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  • Russia and Turkey to abolish entry visas for professional drivers

    The two states are planning to continue work on visa regime liberalization


    Russia and Turkey will take further steps to liberalize visa requirements and finally abolish entry visas for professional drivers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after talks with his visiting Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • WTO rules in Russia’s favor in dispute with Ukraine over transit of goods

    Russia had grounds for imposing restrictions on Ukrainian cargo transit through Russian territory, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body decided, according to the report published on Friday.

  • Russia, Egypt make progress in resuming full-format air traffic — Lavrov

    Moscow and Cairo have achieved some progress in resuming the full-format air traffic between Russia and Egypt, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper published on Saturday.

    Lavrov, who is visiting Egypt on Saturday, said that during the upcoming meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minsiter Sameh Shoukry he was set to discuss plans of boosting bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

  • Russia, Turkey to create joint investment fund for 900 mln euro

    Russia and Turkey will create a joint investment fund for 900 mln euro, Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev told reporters.

    "Today we will announce that we have finally created a Russian-Turkish investment fund. We worked on it for a long time and, there was a lot of discussion, and finally we created it. It is 900 mln euro. And we see that it will be extremely important to revitalize the Russian-Turkish investment," he said.

  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Center approved to expand to Russia

    The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center has been approved to establish a permanent office in Russia, Russian Deputy Minister of Justice Denis Novak told reporters after a session of the arbitration council.

  • Armenia wants to move to five-year gas price agreement with Gazprom

    Armenian Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources considers it expedient to switch to a five-year agreement on the price of gas with Gazprom instead of the practice of setting the price of gas annually, said the head of the ministry’s foreign relations department Tigran Melkonyan at a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and Armenia on Wednesday.

  • Sheremetyevo Airport serves passengers with electronic boarding passes on domestic flights

    To date, passenger service with electronic boarding passes is introduced at Domodedovo and some regional airports


    The Sheremetyevo International Airport introduced a system of using electronic boarding passes on domestic flights, the airport press service said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Transferring PDVSA office to Moscow under work — Venezuela's vice president

    Moving the office of Petroleos de Venezuela oil company (PDVSA) from Portugal to Russia is currently being worked out and is proceeding as planned, Venezuelan Vice-President for Planning Ricardo Menendez told reporters.

    "Transferring the PDVSA office testifies to the strategic nature of our relations in the energy sector. The procedure is progressing normally," he said.

  • Peskov calls positive Mercedes-Benz expansion on Russian market while competitors leave

    Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov called the desire of foreign industrial companies, in particular, Mercedes-Benz to occupy the niches in the Russian market that were freed up after competitors left - a positive factor.

  • Putin to take part in EAEU summit in Nur-Sultan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit in Kazakhstan’s capital dedicated to the fifth anniversary of that association on May 29.

  • Heads of top Swiss companies to participate in SPIEF this year, says Roscongress

    Switzerland has an initiative to organize 2 events at the SPIEF: a Swiss-Russian Business Dialogue and a panel discussion on corporate social responsibility as a sustainable development factor

  • Kremlin says issue of granting loan to Belarus being negotiated

    On April 1, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov said that Moscow would grant a state loan worth up to $600 mln to Minsk

  • Putin to take part in Mercedes Benz plant opening on April 3 - Kremlin

    The plant construction started in June 2017


    Russian President Vladimir Putin will open the Mercedes Benz automobile assembly plant in the Industrial Park Esipovo located in the Moscow Region on April 3, the Kremlin says on Tuesday.

  • Sources close to Russian tycoon Prokhorov deny potential purchase of Barclays Center

    The reports claiming that Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire Joseph Tsai is holding talks with Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov on purchasing the home stadium of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, are false, sources close to Prokhorov informed TASS on Friday.

    "The New York Post report on the sale of the arena is false," the source told TASS.

  • Foreign investors show interest in Rosneft’s Arctic projects

    Efficient development of the Arctic zone of Russian definitely requires support, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said

    Investors from Western countries and Southeast Asia take interest in Arctic projects of Rosneft, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian oil major Igor Sechin said on Monday at the meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

  • Russia's Rusal fully resumes aluminum supplies to Europe, US

     CEO of the company noted that Rusal continues resuming supplies to all export markets in pre-sanctions volumes

    Russia’s aluminum producer Rusal has fully resumed supplies of primary aluminum to the United States and Europe to the level prior to US sanctions, Chief Executive Officer Evgenii Nikitin said in an interview with TASS at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum on Monday.

  • Industrial Cooperation Between Russia And Kazakhstan Discussed In Nur-Sultan

    “Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to fully support the project of the Evrokhim company in the city of Karatau,” said Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov after a working trip, during which the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia met with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, and He also held talks with Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Roman Sklyar and Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industries Askar Zhumagaliyev.

  • Russian companies launch service to deliver export cargos by railroad to China

    The Russian Export Center, Rail Cargo Logistics-RUS and the Fesco Group have signed a trilateral agreement to launch a joint service for the delivery of export cargos to China, President of the Fesco Group, Aleksandrs Isurins, told TASS.

  • Sources close to Russian tycoon Prokhorov deny potential purchase of Barclays Center

    The reports claiming that Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire Joseph Tsai is holding talks with Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov on purchasing the home stadium of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, are false, sources close to Prokhorov informed TASS on Friday.

    "The New York Post report on the sale of the arena is false," the source told TASS.

  • Investments in Russian economy in Arctic to exceed $86 bln until 2025

    Investments in the Russian economy in the Arctic over the next six years could exceed $86 bln, according to Ambassador at Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia’s representative in the Arctic Council Nikolay Korchunov.

    "Investments in the Russian economy in the Arctic until 2025 could exceed $86 bln," Korchunov said.

  • Expert: Russia should cooperate with China in Arctic zone development

    Development of the Russian Arctic zone’s regions may benefit from cooperation with China in modern technologies, an expert of the Project Center for Arctic Development (PORA), Associate Professor at the Presidential Academy Alexander Vorotnikov told TASS.

  • Russia’s energy chief to discuss increase in crude supplies with Venezuelan counterpart

    Russia and Venezuela may discuss the issue of crude supplies from the republic during the visit of Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo to Moscow in early April, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Friday.

    "I think yes, we will, obviously," he said when asked a respective question.

    Asked about the volumes, he said: "Within the bounds of our colleagues’ requests."

  • Putin to discuss Russian base status with Kyrgyz president

    The issue of opening another Russian military base on Kyrgyzstan’s territory will not be discussed at the presidents’ meeting

    Kyrgyzstani President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the status of the Russian military base on Kyrgyzstani territory at negotiations in Bishkek on March 28. Head of the Kyrgyzstani Presidential Department for Foreign Policy Daniyar Sydykov said about it on Tuesday.

  • Russian embassy in Italy making preparations for Putin’s visit, ambassador says

    Russia’s embassy in Italy is working to determine the date and agenda of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the country, Russian Ambassador to Rome Sergei Razov said at a musical evening in memory of the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.

    "We are working to determine the date and agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Italy," he said, adding that the visit would give a new impetus to bilateral relations.

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