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Operation "Transformation"

Shcherbinsky Elevator Plant has produced 230,000 elevators over almost 80 years. This amount would be enough to equip all Moscow and the Moscow region buildings. The plant is one of the largest lifting equipment manufacturers in Russia. Advanced developers and regional capital repair funds are among its customers.
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Taste Sensation

When Karl Fazer opened his first café in 1891, he decided he would create joyful moments for the people around him. Up to this day this is still at the core of Fazer Company.
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Braking Systems Age

The fastest train in the world gets up to a speed of 603 km per hour. Incredible, but it is a reliable braking system that makes such impressive successes possible. This equipment is of great importance for the railway industry, as it is the driver of the entire industry development. Moscow brake plant, today MTZ TRANSMASH, played a major role in formation of Russian braking systems production.
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Nurturing Younger Generations

Nurturing a new generation is our common goal, so Knowledge Day is a holiday not only for school children, students, and teachers, but for all of us, including manufacturers of stationery, school uniforms, educational gadgets, and other learning products.
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Creating Beauty

Bra birthday. To some, this day is a farcical holiday, but it could well be considered a milestone in the fight for women's rights. On September 3, 1914, an American woman Mary Phelps Jacob received the first patent for the invention of a bra, which she thought up by accident: she found out that a corset did not fit into a dress and made a substitute out of handkerchiefs and ribbons.
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We do good

This date commemorates the death of Mother Teresa, a life-long missionary who helped the destitute and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her "work to alleviate poverty and help people." The holiday is a way to raise public awareness of the work of charitable organizations.
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Lighting up the cities

Every year in Florence, on the night of September 7, the eve of the feast of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is highly revered in Italy, the Festa della Rificolona (Feast of Lanterns) is celebrated. This unusual festivity dates back to the XVII century, when the peasants, going to the main fair of the year, hit the road before dawn to arrive in time to take a better place for trading. They lit their way with homemade lanterns – candles, shielded from the wind with paper hubcaps.
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Playing games

Many of you know that Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt. But how did this toy come about?
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Taking care of nature

National Crush a Can Day is an American holiday that raises a worldwide issue: the importance of recycling. This day reminds that our planet's resources are limited and should be used rationally, and recycling helps not only to save money, but also to improve the ecological situation.
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Staying healthy

Global Handwashing Day was established in 2008 following a decision of the UN General Assembly, UNICEF Children's Fund and the World Health Organization. The purpose of the day is to spread awareness about the importance of hand hygiene for health. The relevance of such a holiday is especially high during the pandemic. To prevent new infectious threats, it is necessary to ensure universal access to the means of hygiene and disinfection.
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We have taste

September and October are the harvest months when the results of field work are sent to the granaries. This is probably the reason why not only the Food Industry Workers' Day (October 17), which was introduced in the USSR in 1966, but also the World Food Day (October 16) is celebrated in the fall.
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Worldskills our way

In 1947 there was a vocational training competition in Spain. The expectations were rather high: it was supposed to promote blue-collar jobs and to contribute to the system of vocational education. The results were fantastic: the idea was quickly adopted by the other countries and today the WorldSkills movement has taken over the world.
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TsAO: from Craft Villages (sloboda) to the first enterprises

Today, the center of Moscow is not primarily associated with industry, but its history is closely linked to it. In the 17th century, artisans and craftsmen lived around the Kremlin. Many streets were later named after such craft villages, such as Kalashnaya or Kozhevnichnaya.
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SAO: The brains of aircraft engineering

At one time, Moscow was where all the major civil and military aircraft were assembled. Today, most of the production facilities are distributed across the regions, however, "the brains" of aviation engineering remain in moscow. Research, development and testing centers are clustered in the capital, where Moscow professionals design aircraft that will then be assembled in plants throughout Russia. Generally, these centers can be found in the northern part of the city.
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YuAO: The South Of The Capital

In the beginning of 19th century, the Southern Orkug became an industrial periphery of Moscow with plenty of private plants and factories such as glue, soap, leather production, wallpaper, carding, wool weaving and fabric printing factories, and more.
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VAO: a record-breaking district

Industrialists settled in the east of Moscow since old times. For example, the Poteshny falconry yard, where falcons and gyrfalcons were kept for the tsar's hunting, was founded in the Sokolinaya Gora area. A little later, merchants' estates and factories appeared there. By the middle of the 19th century, there were several enterprises in this area: weaving and whitewashing factories, a lamp oil factory, a dye and polish factory, a tin factory, and brick factory.
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YuVAO: The Industrial Heart

YuVAO is the largest industrial Moscow district. It all started in the Middle Ages, when Moscow was built of wood and fire-prone industries – from blacksmithing to pottery – were located on theleeward side of the city, on the southeastern outskirts. Many generations adhered to this tradition, placing enterprises here.
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SVAO: The Most Populated district

The past and the present of SVAO are closely connected with industry: there are enterprises here with products, which are popular across the country. For example, the Ostankinsky Dairy Factory, the Ostankinsky Meat Processing Plant and Baskin-Robbins ice-cream factory, which produces the famous ice-cream, are located in the Butyrsky sub-district. There are also several bakery plants in the district.
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ZAO: Steps of Progress

At the end of the 19thcentury, a railroad to Smolensk ran here, and later the main railroad line to Kyiv was built. These events gave a powerful boost to the development of the area: factories and plants were relocated here from the center of Moscow, and then new enterprises appeared.
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YUZAO: scientific or suburban district?

One could argue for a long time on how best to describe the South-Western district of the capital. Not only are there fantastic parks located here, but there are also over 200 mostly technical universities, research and development centers and institutes. And even within such a quiet area, industry was able to find a home here.
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SZAO: The Greenest district

The intense development of industry in the north-western district of the capital started in the 19th century: the first factories and small industries began to appear after the peasant reform. There was work for everybody: men and children worked in industrial enterprises, while women knitted stockings and gloves for sale.
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ZelAO: The District of Innovations

Zelenograd is one of Moscow's most innovative industrial districts. Back during Khrushchev's time, ZelAO was conceived as a counterpart to America’s Silicon Valley – a center of development and production of advanced electronics.
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TiNAO: young and creative

Almost three centuries ago (in 1751), a linen enterprise appeared on the site of the present day TiNAO, and survived numerous turning points: revolution, Collectivization (dispossession of private property), nationalization and war. Today, it leads in the production of yarn for hand and machine knitting.