S. Popov: Basically, no. I can say that, some kind of... well, people ask me, "Did you feel fear, did you feel that something unpredictable could happen, ending up in a disaster, that maybe, uh, you know, something unforeseen might happen?" No, generally, probably... I don't know why. I couldn't tell you. Never... I've never given it any serious thought. Maybe because, basically, uh, the safety conditions were excellent. We weren't afraid that infection would spread, we weren't afraid that someone would be infected, that someone nearby would catch something... Although, of course, technically it was possible, that is, we always had to fear that infection might spread and that then an epidemic might rage out of control. But for some reason we felt very tranquil and protected. Why, I couldn't say. I couldn't say.
Slava Paperno: That's the practical aspect. But what about philosophically?
Popov: Well, strange as it may seem, the reality was, it was somehow more... how shall I say?... I don't know... Although, there was definitely... definitely... a feeling of a new discvoery. But all of that, all of those emotions were fairly subdued. Subdued.