Russia: throughput of seaports up in H1 2016

In January-June Russian seaports handled 344.5 million tons of cargo (up by 6% YoY), said the press center of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot). Transshipment of dry bulk cargo totaled 156.8 million tons (+10.7%), liquid bulk cargo – 187.7 million tons (+2.3%). Operators of the Arctic Basin terminals handled 21.28 million tons (+…

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Russia: defense contractor unveils new 3D-printed drone

The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first ever unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be built in the country using a three-dimensional printer, the corporation’s press service said in a statement. “The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has presented at the Innoprom trade fair Russia’s first unmanned aerial vehicle that was created entirely by…

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Russia: car sales down in H1 2016

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia have fallen by 14.1% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said. Compared to 2015, sales of automobiles in the first six months of the year decreased by 110,291 units, with the total number…

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Russia testing sixth-generation fighter elements on fifth-generation jet

Separate elements of Russia’s sixth-generation fighter are already being tested on fifth-generation – Sukhoi PAK FA fighters (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation), Vladimir Mikheyev, advisor to the First Deputy Director General of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) said. Back in early March reports stated that work on the sixth-generation…

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