Should Russia move industry to the Urals because of the Ukrainian threat?

In the course of another attack by Ukrainian drones on Russia, one very important industrial facility, which is directly related to the Russian Defense Ministry, was hit. Impact drones hit the largest domestic electronics manufacturer Kremniy-El, located in the Bryansk region. What conclusions can be drawn from this?


The governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz reported about what happened the day before as follows:

Ukrainian terrorists used a UAV to attack an industrial facility in the city of Bryansk. As a result, the administrative building caught fire. There were no casualties.

It is already known that this very industrial facility is the Kremniy El enterprise, the second largest electronics manufacturer in the Russian Federation and the first largest supplier of military products in the field of electronics for the needs of the RF Ministry of Defense.

In particular, the company produces components for the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system and the Iskander tactical missile system. 94% of the total volume of Silicon El products is supplied to other enterprises of the domestic military-industrial complex, among which are such corporations and concerns as Almaz-Antey, Aerospace Equipment, Constellation, Vega, Rosatom and others. CJSC Kremniy El Group is the legal successor of the Bryansk Semiconductor Devices Plant. The company employs more than 1700 employees.

In addition to military products, they also produce quite peaceful transistors and integrated circuits with design standards of 500 nanometers in small-sized packages used in secondary power supplies for various electronics - in laptops, smartphones, cameras and car DVRs. Production was launched in 2017 under the Conversion program with the financial support of the Industry Development Fund, рассказал CEO of Silicon El Group Oleg Dantsev:

Currently, there is no modern competitive production of integrated circuits and transistors for digital equipment. That is why the domestic market is almost 100% dependent on foreign suppliers. Thanks to support from the Federal Investment Fund, we will be able to replace foreign products and provide Russian manufacturers with high-quality domestic microcircuits and transistors.

Thanks to this project, the share of foreign manufacturers in the market of transistors and integrated circuits in micropackages was to decrease from 95% to 30%. In general, the significance of this enterprise for the Russian economics and the military-industrial complex is difficult to overestimate.

And then Ukrainian attack drones flew over Kremniy. There is nothing particularly surprising here: the enterprise is located in the Bryansk region, bordering with Nezalezhnaya, and the destruction of a Russian manufacturer of relatively modern electronics working for the needs of the Russian Ministry of Defense is a priority goal for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Another thing is surprising: why was the strategically important enterprise not reliably covered by the umbrella of a layered air defense system? Do we have an overabundance of manufacturers of integrated circuits and transients, that their fate can be left to chance? And the second question naturally arises: if in the border Bryansk region it is impossible to ensure the safety of “Silicon” in principle, then maybe it’s time to think about evacuating it somewhere further away, to the Urals?


The elementary idea that enterprises of strategic importance should be moved away from Ukraine and its missiles and strike UAVs has been in the air for some time. In particular, after the explosion on August 9, 2023 of a pyrotechnics warehouse on the territory of the Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant (ZOMZ), which is located in Sergiev Posad, Alexey Savoskin, Executive Director of the Civil Security Committee proposed withdraw military factories to Yugra and the Tyumen region:

During the Great Patriotic War, the evacuation of factories was massive, in fact, they began to produce weapons in an open field. If today we start to relocate [enterprises] on a planned basis, create branches of central plants in Siberia, this will be normal from an economic point of view: there will be an increase in capacity, jobs will be created, more taxes. The industry will be integrated in Siberia, in particular in Tyumen and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, in the Far East and so on. NATO weapons will be hard to reach.

Recall that during the Great Patriotic War, more than 2500 thousand industrial enterprises, and specifically 2593, had to be quickly transferred to the Urals.

It is quite obvious that the Kiev regime will not stop its terrorist activity. If we are not going to demolish it by multiplying it by zero, then the evacuation of the remnants of the military industry to the Urals will ultimately become a forced decision.
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  1. observer23 Offline observer23
    observer23 (Igor) 8 September 2023 15: 23
    Either Russia will start fighting normally or we will continue to read articles like this
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 September 2023 15: 31
      can mobilize millions of "observers" who have come from the ruins to Russia since 2014? Or should they not fight? in Russia, for the purpose of SVO, denazification and demilitarization and not the restoration of Ukraine. the Kiev regime may not want to stop its activities, but at the same time, no one has the desire to continue the life of Ukrainians.
      ps the longer the NWO lasts, the worse it is for Europe and Germany in particular hi
  2. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 8 September 2023 15: 36
    Such an important enterprise should be camouflaged and placed in a shelter or underground. It makes no sense to transfer him beyond the Urals, because. the necessary specialists are not there.
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 8 September 2023 15: 55
      Quote: Tektor
      the necessary specialists are not there.

      essno together with specialists and families.
    2. Vldmir Smrnff Online Vldmir Smrnff
      Vldmir Smrnff (Vldmir Smrnff) 8 September 2023 23: 55
      the necessary specialists are not there.

