The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated the staff of the Samara company UEC-Kuznetsov of Rostec United Engine Corporation on the 110th anniversary of its establishment.
In his congratulatory telegram, Vladimir Putin noted the long-term contribution of generations of factory workers to strengthening Russia’s defense capabilities and national security. The president paid special attention to the selfless work of plant personnel during the Great Patriotic War, when, under the most difficult evacuation conditions, uninterrupted production of aircraft engines for Il-2 attack aircraft was ensured.
“Your enterprises have an amazing history rich in work achievements. Largely due to the professionalism and dedication of talented scientists, designers, engineers, specialists, the factories’ teams have always honorably performed responsible state tasks, made a significant contribution to strengthening the defense capabilities and the country’s national security. So it was during the Great Patriotic War, when under the most difficult conditions – both in Moscow and at the new production site in Kuibyshev – they reliably supplied fighter aircraft of the Red Army Air Force with aircraft engines, bringing victory closer.
It is important that the current generation of factory workers work carefully, with full commitment, widely introduce advanced ideas and developments, implement promising projects in the production and maintenance of aircraft engines, engines, industrial gas turbine plants in the interests of the Ministry of Defense. Russian Federation, the largest domestic companies. And, of course, it is gratifying that you carefully preserve the continuity of generations, continue the wonderful traditions established by veterans,” the head of state said in a telegram.
The Samara region has historically played one of the key roles in space exploration. It was on Samara land that the rocket was created, on which Yuri Gagarin made the first flight into space in the history of mankind. Our launch vehicles have served the country for many decades, launching manned ships and transport ships, automated spacecraft into outer space. A big role in this most difficult work is played by the work of the team from the Samara plant “Kuznetsov”, where not only engines are assembled, but also components for launch vehicles are produced.
On September 21, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying the Soyuz MS-22 manned transport spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. A crew of three led by Hero of Russia spacecraft commander, Russian Federation pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev set off for the International Space Station.
“In the fact that another successful launch took place, of course, the huge contribution of all workers of RCC Progress, PJSC Kuznetsov, Tyazhmash. Thanks to the work collectives of these great companies, the Samara region is the most powerful and leading center of rocket science in our country, which ensures Russia’s leading position in the world,” said Dmitry Azarov, congratulating the launch participants.