Chemical Plant " Slates " ( formally : "Plant " Slates " ") - a factory for processing of oil shale , the main chemical enterprise in Shales Leningrad region.
In 1937 , construction began Gdovsky oil shale and bitumen plant in October 1939, was started the first pilot plant furnace. Since 1940, the plant is called " Stroybitum ." In 1952 it was a state-owned enterprise " Gazoslantsevy Plant" (later - shale processing plant " Slates " SDRs). Its main products were shale oil and combustible gas (hence its slang name " Gazzavod "). In August 1993, it was registered "Plant " Slates " ", which is the successor of the listed companies .
During the existence of the nature of production plant , its main profile , product range has changed considerably . Win slantsepererabotki now negligible , the main company profile - coke calcining and petrochemical production , including for export ( petroleum resin exported to Germany , Italy, Poland , calcined petroleum coke - France and Tajikistan , coal char - in Norway ) . In 2005, the plant " Slates " produced 40% of the city's industrial output .
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.