COVID-19 pandemic has put into jeopardy the exports of Russian fish to China. However, many experts believe that the onset of the novel coronavirus infection was only an official reason for limiting trade with Russia.
Apparently, the Russians have not realized yet what amendments to the Constitution they voted for last summer. However, as soon as these changes become reality, people will understand them.
Russia’s Ministry of Transport decided to celebrate the half-centenary anniversary of the country's joining the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in a very peculiar manner.
Russia’s Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ,) a Russian automotive manufacturer located in Nizhny Novgorod, has launched pre-production of the GAZelle e-NN commercial electric vehicle. The question is why, since there is no demand for electric LCVs. Along with that the demand for fuel vehicles continues falling steadily. However, the GAZ management is paving the way for future sales.
Information that the Russian authorities are going to once again dive into the pocket of an average citizen became known after the first reports on new tax initiatives of Mikhail Mishustin's government.
It has been a long time since one might notice that some blunders made by the Russian officials suggest they live in a faraway land, conceived by their imagination. Recall the classic statement by former PM Medvedev: “There’s no money, but you hang in there!” or Deputy PM Golikova's “Pensioners help their children, and this means they live quite well.”
Apparently, the Bashkir Soda Company (BSC) might be nationalized. Chances are at least, the Prosecutor General's office will insist on this. It demands that the court return the shares to Russia’s property. Radiy Khabarov, the incumbent head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, said that he supported this request, and delivered the statements as if the transition of the BSC to state control was a done deal.
Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) has filed a lawsuit for 147.7 bln rubles ($1.9 bln) against Nornickel. According to the watchdog agency, the damage of this kind was caused to the Arctic by a huge fuel spill at one of the company's facilities this spring. The case will be considered by the Arbitration Court of the Krasnoyarsk territory. A spokesperson for the court told wek.ru that the claim was filed on September 10.
Due to the above-mentioned facts, Oleg Gridnev, the deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Health, said that the in-patient sector for treating the coronavirus infection in Russia was put on track in the first half of 2020. However, in his opinion, the out-patient sector is “suffering noticeably.”
Chances are the Transport Ministry of the Krasnoyarsk territory, as well as the regional Ministry of Agriculture, will soon change their address. Previously, the office building at 10, Prospekt Mira street, Krasnoyarsk, was the location of several other government agencies.
Construction of the second metro line in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s constituent republic of Tatarstan, has been suspended again. At this time, for two months. Rostekhnadzor found that the construction works were being carried out without permission and project documentation. Over the next 60 days, Kazmetrostroy, the general contractor for the construction of the Kazan underground, has to resolve complaints.
According to the popular economist Mikhail Delyagin, the economic situation in Russia might push the country into a crisis of unparalleled character. In his opinion, there are three important factors for this.
Recently, the names of people who organized the “ski-masked raid” with the seizure of Moscow’s office of Pokrovskiy Rudnik, goldmining enterprise in the Far Eastern Amur region and a subsidiary of Petropavlovsk plc, have been made public.
Chances that sanctions will be removed from Oleg Deripaska, Russia's “Aluminum King” and the owner of the largest aluminum company in the world, are next to none. Apparently, the same is true of the profits of En+ Group, a global leader in low-carbon aluminum production and renewable energy, which earned $20 mln in 2019 against $863 mln a year earlier.
In August, two grave accidents coincidently occurred on Russian mines. However, these are not the only cases during recent years. Wek.ru decided to recall the most infamous accidents that have occurred in Russia over the past two decades.