The young island town is surrounded by the rivers Volga, Dubna
and Sestra and by age-old marshlands and mixed forests that grow
on morains produced by prehistoric glaciers.
"The friendly international ties that are established among
scientists prevent the scorching isolation and chauvinism. Does
not fast progress in science depend on co-operation of scientists
of all countries, large and small, with their own traditions and
peculiarities? Scientists come to realize, to an ever increasing
extent, the international character of Science, whose ultimate
goal is to discover Truth and serve Humanity." Frederic Joliot-Curie
In summer, when the weather is good, Dubna looks like a resort.
Abundant clean reservoirs, forests and fresh air attract lots
of people from Moscow.