September 2021

There are more than 3,000 mechanical engineering enterprises employing about 120,000 people in the republic today. Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov said this today in Naberezhnye Chelny at a ceremony dedicated to the Mechanical Engineer’s Day.

Before the official ceremony, the President toured an exhibition of products manufactured by Tatarstan’s mechanical engineering companies. The exhibition displayed trucks, buses, tractors, electric cars, charging stations, gas turbine power plants, medical equipment, etc.

Rustam Minnikhanov congratulated the industry workers on their professional holiday and stressed that despite all the difficulties, this year there has been a dynamic growth in the indicators of the enterprises. During the first seven months of 2021, products worth RUB 408 billion were shipped, which is 1.5 times higher than in 2019. Positive changes are shown both by large companies and midsize enterprises in small towns.

The Tatarstan President also expressed gratitude to long-service workers of the sector, noting that many companies employ several generations of working families.

Then, President Minnikhanov presented a number of Tatarstan awards for great contribution to the development of the mechanical engineering sector.

September 2021

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov held an open meeting with students of the Kazan National Research Technological University.

During the event, Minister Karimov delivered a comprehensive speech on the topic “Tatarstan’s Manufacturing Industry as the Main Driver of Regional Economic Development”, during which he outlined the main achievements of industrial sectors in Tatarstan and spoke about the main achievements and trends in the republic’s manufacturing industry development.

In his welcome address he pointed out that the main source of labour productivity is the transition to Industry 4.0, the industrial revolution based on massive implementation of information technologies.

Today, a marking system is applied in production facilities that allows one to track the location of a product. There are examples of smart factories where machines communicate with each other via the internet and produce personalised products without human intervention.

Today, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan German Lerner, attended the official opening ceremony of a memorial plaque to Ravil Gilfanov.

Ravil Gilfanov led a thorny life in the difficult war and post-war period. Being 14 years old, he left school to provide for his family and began his working career in 1943 as a turner’s apprentice at the P.O. Box 466 plant (plant No. 708, nowadays known as the Kazan Electro-Technical Plant). In 1944, he entered the Solovetsky Naval Cadet Training Camp, after the graduation of which he went to the front. After the Great Patriotic War, in 1957, he joined the Kazan Electro-Technical Plant where he rose from senior technician at an experimental design bureau to chief engineer, having worked there for 26 years. He made a great contribution to the development of the defence industry and was awarded the State Prize of the USSR for the creation of new military equipment.

“Today is a momentous occasion. We pay tribute and express our gratitude to the participant of the Great Patriotic War, veteran of labour, the man who set an example of will, courage, firmness, selfless devotion to the Motherland. This is not just a tribute, but also a lesson of courage and glory for the younger generation,” said German Lerner in his opening speech.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Albert Karimov took part in the opening ceremony of the paint shop, self-propelled vehicles assembly shop, and composite products shop at Kazanselmash.

Kazanselmash is a plant for the production of agricultural machinery. It specialises in sprayers and solution mixing machines.

A breakthrough in company’s development was the creation in 2009 of a unique piece of machinery for mixing solutions and loading them into the sprayer. There were no analogues of this invention in Russia and CIS countries. A year later, the company repeated its success and created a sprayer called “Bars”, running on an autopilot system.

At present, the Kazanselmash group is working to improve the sprayers and is expanding its dealer network across the country.

Mechanical engineering is a leading industry in the republic. It is composed of over 3,000 enterprises, which employ more than 120,000 people. Engineering enterprises are implementing significant projects both for the republic and for the entire Russia.

Celebrations are held annually in Tatarstan to mark the Mechanical Engineer’s Day. This year, the festive day will be held on September 25 in Naberezhnye Chelny with the participation of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

Traditionally, the festive programme of the Mechanical Engineer’s Day will begin with an exhibition of mechanical engineering achievements. The street display in front of the Organ Hall will feature equipment produced by KAMAZ, Sollers Ford, TPK MTZ-Tatarstan, ElAZ, RariTEK Holding, Korib Group, RIAT, and others.

