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Russia: Out with the old, In with the new - It's raining TVs & fridges in Tomsk02:23

Russia: Out with the old, In with the new - It's raining TVs & fridges in Tomsk

Russian Federation, Tomsk
May 7, 2016 at 21:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of students of the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-electronics (TUSUR) marked the 'Day of Radio' in a very unusual way, Saturday, by throwing out old electronic equipment from the ninth-floor windows of their university dormitory.

This year TUSUR students decided to set a Guinness World Record by throwing out at least five hundred items including refrigerators, washing machines, monitors, vacuum cleaners and other equipment from the ninth floor of the university dorms.

This part of the Day of Radio celebrations is usually regarded as the most exciting and attracts hundreds of citizens of Tomsk, including children. The unusual tradition of throwing out old equipment from windows dates back to 1988. It is thought to symbolise the aspirations of students for technical progress and the invention of new technologies replacing the older.

Russia: Out with the old, In with the new - It's raining TVs & fridges in Tomsk02:23
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Hundreds of students of the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-electronics (TUSUR) marked the 'Day of Radio' in a very unusual way, Saturday, by throwing out old electronic equipment from the ninth-floor windows of their university dormitory.

This year TUSUR students decided to set a Guinness World Record by throwing out at least five hundred items including refrigerators, washing machines, monitors, vacuum cleaners and other equipment from the ninth floor of the university dorms.

This part of the Day of Radio celebrations is usually regarded as the most exciting and attracts hundreds of citizens of Tomsk, including children. The unusual tradition of throwing out old equipment from windows dates back to 1988. It is thought to symbolise the aspirations of students for technical progress and the invention of new technologies replacing the older.

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