Russia: grain output up over last 10 years

Russia has increased grain output by one third, or around 30 million tons, over the last 10 years, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov said. “Grain production in Russia increased by one third over the last 10 years. In absolute figures, this is around 30 million tons, which is comparable with annual volume of Russian grain exports”,…

Russia: over 30 samples of aerospace hardware to be demonstrated at the “Army 2016” Forum

Modern samples of armament and military hardware of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be demonstrated during stationary exposition and dynamic programs of the International military and technical forum “Army 2016”. The Forum will take place in the Patriot park on September 6-11. Visitors of the Forum will see Su-34 multidimensional bombers, Su-35S and Su-30Sm fighters,…

Belarus: measures taken to resume dairy export to Russia

Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry is taking measures to help its three enterprises regain access to the Russian market, Alexander Subbotin, Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister – Director of the Veterinary and Food Supervision Department, said. “Rosselkhoznadzor’s claims are about the quality of registration of the dried milk conformity declarations”, the deputy minister explained. “We…

Russia: rapeseed oil output down

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (August-July) Russia produced 334.2 thousand tons of crude rapeseed oil, down by 21% compared with the season-2014/2015 (424.7 thousand tons). Most Federal Districts faced the downward trends in production, and only the Volga District demonstrated the growth rates (up by 13%; to 19.8 thousand tons), and…

Russia: 19.5% of Rosneft to be sold this year

There is a chance to privatize Russian oil major Rosneft by the end of the year, presidential aide Andrei Belousov reported. “In accordance with the schedule we should have time to do this”, he said. Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in late August that the government might have no time to privatize 19.5% in…

Russia: international traffic down in July 2016

Russia’s international traffic fell by 26.6% in July to 3.6 million passengers, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. Total international and domestic traffic reached 10.1 million, down by 10.3% YoY. In January-July Russian airlines carried 48.2 million passengers, down by 8.2% YoY. International traffic dropped by 26.7% to 17 million, domestic increased by…

Russia: Roscosmos to create space robots

Russia’s State Space Corporation, Roscosmos, has announced a tender to create space robots (Kosmorobot) that will assist cosmonauts during their extravehicular activities. The project’s contract price tag comes to 2.4 billion rubles ($36.78 million). This information has been published on the public procurement website. According to the technical design assignment, the robots will have to…

Kazakhstan: spring grain harvesting started

At the beginning of last week weather conditions were favorable for completion of winter wheat harvesting in the South and South East. Crops condition is mainly good and stage of development is full ripeness. In the reporting period conditions were also favorable for growth and development of spring grain crops and grain filling, though short-term…

Russia: giant agro firm to export pork to Vietnam

Rusagro Group, one of the largest vertically integrated enterprises in Russia, plans to export pork to Vietnam beginning next year. “Shipments are expected to start next year”, Maxin Basov, General Director of Rusagro, said. Russia’s largest meat processor ABH Miratorg has also been licensed to supply poultry, pork and beef to Vietnam. “With a population…

Belarus: nearly 7 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 1, agricultural organizations of Belarus harvested grains and pulses throughout the areas of 2.067 million ha (98.1% of the plan). The average yield totaled 3.35 ton/ha, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus declared. The harvested volumes reached 6.932 million tons of grains (taking into account buckwheat and millet), down…

Ukraine: Antonov and AICC agree on long-term cooperation on An-225 Mriya aircraft

Kyiv-based state-run Antonov enterprise and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) have signed an agreement on cooperation under the An-225 Mriya aircraft program, the Ukrainian company’s press service has said. “The parties have expressed their intention to cooperate in the long-term outlook, which foresees the construction of the second sample of the modernized An-225 Mriya…