Ukraine: gas consumption down

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the country’s gas consumption fell by 30%. “Now Ukraine is consuming 30% less gas thanks to the mechanisms implemented”, he told students of the Shevchenko National University. He said tariff increases in the country were linked to the fact that Ukraine had gotten rid of dependence on Russian gas.…


Russia: retailers eager to sell Google’s new phone Pixel

Russian retailers are interested in selling Google’s Pixel, the first smartphone fully designed by the U.S. company, spokespeople for several companies reported. “Google’s previous models Nexus sold at Svyaznoy enjoyed some success among the fans of the most technically advanced smartphones”, Sergei Tikhonov, a spokesman for multi-channel retailer Svyaznoy, said adding that it was still…


Russia: Rosneft to be sold in November 2016

The Russian government will most likely sell a 19.5% stake in oil major Rosneft in November, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev reported.

“We do not have the time now. According to the schedule, most likely in November”, he said. (Prime/Business World Magazine)

Russia: pork imports from Moldova banned

Russia has banned pork imports from Moldova starting with October 6, due to an outbreak of ASF.

This was reported by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor). (TASS/Business World Magazine)

Russia: RosAgroMarket to build 19-billion ruble vegetable storage

Wholesale distribution center constructor RosAgroMarket plans to build a 19.2 billion ruble vegetable storage center in the Rostov region in Russia’s south, a spokesman for the region’s Governor Vasily Golubev reported. RosAgroMarket will start construction of the facility’s first stage in January-June 2017, and will construct 125,000 square meters of shopping and storage area with…


Russia: Ingosstrakh says satellite firm fails to insure all apparatuses

The Russian Satellite Communications Company, a federal satellite operator, has failed to insure all communications space apparatuses of the Express series, as the market’s health is close to critical, Alexander Podchufarov, vice president of insurance company Ingosstrakh, said. “The state of the insurance market is close to critical; only the Russian space industry had $662…


Belarus: soil drought retains

Short-term rains observed last week did not replenish soil moisture stocks considerably and moistened only the upper soil layer. The situation is better in the 10-cm soil layer and sowing campaign is coming to the end in quite good conditions. Plants sown in the first half of September are at the stage of first-third leave…