• Businessmen told Putin about the Antarctic projects

  • The participants of the Antarctic summit, members of the leaders Club, during a teleconference on 3 November discussed with President Vladimir Putin projects that support research activities in Russia on the southern continent. It is reported by the correspondent "Tapes.ru" the station Bellingshausen.

    Among the proposed initiatives as projects to promote Antarctica to the Russian society (e.g. the festival of films about Antarctica), and projects to expand the presence of Russian scientific mission on the southern continent. Among the latter: create a Rover "Snow bass" on the basis of the Volga bus plant, the development of materials for first aid in extreme conditions "Stop the blood", organization grants to Russian scientists, the project "Personal sun" (equipment to compensate for sunlight in the polar night), the manufacturing plants that produce alternative energy (solar-wind generators), and others.

    During the expedition, the summit participants put forward the initiative, and then a jury of business representatives have identified some of the most ambitious projects in the entire business community. According to the Chairman of the leaders Club Director of a direction "New business" Agency of strategic initiatives Artem Avetisyan, after a meeting with the President of Russia, summit participants will develop a road map with the detailed design approved by the head of state initiatives.

    "If you remember the story, the Russian businessmen-philanthropists have always supported geographical research and discoveries, exploration of new lands. It is necessary to revive the prestige of Russia on this far continent," — said Artem Avetisyan. He recalled that after four years the country will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian navigators by Faddey Bellinsgauzen and Mikhail Lazarev, and this date should intensify activities on the promotion of projects in this area.

    Also during the summit, discussions were held about the possibilities of development of Russian business and increase the investment attractiveness of the country. In addition, the participants visited the Russian station and the station of foreign States in Antarctica (Chile and China) for information and experience exchange.

    The first Antarctic Summit of the entrepreneurs in Antarctica from October 29 to November 10. It was attended by about 100 representatives of small and medium-sized businesses from 18 Russian cities. The initiators of the summit, the entrepreneurs themselves, led by Club leaders. The result of the trip should be specific proposals to support the research activities of Russia in the Antarctic.


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