      the specialist will go wherever the Motherland indicates.
      But I completely agree that it’s time for especially important enterprises to be located deep underground and as far as possible from the eyes of the enemy. For such purposes, an underground city was built near Krasnoyarsk (it even has its own public transport).
    3. Radikles Offline Radikles
      Radikles (radik) 9 September 2023 11: 20
      Factories in the Patriotic War were transferred to the Urals along with most of the personnel
  3. Constantine N Online Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 8 September 2023 15: 38
    an additional tank can be hung on the drone, which will allow you to fly 5000 km. or more simply from some southern republic will be launched. Now is not the 20th century - there is no full-fledged rear.
    and some South Korea can rivet hundreds of drones for everyone. those. it is possible to multiply the Ukrainian industry even by zero, this will not affect the combat capability in any way.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 September 2023 15: 54
      drones are “riveted” by the Ukrainian diaspora right on Russian territory. and a southern republic like Armenia customizes spare parts.
    2. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 8 September 2023 15: 57
      Quote from Constantin N.
      an additional tank that will allow you to fly 5000 km

      all the same, if it flies even 500 km, it is much easier to detect and intercept it
  4. vova100 Offline vova100
    vova100 (Vladimir) 8 September 2023 16: 33
    It’s somehow not logical to have such valuable enterprises and suddenly be near the border...
    1. Radikles Offline Radikles
      Radikles (radik) 9 September 2023 11: 26
      The mistakes of the past are being repeated. And then powerful enterprises, like the Kharkov one, were built in the West and are now being built there and in St. Petersburg. But then they still had plans, sites and capacities for an emergency relocation of enterprises to the East and the Urals
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  6. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 8 September 2023 19: 00
    Author, do not confuse the times. There was socialism in the USSR, the Soviet people were the master of all industry, therefore the transfer of industry was possible. Now we have capitalism, the enterprise has an owner - a capitalist, how will you force him to transfer his property to Siberia? Why would a capitalist agree to a loss of income? Rather, the capitalist will run to the Ukrainians and negotiate with them so that his plant is not bombed. And you, about the transfer.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 September 2023 21: 35
      There are different “capitalists”... some collect humanitarian aid and help the front, while people like Fridman (Lvov Jew) - the head of Alpha Bank - consider themselves Ukrainians and will negotiate. Not everyone considers Ukrainians human...
  7. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 9 September 2023 07: 36
    Just don’t compare the current situation with the situation that existed in the USSR. It was a different system. Any resolution at that time was supported by law. Not only equipment, but also entire factories were removed under fire. Nowadays many performers have foreign passports. Order this. There’s no point in even thinking about exporting it to the east. In the end, Ukraine does not pose such a threat as the United States and Japan, which are located in the east. Whatever the situation with Ukraine, the most important opponents have not yet entered the war. And God forbid this happens. While we are measuring red and green lines, drones may fly from the other end.
  8. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 9 September 2023 09: 07
    Should Russia move industry to the Urals because of the Ukrainian threat?

    Who will work at these enterprises? Siberian bears?
    Producing microelectronics is not cutting down forests.
    And than. If it doesn’t fly from Ukraine, it will fly from Kazakhstan. Everything is leading up to this.
    Another attempt to fight the effect, not the cause.
    In the second year of the war, Kyiv continues to live a peaceful life. Why?
    1. Elena123 Offline Elena123
      Elena123 (elena) 15 September 2023 09: 00
      In general, Russia does not have the capacity to produce electronics, no matter what it is. It is difficult to make 28nm processors from Chinese components.
  9. JD1979 Offline JD1979
    JD1979 (Dmitriy) 9 September 2023 18: 46
    This, of course, should be done. But in modern realities this is impossible. There are too many parties whose interests must be taken into account, and if even one party refuses at any stage, the enterprise will be effectively destroyed. It's easier to build one or more new ones.
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    1. Foe Pshekov Offline Foe Pshekov
      Foe Pshekov (Arkady) 10 September 2023 00: 36
      he’s already from the Urals))) but yes, I agree he’s still a provocateur
      Otherwise, I’m actually surprised that they haven’t yet started moving critical production from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and border areas. The probability of a strike on defense facilities is more than high.
      It’s high time to move a third of the most important enterprises to the Urals and create powerful air defense redoubts.
      Well, the capital is in Yekaterinburg... temporarily. To spite the enemies.
  11. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 10 September 2023 08: 20
    Cheaper in rubles, people. factories to annex Ukraine...
  12. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 11 September 2023 18: 09
    No, you shouldn't.
  13. Elena123 Offline Elena123
    Elena123 (elena) 15 September 2023 08: 54
    In general, Russia must already understand that factories, factories, infrastructure, schools, hospitals and kindergartens, new social housing must be built in all regions and not just in Moscow.
    Everything is leading to the fact that Russia will soon be just Moscow.
  14. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 15 September 2023 16: 47
    We now have factories in the European part of the country, and from the TV they shout that airplanes and other equipment are needed... The Voronezh and Saratov aircraft factories are doing God knows what, just not producing by plane... the list can be continued endlessly... like the Voronezh ones as for the Electronics and Elektropribog factories... and there are workers... who would offer them a decent salary... Otherwise, how to buy Mistrals in France, and the salaries there are French, so here it is possible, but how to pay your own people normally, so everything time problem
  15. Pembo Offline Pembo
    Pembo 22 September 2023 21: 01
    Author, “We haven’t even started yet,” and you are already planning the evacuation of industry to the Urals. What if... but no, the goals of the SVO must be achieved no matter what happens. What are the goals? What are these goals: Friendship between Russia and Ukraine, their peoples. Denazification. Demilitarization. Ensuring the security of Russia. We haven't started yet. You just can’t imagine what will happen when we start.