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Monument to the First General Director of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Mr. Nikolai Lemaev, will be unveiled in Moscow

In Moscow, at Troyekurovsky Cemetery, a monument was erected devoted to Mr. Nikolai Lemaev, the First General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. The initiative belongs to the management of TAIF Group and members of the Management Board of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.

The monument will be unveiled on the eve of the birthday of the legendary leader with participation of veterans of the enterprise and relatives of an outstanding Russian petrochemical engineer.

Nikolai Lemaev was born on 14 November 1929 into a peasant family in the village of Krasny Yar in the Kuibyshev region. After graduating from the village school in 1946, he entered the new Kuibyshev Oil Technology College. He was assigned to the city of Chernikovsk near Ufa, to a petrochemical plant under construction, where he went through all the production stages: he worked as a foreman, a senior operator, a duty officer and a senior engineer, a deputy head and a shop manager. Concurrently he studied at the institute.

In March 1963, at the age of 33, Nikolai Lemaev arrived in Nizhnekamsk to build a petrochemical plant. In a short time, I gathered a team of friends, an efficient and highly professional team.

Thanks to Nikolai Lemaev, Nizhnekamskneftekhim has become the country's largest producer of synthetic rubber and monomers. In 1980, he was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for his services in the development of the oil refining and petrochemical industries and outstanding success achieved in the construction, commissioning and development of the complex for the production of isoprene rubber.

In 1985, Nikolai Lemaev was appointed First Deputy Minister, and from 1985 to 1990 - Minister of the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry of the USSR. In 1990, Lemaev resigned from his post of his own free will and was elected a Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. He was an advisor to the First President of the Republic, Mr. Mintimer Shaimiev. During the crisis years, at the request of Shaimiev, he returned to the enterprise, since 1997 he was the Chairman of the Board of directors of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. He passed away in 2000.

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