What Russian exports other than oil and gas

America’s senator John McCain last year called Russia a ‘gas station masquerading as a country’ but from the extract below by Elena Platonova shows otherwise. Could He be this Ignorant or was it hate speech?…..

Another Russian company, a world leader in heavy machinery, is “Tyazhmehpress” develops and manufactures equipment for the forge and sheet-stamping productions and workshops. More than 12 thousand Presses, press lines and automated systems are produced by the TMP with a global presence in 54 countries all over the world. About half of the crank hot Presses from 10 thousand Ton-forces which are used in the world are manufactured in TMP factories. The company’s products are exported, including to the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, China. Exports range from 70 to 95% produced by the presses.

The T-50 is significantly faster than the F-22, and has a huge advantage in terms of range – 5,500 kilometers compared to the F-22's 3,400.
The T-50 is significantly faster than the F-22, and has a huge advantage in terms of range – 5,500 kilometers compared to the F-22’s 3,400.

A separate article of the Russian exports is military products. The share of Russian arms on the world market amounted to nearly one-third which is about 27%. According to statistics, Rosoboron export in 2014, the Russian company delivered abroad arms and military equipment worth $ 13.2 billion and it should be noted that the portfolio of Rosoboron export defence orders exceeded $ 40 billion.

A significant share of the portfolio of orders of the defence industry take “Russian Helicopters”, one of the world’s leading helicopter industry. “Russian helicopter industry – one of the most advanced in the world. It uses the most modern technologies and materials, unique design solutions are implemented, “- said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Andrei Boginsky during a visit to Arsenyev Aviation Company.

As of 2014, more than 100 countries and more than 8.5 thousand private operators placed orders for Russian-made helicopters. The company accounts for about 14% of global sales of helicopters. First of all, we are talking about military aircraft: combat and military transport helicopters. The next two years the volume of deliveries of existing contracts will be around 200 helicopters of various types in 12 countries.

Space launches – another high-tech sector in which Russia has been and is a world leader for a long time. In 2014, Russia launched a record number of spacecraft, taking first place in the world of them. Among them were six commercial launches. Russian companies in the sector also established three spacecraft for foreign customers, the press service of the Russian Federal Space Agency. In 2015, the Federal Space Agency plans to launch four satellites of the European navigation system Galileo.

A little less than $ 66 billion Russia earned in 2014 in the export of services, the most profitable article was transport services, both passenger and freight. They account for one third of the funds received, or nearly $ 21 billion. The main component of exports of transport services have become passenger air transportation, they brought more than $ 7 billion a year. The largest companies in this sector are the “Aeroflot” and “Transaero”. In 2014 alone, they transported 23.6 million passengers and 13 million respectively, including foreign nationals. Due to the appreciated dollar, many foreign passengers prefer to fly in transit through Russian air carriers on domestic flights that offer better prices for flights. “The share of transit flight on flights of” Aeroflot “has increased from 35% in 2013 to 39.2% in 2014”, – said the press service of “Aeroflot”.

More than a third of exports of transport services accounted for freight transportation. The Russian company “UTair”, which is also the largest passenger carrier in the domestic market is recognized as one of the world’s best and biggest in the helicopter business. Its fleet consists of more than 350 helicopters for Russian and foreign production. Helicopters “UTair” perform work on commercial contracts in many regions of the world. One of the main partners of the carrier is the United Nations.

BY the Russian African Foundation (RAFSCED)

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