This is the only Russian city to be immortalized in the Mendeleev Periodic Table of Elements – the 105th element is called Dubnium to honor the discovery of the Dubna scientists.

Dubna is one of the largest innovation centers in Russia, the home to the internationally acknowledged Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), where scientists from many countries work fruitfully.

Dubna is a city of healthy lifestyle. The residents have access to more than 48 kinds of sports, such as swimming, volleyball, football, basketball, tennis, athletics, weightlifting, sambo, karate, aikido, boxing, triathlon, table tennis, chess, aquabike and skiing.

Dubna has always been attracting creative and open-minded people. Famous poets, musicians, directors and actors have been visiting us for many years. Dubna has welcomed Vladimir Vysotsky, Yuri Lyubimov, Andrei Voznesensky, Yuri Vizbor, Bella Akhmadulina, Bulat Okudzhava, Robert Rozhdestvensky, Arseny Tarkovsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko and many others.