Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The concept of a new super heavy-lift launch vehicle is expected to be ready by mid-December, Head of Russia’s Roscosmos Scientific and Technical Council Yuri Koptev said in an interview with the Izvestya newspaper. "As of today, the closest benchmark is the middle of December 2018. By that time, we will...
Construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway (NLR) - a new railway line in Russia’s Far North region of Yamalo-Nenets, will help in improving the region’s transport and social situation, the Region’s Acting Governor Dmitry Artyukhov has said, according to Sever-Press. The region is home to Russia’s largest liquid natural gas...
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline will extend further to Europe only if the European Commission provides ironclad guarantees that the project will not be obstructed, Tass news agency reported. "The second will only be constructed if we receive ironclad guarantees from the...
The Bank of Russia will act to cool the country’s booming mortgage market, since it is worried about possible housing bubble, bne Intellinews reports. The regulator issued a warning to banks saying that the growing number of loans could be causing real estate prices to rise, which causes a feedback loop...
Moscow, Russia and Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on implementing a project to build an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement on Thursday, according to Neftegaz.ru. "The memorandum provides for the identification of authorized organizations through...
Works on a cutting-edge Lider-class destroyer for the Russian Navy may begin in 2020, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament Viktor Bursuk said on Wednesday, according to Zvezda TV. "A preliminary design has been made. Following its results, we are now making the necessary decision and work on its technical...
President Vladimir Putin drove across a new 12-mile bridge to Crimea in a large orange construction truck on Monday, inaugurating his latest megaproject and tightening Moscow’s claim to the disputed territory, The Guardian reported. The bridge, finished six months ahead of schedule, established a land link from Russia to the Crimean...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the country has "practically finished" preparations for the soccer World Cup, planned to be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 Russian cities, Reuters reported. "Russia is ready for the tournament and has only some last-minute ‘fine-tuning’ to do”, Putin said...
The Egyptian government approved on Wednesday an agreement to establish a Russian industrial zone in East Port Said with $7 billion in investments, according to Egypt Today. Negotiations over the project began in 2014. The industrial zone is set to be built on a 5.25 million-square-meter plot of land over...
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency issued a permit to Moscow’s Domodedovo airport to open the first phase of a new segment of the passenger terminal (T2), RIA Novosti reported. According to the airport administration, issuance of a permit for commissioning is a confirmation that the new terminal is ready for...