Unitsky String Technologies
17 May 2017
A look at SkyWay 15 years after
On the day of the first test run of SkyWay unibus the territory of the demonstration center was visited by the man who played one of the most important roles in the history of Unitsky String Transport. Dmitry Teryokhin is one of the first major investors who believed in the prospects of Yunitskiy's technology. It was he who provided funding for the construction of the test site in Ozyory, where the first generation of string transport was implemented in 2001. The amount invested by Mr. Teryokhin at that time totalled USD 1.5 million. General Alexander Lebed invested 300 thousand dollars more from his Governor's Fund.
For some reasons cooperation between Yunitskiy and Teryokhin was interrupted. Ex-partners had no contacts for 15 years. Dmitry was not interested in the fate of the technology and did not know the results that its author managed to reach during this time. Therefore, when Anatoly Yunitskiy phoned Mr. Teryokhin and invited him to visit Minsk to see the current stage of SkyWay transport development, it was a surprise to the businessman.
"The things I have seen today seemed to me like some time machine, like in a dream. The feeling is that we parted only yesterday. Then it was all mostly on paper, in project solutions, schemes and ideas. Today a significant part of it is implemented. It is very impressive." - comments Dmitry on his visit to SkyWay demonstration center.
According to Anatoly Yunitskiy, he never forgot about the support rendered to him by Dmitry Teryokhin in the time difficult for him and for the country in which he lived. "I feel gratitude to this man, - says the General Designer of SkyWay string transport. - However, the things we managed to do thanks to Dmitry's help and funds, were not lost by me, because I have received knowledge and expertise that I took with me for the future work. If I did not have knowledge and expertise of the 1st generation in Ozyory, we would not have the 4th generation that we see now."
Meeting of former partners was not only intense, but also really warm. Mr. Teryokhin was impressed by what he saw and expressed confidence that it will take little time till the moment when SkyWay string transport will be commonly used for transportation of passengers and cargo. "Now this system has new qualities. In the fields of information, transport, logistics and philosophy of life in general, - he said in the interview to SkyWay news service. - I believe in this idea and I will continue to help again with what I can."
In his turn, Anatoly Yunitskiy announced the intention to perpetuate the contribution made by Dmitry to the development of string transport at the Walk of Fame of SkyWay investors. It will appear in EcoTechnoPark this summer.
Translation of the video:
Michael Kirichenko: Good afternoon! I think we shall listen to our guest first. Dmitry, please tell us what has brought you to SkyWay EcoTechnoPark today.
Dmitry Teryokhin: As it was before, Anatoly has brought me here. He phoned me a month ago and invited me to come here and see the present level of the project that we started 17 years ago. Am I right, Anatoly, 17 years ago?
Anatoly Yunitskiy: 16.
D.T.: OK, 16. We had a 15-year interval in communicating. The things I have seen today seemed to me like some time machine, like in a dream. The feeling is that we parted only yesterday. Then it was all mostly on paper, in project solutions, schemes and ideas. Today a significant part of it is implemented. It is very impressive. Anatoly's idea that I believed in at that time is actually quite simple. Everything of genius is simple. However, somehow few people believe in it. Everybody wants to see it. Anatoly's genius was revealed by the fact that he has achieved it alone. I rendered my assistance at the initial stage and then we parted. I stopped to finance the project. Anatoly has reached the present level himself. Certainly, with his supporters, friends and partners, but the main generating force came from him. In addition to his idea and its engineering embodiment. I believe that it will take little time until its industrial production and the start of its service for particular needs of people in passenger and freight transportation. Now this system has new qualities. In the fields of information, transport, logistics and philosophy of life in general. I believe in this idea and I will continue to help again with what I can.
M.K.: Thank you very much. It is very pleasant that you are with us again. Now let us listen to Anatoly Yunitskiy. It is very interesting to know what you are feeling in this big day, when you have again your long-standing partner, who participated in the creation of Unitsky String Transport of the 1st generation.
A.Y.: I feel gratitude to this man, who invested 1.5 mln dollars, by the way. In the project that no one believed in. It was a difficult time about 17 years ago. It was not easy to do it. Few people understood what we were doing. I think Dmitry did not understand it either. He invested in many projects, therefore, perhaps because of this he has lost his tremendous possibilities. He has invested in dozens of projects after the string transport. That time was difficult both for Russia and for him. Financing stopped. Despite some help from the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander Lebed, it was not enough for the things that we are doing now. Therefore, the project was closed at that time. However, the things we managed to do thanks to Dmitry's help and funds, were not lost by me, because I have received knowledge and expertise that I took with me for the future work. If I did not have knowledge and expertise of the 1st generation in Ozyory, we would not have the 4th generation that we see now. Therefore, I am very grateful to Dmitry for what he has done at that time, though he could not do it. I did not forget what happened then. I am grateful to Dmitry and I phoned him. Most probably, he did not expect it.
D.T.: No, I didn't. Frankly speaking, I did not know that you were developing so greatly. However, I remembered this project in recent years. Don't know why. Maybe I felt something about it and wanted to know the present situation with Anatoly.
A.Y.: He could lose 1.5 million dollars.
D.T.: I have lost much more.
A.Y.: But he has obtained much more for his life. We shall not speak about your share, but you have not lost it.
D.T.: No, I have not lost it. I did not think I had lost it at that time. I have lost many other funds, but I do not regret about this money, because you were developing then. You were creating design models. People wanted to see something new. That's why a new track was built. Two Governors came to see it. You will see everything very soon.
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