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The largest coal strip mine in Russia

Borodinsky coal strip mine is located 7 km from the town of Borodino in the Krasnoyarsk region.

In January 2016, the one billionth ton of coal was mined here, making it the largest coal strip mine in the country. It provides jobs for about 1,500 people.

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take a look at the mine and equipment


May 1, the Universal Exhibition Expo Milano 2015 was opened in Milan, Italy. The exhibition runs until October 31. The motto of the expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” More than 140 countries participate in the event.

The Russian pavilion, occupying more than 4 thousand square meters, is one of the five most visited pavilions. Since the beginning of the exhibition, it was visited by more than 450 thousand people, who learned not only about the natural riches of Russia, but also tasted the national cuisine and traditional Russian drinks. Photos by: Alexey Naroditskiy.

The Russian pavilion, Expo Milano 2015, photo 1

visit the pavilion

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Novorossiysk sea port is the largest in Russia and the fifth port in Europe by cargo turnover. The port handles about 20% of the total volume of goods exported and imported through the sea ports of Russia.

It is located on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea in the ice-free Novorossiysk (Tsemes) Bay. During the year, more than 4500 ships come to Novorossiysk sea port. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Novorossiysk sea port, Russia, photo 1

the largest Russian port




Economy of Russia in 2015

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia has revised its growth forecast of the Russian economy in 2015. Deterioration in the forecast is related to the sanctions because of the events in Ukraine and geopolitical tensions.

Overall, the new picture of development of the country in the next year corresponds to a recent estimate made by the head of the Ministry Alexei Ulyukayev said that Russia is balancing between stagnation and recession.

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some figures

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Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is the largest by installed capacity power plant in Russia and the 7th hydropower plant in the world.

The station is located on the Yenisei River, on the border between Krasnoyarsk krai and Khakassia Republic. The unique arch-gravity dam of the station (245 meters) is the highest dam in Russia and one of the highest dams in the world.

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower station, Russia, photo 1

truly magnificent facility


Russia will write off $ 32 billion, which the Republic of Cuba owes Russia on loans granted during the Soviet period.

The total amount of the Cuban debt is about $ 35.2 billion. 90% of the debt ($ 32 billion) will be written off and the remaining 10% will be repaid over 10 years.


some interesting details

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In the mid-1950s, rich deposits of diamonds were discovered in Yakutia. Nowadays, Russian company “ALROSA” develops these deposits producing 99% of diamonds in Russia and more than a quarter in the world.

Mirny town, known as the diamond “capital” of Russia, is located in Yakutia about 1200 km from Yakutsk. Diamond pipe “Mir” was opened in 1955. The new town was named after it. Photos by Stepanov Slava

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diamonds are mined here


Under the agreement valued at $ 400 billion, Russia will supply China with 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year for 30 years.

Analysts estimate that the price of Russian gas on the border with China will be about $ 350 per 1,000 cubic meters, and apparently will not cover even the cost of natural gas delivered through the pipe at the border because in justification of the investment cost price was set at $ 360-400.

It is clear that this is a political project rather than concern about improving the welfare of the citizens of Russia.

Russia-China natural gas

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The Largest Power Plant in Russia

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant named after P.S. Neporozhny is the largest by installed capacity (6400 MW) power plant in Russia, the 7th largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.

The station is located on the Yenisei River, on the border between Khakassia Republic and Krasnoyarsk Krai, near the village of Cheryomushki, close to Sayanogorsk. Photos by Vadim Makhorov

Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant, Russia photo 1

more photos of the station


“Norilsk Nickel” is the largest in Russia and one of the largest companies in the world for the production of precious and base metals.

Polar division of the enterprise is located in the Norilsk industrial district on the Taimyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk region, which lies entirely within the Arctic Circle.

"Norilsk Nickel" - mining and smelting company, Russia photo 1