During the existence of the Soviet Union, the installation of lightning rods was conducted according to strictly defined standards, which were determined by the ministry. There was a single standard of volumes and regulations of lightning protection approved by the Ministry of Energy, and no one came up with the idea of offering or requesting any other options. It is surprising how absurd those rules and standards proved to be upon detailed analysis. Read the details of state-governed instructions on the lightning protection of residential and public buildings in our new article!
Aftermath of a lightning strike onto a hospital building in Ekaterinburg (Photo Novosti NTV ntv.ru)
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