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02 July 2015

The first stage will include a Subarctic expedition until 21 July this year. Scuba divers from the research team of the Russian Geographical Society's branch in the Republic of Tatarstan will have to dive in the Barents Sea down to a record diving depth of over 100 meters using underwater breathing equipment manufactured by Technodinamika Respirator of Rostec State Corporation.

Technodinamika will provide the expedition with VR-171S and VR-172 non-freezing diving regulators and a LAM-17 lung system. The new equipment addresses the issue of the lung system freezing in extreme cold conditions and ensures at least two hours of trouble-free operation at a water temperature of down to minus 4 Celsius. Advanced technology has helped to simplify the reducer and make it more reliable than its analogues. In addition, springless technology reduced the total weight of the equipment.

"Testing Technodinamika’s scuba sets in extreme conditions shall once again prove their reliability and failure-free operation," said Maxim Kuzyuk, CEO of Technodinamika. "Feedback from the professional community will allow us to improve the usability of our equipment by making it more ergonomic and interesting for the mass market. In the future, we intend to take about 10% of the Russian market of diving regulators, including the mass segment."
Technodinamika and the Research diving team from the Russian Geographical Society's branch in the Republic of Tatarstan have signed a cooperation agreement. As part of the Agreement, the company will provide the expeditions with diving equipment and co-finance them, while the diving team will test the Holding's diving equipment and provide expert opinions.

The Research Diving Team is a team of professional divers, experts in various areas of underwater operations, photographers, athletes, journalists, and scientists set up by the Russian Underwater Sports Federation and the Russian Geographical Society. The team's mission is to conduct studies related to underwater operations; carry out campaigns and projects related to underwater operations; assist research institutions in underwater research and collection of scientific data, and provide training in underwater sports and underwater research.

The Branch of the Russian Geographical Society in the Republic of Tatarstan promotes geographical knowledge, conducts scientific research, develops tourism, including adventure tourism and ecotourism, and provides education and health care for young people in the Republic of Tatarstan. In 2013-2014, members of the Branch set three world records and won national recognition for divers from Kazan. Dmitry Shiller is the head of the Branch.

The 13 Seas of Russia is a large-scale expedition project which involves scuba diving with Russian-made equipment to record depths in the seas surrounding Russia. The project is scheduled to start on 1 July 2015 and to be completed by December 2020. The project is expected to result in a series of documentaries on expeditions and the seas of Russia.

Technodinamika Holding offers design, engineering, manufacturing, and after-sales services of aircraft systems and components. The Holding also produces parts and components for the oil and gas, automotive, transport, and power generation industries. Technodinamika comprises 36 enterprises located all over Russia: in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk Region, and other Russian regions. The Holding is part of Rostec State Corporation.