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Top 11 technological achievements of Russia in 2020
Interestingly, the year was very difficult, one might say - uniquely difficult. But I haven't remembered so many important technological breakthroughs for a long time. So I present to your attention my, most likely not a complete list of 11 projects.
1. Putting into commercial operation of the floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov". The long, very long construction of this unique facility was finally completed with the commissioning of the station in the port of Pevek in Chukotka. There is nothing like this in the world. May 22 floating nuclear power plant …
Overview: 14 new production facilities opened in Russia in October 2020
In October, 14 new production facilities were opened, of which three are large with investments of more than 1 billion rubles. The total volume of investments is about 10 billion. A new NPO Akonit plant for the production of conveyor rollers was opened in the SEZ "Alabuga". This is the fourth production site of NPO Akonit. Three of them are in the years. Vologda, Kirov and Novokuznetsk. The fourth is now in the Republic of Tatarstan. The plant is focused on the production of conveyor rollers. The design capacity is 1 million pieces per year. NPO Akonit is confident that the entire volume will be in demand. It is planned to sell products not only to Russian conveyor consumers …
"Elektrokabel" continues to modernize production
The Kolchuginsky plant "Elektrokabel" (part of the "Cable Alliance Holding", which unites the cable assets of UMMC) installed five new braiding machines in two workshops. The contract amount exceeded RUB 30 million. Workshop No. 4 has three machines designed for braiding semi-finished products of control cables and control cables with copper wires. This type of screen protects the cable from electrical interference and ensures the operation of the automation in the event of a short circuit. Two more machines are installed in the fifth workshop, where the braiding will be carried out with synthetic threads. They serve as additional protection of the cable from mechanical damage, while maintaining the flexibility of the product, which is important when using it in confined spaces, for example, in rolling stock. ...
In the Leningrad region, 737 landfills were liquidated in 2020
In the Leningrad region in 2020, 596 thousand cubic meters of unauthorized dumps were liquidated. This is 7.5 times higher than the volume of 2019. According to the press service of the regional government, in total 737 unauthorized dumps were eliminated in the Leningrad region. 941 cases of administrative violations were initiated. The total amount of fines amounted to 46.5 million rubles. “Fighting with them [unauthorized landfills - approx. ed.], in 2020 we conducted more than 40 operations, during which we detected illegal movement of waste. For efficiency, we constantly changed the location, ”said Sergei Muravyov, head of the inspection department of the Committee for State Environmental Supervision and Control. So, on average, about 40 trucks were checked during the raid. For gross violations, more than 30 garbage trucks were sent to the parking lot.
Revenue of Russian cinemas in 2020 decreased by 58%
At the end of 2020, the volume of the Russian film distribution market decreased by 58.8%, that is, by 32.6 billion rubles, if compared with 2019. According to the website of the Cinema Fund, the total box office receipts in Russian cinemas amounted to 22.8 billion rubles in 2020. A total of 88.7 million tickets were sold. "The decrease compared to 2019 amounted to 58.8% in terms of box office and 59.6% in the number of tickets sold," the message says. The pandemic has played a huge role in shrinking movie theater revenues. Recall that in Russia due to the coronavirus, cinemas were suspended for several months. It is noted that the rate of decline in box office receipts was contained thanks to Russian cinema, which compensated for the absence of foreign premieres in the box office.
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