The Organ Hall will host an in-house display of mechanical engineering products.

The celebration ceremony of the Mechanical Engineer’s Day 2021 will take place in the Organ Hall. It will be attended by republic’s officials, representatives of ministries and agencies, municipalities, heads and representatives of mechanical engineering enterprises in Tatarstan, as well as industry long-service employees. Festive events will also comprise a concert and an award ceremony.

September 2021

Yesterday, the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre hosted the opening ceremony of the 3rd DigitalSkills, a sectoral championship in information technologies by WorldSkills standards.

The ceremony was attended by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media Maksut Shadaev.

The championship is aimed at developing education system and human resources for the country’s digital economy. Some 289 competitors, including students of secondary and higher education, employees of SMEs and large businesses, are taking part in the competitions in 35 skills. Their abilities are being assessed by 285 experts. The competitors include students from 18 universities, 53 colleges, 7 schools, as well as employees of 19 companies from 29 regions of the country.

Traditionally, FutureSkills form a significant part of the championship skills. It is one of the priority initiatives of the Young Professionals movement aimed at advanced training of personnel. Its development is driven by rapid global changes in technology and production that dictate new demands on workforce and training.

The Championship closing and award ceremony will take place on September 24, 2021 on the territory of the Kazan Expo.

Tatenergosbyt invites everyone to take part in the 12th Republic’s contest of children’s creative works on energy saving entitled “Sunny Bunny”.

The mission of the contest is raising children’s awareness on the problem of careful attitude to energy resources, as well as supporting the energy-saving education of the younger generation.

Applications will be accepted until 5 October 2021. Creative works are allowed from children and pupils aged from 4 to 17 years living in Tatarstan. The idea may be submitted in two categories, The Best Drawing” and “The Best Story or Poem”.

Drawings with completed Participant Questionnaire and Consent to Personal Data Processing can be sent to the nearest branches, customer service offices of Tatenergosbyt, by mail to the address: 110V Pavlyukhina St., Kazan, 420059, or electronically to the contest organisers at e-mail:

September 2021

Acceptance of applications for the Annual Open Republic’s TV Festival of Working Youth Creativity “Our Time - Beznen Zaman” is extended until October 5.

The festival is held annually in the republic with the support from Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. This year it is dedicated to the Year of Native Languages and National Unity.

Organisers of the event say applications are being accepted at the Our Time - Beznen Zaman festival website. The participants at the festival are working young people aged 18 to 35 (up to 45 years old within teams), for whom the participation in the contest programme is not a professional activity.

According to head of Our Time - Beznen Zaman project Aydar Gaynutdinov, both traditional festival participants and teams that will be representing their companies for the first time, in particular, OOO Gazprom Transgaz Kazan, have applied for the festival this year. He stressed that the festival of working youth may include not only teams, but individual performers willing to showcase their talents on stage.

The winners of the movement can further demonstrate their abilities both during the festival and at other venues. For instance, this weekend the joint tour of the participants of two major festival movements, “Constellation - Yoldyzlyk” and “Our time - Beznen Zaman” ended with an open-air gala concert in Buinsk.

September 2021

Today, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov had a meeting with Founder of Fort Ross Ventures Fund Victor Orlovsky.

The meeting took place within the framework of the Kazan Digital Week 2021 international forum (held at Kazan Expo).

They discussed the digitalisation of industry, the role of venture capital and start-ups in present-day economy, technology and business trends of 2021-2035.

At a today’s meeting of the Tatarstan Cabinet of Ministers, Victor Orlovsky presented a report dedicated to digitalisation of manufacturing industry.

Issues of further cooperation have been discussed today at a meeting between Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Director General of Positive Technologies Yury Maksimov.

The meeting took place at Kazan Expo within the framework of the Kazan Digital Week 2021 international forum.

Rustam Minnikhanov stressed that today such an area as cybersecurity must be given special attention.

The Tatarstan Government signed an agreement with Positive Technologies to ensure information security of the digital economy in Tatarstan (on June 2021 during SPIEF 2021).

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