Russia remembers its radio inventor
16 March, 2009, 10:34
Russians are marking the 150th birthday anniversary of Aleksandr Popov – the man who they believe invented the radio. In spite of the digital age, a traditional radio is still just as important for some.
Americans are convinced it was Nikola Tesla who invented radio. Italians claim it was Marconi, but for Russians it was Aleksandr Popov who gave radio to the people.
In 1894 he developed a radio receiver and was the first to use an antenna in his wireless telegraph.
Ever since the antenna has been developing and growing to bring news to a wider and wider audience.