Russia’s Rostec says aiming for aviation independence amid sanctions


Russia wants to achieve full independence in its ability to develop civil aircraft in order to avoid being “pushed around” by dominant companies and countries in the industry’s supply chain, a senior Russian state executive said.

CO2 emissions in Russia go up in line with economic growth up until a certain point


Pollution in Russia increases along with economic growth, but only until it reaches a certain threshold, from where it starts to decrease, demonstrates a recent study conducted by Prof. Natalya Ketenci, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Russian manufacturing PMI up as industry gains a little momentum


Russia’s manufacturing sector gained a little momentum over the summer as the IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers (PMI) went back into the black printing a gain of 51.3 in October, up from September’s 50 that represents no change month-on-month.

What robots are already serving in the Russian army?


Robots and smart weapons capable of replacing human soldiers on the battlefield are a major arms development trend in the early 21st century.

Rostec gains control over Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation


The resulting aviation cluster within Rostec will have an estimated combined turnover in excess of one billion rubles (US$15 billion).

The ‘Google of Russia’ Takes New Stab at Being Its Amazon Too


Yandex wants an online marketplace that it’s launching on Wednesday, called Beru, to become one of the country’s top three platforms for locally-sourced goods by the end of 2020.

Russian state banks confirm plans for a regional start-up airline


Russia’s two large state-run banks – Sberbank and VTB – have initiated the creation of a new regional airline, Andrey Kostin, the head of VTB has confirmed to RIA Novosti.

Sanctioned Russian assets attracting investment from biggest US pension funds


Mounting political tensions between Moscow and Washington along with endless US threats to impose more and more sanctions haven’t prevented America’s biggest pension funds from investing in Russia.

Russia Climbs in Global Competitiveness Index


The Russian economy has climbed two spots in an annual rating of the world’s most competitive economies published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Russia to add 62 new military transport planes to Air Force in 2020


The prototype of the Il-112V is to replace obsolete Soviet models, the An-24 and An-26.

Going digital: Is the future of Russian universities to be found online?


Yaroslav Kuzminov, a dean at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), one of Russia’s most innovative universities, announced plans to move classes completely online.

Russian LCV market has grown 6% within the first nine months of 2018


The Russian LCV market has amounted to 79,528 units within the January-September period of 2018, following an 5.8% year-on-year growth, according to Autostat data.