The Breget art goods enterprise in Chelyabinsk (a large industrial centre in the Southern Urals) has started producing home weather stations equipped with high-grade German precision devices. The weather station consists of a thermometer, a barometer and a hygrometer (for measuring humidity).
Home weather stations may be useful for people of different professions and interests, said the enterprise's deputy general director Alexander Anosov. They are very popular among gardeners, fishers, hunters and car enthusiasts.
People suffering from hypertension may adjust their blood pressure with the coming changes in the atmosphere with the help of the barometer and thus avoid headache. Sea-designed weather stations are the most popular, the first lot of which was sent to the Irtysh steamship company.
Soon the enterprise received a letter of gratitude for the product quality and a new order from the city of Omsk, where the company's main office is situated.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969