Saturday, December 5, 2020
An Arctic air expedition, first of its kind in Russian aviation history, kicked off from the Samara Region on Tuesday morning, TASS news agency reported from the site. Three amphibious planes took off one after another from a small air field in the Krasny Yar village, heading for north-east. They...
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...
The Russian government will start building new airport terminals in 27 of the country’s regions in 2019, First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov said during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with the government, RNS reports. “New terminals and runways at the airports of Novosibirsk, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, and...
The Parliament of Kazakhstan has approved an agreement allowing the United States to use two of the nation’s Caspian Sea ports as transit points for shipping non-military material to Afghanistan, Eurasianet reports. Previously, Russia had provided transit options for NATO supplies to Afghanistan, but by gaining access to the ports of...
The Russian government has approved construction plans for a toll highway that will dramatically cut cargo shipping times between Europe and China, Vedomosti reported on Monday. Russia is pursuing an ambitious infrastructure plan in President Vladimir Putin’s current presidential term, including developing its portion of the strategic China-Western Europe transport...
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...
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,...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with Russia in a dispute over railway vehicles and equipment launched by Ukraine in 2015, Politico reports. In October 2015, Kiev filed a claim with the World Trade Organization against Russia over restrictions slapped on supplies of Ukrainian rolling stock and railroad...
U.S.-Chinese joint venture Xinyang Amsted has offered to start supplying Russia cast wheels, which are used in the United States, amid a growing deficit, Kommersant reports. Currently, Russian trains are only using solid-rolled wheels, but the new state standards for cast wheels may be approved by this July. The...
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport held its World Cup ceremony when the legendary trophy was presented by airport management as part of the FIFA World Cup preparations. The ceremony was held in the new Terminal B, built especially for the tournament, Air Cargo News informed. The 110,500 square meter (362,533 square feet)...