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YEKATERINBURG, September 12 (Itar-Tass) —— Forty thousand people visited the international exhibition Russian Expo Arms-2011 which was held in Nizhny Tagil (Sverdlovsk Region) from September 8 to 11. As ITAR-TASS learnt at the information department of the governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, a total of 55 samples of new equipment were demonstrated at the exhibition.
“Three hundred two enterprises from 34 regions of Russia and 20 foreign companies from five countries took part in the exhibition. Two thousand and two hundred exhibits were presented in the pavilions occupying the area of 9,700 square metres and 2,200 exhibits - - in the open air expositions. Three hundred ninety eight foreign representatives from 41 countries were working at the exhibition. Six hundred forty five journalists from 145 mass media bodies were covering the international forum. The organizers of the event and independent experts note that the main aims of the exhibition were achieved in full,” a representative of the department said stressing that the corporation Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) played a big role in the preparation and the holding of the exhibition.
As UVZ deputy general director for special equipment Vyacheslav Khalitov told ITAR-TASS, the exhibition was a success for the corporation. “There were a lot of meetings with representatives of the delegations from Kazakhstan, Uganda, India, Uzbekistan and other countries who are interested in modernized T-90S and other our products,” Khalitov said adding that a delegation from Australia took part in the forum for the first time.
At the end of the exhibition, it was decided to create on the basis of the demonstration-exhibition centre Staratel (Sverdlovsk Region) a federal range for demonstrating ground military equipment.