Mobile cxhibition and lecture complex
Joint project implemented together with ОАО RZD (Russian Railways) in 2011.
For Russia, with its large distances and scattered towns, the railway is the key communicator not only in the economic sphere but also in the humanitarian sphere. Despite the development of modern telecommunication technologies, when everything, irrespective of your location, can be seen on the television or in the Internet, nothing can substitute for a live - face to face - observation of what is interesting to you.
There are two ways make this happen. You either go to see the interesting thing yourself, which is not always comfortable and sometimes is expensive. Or you wait until this interesting thing comes to you. The mobile exhibition trains which are gaining popularity these days help to implement such option which is comfortable in every respect. These trains help the Russians who live away from the cultural and scientific centers to become familiar with the best specimens of cultural and historic heritage, with the ground-breaking scientific and technical achievements. To see for yourself how the country lived yesterday, lives today and mostly important how it will live tomorrow. This is particularly important for the young Russians who will create this tomorrow.
The objective of the mobile exhibition of innovative achievements project is to demonstrate the national innovations and technologies and also to present Russian companies and state monopolies as large customers and users of high-tech equipment. According to the authors of the idea and the project developers, the Mobile Exhibition and Lecture Complex (PVLK) was supposed to become a powerful tool for delivering the information on the latest achievements of culture, science and technology to the most remote parts of Russia.
The foundation for the development of the Mobile Exhibition and Lecture Complex (PVLK) was laid by such Federal Target Programs as The Research and Development in Priority Fields of S&T Complex of Russia in 2007 - 2012, National Technology Base for 2007-2011, National Innovation System and other documents which establish the directions for the innovation-driven development of Russia.
The development of the train cost nearly half a billion of roubles and the project was implemented in the record-breaking time – the path from the idea to its implementation took only eight months.
After winning the tender for the project, the TVEMA specialists commissioned the finished complex to the Customer in the shortest possible time. On 3 August 2011, the Mobile Exhibition and Lecture Complex (PVLK) began its first journey from Rizhsky railway station in Moscow.
Since the moment of its creation, the Mobile Exhibition and Lecture Complex (PVLK) has travelled for 166.366 km. It visited 329 cities on 16 Russian railways (including Kaliningrad railway where the complex was delivered by a ferryboat) and also visited such CIS countries as Kazakhstan and Belarus. During this time the exhibition was visited by 386.452 people, including 218.778 young people and children.
Today, the Mobile Exhibition and Lecture Complex (PVLK) regularly travels on the entire network of the Russian railways. Its exhibition is updated quarterly and it demonstrates the latest solutions applied for upgrading both railway and other industries of the Russian economy.