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He articulated his initiative at the conference dedicated to the creation of an international unified system of competences for specialists in the mineral complex and raw materials complex.
According to surveys, only 15% of Russians are ready to obtain additional competencies after graduation. The rest believe that knowledge and skills should be replenished only in case of emergency, for example, when applying for a new job or promotion. At the same time, the pace of technological progress today is so high that, according to most analysts, only those who study throughout their lives can count on a successful career. And they would do that absolutely consciously, on a voluntary basis, and not “under constraint.”
According to the authors of the idea, the more accredited specialists will work in public mining companies, the higher will be the capitalization level of and confidence in those from the part of the international community.
Is a rich raw-material base ’the Resource Curse’ for Russia? Or is it a country’s competitive advantage on the global stage?
The governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, following the Moscow authorities, banned mass events from March 16 to April 30, 2020. The relevant decree is published on the website of the city government. It provides for a ban on any gatherings of over a thousand people. This is stricter than in the capital. There the restrictive threshold is five thousand people. In addition, the document recommends that employers refrain from events involving foreigners.
We value Scotland for the whiskey, wool, and new technologies. But British people see Scotland as a region where subsea oil is developed.
Electric vehicles (or EVs) are probably not that environmentally friendly as we believe they are, but people should buy them anyway.
There is an enormous amount of waste rock dumps left by the companies after extraction. Neither officials nor business people are interested in doing anything about the open dumps, although development of waste materials could earn them reasonable profits
Курская магнитная аномалия
In accordance with the calculations done by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, the total value of mineral resources in possession of the country amounts to approximately 93.4 trillion roubles (roughly $1.46 trillion). Undeniably, the most valuable asset is oil reserves.
At the end of October, a closing ceremony of the Russian-British Raw Materials Dialogue was held in St. Petersburg. During the course of the event, Ian Bowbrick, Director of Membership and Professional Standards at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, awarded 12 experts of the Russian National Association of Mining Engineers with certificates granting them power to accredit mining specialists on behalf of the Institute one of the most prestigious professional bodies in the world.