Perm engine builders took the second place in Heroes’ races

On the 27th of August Perm became the place where Heroes’ race – military and sport game to check your stamina, speed and deftness with the system of various difficult barriers was held.  Heroes’ trials take place in different Russian cities; however, Perm has become the host of new format competition for the first time. Despite the lack of experience in participation in such contests Perm Engines team has gained “silver” leaving behind athletes of Rosgvardiya and giving in to the team of EMERCOM.

It took engine builders 1 min 4 seconds to run the distance of 900 meters long being 1 second behind the closest rivals  - only due to photo finish it was possible to determine the winners. Barrier line was made as pneumatic structures, ropes, rubber ladders and balls where an athlete was supposed to get through, jump over or climb to pass the baton to another racer.

-                     The main difficulty was to switch to running on the “soft” surface because in any moment it can spring and you will fall. But the format of the event is very fascinating! I believe that Perm Engines are athletic creams of the city. Although mostly we have engineering education we are capable to compete successfully with more athletic teams of Perm due to the fact that the company is paying much attention to the development of sport, noticed Yevgeniya Yelyesina, Head of automated design system bureau of UEC-PE.

-                     We were to run uphill and hop from one air ball to another, climb on the net, get through the barriers, run and climb again, crawl and run all over the barriers. We were looking on the screens with livestream smiling, watching the other participant losing their balance. And when we run ourselves it wasn’t so funny – the distance was really not easy. In this sport physical training and team spirit are essential - you don’t want to let your friends down. I think all of these helped us to show good results, added Mikhail Malgin, Design-engineer.

Apart from Perm Engines team individual athletes have successfully performed. For example, Denis Yermakov, Technical engineer, has occupied the third place in individual trial among thousands of participants.

-                     I do not go into sport professionally, but always try to have active leisure. Apparently, this assisted me to be among the winners, shared engine builder with the secret of his success.

It should be noticed that today Heroes’ race is one of the largest mass events for amateur athletes held in dozens cities across the country. And on the 23rd of September International race with difficult distances of more than 5 km long and extraordinary barriers will be held in Baku. Any team can take part in the race - big cash prize in promised for winning in “heroic” competition.

JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” is a serial manufacturer of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbine plants for power generation and gas transport. JSC “UEC-Perm Engines” is included into JSC “United Engine Building Corporation”

JSC “United Engine Building Corporation” (included into the State Corporation Rostec) is an integrated structure specializing in development, serial manufacture and maintenance of the engines for military and civil aviation, space programs and navy, as well as oil and gas and power industry. One of the “UEC” business priorities is implementation of complex programs aimed at the field enterprises development including integration of the new technologies compliant with the international standards. The holding revenue in 2014 was 199.9 bln rubles.


State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 with the purpose to support the development, manufacture and export of high-tech civil- and military-application products. It includes over 700 organizations which up to now have been amalgamated into 11 holding companies in the military-industrial complex, 3 organizations in civil industries and 80 organizations of direct management. Rostec portfolio includes such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA etc. Rostec organizations are situated on the territories of 60 Russian Federation entities and deliver products to the markets of over 70 countries. Rostec consolidated revenue in 2015 was 1 trillion 140 billion rubles. In the Corporation average salary in 2015 amounted to 41,000 rubles, tax deductions of the Corporation to the budgets of all levels exceeded 160 bln rubles. According to new strategy of Rostec main target of the Corporation is technological advantages of Russia on highly competitive world markets. Estimated investment amount for the development till 2025 is 4.3 trillion rubles.