The Russian Federation Ministry of Defence
The Federal Space Agency is an authorized federal executive agency. The functions of the Agency include pursuance of the state policy and legal regulation, providing state services and administration of the state space assets, as well as management of the international cooperation in joint space projects and programs, the activities of rocket and space industry entities relating to military space technologies, strategic missiles. The Federal Space Agency is also responsible for overall coordination of the activities at the Baikonur space port. The Government of the Russian Federation provides leadership regarding the activities of the Federal Space Agency.
Russian Federal Space Agency
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России Federal'noye kosmicheskoye agentstvo Rossii), commonly called Roscosmos (Роскосмос Roskosmos) and abbreviated as FKA (ФКА) and RKA (РКА), is the government agency responsible for the Russian space science program and general aerospace research. It was previously the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство Rossiyskoe aviatsionno-kosmicheskoe agentsvo, commonly known as "Rosaviakosmos").
Headquarters of Roscosmos are located in Moscow. Main Mission Control space flight operations center is located in a nearby city of Korolev. Cosmonauts Training Centre (GCTC) is in Star City. Launch facilities used are Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (with most launches taking place there, both manned and unmanned) and Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia used primarily for unmanned flights of military designations.
Since his appointment as General Director in March 2004, Anatoly Perminov has led Russia's efforts to consolidate its space program.
Rosoboronexport State Corporation recognises international defence exhibitions as one of the most important marketing tools. The Enterprise has been representing Russian defence export products and services at international defence exhibitions and supporting industries' exhibition activities since late 80s. The Enterprise usually heads Russian exposition at each exhibition where most Russian exhibitors participate under its auspices. Cooperation with the enterprises is focused on rendering assistance to them in leasing exhibition areas, constructing and decorating stands, providing exhibit licensing, customs clearing, shipping to and from the exhibition site, etc. The longstanding corporate trade-show policy is aimed at providing flexible support both to its own and industry's marketing efforts.
The Institute of Computational Technologies
The Institute of Computational Technologies was established in 1990 at Novosibirsk Scientific Centre, Russia. The Institute has been founded and since then leaded by academician (full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences) Yuri Shokin. Currently academic staff of the Institute includes 1 full and 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 17 Professors, and 29 Doctors of Philosophy (PhD).
The Institute of Computational Technologies is now conducting both fundamental and applied research on the cutting edge of informational and computational technologies. Main directions of research are design and implementation of the informational-telecommunication technologies in decision making problems; mathematical modelling and computational algorithm development applied to a wide range of problems arising in mechanics of continuous media, physics and ecology. The Institute is a leading organization on informational-telecommunication technologies within the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). Our staff has implemented and is now maintaining a regional SB RAS data exchange network. This network covers scientific centres in Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk and other cities in Siberia. The network serves more than 150 research, educational and social organizations with more than 40 000 active users. This network is the biggest academic network in Russia.
Gazprom is one of the world’s largest energy companies. Its major business lines are geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and marketing of hydrocarbons as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom’s mission is to ensure maximally efficient and balanced gas supply to Russian customers and reliably fulfill long-term gas export contracts. Natural gas lanterns were first lit in Russia on the Aptekarsky Island of Saint Petersburg back in 1819. The history of “big gas” in the Soviet Union began in 1946 upon commissioning of the Saratov – Moscow gas trunkline. Gazprom State Gas Concern was established in 1989 on the basis of the USSR Gas Industry Ministry. In 1993 the Concern laid the foundation for setting up Gazprom Russian Joint Stock Company, which was renamed in 1998 as Gazprom Open Joint Stock Company.