Uralkali Opens New Corporate Museum in Solikamsk


Uralkali (the Company) has opened a new corporate museum in the Company’s culture and leisure center. Yulia Vetoshkina, Minister for Tourism and Youth Policy of the Perm Region, Evgeniy Samoukov, Head of the Solikamsk City District, Vitaly Lauk, Uralkali CEO, and Irina Konstantinova, Uralkali HR Director all took part in the opening ceremony. The grand opening was also attended by veterans and employees of the Company.

The new museum is part of a unique museum and exhibition complex, which unites the Berezniki and Solikamsk sites. This is the only museum and exhibition center devoted to the history and development of the potash industry in Russia.

The museum has an area of 450 square meters and hosts 23,000 items. More than 1,000 museum pieces are displayed in 50 crystal-shaped glass cases. The museum also boasts 6 unique dioramas and 20 multi-media complexes. Visitors will have an opportunity to see Russia’s only collection of mining machinery models and an interactive potash laboratory that contains information on the minerals in the Verkhnekamskoye deposit of potassium and magnesium salts. Visitors of all ages can use the various multi-media installations to learn about the history of potash production. The museum is expected to receive up to 8,000 visitors every year.

Uralkali has invested RUB 60 million in the new museum.

Vitaly Lauk, Uralkali CEO, commented:

Without the achievements of the past, Uralkali could not be an industry leader. We have opened a new museum to demonstrate our appreciation for our history and the veterans of the Company who made such huge contributions towards the development of our production. The museum’s exclusive exhibits portray our unique historical heritage and the specific nature of our industry.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore treatment plants in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs more than 12,000 people in the main production unit.