[POST]Industrial Urals: Verkhnyaya Pyshma. A story in the making

The town is home to one of Russia’s largest museums of military hardware. It was founded in 2006 by UMMC under the auspices of the Volga-Urals Military District.

The town is home to one of Russia’s largest museums of military hardware. It was founded in 2006 by UMMC under the auspices of the Volga-Urals Military District.

Sergey Poteryaev
Verknyaya Pyshma is the headquarters of one of Russia’s largest enterprises, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, the second largest copper producer in Russia.
Verkhnyaya Pyshma is a satellite town of Yekaterinburg in Sverdlovsk Oblast, just 1 km north of the Urals capital.
Sergey Tsatevich, 33, tinsmith; currently restoring a Moskvich-407 car
The town is the headquarters of one of Russia’s largest enterprises, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC). The company is the second largest copper producer in Russia.
Firdus Nurmukhanov, 31, car fitter; currently restoring a spotlight
Mikhail Tropin, 29, car mechanic; currently restoring a T-70 tank
The museum is called the “Battle Glory of the Urals.” One of its founding principles is not to house any machinery from Nazi Germany or any of the Axis Powers.
Yuri Gudkov, 46, car mechanic; currently working on the restoration of an OV-type locomotive
The workshop, which is presently undergoing restoration, opened about three years ago on the factory site. All in all, such work has been going on for five years.
Ivan Gogoliev, 40, electric and gas welder; periodically works on different pieces of equipment
The open-air museum presents a truly breathtaking view, even if in 2012 it counted just 100 items of military hardware.
Sergey Kochnev, 47, tinsmith; currently working on the restoration of an OV-type locomotiveSergey Ulyashin, 50, car mechanic; currently working on the restoration of an OV-type locomotive
UMMC is headed by Andrei Kozitsyn. It was his idea to set up the museum.
Alexander Sharipov, 32, car mechanic; currently restoring a pre-war medical passenger car
The settlement of Medny Rudnik (as Verkhnyaya Pyshma was named until 1946) was founded in 1854 when development began of a copper ore discovered at the headwaters of the Pyshma river.
Andrei Vyalov, 28, car mechanic; currently working on the restoration of a ZMS-5
Although the town’s population is just 64,000, the museum attracts as many as 150,000 people annually.
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