Russia: winemakers from 11 countries participated in the “Wines of the Black Sea 2016” contest-rating

Contest-rating “Wines of the Black Sea 2016” was held within the III Black Sea Forum of Winemaking in Sochi on June 29 – July 1, the results were announced on July 1.

The competition-rating had about 200 samples of wines from 11 countries. (Techdrinks/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Danube Declaration on inland waterways development signed

According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ukraine has signed the Danube Declaration on inland waterway development. The Danube Declaration was adopted on June 7, 2012 in Luxembourg at Ministerial Meeting on the Danube affairs. Transport ministers and heads of delegations from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia adopted the Declaration. Countries-signatories of…


Ukraine: oil crops conditions are good

Hot weather and irregular rains accompanied by hail and thunderstorms in some regions were observed during last ten days of June. In some districts of the southern and central regions, where rains were the most intense, the daily maximum precipitation amount was sometimes higher than two-week norm. The average daily air temperature was 20-28 C…


Tajikistan: over 380 thousand tons of grain harvested

As of July 7, Tajikistan harvested 386.7 thousand tons of grain, up by 90.9 thousand tons YoY, the Ministry of Agriculture declared.

In 2016 the general planted areas of grain in the country totaled 311.2 thousand ha. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Russia: market share of drugs grows

The market share of Russian drugs rose from 24% to 28.5% in eighteen months, Russian Minister of Industry Denis Manturov said.

“The share of Russian drugs (on the pharmaceutical market) rose from 24% to 28.5% in eighteen months, while import fell by 8.5%”, the minister said. (TASS/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: agreements to complete two reactors of Khmelnitsky NPP reached

Ukraine’s program to stop importing gas envisages the increase in electricity generation, thanks to completion of two reactors of Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (NPP) and construction of hydroelectric power plants (HPP), Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk said. “Agreements to complete two reactors of Khmelnitsky NPP have been reached. In addition, last week…