Ukraine: Astarta harvesting campaign

Astarta’s subsidiaries are successfully conducting autumn field works on the harvesting of the technical crops and preparation of soils for the following year. As of the middle of September, the company has already harvested 80% of the area under soybean and 40% under sunflower, the harvesting of the corn has just started. The company carries…

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Russia: auto insurance reform being prepared

Russia’s Finance Ministry has prepared major changes to the compulsory auto liability insurance, known in Russian as OSAGO. Among other amendments, the ministry has proposed to divide OSAGO policies into three types: an “economic package” with current limits of 400,000 rubles for damage to property and 500,000 rubles for injuries, a “standard” package with limits…

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Russia to export helicopters to four African countries in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, Russia will export the Mil Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters to Angola, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan, Yury Demchenko, the head of the delegation for Russia’s arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, said. Demchenko pointed out that helicopters remained one of the most sought-after types of military hardware in Africa. In 2014-2016, Russian-made helicopters were exported to Angola,…

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