TEDxMoscow took place in the historic Hotel Metropol, a grand hotel built before the Russian Revolution of 1917. Photo: Courtesy of TEDxMoscow
At the century-old Hotel Metropol in central Moscow, the attendees of TEDxMoscow received a surprising call from a speaker 268 miles away. Not 268 miles to the east or west — but 268 miles above the Earth’s surface. From aboard the International Space Station, cosmonaut Elena Serova videoconferenced in to describe the sunrises and sunsets she sees from her window.
TEDxMoscow happened on February 15 — just a week before the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov rocked the city. In hindsight, it was a moment to take stock. The event, the largest TEDx in Russia to date, centered around the idea of possibility and brought together speakers like a bioengineering expert, a virus modeler and a fraud investigator. Each of them wowed the audience, with Serova’s beamed-in call…
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