Russia: winter crops planting started

Some regions of the Volga Federal District of Russia, as well as Kaliningrad and Vladimir oblasts started planting winter crops for the harvest-2017, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation declared. Agrarians of the country planted winter crops throughout the areas of 5.4 thousand ha. But on the same date last year, the index…

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Russia: Almaz-Antey presents new-generation air-defense missiles

Russian Navy will be eqipped by the Almaz-Antey arms manufacturer`s newly-introduced air-defense missiles, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. “Almaz-Antey has presented the results of the tests of new-generation air-defense missiles for the Navy to the Military-Industrial Commission”, Rogozin, who heads the commission, said on his Twitter account. The commission will check the development of…

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Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan to take steps for North-South corridor’s development

Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan will take measures on the development of transportation infrastructure, including the North-South international transportation corridor, the draft declaration says. “The sides intend to support efforts to integrate regional transportation and communication opportunities aimed at creating an economically profitable and environmentally friendly transportation infrastructure”, says the declaration that should be approved by…

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Ukraine: buckwheat prices to go down

In 2016/2017 MY, Ukraine will increase the total supply of buckwheat on the domestic market, which will lead to lowering of the grain prices, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared, with reference to the results of the monitoring of food markets. In 2016, the harvest volumes of buckwheat in Ukraine will…

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Russia: SNSZ launches fiberglass superstructure for 20380-series corvette

Saint-Petersburg-based Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) on August 4, launched a multideck fiberglass superstructure for the 20380-series corvette, being constructed at Severnaya Verf Shipyard. The shipbuilding firm says, the superstructure will soon be towed to the customer for its further installation on the ship. SNSZ has already delivered five similar…

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Iran: expanding co-op with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR is important

Iran believes it is necessary to expand the energy cooperation with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, said Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. Zanganeh made the remarks during a meeting with SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev in Baku on August 8. During the meeting, Abdullayev pointed to the rapid and successful development of Azerbaijani-Iranian relations, which…

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Kyrgyzstan: electricity consumption down

Electricity consumption in Kyrgyzstan decreased, the National Electric Network of the Kyrgyz Republic JSC reported. According to recent reports of the central dispatching service of the company, in July distribution companies consumed 555.11 million kilowatt-hours. Last year, consumption was 570,599 million kilowatts. It should be noted that according to the decision of the government on…

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