Ukraine: winter and spring crops condition

Early in July hot weather conditions persisted in Ukraine with local rains and lightning. Along with this, in the dry regions soil moisture stocks decreased considerably, which can lead to higher number of shriveled grain. High temperatures contributed to the intensive growth of grain crops and speeded up the stages of their development Winter wheat…


Ukraine: barley prices down in July 2016

Ukrainian barley prices decreased. By the end of last week export prices for new crop barley had fallen by $4-5.

Domestic prices declined by 150-250 UAH last week. By July 11 farmers had gathered barley from 35% of the intended area. An average productivity is almost 11% higher than last year. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)


Ukraine: UIA advocates liberalization of aviation market with eastern countries

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the largest Ukrainian airlines, believes that the aviation market with eastern countries should be liberalized, UIA President Yuriy Miroshnikov said. “The European market is liberalized enough. Dear managers of the sector, use your liberalization efforts in the East. There are examples of liberal approach, such as Georgia, Kazakhstan, and tough…


Russia: throughput of seaports up in H1 2016

In January-June Russian seaports handled 344.5 million tons of cargo (up by 6% YoY), said the press center of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot). Transshipment of dry bulk cargo totaled 156.8 million tons (+10.7%), liquid bulk cargo – 187.7 million tons (+2.3%). Operators of the Arctic Basin terminals handled 21.28 million tons (+…


Russia: defense contractor unveils new 3D-printed drone

The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first ever unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be built in the country using a three-dimensional printer, the corporation’s press service said in a statement. “The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has presented at the Innoprom trade fair Russia’s first unmanned aerial vehicle that was created entirely by…


Russia: car sales down in H1 2016

Sales of new passenger cars in Russia have fallen by 14.1% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said. Compared to 2015, sales of automobiles in the first six months of the year decreased by 110,291 units, with the total number…


Russia testing sixth-generation fighter elements on fifth-generation jet

Separate elements of Russia’s sixth-generation fighter are already being tested on fifth-generation – Sukhoi PAK FA fighters (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation), Vladimir Mikheyev, advisor to the First Deputy Director General of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) said. Back in early March reports stated that work on the sixth-generation…


Russia boosting Arctic military presence

Russia is building and reconstructing 10 military airfields in the Arctic, according to the Ministry of Defense. By making this move, the country aims to ensure its military security in the region. Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy) is currently developing infrastructure facilities on military bases and garrisons in the Far North, Far East…