The 727th separate battalion of marines of the Caspian Flotilla was formed in 2000 and it was a part of the 77 separate brigade of marines. But in December 2009 the brigade was disbanded, the battalion continued its existence and its soldiers
were billeted in the 114th military camp in Astrakhan. The main marines' purposes are the protection and defense of the Caspian Flotilla, resistance to terrorism, localization of border conflicts in the Caspian sea and others.
The factory "Tyazhmash" was founded in 1941 in Syzran and now it is one of leading enterprises of the heavy, power and transport engineering. The company has six main production areas: heat and power, crushing and grinding,
conveying equipment, equipment for nuclear power plants and for the cement industry and other specialized equipment. Launch facilities of the Plesetsk and Baikonur cosmodromes were manufactured at this factory.