings about him were favorable. Some new man, young, energetic, giving the right speeches. But then things started going downhill. He already started going overboard with glasnost [openness]. In other words, we already began to realize that he was moving in the wrong direction. Well, we were experienced people, that is, we were communists. We understood that the country was not going in the right direction. The people who supported this glasnost were mostly people who were not the best performers at the enterprise, they were mostly loafers, mostly people who liked to hold court without making any... by making irresponsible statements. And later, when things were developing, the third year, the fourth year of Gorbachev's tenure, it became clear that the country had taken a different path. The country that used to exist would be no more. There was a sharp rise, a rise in inflation, they raised... the economy began to take a really big hit, that had a big impact on the plant. And not only mine, but every plant. In short, all this was clear well in advance, I had a premonition of all this. And we knew, we knew that things would be very hard. We were already thinking about what we would be doing if all this was going to end for us, how to convert the plant to manufacturing products for the economy, how to work our new technologies, where the money would come from, the funding for this research, and then the practical implementation of this research. I was already thinking about this at the time, and the staff and I were also thinking, and so were the scientists.