March 2018

The Vacuummash plant made a serious contribution to the country's defence capability. This was said today by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov during his visit to the enterprise.

The event was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin, Minister of Labour, Employment, and Social Protection of Tatarstan Elmira Zaripova, and others. The Tatarstan President inspected the facilities of the enterprise, new machines, and studied the vacuum equipment production process.

In addition, the Tatarstan President spoke with the company’s employees and answered their questions. The postgraduate student of the Vacuum Technology Department at the KNRTU, who combines his study and work at the enterprise at the moment, offered the Tatarstan President the idea of an “Engineer of the Year” annual award in order to promote engineering jobs. Minnikhanov supported the idea and charge Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov with a task of developing this issue.

Based on the information from the Tatar-Inform Agency

On March 15 in Kazan, the Kazan State Power Engineering University hosted a Youth Day event within the framework of the 18th International Symposium “Energy & Resource Efficiency and Energy Saving”.

The Youth Day’s programme was very extensive. For the first time, the meeting of the Energy Industry Youth Council was held there, which was attended by active representatives of the energy community. In addition, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Almaz Khusainov, Chief Technology Officer at Tatenergo Ilshat Galimzyanov, Deputy Director General for Corporate Policies at Tatenergo Roman Bulatov, and Director at the Tatarstan Centre for Energy Saving Technologies Evgeny Martynov took part in an informal meeting.

The meetings dealt with the issues of digital transformation in education, experts discussed new trends in industrial digitalisation, large-scale projects of energy companies, and how the world is changing around under the conditions of the Industry 4.0. Students were active in asking questions and were given exhaustive answers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Besides, an award ceremony took place for the “We Opt for Energy Efficiency” contest (aimed at selecting the best ideas and developments in the field of energy saving) and for the “Business – Energy” educational quest project.

The Youth Day ended with a tour of scientific laboratories and classrooms of KSPEU.

Retrofitting of the Kazan CHPP No. 2 resulted in making considerable gains in efficiency of the combined heat and power plant. This was announced by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov at a meeting with the energy company’s staff.

The Tatarstan President thanked the employees for their well-coordinated work. “The figures for 2017 demonstrate efficiency, profit, other positive indicators, the lower consumption of conventional fuel per kilowatt of energy, work on the heat supply of our capital and our other cities. This work is systematically conducted by you”, he said.

According to the Tatarstan President, Tatenergo today is doing a great job of upgrading the facilities. Its plans include retrofitting of the Zainsk GRES.

In addition, the President was offered to organise a republic’s championship of skilled trades for young employees at republic’s enterprises, most of whom cannot participate in the WorldSkills Competition due to age restrictions.

“As for the WorldSkills conditions – yes, the limit is 22 years. However, there are sectoral championships, and there is one more championship, where the age is limited to 28 years. Well, what you say, there are all possibilities to organise a republic’s championship, there are no difficulties. I believe we are ready to do this”, Rustam Minnikhanov said.

The Award Committee for the V.E. Alemasov State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan (an award in the field of engineering sciences for young scientists) announces the acceptance of papers for the 2018 Prize.

The Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of engineering sciences and significant contribution to the development of priority areas of science and industry, to young scientists (up to 35 years of age) performing research in scientific organisations, industrial enterprises or educational institutions located in the Republic of Tatarstan.

The write-ups for the Prize should be executed in accordance with the Procedures for Nominating Candidates, Presenting Papers, and Handling Materials, which can be found at the website of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (

The papers are accepted and filed in the Office of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (Room 114, 20 Bauman St., Kazan 420111, Tel. +7 (843) 292-02-72) until May 1, 2018. For information please call +7 (843) 292-52-04 or write to

March 2018

Today, the Kazan Helicopters saw the ceremonial opening of the renewed galvanic facility. The event was attended by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, Director General at Russian Helicopters Holding Andrey Boginsky, and Director General at Kazan Helicopters Yuri Pustovgarov.

As part of the retrofitting programme, a new building was erected with a total area of ​​12,957.5 square metres, which housed sections for galvanic and paint coatings that earlier used to be in separate buildings. Due to this combination, the total production area was reduced by 27%. The worn-out process equipment in production-critical sections was replaced, and the emissions of pollutants to the environment were reduced.

The new galvanic facility include 6 automatic and 2 manual lines, which are now concentrated by type of metals being processed. The equipment for automatic lines has been made on the Kazan Helicopters’ specifications by Aquacomp Hard.

