What is hidden inside the factory producing nuclear fuel within the city bounradies? Last year, Chemical Concentrates Factory of Novosibirsk produced and sold 70% of the world consumption of lithium-7 isotope (1,300 kg) beating its own record. However, the factory specializes in nuclear fuel production which makes Novosibirsk citizens shiver while thinking about it. People say about an underground city belonging to the factory and some radioactive wind. So,
let's visit this mysterious place and find out which of that is true. Chemical Concentrates Factory of Novosibirsk is one of the world leading producers of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants and reactors of Russia and other countries. It is the only factory producing lithium metal and its salts in Russia. Its earnings for 9 months are estimated at 86 million dollars; 10 million 607 thousand dollars for export.
They opened a metro in Kazan in 2005 to celebrate the city's thousandth birthday. It became the 7th metro in Russia and the first metro to be built after the fall of the Soviet Union. Currently, the Kazan
Metro includes seven metro stations and one line of 11 km long. Trains arrive at the stations each 6 to 10 minutes. It is open from 6 a.m. till 11 p.m. Over 100,000 people use the metro daily.
The first Russian airport opened in October, 1910. It was situated on Khodynka Field and was called Khodynsky. It takes its name from the small Khodynka River which used to cross the neighborhood. Major constructions on the field included the 19th century military barracks and the Botkin Hospital. The field is best
known as the site of a tragic accident that happened on May 18th, 1896. Too many people gathered on the field to receive a gift they distributed during the festivities of the crowning of Nicholas II. As a result, 1389 people were trampled to death and roughly 1300 were otherwise injured.
Art of leather dressing is thousands years old. Perhaps, people learnt how to dress leather before they learnt how to make a fire. Russkaya Kozha (or Russian Leather) is the largest leather factory in Europe and it is situated in Ryazan. The factory is almost 100 years old and, strangely, it functioned both in the Soviet time
and in the 90s. In 1988, the factory was almost completely rebuilt by Italian specialists while modernization is a nonstop process here. Currently its total area is 480,000 m2 with over 2,000 people employed. In 2006, they opened a Chinese branch of the factory which specializes in shoe leather.