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NPO Saturn hosted an All-Russian youth convention

Site news 26.02.2016

February 25, 2016, Rybinsk. - On 20-22 February the youth representing aircraft engine-building companies from the different corners of the country gathered in Rybinsk to write yet another page into the history of the youth movement. On the premises of the “Black River” resort, the 31st youth convention hosted by NPO Saturn, dedicated to the year of cinema in Russia, took place.
In the course of three days, 14 teams including the guests from Perm (the “Motor” team representing UEC-Perm Motors), Saint-Petersburg (the “YuPI” team representing the St. Petersburg research and technology center), Moscow (the “Salut” team representing Salut) and Rybinsk (the “Ryby” team representing the Rybinsk-based P.A. Solovyev RSATU, the “Nasledniki” team representing UEC-Gas Turbines, the “SaMtsy” team representing VolgAero as well as 8 teams representing NPO Saturn) were competing in athletic disciplines and creativity contests, interacted with each other and practised the “think-out-of-the-box” approach.

A particular feature of the convention was the return into the athletic program of the most challenging event dubbed the “Camomile” multi race during which the contestants had to cover around 15 kilometers of distance skiing while performing tricky tasks devised by the event organizers. The creative part of the competition, besides the traditional greeting and home assignment, included a movie-trailer contest which had to be shot by the contestants themselves. A lot of emotion was brought not only to the participants but equally to the spectators by the spectacular team sports, such as: biathlon and the relay race, lawn tennis and curling, forest basketball and Scooby Doo. According to Tatyana Guseva, head of NPO Saturn athletic and mass events project, all the contests were designed to help people, once put in non-standard or constrained conditions, “not to lose themselves and be able to make the right decisions”. “We hadn’t had a long-distance race during the last few youth conventions and it got boring. So we’ve brought it back. We’ve also removed the contact sports from the female program as it had way too much emotion involved. At the moment we have a situation in which there are several teams who are unquestionable leaders because they have found some unique players, and it has made it difficult in terms of competition. We will also have to find ways out of this situation. I’d like to say that you shouldn’t be afraid of losing once you’ve decided to take part in the competition as the main objective of the youth convention remains the same - to make new friends, to acquire useful skills, to communicate and to get as many positive emotions as possible. I also think that the captains of the competing teams must be included into their companies’ managerial reserve. To get to motivate the 12 team members and achieve results takes real talent,” - summarized the athletic events coordinator.

Following all the contests’ results, the victory in the 31st NPO Saturn-hosted youth convention went to the “Nasledniki” team (UEC-Gas Turbines) reinforced by some Saturn players. The prestigious Andrey Savin Challenge Cup awarded for winning the battle of the captains, the home assignment and  the “Camomile” multi race also went to that team.
For the first time among the medal-winners and the having the 1st runner-up title was the “Nanoyozhiki” team (NPO Saturn). The 2nd runner-up was the “SV-Show” team.
Artyom Maryin (the “YuPI” team from Saint-Petersburg) was named the best captain.
Summarizing the youth convention’s results, Oleg Rozin, chair of the NPO Saturn youth board also unveiled some future plans: “Preparing every new youth convention, we turn on our imagination and think how to design a program which would most allow the neophytes demonstrate their worth and help them blend into the convention environment. We enjoy uniting young people at our events. Both individuals and teams progress from one event to another, which means that their self-confidence is also growing while the will power, patience and team spirit get enhanced. My ultimate dream is to see at least one team representing every UEC company and each partner of Saturn participating in this event. We really are capable of bringing together a great multitude of unrelated youth. All depends on a company’s policy; for instance, the Perm Motors company also actively supports its youth. We frequent each other’s events, we communicate, we are friends and we exchange experience. It is obvious that when senior management prioritizes the youth, that becomes visible and the youth becomes motivated to come work at such company and to achieve real results.”

Nikolay Efimov, an engineer (the “YuPI” team representing the St. Petersburg research and technology center) was taking part in the convention for the first time and never lived to regret it: “I was very thrilled to go to this event. I’d heard from my colleagues how cool this youth convention is; I checked out the photos and videos of the previous events. I got to ski here for the very first time in my life and saw a real Russian winter since I used to live and go to school in Krasnodar. I was impressed by the “Camomile” race the most, during which we had to ski across the forest all day and fulfill different assignments given to us. Even the fact that we had come in last when it was already getting dark didn’t spoil the emotion one bit; I think I had even lost some weight. Next time we’ll come prepared and will claim the first place.”

The organizers of the 31st youth convention were the NPO Saturn social programs department, the youth board, the NPO Saturn trade union and the Yaroslavl regional office of the Russian Union of Mechanical Engineers. Traditionally, the VTB bank was the business partner and general sponsor of the event.
The next youth convention will take place in the summer of 2016 and will be dedicated to NPO Saturn’s 100th anniversary.

Research and production association Saturn [NPO Saturn] (PJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an All-Russian public organization.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (PJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), UEC-PM (JSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (JSC).

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199,9 billion.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today, it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings, as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1,04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.

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