Wednesday, 17.10.2018
The European Union has approved and adjusted anti-dumping duties on steel pipes originating in Russia and Ukraine, as reported in the Official Journal of the European Union on Tuesday, according to TASS news agency. "The EU Council imposing a definite anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes,...
British-based design studio Zaha Hadid Architects won against 47 international teams in a competition to design the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia, ArchDaily reported. Yekaterinburg, a growing cultural center in central Russia, was known as Sverdlovsk from 1924 to 1991. The new Sverdlovsk Concert Hall will be...
UK-based studio LDA Design has won an international competition to create a landscape-led masterplan in Russia’s Kaliningrad by putting water at the heart of its design, Mail.ru News reports. Leading a multi-disciplinary team, LDA Design’s vision for Oktyabrsky Island, which sits in the Pregolya River, beat four finalists to...
Russia and Germany have agreed to a new railway connection between Berlin and Russia’s “northern capital” St. Petersburg, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has confirmed after reports in Russian media. The train will go from Germany to the Russian exclave city of Kaliningrad and then onwards...
Danish shipping giant Maersk said on Friday that its Venta Maersk container ship called the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia, successfully completing a trial of the Northern Sea Route, The Associated Press reports. Venta Maersk, one of the company’s new Baltic feeders, embarked on her voyage on 22 August 2018...
A commercial container ship has for the first time successfully navigated the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by melting sea ice caused by global warming, ABC News reported this week. Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, said its ship, Venta Maersk, was...
Russia’s Tyumen State University has received a grant to develop a concept of "smart towns" in the country’s Arctic, the University’s press service said on Monday, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "The University, as a part of an international consortium, has won a grant for a big project "Smart Municipalities in...
A planned Russian high-speed railway line could be cut short due to funding and may not reach its final destination of Kazan in Russia’s Tatarstan, business daily newspaper Kommersant reports. Construction of the costly project is planned to begin later this year. However, the report says that the railway’s funding...
Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot has announced its Board of Directors has re-elected Vitaly Savelyev as CEO for a term of five years, ATW reports. The appointment was approved on 28 August 2018 at a meeting of the Board of Directors chaired by Mikhail Poluboyarinov, pursuant to a Directive from the Russian government,...
Russian technology giant Yandex has begun to test self-driving taxis in Innopolis, a small town built a few years ago to foster education in technology and entrepreneurship, AFN reports. The company described the tests in a blog post as the first autonomous ride-hailing service in Europe. About 100 residents have...