There are a lot of crazy Russian experiments...some actually paid off...most didn’t.
If you dig into the Chernobyle accident, you eventually discover that too...was an experiment...over the diesel engine that would commonly be used to bring the plant down to a stable non-op situation when the recommended maintenance had to occur. Few newspapers ever bring this, or grasp why a diesel engine experiment was the cause for the nuclear accident. Just a crazy experiment...approved at national level.
Let me guess....
He was boinking the apes?
Can you elaborate or post a link with the story? Sounds interesting.
Do you have a link for that?