"Do you guys have protection for psy-emissions, then?" you ask, and Sakharov grunts.
"You're wearing one, I'm sure, in that helmet of yours. They've become quite common since the prototype was tested, and even as recently as last year we were still seeing improvements."
"The problem," Kruglov says, "Is that the Zone seems to have, ah, 'fought back.' Crude protection lost relatively little effectiveness, but many advanced psy-helmets have been rendered all but useless as psy-emissions across the Zone shift in new ways. It's really not clear why at this juncture, but seems to be slowing now."
That gives you pause, but you know one thing you want, "We'll take one of those detectors. 1000 roubles, you said?"
Sakharov hands you your new detector and takes your old one, awarding you a fair 100 roubles for the relic. The model you receive looks familiar - it appears to be the one you possessed before - save some small cosmetic differences and operating system chances. Expressing this to Sakharov, he quirks an eyebrow, "Sounds like a 40d. Those are Duty modifications; more ergonomic, slightly streamlined operation. If you had one of those, I hope you weren't flashing it around Duty, not since their science team got murdered."