Ukraine: winter crops sowing delayed

Productive precipitations were absent in the major part of the country. Only in Volyn, Ivano-Frankovsk and Lvov regions their quantity varied from 17% to 64% of the 10-day norm (3-16 mm), in Transcarpathia region – 159% (35 mm). As a consequence of high temperatures and lack of rains, conditions for soil moisture accumulation were close…


Russia: high-altitude geophysical research aircraft completes European stratosphere studies

The Russian Myasishchev M-55 high-altitude geophysical research aircraft completed European stratosphere studies. As part of the StratoClim project in which scientists from 26 European research institutes are participating, the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) Stratosphere & Troposphere (S &T) Radar Center, also known as the Advanced Center for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR) has…


Russia: grain export supplies from the seaports halved

On September 12-18, the export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 229.4 thousand tons, against 429.8 thousand tons shipped in the previous week.

In particular, the wheat shipments totaled 112.9 thousand tons, barley – 77.5 thousand tons, corn – 32.5 thousand tons, and peas – 6.5 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Russia: FATA resumes flight servicing of Turkmenistan Airlines

On September 16, on completion of the Eid al-Fitr celebration, as soon as the banking day was opened in Turkmenistan, Turkmenhowayollary (Turkmenistan Airlines) transferred cash to the accounts of the Russian air navigation service provider, FSUE “State ATM Corporation” for services previously rendered in full. All restrictions on Turkmenistan Airlines’ flights in Russian airspace have…


Estonia: Tallinn rated second most attractive cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region

Estonia’s capital Tallinn was named a Top-Rated Baltic & Scandinavia Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s first-ever Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. According to the Cruise Critic’s consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year the top 5 destinations of the Baltic Sea region are: 1. St. Petersburg; 2. Tallinn; 3. Stockholm; 4.…


Belarus: Belarusbank teams up with Roseximbank to finance supplies of high-tech products

OAO Belarusbank jointly with Russia’s Roseximbank will provide special-terms financing for supplies of high-tech products from Russia to Belarus, the Belarusian bank said in a press-release. Operating as part of Russian Export Centre Group, Roseximbank has been financing Russia’s high-tech products facilitation program since 2015. The banks will provide documentary credit financing in support of…


Belarus: GDP down in January-August 2016

Belarus’ gross domestic product (GDP) reduced by 3% YoY in January-August to 60.8 billion Belarusian rubles ($31.1 billion at the central bank’s exchange rate), an official with Belarus’ National Statistics Committee reported. Industrial output in January-August fell by 1.8% YoY to Br51.5 billion ($26.3 billion). Farm output reduced by 2.2% to Br8.4 billion ($4.3 billion).…


Russia: nearly 90 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 1, the general production of spring grains and pulses in Russian agricultural organizations reached 88.7 million tons in bunker weight, up by 25.6% YoY, the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (Rosstat) announced. The agricultural organizations, which concentrated 67.9% of the whole planted areas under grains and pulses (excluding corn),…