In Russia, canned saury is one of the favorite foodstuffs among people thanks to its taste and acceptable price. However, the price of a can of saury has recently spiked above the level of 150 rubles ($2.02.)
The destiny of the Sheregesh ski resort, located in the Kemerovo region in southern Siberia has caught the eye of Russia’s governmental circles. At the beginning of the year, Vladimir Putin instructed the government to work out a development plan for Kuzbass, including Sheregesh, by the end of March.
There is no such thing in Russia as a get-out-of-jail-free card. Everybody can get there. Not easy to get out. As the founder of the KGB Felix Dzerzhinsky used to joke, "Lack of criminal records is not your merit, but just our fault." The sword of Damocles hangs over almost every successful domestic entrepreneur.
According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, civil aviation has a special place in Russia’s transport complex as the development of regions and regular life of millions of people depend on its transparent and efficient operations.
In January, the residents of Krasnoyarsk, a major industrialized city in south-central Siberia, started receiving heating bills. The figures they saw there outraged many. When people pay 'as you go,' heat is increasingly becoming a luxury item. The confused authorities and heat supply companies offered to pay ‘as much as one can,’ saying the rest could be paid afterwards.
On March 10, Vladimir Putin issued an instruction to the government to prepare a report by 20 April on the system of remuneration for public sector workers and its relevance to performance targets. Responsibility for fulfilling the tasks has been vested in Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and top officials of the Russian regions.
"A total of 67% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union," the Megatyumen portal says citing the results of a poll of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center on people’s perception of the events of 1991.
Thanks to the efforts of the State Duma, seven new laws will come into force in Russia. Two of them that are related to the Mir payment card and to the changes to the procedure of technical inspection might be a cause for concern, perhaps, for the majority of Russians.
On 22 March, the story of a unique person was released on Russian television. Yuri Tarkhanov, a former soldier of special forces, challenges criminals who are destroying Lake Baikal. The multi-episode TV series is set in the local national park, where Tarkhanov fights criminals on the ground and on water. They fight to the last drop of blood.
RNG, a private player in the sparsely populated oil market of Eastern Siberia, surfing on the wave of difficulties that hit the industry in 2020: the company, whose shareholders are under investigation, is increasing production and discovering fields, building a difficult relationship with the state giant Rosneft.
Complex for deep processing of grain will be built in the Krasnoyarsk territory. In terms of its gross harvest, the area has reached the Soviet level. It has significant surpluses for high value-added products.
New aluminum smelter in the Irkutsk region will be put into operation in the next few months. Its construction seemed to be endless. RUSAL, the world's second largest aluminum company in terms of primary product output attracted a large loan to complete the project
Chicken meat is known to be particularly popular with the Russians. This fact is easy to explain as its prices are more or less affordable, especially in comparison with beef or pork. In addition, it is chicken that is the cheapest source of animal protein.
In 2021, a waste recycling plant is to be built near Penza [a city 625 km to southeast of Moscow.] It has become a subject of juicy discussions. Officials cannot decide whether to use a landfill in the village of Chemodanovka or whether to construct the plant.
Republic of Khakassia, a constituent region of Russia in the south of Siberia, is lobbying for a tax increase for coal mines. At present, the Mineral Extraction Tax (MET) for coal mines is token payment. Meanwhile, the budget of the republic is losing billions of rubles.