Aeroflot Shows up in Siberia When all Hard Work is Done

Aeroflot, the Russian national flag carrier, has launched an international hub in Krasnoyarsk, the second one after the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. For the time being, it accommodating only domestic flights but international flights are also expected in the future.

Why did Putin Leave Siberia Unattended?

Political analysts have been increasingly speculating on whether the institution of presidential envoys in the federal districts will continue to function. Apparently, the interest in this topic has arisen because the position of the presidential representative in Siberia has been vacant for two months already.

COVID-19 Cases are Rising in Moscow

The public holidays in Russia will be followed by non-working days due to the worsening epidemiological situation: Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed the decree providing for days off from June 15 to June 19 with pay for employees.

Primaries for Future

The Orenburg region summed up the results of the ruling party’s primaries to select candidates on party lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Top places predictably went to the candidates who had enjoyed the largest support from the United Russia party.

Russia’s Victory Over Bulgaria Lifts Spirits Before UEFA Euro 2020

The UEFA European Football Championship started on Friday, June 11. The Russian national team kicked off in St. Petersburg against a powerful Belgian team. Last week, our team had two test matches. On June 1, they tied the game against Poland. On June 5, they defeated Bulgaria 1-0 in Moscow.

Summer Shift for Special Needs Children and Their Parents at Russian Resort

The summer shift which runs at the Rosa Khutor resort from June 1-12 provides intensive sport training and independence skills to teenagers and young adults with cerebral spastic infantile paralysis, Down’s syndrome, autism disorders, and other disabilities.

Will Building Materials Price Increase Stop?

Сonstruction materials prices have skyrocketed in Russia. The surge began last year during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, timber and metal are clear price hike leaders.

“Main Result of Geneva Summit is Already Clear,” Says Expert

The news of the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joseph Biden caused quite a stir around the world. On the one hand, this is quite expected. On the other, this stir is difficult to explain from the viewpoint of the prevailing political paradigm in the West.

Why is Microlender Collecting Russian Debtors’ Personal Data?

Debtprice, a new player that has emerged on the Russian debt market would hardly deserve attention but for its aggressive strategy. Its dedicated website,, says that no commission is charged for services provided to debt sellers or buyers.

Russia to Have Complete Picture of Military Exercises in Ukraine

Modern weapons and ammunition will be supplied under the cover of the Sea Breeze-2021 military exercise to Ukrainian troops and nationalistic formations stationed near the breakaway Donbass Republics, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

Why All This Hype about Russia’s Cutoff from SWIFT?

Disconnection of Russia from SWIFT will cause financial and image losses to this banking system, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF.)

Prosecutors Scrap Khakassia’s Budget

The Republic of Khakassia scrambled to cut this year's spending after the prosecutor’s office said that it was bloated with the budget deficit exceeding the legal limit.

Buckwheat Export Ban

What do buckwheat exports, pension claims, conscription physicals, tougher rules for migrants, mobile customer service and educational campaigns have in common? They are all brought together by changes in Russian legislation, effective since June 1.

More Airports for Siberia

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly reduced the workload on airports in Siberia: their passenger traffic dropped by 30% to 50%. At the same time, the existing potential encourages upgrades and plans to build new airports as domestic tourism gains momentum.

East Siberia Gas Infrastructure Development to Start at Wrong End

The Baikal region, Krasnoyarsk territory, Buryatia, and Transbaikal have been included in the pilot project to bring natural gas to populated areas where locals won’t have to pay for the construction of inter-settlement gas pipelines. Meanwhile, the above regions are not listed in the general plan of gas supply.