Just so you believe me, say you were a nuclear engineer in Russia. Here are some of your comrads.
I doubt most engineering or scientific firms in the US could mount any sort of challenge to the miss atom contest in the CIS.
What does this tell us, besides the fact that I was checking out some Russian scientific hotties? That there is a big cultural difference between Russia and the US. In Russia, science is cool enough to attract some babe talent. In America, not so much (though there are exceptions to every rule...if you are female, in science, and reading this, you are the exception...of course:). This is a problem.
Source: Wired Defense Blog