S. Popov: There was a big difference.
Slava Paperno: Between what and what?
Popov: Between the conditions provided by academic institutes for their staff, let's say in Akademgorodok in Siberia, and the conditions provided by the Molecular Biology Institute that belonged to Biopreparat. Well, first of all, accelerated construction of housing for Biopreparat staff members was begun. First we were given rooms and then our own apartments. Although the apartments were not located downtown, they were in a separate development for scientists, but still, the opportunity to get your own apartment was very, very important, while at the same time the staff of the academic institutes were feeling the housing shortage very acutely.
And as far as salaries were concerned, the difference was also very substantial: while I was getting... in my position I might make approximately three hundred rubles a month, an employee at an academic institute would make something like, maybe, a hundred and fifty.