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September 12, 2017

Moscow stage of #BrighterTogether festival kicks off

The Moscow stage of the All-Russian Energy Conservation Festival #BrighterTogether, which is being held as part of Russian Energy Week, has opened in Gorky Park.

Guests at the site of the event, which is dedicated to the celebration of City Day, were presented with an interactive mock-up of Moscow with a diameter of 27 metres with copies of the city’s landmarks, illuminated streets, buildings, and structures. City residents could see copies of the Kremlin wall, the high-rise building of Moscow State University, and the skyscrapers of Moscow City with height not exceeding six meters. Water buses and the Crimean Bridge were visible on a miniature copy of the Moskva River. The exhibit also included copies of the Moscow Ring Railway (MRR) with a running Desiro RUS train and the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD) with moving cars. All the details of the layout are interactive: guests could turn on lights and control various components of the mini-city. A lecture hall was set up near the mock-up of the city where industry experts told people about the country’s energy system and explained basic concepts of energy conservation.

The #BrighterTogether Festival is being supported by 80 regions of the country this year. Most of them have already launched activities as part of the programme. For example, thematic family holidays as well as educational lectures and excursions have already been held in the Kirov, Kursk, Kaluga, Vladimir, Novosibirsk, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Orenburg, and Novgorod Regions as well as the Republic of Khakassia, Bashkortostan, Komi, and Krasnodar Territory.

The Festival will conclude in Sochi on 14–22 October during the World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS), where international experts will be able to exchange experience in the introduction of energy efficiency technologies and discuss possible practical solutions for implementing energy efficiency measures in Russia. Energy conservation technologies will be one of the topics of discussion during Russian Energy Week, which will take place on 3-7 October in Moscow. The discussion will be attended by government officials, Russian and foreign companies, and industry experts.

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