Also today, the Kazan Helicopters delivered the first medevac Ansat helicopter under a new contract with the State Transport Leasing Company. In the first half of 2018, Kazan Helicopters plans to hand over 11 more rotorcraft to the customer.

On March 14, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov made a working visit to the Kazan Engine-Building Production Association (KMPO). During the visit, he examined the current activities of the enterprise and met with the plant's staff. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov also took part in the event.

The Tatarstan President inspected one of the production workshops and saw samples of the products manufactured there. Director General of KMPO Damir Karimullin told Rustam Minnikhanov about corporate plans to increase the number of orders and new projects being implemented by the company. Specifically, within the actions for ensuring the energy efficiency of the enterprise, it is planned to build a gas turbine power plant on the KMPO territory; its commissioning is planned for autumn 2019. The implementation of this project would contribute to developing the principles of turnkey projects for own energy sources to be used in various industries for reducing energy costs.

Rustam Minnikhanov also spoke with engine builders, noting that new developments would add opportunities for production diversification and will better the company's prospects.

From 20 to 23 March 2018, the congress and exhibition event titled “The Russian Textile Week” will be held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, with the support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

The event is held in Russia for the third time, consisting of five major specialised exhibitions:

  • Inlegmash (light industry equipment)
  • Techtextil Russia (technical textiles, nonwovens and protective clothing)
  • Interfabric 2018. Spring (fabrics and textile materials, garment accessories),
  • InteriorTex (home textiles and interior decoration)
  • Obuv. Mir Kozhi (shoes and leather products)

The business programme of the Russian Textile Week 2018 will comprise the 5th International Forum of Light Industry (Legpromforum 2018): “Light industry 2018. Reset. New Initiatives in the Promotion of Light and Textile Industry Goods. From Support and Stimulation to Sustainable Development”, plenary sessions, conferences and round table discussions with representatives from the Federation Council, the State Duma, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Customs Service, EEC, top officials of regional executive authorities, industry leaders, sectoral scientific and educational organisations, and mass media.

On March 20, the Inter-Sectoral Professional Association for Raising Labour Productivity, Training in Industry, and Mentoring, together with the National Centre for Productivity, will conduct a free Internet Forum titled “Productivity and Mentoring in Production”.

The objective of the Forum is to exchange real experience in raising labour productivity and effective methods of training personnel, arriving at practical outcomes.

Invited Speakers:

  • Rinat Saffiulin, Deputy Head for Organisational Development at the Almetyevneft Oil and Gas Production Division (Tatneft);
  • Olga Moshnikova, Human Resources Director at Lassesberger;
  • Victor Dokuchaev, Deputy Director General at REMIT meat processing plant;
  • Sergey Ilyin, TBM logistics company;
  • Lyudmila Orlova, Bukvoyed bookselling chain;
  • Dmitry Zanin, Zanin and Co consulting group;
  • Sergey Smirnov, Chairman at the Association for Raising Labour Productivity, Training in Industry, and Mentoring.

To participate in the event, please complete a quick registration form at

The National Antiterrorist Committee, the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Siberian Federal District, the Governor’s Administration of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Krasnoyarsk Territory's Antiterrorist Commission, the Krasnoyarsk City Administration, and the Krasnoyarskaya Yarmarka Expo Company invite you to attend the 14th All-Russian Specialised Forum “Modern Security Systems – Anti-Terror”.

Participation in the forum will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your products, technologies, services, to negotiate successful deals and to establish direct contacts with business partners and potential buyers, as well as to identify promising areas for your business.

Exposition sections include: Technical facilities and safety systems; Engineering and technical means for physical protection; Fire safety; Emergency and rescue equipment; Security services; Outfit; Personal protective equipment; Information security; Special communication and control systems; Security of industrial facilities, fuel and energy complex, transport, and places of mass gathering.

The business programme comprises the scientific and applied conference titled “Promising Areas in the Field of Countering the Terrorism Ideology, Projects Underway and Effective Forms”, round table discussions, seminars and master classes from companies active in the field of security.

On March 14, as part of the measures to prevent corruption, Head of the Sector for Anti-Corruption Policies at the Tatarstan Presidential Office S.F. Rakhimov delivered a lecture to the staff of the Tatarstan Ministry of Industry and Trade.

During the meeting, the speaker gave explanations on the corruption management legislation, informed the audience about the measures for increasing the effectiveness of countering corruption and shaping an anti-corruption culture in the society. A constructive dialogue was held; the participants noted the special importance of the measures taken to create the anti-corruption culture.

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