Moscow, May 14. The Winged Metal Era exhibition was opened in the State Duma. The exhibition is being held at the initiative of the Aluminium Association until May 19.
According to Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Leader of the LDPR fraction:
'The aluminium industry has good prospects. Today, everything is created using aluminium: airplanes, transport and consumer goods. Previously, we did not have sufficient processing capacities, now the situation is changing. This is the first exhibition devoted to the aluminium industry. We must promote its development so that youth go to learn and work in these professions. The country must supply finished products.'
'It is pleasant to welcome producers in the State Duma. We understand that the sanctions were focused not on the one person, but on hundred thousand people employed in the industry. If aluminium smelters stop, many productions stop. The government should find a way to develop the aluminium consumption,' said Sergey Zhigarev, Chairman of the State Duma's Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship.
'It is pleasant to see achievements of the domestic aluminium industry. Such exhibition should have been organised earlier and so support the industry. Our greatest value is people who work at smelters, often in remote locations. It is also important that this business participates in all social programmes,' added Raisa Karmazina, First Deputy Head of the United Russia fraction.
'It is great that such exhibition took place. It is necessary to support those who use aluminium at the legislative level. Today, metal is applied everywhere, but especially in power – any substation that we take as an example is made of aluminium,' said Alexander Kozlovsky, a member of the United Russia fraction.
The exhibition covers the following topics: energy, bridge construction, the automotive industry, construction, oil and gas, consumer goods, passenger and cargo transport, the chemical industry and anodising. The exhibition also features a multi-media exposition, where an interactive table is used to present exhibits that illustrate the priorities in the development of the aluminium industry. At the exhibition, visitors can check out samples of aluminium products made by Russian companies, from aluminium 3D printed parts to drill pipes, an aluminium pedestrian bridge and freight cars.
‘We hope the exhibition will help further promote the practical use of innovative technologies based on aluminium and its alloys in various industries,’ noted Valentin Trishchenko, Chairman of the Aluminium Association.