The Klimov OKB under the direction of Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov (Владимир Яковлевич Климов) (1892-1962) designed engines for Soviet aircraft. The OKB was formed in the early 1930s to produce and improve upon the liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Y V-12 piston engine for which USSR acquired a license. After World War II, Klimov OKB was tasked with producing and improving upon the British Rolls-Royce Derwent and Rolls-Royce Nene turbojets. An OKB (Russian: Опытное конструкторское бюро - Opytnoe Konstructorskoe Byuro - Experimental Design Bureau) was, during the Soviet era, an engineering design team. ... Soviet redirects here. ... The Hispano-Suiza 12Y was a French aircraft engine in the pre-WWII era. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... The Derwent was the second jet engine design to be put into production by Rolls-Royce. ... The Nene or RB.41, was Rolls-Royces third jet engine to enter production, designed and built in an astonishingly short five month period in 1944, first running on October 27th, 1944. ...
Andrei Klimov was arrested for his political convictions and for his active work in the opposition, the 13th Supreme Council, and for participation in the ad hoc commission and its attempt to impeach President A. Lukashenko.
Klimov was deprived of sleep during the night and when he was allowed to sleep during the day, it was only for short periods of time.
Klimov was indeed healthy before his arrest, he did not go to a doctor for the last 8 years, he did not even have a medical card, and the medical military commission continued to claim that even after his stay at the prison he was still healthy.
Elem Klimov, who has died aged 70, was a Russian film-maker admired more in the West for his vigorous opposition to state interference than for the handful of feature films he was able to make in a chequered career.
Klimov's style - grandiose, overwrought and often attempting an uneasy balance between the operatic and the surreal - never endeared him in his early years to western critics.
In fact, Klimov's appointment was stage-managed by Alexander Yakovlev, then head of the Central Committee's Propaganda Department and regarded as one of the architects of glasnost.
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