During the 1970s several joint CERN-Soviet experiments were carried
out at Serpukhov, showing how scientific collaboration could surmount
political and blazing a trail future co-operation.
The following illustrates this perfectly;
The Antonov 22 transporter caused quite a stir when it arrived
at Geneva airport in 1970. A top-secret military aircraft, its
first mission beyond the Soviet Union was to collect a state-of-the-art
experiment from CERN and take it to Russia where it was to be
installed at the new Serpukhov accelerator.