Russia: Syrian Air Force receives Su-24M2 bombers

Armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic received the new Su-24M2 all-weather attack aircrafts from Russia. The upgraded Su-24M2 front-line bombers were transferred from presence of Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation within rendering military and technical assistance to the Syrian Army in fight against the terrorist group “Islamic State”. According to unconfirmed information, Syria…

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Russia: work of the Russian-Turkish commission on trade and economic cooperation resumed

Russia resumes activity of the joint intergovernmental Russian-Turkish commission on trade and economic cooperation. The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed the corresponding decree of the Government #706 dated July 22, the Ministry of Economic Development reported. The document provides for resumption of the negotiation process between Russia and Turkey on the…

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Moldova expecting higher sunflower crop

After the high results of 2015, Moldavian farmers decreased sunflower sowing area for the new harvest of 2016/2017, but not because of the lowering interest in this crop. The reason for the lower area was essential increase in sowing material prices after high crop losses in 2015/2016, which also preconditioned the necessity to import expensive…

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Russia: Kandalaksha Bay VTS obtains Certificate of Compliance

On the results of Inspection Commission work, FSUE “Rosmorport” obtained Certificate No. 16.01867.315 dated 29.04.2016 of compliance of the Kandalaksha Bay with requirements for VTS of the 2nd category, says Rosmorport. The Construction of the Kandalaksha Bay VTS was completed in 2015. In accordance with the resolution No. 51-RU51503000-03-2015 dated 11.02.2015 of the Committee of…

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Russia to increase grain export volumes

In several following months, Russia will continue increasing the export shipments of grains, which will reach their peak in August-September period, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC Igor Pavensky announced on July 26. Due to the course of harvesting campaign, the export volumes of grains will continue growing, and in…

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Russia: CTSP H1 2016 operating results

In the first half of 2016 JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 288,2 thousand TEU, exceeding the last-year result by 66,5%, says CTSP. Import volume increased by 53,5% YoY, to 130,3k TEU, including 29,4k TEU of laden reefer containers. Export volume increased by 79%, compared to the same period last year,…

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