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Milestones of business development

1850–1950

1852–1855
Construction of the Russian state telegraph network

 

1853
Opening of a construction office in St. Petersburg

 

1855
Founding of a subsidiary in St. Petersburg, headed by Carl von Siemens

 

1855–1867
Signing of contracts for the maintenance of the state telegraph network (Remonte contracts)

 

1882–1883
Construction of a cable plant in St. Petersburg

 

1886
Founding of the lighting company Gesellschaft für elektrische Beleuchtung; installation of large-scale lighting systems in St. Petersburg and Moscow

 

1898
Founding of Russische Elektrotechnische Werke Siemens & Halske AG, St. Petersburg

 

1913
Founding of Russische Aktiengesellschaft Siemens-Schuckert

 

1927
Participation in the construction of the Soviet hydroelectric power plant Dnjeprostroj (completed in 1932)

 

1928–1936
Establishment of a consulting office in Moscow

 

1934
Consulting and project planning for the construction of the first subway in Moscow

1959
Delivery of 20 locomotives with silicon rectifiers to the USSR

 

1971
Siemens sets up an agency in Moscow

 

1975
Delivery of an automation system for the world’s largest rolling mill in Tscherepowetz

 

1982
Delivery of the entire equipment for the All-Union Cardiac Center in Moscow

 

1991
Opening of a branch office in St. Petersburg

 

1991
Construction of the world’s longest radio relay line, between Moscow and Chabarowsk (ca. 8,000 kilometers)

 

1997
Founding of the regional company OOO Siemens

2003
Laying of the cornerstone for Siemens’ Russia headquarters in Moscow

 

2005
Siemens expands mobile phone networks for MTS in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine

 

2006
Siemens wins an order from the Russian Evraz Holding Group to modernize the Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works (NTMK)

 

2007
Launch of production of total of eight Velaro RUS (Sapsan) high-speed trains for the Russian state railway (RZD). Siemens is also awarded a maintenance order for the fleet in 2009

 

2009
RZD orders the first Lastochka (Desiro RUS) regional trains, further trains are ordered in 2010 and 2011 together with a 40-year-maintenance contract

 

2010
Start of high-speed trains Sapsan operations between Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod

 

2011
Opening of Siemens high-voltage equipment production plant in Voronezh

 

2012
First repowering project of Siemens in Russia adds 500 MW installed capacity to Kirishi Unit 6 through the upgrade to an efficient combined cycle power plant

 

2013
Supply of ultrasonic equipment to the Federal Medical Centers and medical equipment under the Moscow Region (eight cities) modernization program

Highlights from 170 years of Siemens history

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