Sunday, June 23, 2019
The EU's Northern Dimension Fund has granted 200,000 euros to Russia to draw up a plan for a new route between Vyborg and the busy Nuijamaa border crossing point, some 25 km from Lappeenranta, eastern Finland, Yle informs. The present road between Vyborg, Russia and Nuijamaa was originally intended as...
Sheremetyevo’s shareholders are considering selling up to 10 percent of the airport during 2018, one of the company’s owners and chairman of the board at Sheremetyevo, Alexander Ponomarenko, said in an interview with Vedomosti. TPS Avia controls 66% of the Moscow Airport. According to Ponomarenko, the company has a good development...
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...
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...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the development of the country’s Far East was a national priority for the 21st century. However, Russian authorities seem to have a more important undeclared priority: all-out savings for the sake of accumulating foreign exchange reserves, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. According to the newspaper,...
The governments of Russia and North Korea have begun formal talks on linking their two countries by building the first road bridge over the Tumen River, Interfax reported. At present, there is a rail link, and flights between Pyongyang and Vladivostok are available on Mondays and Fridays, but it is...
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...
The Russian government is considering the use of ports in annexed Crimea as parts of a trade route to Iran through the Caspian region, the country’s Presidential Envoy to Crimea Georgy Muradov told the Izvestya newspaper. According to the official, several Iranian businessmen have already expressed readiness to develop a...
Sheremetyevo International Airport has served more than 16 million passengers since the beginning of the year, an 12.4% increase compared to the same period in 2017. According to Flightstats ratings, Sheremetyevo in May again became the leading airport in punctuality among European airports. The indicator of punctuality for departure was...
Ukraine has said that the newly-built Russian bridge to Crimea, the peninsula it annexed in 2014, is used by Moscow to delay its neighbor’s ships, exert political pressure and hurt its economy, Bloomberg reports. Ukraine’s State Border Service said Wednesday that inspections of vessels have risen sharply since the 19-kilometer...