Saturday, January 25, 2020
Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has received the initial batch of five Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) airliners from state-run Vnesheconombank (VEB), RNS reported last week. The deliveries were made during the last week of December and form part of a 100-aircraft order placed by Aeroflot with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp...
Technology firm Maxima Digital, a partner of Russia’s Maxima Telecom, will invest $100 million over the next two years to provide free Wi-Fi in metro stations and coaches in the Indian capital Delhi, India Today reports. The company has been working with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) over the past...
The passenger train that arrived in Crimea this week via a new Russian-built bridge illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border, officials in Kiev said on Wednesday, adding that the country has opened a criminal probe into the matter, AP reports. Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the railway...
Moldova has requested a $300 million loan from Russia to finance large infrastructure projects, the president of the former Soviet republic Igor Dodon said this week, according to TASS. Dodon said he discussed the matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an official visit last week. "A decision in principle has...
The European Union has condemned the opening of a railway bridge to the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula by President Vladimir Putin as "another violation" by Russia of Ukraine's sovereignty and territory, RFE/RL reported. EU spokesman Peter Stano said not only was the Kerch bridge "a continuation of forced integration of...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched via video conference the first train from St. Petersburg to annexed Crimea that will arrive to the peninsula via the new Crimean Bridge, Interfax reports. Putin also used the occasion to kick off regular traffic on the new railroad bridge across the Kerch of...
Russia's Economy Ministry said on Thursday that the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued a $500 million loan to Russia to help fund road construction, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported.  This is the first Russian project in the portfolio of this bank and the first loan from an international development...
The new structure of airspace over Moscow, which would enable the operators to significantly reduce air traffic delays, will start operations from December 3 2020, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Maxim Akimov told reporters on Tuesday, according to Gazeta.ru. "One of the most important and forward-looking issues is the approval...
Russia’s state-run fund dedicated to innovation, RVC, and Russian Railways (RZD) have teamed up to launch to two venture funds for industrial and digital investments, reports East-West Digital News reports. Scheduled for launch in 2021, the funds will support early-stage projects, which have “the potential of developing synergies with the...
Russia took another step towards its plan to take advantage of Arctic shipping routes this week, as state nuclear corporation Rosatom confirmed it will take a stake in transport holding Delo Group as part of the government’s ambitious Northern Sea Route project, RBC reports. Rosatom said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the deal...