Technological Strength of the Russian Federation - Immigrate to Russia

Technological Strength of the Russian Federation

Brief technical analysis of Russian economy
June 28, 2017
It is understandable for us that the whole title may sound like a joke if you get your news exclusively from Western mainstream media outlets. You may even have a 100% confidence that derelict Russian plants keep manufacturing only outdated junk designed in the 50s. Fortunately, for everyone who wants to immigrate to Russia, obtain Russian residency or already citizens of the Russian Federation — reality is not so bleak!

The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a few Russian technological innovations you might not even have known existed.

There is a common western assumption that Russia is a highly corrupt, but simultaneously — militarized country, that spends everything, as yet, not stolen by crooks, on — nukes, tanks, and vodka stockpiles.

I am not feeling like being a myth buster today, for this reason, we are starting with the military staff.

Armata Universal Combat Platform

Armata UCP has been under design and development since 2009, so hardly we can qualify it as old junk. The platform incorporates several types of advanced next generation heavy military tracked vehicles.

The most notable examples based on this platform are T-14 Armata — the first 4th generation tank, manufactured by Uralvagonzavod. And 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV — next-generation self-propelled gun produced by Uraltransmash.
Currently, these weapon systems cannot be challenged by any opposing modern force. In case you think I am a delusional Putin’s shill, please, do your homework and use Google as your primary tool for research.

Once again, the closest NATO counterparts M1A2 Abrams and M109A6 Paladin are one generation behind from T-14 and 2S35S-V.

Let's finish with the toys of generals and talk about technological innovations that make a country truly advanced — gay parades and transgender bathroom laws aircraft manufacturing and fast breeder reactors.

Irkut MC-21 — jet airliner

Designed by Irkut Corporation and manufactured by United Aircraft Corporation, the MC-21 incorporates a composite wing design – the first of its kind in the world for a civilian aircraft. The MC-21 aims to be faster, more efficient, and less expensive than its Western counterparts. The plane incorporated the latest technological innovations in the field of aircraft construction, engine technology, and avionics systems in its design.

BN-800 reactor — fast breeder reactor

BN-800 breeder nuclear reactor started commercial operation late last year at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant. It runs on mixed uranium and plutonium oxide fuel.

Breeder reactors generate more fissile material than they consume. They accomplish it because their neutron economy is high enough to breed more fissile fuel than they use from a fertile material.

In principle, breeder reactors extract almost all the energy contained in uranium or thorium, decreasing fuel requirements by a factor of one hundred compared to widely used once-through light water reactors, which extract less than one percent of the energy in the uranium mined from the earth. The high fuel efficiency of breeder reactors could significantly reduce concerns about fuel supply or energy used in mining. Nuclear scientists believe that with seawater uranium extraction, there would be enough fuel for breeder reactors to satisfy humanity energy needs for 5 billion years at 2017's total power consumption rate.
I hope this article has convinced you that the Russian state is not as technologically backward as you thought it before, the Russian economy is not exactly in tatters, and the country is not about to collapse because of her general inability to compete technologically with the West.

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