The Ilyushin Il-476 is a transport aircraft. It is a modernized version of the Ilyushin Il-76. In 2009, they began production works and plan to carry out its first flight in 2012. They plan to launch mass production of the aircraft in Ulyanovsk (initially, they
planned for mass production to begin in 2011). Russian Ministry of Defense is going to purchase several dozens of the Ilyushin Il-476 versions by 2020. Besides, they are going to design a new aircraft A-100 'Premier' on the Ilyushin Il-476 chassis.
They began to install surveillance cameras at polling stations of Russia for the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March, 4th. Over 91 thousand polling stations are going to be equipped with web cameras to provide live translation at a specially designed data portal. They allocated 13 billion rubles (433
million dollars) for this purpose from the federal budget in hope to eliminate the possibility of fraud during the elections. Hardware-software complexes are produced at Kraftway factory in the Kaluga Region while Rostelecom is responsible for telecommunications. Let's see how it all happens.
‘Rynda’ is an armored corvette built for the Russian Emperor’s Fleet. It is one of the first ships in Russia with a steel body. In the end of the 19th century, they invested a lot of money into construction of armored cruisers and ‘Vityaz’ and ‘Rynda’ were the first to be made. Construction works began in 1883 and it was later that I. Shestakov, Minister of the Admiralty, demanded to protect the machinery and boiler departments with steel sheets of 1 to 2 in. thick. Increasing
the weight of the ship, they had to decrease the amount of coal it carried. Steel masts were installed instead of the wooden ones. In 1886, the ship entered the Atlantic Ocean and then the Pacific Ocean. In 1888, it visited Sydney to celebrate the 100th anniversary since Australia became an English colony. In 1892, in crosses the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean again. 1906, it was transformed into a training ship. In 1922, it was scrapped.
Motovilikha enterprise is a legendary metallurgical and military equipment manufacturer. 275 years ago, they founded a copper smeltery which has grown into a huge enterprise working for the Russian defense industry. They would make
artillery guns and now they produce volley fire systems. Besides, the company produces road construction and oil-processing equipment. Today, we want to take you to its metallurgical and machine building department.