Moscow, Russian federation, June 2017. Anastasia Gracheva, activist of the Russian Cosmist Movement, inside the library-museum where the Fedorov foundation is located. Her mother Svetlana Semenova, cosmists too, asked for her own DNA being preserved by Kriorus. She is one of the most important expertise of the cosmist Russian philosopher, father of the cosmist movement, survived to the present days.
Sergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian federation, November 2017. The body of a patient, arrived in the middle of the night from Italy, inside the crio-preservation site, during the operations which precede the actual crio-preservation in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196 degrees. Bodies’ cryopreservation costs about 35.000 USD while brains’ cryopreservation costs about 18.000 USD. Cryopreservation of humans is not reversible with present technology; cryonicists hope that medical advances will someday allow cryopreserved people to be revived.
Sergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian federation, November 2017. One of Kriorus’ technicians is about to get into the cooling chamber before the immersion into liquid nitrogen. In the cooling chamber the bodies are covered with dry ice in order to homogeneously drop body temperature to -78°C. The use of the mask is mandatory, because the carbon dioxide vapours produced by sublimation can cause asphyxia.
Moscow, Russian federation, December 2017. Outside the liquid nitrogen and dry ice factory “Pole of cold” at the periphery of Moscow, during stockpiling opera- tions. The company was founded by some Russian trans-humanists previously working for Kriorus and now supplying this last one. The cost of liquid nitrogen is around 10 rubles per litre while the cost of dry ice is significantly higher, around 80 rubles per kg.
Bologna (BO), Italy, La Certosa cemetery, November 2017. Filippo Polistena, founder of the Polistena Human Criopreservation and his collaborators prepare the body of a criopatient to be sent to Russia. Kriorus is making numerous deals outside of Russia to promote the practice of hybernation and carries out directly the training of collaborators.
Sergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian federation June 2017 . In The hunger are located three cryonic storages of the company. Kriorus has cryopreservated up to now 57 patients among bodies, brains, dogs, cats, Dna. This is the second storage site built by a company on properties belonging to one members of the transhu- manist movement.
Moscow, Russian federation, July 2017. Alexey Samykin and Igor Trapeznikov activists of the Russian Transhumanist movement inside Kriorus headquarter during a Cryopreservation exhibition for a documentary about the company by the German channel Galileo.
Sergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian federation, July 2017. One of the three “Pots” are classified as Anabiosis 1, 2 and 3, and each of them can contain up to 8 bodies. Each body is cryopreserved with the head pointing downwards, so that, in case of partial emptying of liquid nitrogen in the blood vessels, the brain coul- dn’t be damaged.
ergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian federation, June 2017. Danila Medvedev, member of the Governing Council of the Russian Transhumanism Movement and Kriorus founder in May 2005. In the background the three dewars in which the patients’ bodies are cryopreserved. The three “Pots” are classified as Anabiosis 1, 2 and 3, and each of them can contain up to 8 bodies.
Alabino, Moscow region, Russian federation, December 2017. The grave of Svetlana Semenova in the cemetery of the village of Alabino, on the occasion of the third anniversary of her death on December 9 th 2014. Founder of the library dedicated to Fedorov, is among the most important characters for the Russian cosmists. Her DNA is crio-preserved at Kriorus storage in Sergiev Posad.
Sergiev Posad (Moscow region) Russian Federation, June 2017. The guardian that watches over the Kriorus storage during closing time. Besides the closed circuit cameras, there’s always a watchman that controls the site on a 24/7 basis.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. In the musem-library named after Fedorov, some cosmists prepare celebrations on the occasion of the anniversary of Svetlana Semenova’s death. During the years, this place has represented the very heart of the Russian cosmist movement, and is to these days engaged in promoting and developing Fedorov’s ideas and thought.
Moscow, Russian federation, June 2017. Inside the Russian National Library, where Nikolaj Fedorovic Fedorov , father of Cosmism, worked. Salomino Olga prepared some documents belonging to Fedorov, under a painting that portraits him, the day of his birthday anniversary for the afternoon exhibition. Fëdorov, the Russian philosopher who first anticipated the human need of a technological revolution that would overturn death, was a real pioneer of modernism.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. In the musem-library named after Fedorov, some cosmists during the annual meeting on the occasion of the anni- versary of Svetlana Semenova’s death. Cosmists, despite their esoteric ideas, are faithful and devout to God.
Moscow, Russian Federation June 2017 . Mariinskij Hospital, Dostoevskij’s place of birth and Fedorov’s place of death. Both of them were the main protagonists of an intense correspondence . Their exchange lies in the well known Dostoevskij’s masterpiece “The brothers Karamazov” where the writer talks about father’s resur- rection and immortal life, Fedorov beloved topics . The philosopher thinking influenced writers and thinkers of the time.
Moscow Russian Federation , June 2017. Valery Boris is a former art professor and active member of the Russian Cosmist movement inside his study. Born in Tur- kmenistan and deep expert of Fedorov’s thinking, devotes main part of his time to the resurrection paradise , a garden build outside his house in memory of the Philosopher.
Moscow, Russian federation, June 2017. In Kriorus headquarter, located in the city center, one of the tools used during the body operation, before the proper cryo- preservation. Through these tools it’s possible to detect the quantity of crioprotectant liquid in the patient during the perfusion.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. Danila Medvedev, member of the Board of directors of the Russian trans-humanist movement and co-funder in 2005 of the Kriorus company, during a home session of the Nanolab project. The project concerns the production of a software system for the direct manipulation of atoms in the virtual environment.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. Natalia Radic, secretary at the Kriorus company, outside the company’s bureau located in the centre of Moscow. Wi- thin the company, Natalia does not have operational tasks and does not carry out activities strictly related to trans-humanism. She is in charge of the relationships with potential clients and of the finalization of contracts.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. Misha Ivanov and Elena Milova during a conference on the subject of anti-aging and aging in the library called after the name of Tolstoj. Trans-humanists promote weekly such kind of meeting, in order to increase awareness in the wider public.
Sergiev Posad, Moscow region, Russian Federation,, July 2017. Sergey Efratov and Ivan Stepin during one of the demonstration activities related to crio-preser- va- tion of DNA. The cost of preserving own’s DNA can be estimated at around 1000 dollars, for a period of 25 years. Afterwards, the contract can be prolonged.
Moscow, Russian Federation, December 2017. Alexey Turchin, trans-humanist, in his apartment. Founder of the Digital Immortali- ty Now company, engaged in the development of AI software able to replicate human personality. To this aim, Turchin records part of his life and cerebral activities with the help of a specific equipment. He maintains firmly that persons are not “soul” but “information”. Tur- chin crio-preserved his mother’s brain at Kriorus and signed a similar agreement with Kriorus regarding his own crio-preservation.
Moscow, Russian federation, June 2017. The monument to space conqueror is an icon of Cosmist thought, a huge philosophical and cultural movement born and emerged in Russia between 19th and 20th century. The Russian cosmists can be recognised today as atypical pioneers of the complex and widespread movement of transhumanism.
Moscow, Russian federation, December 2017. Olga Levitskaya, 24 years old trans-humanist and neuro-biologist, after a fundraising event hold in the cosmonauts’ museum, to support the development of the cybersuite. The so-called CyberSuit will help patients rehabilitate injuries, including cerebral hemorrhage.