Russia: Micran sees no problem with US sanctions

Russian radio electronics producer Micran sees no problems in its addition to the U.S. sanction list, Director Vladimir Dotsenko said. “I don’t expect any serious difficulties. Restrictive measures have been in effect for a long time. We live under these conditions. On the other hand, we supply products mainly to the internal market, not to…

Russia: Aerospace forces to start receiving Mi-26T2 helicopters in 2018

The Russian Aerospace Forces will start receiving the upgraded Mi-26T2 heavy-lift transport helicopters in 2018, a spokesman for the manufacturing firm Russian Helicopters said. “Deliveries of Mi-26T2 to the Russian Defense Ministry are planned for 2018, but this deadline depends not only on the Russian Helicopters holding’s enterprises”, Director of Public Procurement and Military-Technical Cooperation…

Russia: 97 million tons of grain threshed

Russian farmers have threshed 96.879 million tons of grain from 34.9 million hectares as of September 6, compared with 29 million hectares last year as of the corresponding date, the Agriculture Ministry said. Wheat harvest amounted to 66.8 million tons and barley harvest stood at 17.6 million tons. The ministry expects Russia’s grain harvest to…

Russia: winter sowing started

This year Russia started winter sowing a few days later than in 2015. As of September 2, winter grains had been sown at 3410.9 thousand ha, 19.7% of the plan (17.35 million ha). In Ural federal district winter sowing was carried out at 69.6% – at 47.4 thousand ha, in Privolzhsky – at 50.9% (2414.8…

Russia to supply Ka-52K attack helicopters to Egypt

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Egyptian Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi recently agreed to establish a training program for Egyptian pilots. Considering this development, it is very likely that Moscow and Cairo are in fact close to brokering a sale of Russian-made Ka-52K carrier-based attack helicopters to Egypt, which would become a welcome addition to…

Russia: wheat exports up in January-July 2016

Russia’s wheat exports rose by 60% YoY to 10.885 million tons in January-July, according to the Federal Customs Service. In monetary terms, exports increased by 29.82% to $1.886 billion. Russia’s wheat exports to non-CIS countries increased by 70% YoY to 10.424 million tons worth $1.806 billion, up by 38.09% rise in monetary terms. Wheat exports…

Russia: Gazprom Neft offers Arctic partnership to CNOOC

Russian oil company Gazprom Neft has offered partnership on two Arctic shelf deposits, Kheisovsky and Severo-Vrangelevsky, to China’s CNOOC, CEO of parent company Gazprom Alexei Miller said. Miller said that Gazprom suggested that CNOOC participate in the development of the shelf fields of Gazprom Neft, without elaborating. “As regards oil, we are considering this opportunity,…