An inventor of television technology Was born in Murom in the family of a merchant of the first Guild Kosma Zworykin, who was a grocer, owned ships and was Chairman of the Murom public Bank. After graduating from muromskoye real school, in 1906, entered St. Petersburg technological Institute. With honors he graduated in 1912 with a diploma of engineertechnologist. In 1912-1914 continued education in Paris at the Collège de France under the direction of the Field Langevin. During the First world war he served in the army signal corps in Grodno, then worked in radio officers ' school in Petrograd. Fled from the civil war through Ekaterinburg to Omsk, capital of white movement in Siberia, where he was responsible for equipment of radio stations, worked with foreign suppliers, went on business trips. In Yekaterinburg Zworykin was almost shot for what he was going to search for the radio components on the territory occupied by the red army, but the arrival of Kolchak helped him to stay alive. In 1919, during the second trip to new York, the Kolchak government fell, that is, return to nowhere, and Zworykin became an employee of Westinghouse, where he engaged in the favorite theme — image transmission at a distance, but did not find understanding from his boss (partly due to the language barrier), and continued development on their own. In 1923, Zworykin filed a patent application (US Patent 2141059 of 20.12.1938) on television, undertaken entirely on electronic principle.