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07 March 2024, 18:55

Siberian mining company names 220-tonne BelAZ truck after Putin

Image credit: VN.RU
Image credit: VN.RU
MOSCOW, 7 March (BelTA) – Siberians have named a 220-tonne truck made by the Belarusian company BelAZ and meant to operate in the Kolyvansky open-pit coal mine after President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the press service of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia told BelTA.

The embassy said: “Our 220-tonne truck in the Kolyvansky open-pit coal mine in Novosibirsk Oblast has been named after President of Russia Vladimir Putin. It is not only an honor but a great responsibility. We are convinced that the vehicles made in Zhodino will not fail.”

According to the source, gigantic haul trucks of Belarusian make have always been appreciated in Russian regions but after the withdrawal of unreliable partners the embassy saw an emergence of a BelAZ truck “cult” in Siberia, Transbaikal, Yakutia, Kuzbass, and Kolyma.

Sibanthracite Group operates the Kolyvansky open-pit coal mine. The company started the tradition of naming BelAZ trucks after worthy people not so long ago. In 2023 three haul trucks were named after the family dynasties, who have worked for Sibanthracite for many years. “BelAZ embodies strength, power. BelAZ vehicles are true ships in an open mine. And ships need to be named after people, after the best people. Our president Vladimir Putin is a strong leader of a strong country,” said Aleksandr Danilchenko, director of the mine.

Over the last 12 months Sibanthracite Group commissioned 21 Belarusian haul trucks at various mining operations in Novosibirsk Oblast. The new BelAZ vehicles are fitted with a modern alternating-current electric traction drive, which allows increasing the vehicle’s speed uphill and downhill. The commissioning of the new vehicles will allow increasing the output using safe methods.

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