Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin [translated below]: Вы знаете, это была очень интересная работа.
Julia Karpeisky: You know, the work was very interesting.
Lepeshkin [translated below]: Мы все были молодые.
Karpeisky: We were all young.
Lepeshkin: We had many plans and problems that we were going to solve, related to technologies... biotechnologies and to associated chemistry. We were paid very well and had good social support.
Karpeisky: We were paid very well. Socially, we were totally taken care of.
Lepeshkin [translated below]: Нас обеспечили, значит, жильём.
Karpeisky: We were given housing.
Lepeshkin [translated below]: Значит, обеспечение продуктами питания в городе Степногорске было очень хорошее по сравнению с другими городами.
Karpeisky: We had a great supply of food, as compared to other places.
Lepeshkin [translated below]: Но, конечно, людям очень нравилось именно то направление работ, то новое, что они выполняли на этом предприятии.
Karpeisky: And people were mostly excited about the new things that they got to work on in that facility.
Lepeshkin: It is also worth noting that when we completed a project, many of us were able to write dissertations [based on that research] and get professional degrees.