Oct 14, 2020
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Smart cities

This week, the operation of the Smart City system began in 11 cities of Russia, and the total number of participants in the experiment reached 18. What is this system, how is it really capable of improving the lives of citizens, and most importantly - does it have a chance to appear in your city as well? we'll tell you in today's issue.

Smart cities

On the screen, you see a list of 11 cities in which the system worked. But they are united not only by this, but also by the fact that they all belong to the so-called "nuclear cities", that is, those in which the enterprises of the state corporation "Rosatom" are located. Naturally, the system itself was developed by Rosatom specialists, is completely domestic and is implemented directly by the corporation. In total, 18 cities are connected to it, of which one - Usolye-Sibirskoye in the Irkutsk region - does not belong to the "nuclear" and has the status of a project partner.

What is this "Smart City"? It is often confused with the Safe City system, the functionality of which is much narrower. The “Smart City” is intended, firstly, to help the administration to optimize the city management processes, secondly, to help the deputies to control the quality of work in their territories, thirdly, to help the citizens to control the work of both the administration and the deputies, and also generally live in more comfortable conditions. The results of the implementation of the system in the city of Sarov showed its high efficiency. What exactly, we will tell after the news summary.

News time

The largest plant in Europe for the production of plant protection products was opened in the Lipetsk region.

In Moskovskaya - the first in Russia plant for the production of membrane elements for the separation of helium concentrate from natural gas.

The Chelyabinsk Forge and Press Plant has started serial production of import-substituting bearing rings for Russian factories.

A patrol boat was launched in the Yaroslavl Region, and a dry cargo vessel of RSD59 project was launched in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

A freezing trawler was laid down in the Leningrad Region.

A new timber processing plant was opened in Vologda.

In the Tver region there is a food company.

In Tatarstan, there is a robotic dairy complex.

There is a dairy farm in Udmurtia.

In Yakutia - a greenhouse complex.

There is a new fish processing plant in Primorye.

Digital Sarov

Rosatom's Smart City was first introduced in Sarov in 2018. This is a sufficient time to evaluate the results. Here are some of them:

- problems related to the quality of roads are eliminated 1.5 times faster;

- problems associated with garbage collection are eliminated 8 times faster;

- the process of approval and control over the progress of earthworks has accelerated from 50 to 5 days;

- The administration's response to citizens' appeals takes less than 1 hour, which saves about 1200 hours of working time per year.

In addition, on average, urban problems are solved 2 times faster due to their automatic routing to regulatory authorities and executors; improved road safety; city ​​transport and municipal services, including emergency services, work like a clock, and the townspeople are involved in the process of improving the city and have stopped receiving endless bureaucratic replies for their appeals.

It was on the basis of the Sarov experience that Rosatom decided to expand the system to other cities. But there is every chance that it will step outside the industry.

Needed by all

In general, the phrase “smart city” will soon become as hackneyed as “nanotechnology” used to be. Simply because they are trying to attach it to anything. You have probably heard about the introduction of this system in other cities. But Rosatom's development has an important difference - it is a ready-made complex product that is ideal just for small towns. And we must not forget that 52% of the Russian population lives in cities with less than 1 million people. And it is in such cities that there are often a lot of problems with administration. This means that the system has excellent scaling prospects.

However, there is also a problem. Small towns simply do not have money for digital luxury, and Rosatom cannot (and should not) pay for digitalization from its budget. There is no federal program in this regard, and neither does a single supplier and a responsible body. And as long as the situation “who is in the forest, who is for firewood” persists, there can be no talk of any global digitalization.

However, according to our information, the issue is currently being discussed in the Government, and it is quite possible that Rosatom will become the main supplier and operator of the project. And this is great, because, among other things, it will entail the construction of new data processing centers and the development of domestic software products and microelectronics. So there is every chance that other small towns will become more comfortable for life in the near future.

We will return to this topic later, and now about one interesting public project.

The right thing

Although we talk a lot about digitalization, we never get tired of repeating that at the heart of everything is a person. And how useful or harmful new technologies will eventually become for us depends only on how moral and educated the person who creates and consumes them will be.

Our country has a unique team that makes children's fiction films at their own expense. Probably the only one left. Now she is working on an educational short film "Era" about our space, astronauts and the need to have a big Dream. To finance the painting, schoolchildren across the country collected waste paper and handed it over for recycling. The film has already been shot and is at the stage of editing, voice acting and mixing. But to finish the work, it is required to collect about 1 million rubles, and then there is every chance to see the premiere this year.

Each of us can help in creating a picture, for this you just need to follow the link specified in the description, learn more about the project and make any amount you can. All sponsors will be credited to the film. Let's help to make a good movie, as we previously helped to publish good books, and maybe this is how we will bring up new heroes.

And we will definitely tell you about the results of the project.

Now for a good example of why we need heroes at all.

Human Time

On October 5, a man was drowning in Anapa in the Black Sea. Two guys who came to his aid were exhausted themselves, and one of them had already started having seizures. A rescue operation was about to lead to the death of two people, but the men on the dock did not dare to help them and just watched. Among the observers was Nikita Vankov, a wheelchair user. At first he tried to help with advice, but then he could not resist and jumped into the water himself. Despite his injury, he is diving and has rescue skills.

Nikita immediately released one of the tired rescuers and took the lead, acting according to the rules. In the distance he saw a boat, gave a distress signal with a special sign and called for help. All the participants in this story were taken aboard, and soon the ambulance arrived, and everyone survived.

The most amazing thing is that Nikita was not at the pier by accident. He participated in the filming of a documentary film. Exactly 13 years ago, he unsuccessfully jumped from this particular pier and broke his neck in four places. Miraculously survived, but the doctors made a disappointing diagnosis - complete paralysis of the limbs. Despite this, the guy decided to return to life by all means. He underwent a course of rehabilitation, first restored facial expressions, then the ability to move his head, neck and arms. And having done this, he completely immersed himself in sports and social activities, became the first paradiver in the world to receive an international certificate of a second level diver, a winner of many competitions, a participant in the Paralympic Games, and received a medal for Yu.A. Gagarin, which was previously awarded only to cosmonauts and Heroes of Russia.

So that in our society there are fewer people who stand indifferently on the pier, and more guys like Nikita, we need to educate our heroes.

… We wish you a good and cheerful week! Look for the text of the issue and the primary sources on our website vremya-forward.rus Subscribe to our channel, join our groups and the Vremya - Forward! Club to take part in the development of the project!

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