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Russia Completes WTO Marathon
The 18-year long and winding road to the world's major trade club is over, meaning new successful venues for some and a struggling life for others. Russia-IC provides some analysis and is ready to offer you an in-depth review of the industry or aspect you are particularly interested in terms of possible effects of Russia's WTO entry.
--22-09-2012--
Natalia Ishchenko About Six Gold Medals in Shanghai And Upcoming London Olympics
The world champion in synchronized swimming Natalia Ishchenko has won six gold medals in Shanghai, China, her total record reaching sixteen wins at world championships. This is an absolute result.
--03-08-2011--
Moscow River Cruise
What could be more exciting than learning the history and culture of the city through the river cruise? Fresh wind and warm sun will help you to relax and get plunged into pleasant thoughts.
--21-07-2011--
Swiss Investments to Russia Are Growing Regardless Crisis
July 13 Swiss and Russian presidents are to discuss acute bilateral and international issues and open a 500 mln Euro Swiss-investment OJSC Shurovskiy Cement plant in Kolomna.
--25-07-2011--


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HCS Museum to Appear in Kolomna
The regions first Housing and Communal Services Museum will be opened in Kolomna, Moscow Region, on March 13.
--28-02-2014--
One of the leading financial events, The Russia Forum 2012, to take place January 30 February 3 in Moscow
Sberbank of Russia and Troika Dialog are to organize one of the leading financial events Russia Forum 2012, from January 30 to February 3, 2012 in Moscow.
--11-01-2012--
Russia to rescue Cyprus form debt crisis
December 23 the Russian Ministry of Finance signed an agreement with Cyprus on crediting this country for 2.5 billion Euro, said RIA News. The first tranche will be transferred to Cyprus accounts by December 31. This will let the republic to refinance its debts on bonds in the start of the next year.
--24-12-2011--
Egypt has Lost its Popularity among Russian Tourists
The demand for New Years tours abroad among Russians have been reduced on 10-50% depending on the direction. The most popular winter destination, Egypt, has lost 10-15% sales in comparison with the last year.
--21-12-2011--
Less Corruption in Russia in 2011
Russia is ranked 143 in Corruption Perceptions Index improving its position on 11 levels since the last year.
--02-12-2011--
Tour Company TUI to Strike for No. 2 in Russia
The largest tour operator in Europe, the German TUI AG plans to take the second place in the Russian tour market.
--18-11-2011--
Russia and Georgia Signed an Agreement on WTO
On Wednesday Russia and Georgia signed an agreement that will let Russia to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) possibly till the end of the year.
--10-11-2011--
Fund Skolkovo and Microsoft are Widening Cooperation in Start-up Support in Russia
Fund Skolkovo and Microsoft have worked out new forms of supporting start-up in Russia. Start-ups will get a reasonable discount on soft and the possibility of additional financing.
--09-11-2011--
Georgia Has no Objections for Russia's WTO Entry
On Wednesday, November 2, Russia and Georgia have reached an agreement on Russia's WTO entry, so the last obstacle is surmounted.
--07-11-2011--
Russian Gas Supplies to South Korea to Start in 2017
Gas supplies from Russia to the Republic of Korea may start in 2017. Now Russia supplies to the South Korea only liquefied gas.
--02-11-2011--
The First Bangladeshi Nuclear Power Station to Be Built by Russia
The Russian state corporation Rosatom has signed an agreement on building the first nuclear power station in Bangladesh. According to the document, two energy units, 1 gigawatt each, will be built in the area of Ruppur in Bangladesh.
--02-11-2011--
Disney Federal TV Channel to Start Broadcasting in Russia
The Disney Channel will air on broadcast stations in 54 cities, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg.The Walt Disney Company is acquiring a 49 percent stake in the Seven TV network from media company UTH Russia.
--27-10-2011--
Russia Plans to Build 20% of World Nuclear Power Stations
Rosatom plants to get no less than 20 % nuclear power station deals in the world market in the nearest twenty years.
--27-10-2011--
Russia and Iceland to Sign Tourism Agreement
A Russian-Icelandic business forum will be held in Moscow on October 25. The main forum's question is a Russian-Icelandic tourism cooperation agreement.
--25-10-2011--
Russia Ratifies Visa Facilitation Agreements with Three Countries
On Tuesday, Russian President signed laws to ratify intergovernmental agreements on mutual trips with Croatia, India and Norway.
--21-10-2011--
M&A Market in Russia is Biggest after the Crises
For the first three quarters of 2011 the total market size of merger and acquisition has made up $ 60 billion.
--14-10-2011--
Russian Largest Fertilizer Producer is to Buy Plants in France and Belgium
Russian agrochemical holding EuroChim, owned by Andrey Melnichenko, intends to acquire BASFs fertilizer assets located in Belgium and France.
--28-09-2011--
Italian Eni to Make Oil Business in Russia
Italian Eni, one of the major Gazprom partners in Europe, intends to start oil business in Russia. The company is negotiating with Rosneft about joining oil extraction project in Vale Shatskogo in the Black Sea.
--27-09-2011--
Russia to Spend $400 mln for Hermitage 250 Anniversary
The 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, which will take place in 2014, will cost federal budget 12 mld Rubles (about $ 400 mln).
--24-09-2011--
Russian Accounts in Swiss Banks to be Revealed
Russia will be able to get access to Swiss bank accounts of its citizens. The former 100% bank secrecy will be revealed under certain circumstances.
--21-09-2011--
HTC Starts Sales of First Windows Phone 7 Smartphone in Russia
Today HTC launches HTC Mozart in Russia, its the first smartphone on Windows Phone 7 OS. This was announced by the HTC and Microsoft officials at a press conference in Moscow yesterday.
--16-09-2011--
Russia Has Switched to 9 Times Zones
Nine time zones were introduced in Russia on September 1. This division was established by the President Act on June 3, 2011 and changed 11- time- belt Soviet system of 1919.
--02-09-2011--
A Zoo in Gaddafi Villa in Libya Is Reported to Have Stored Weapons in Boxes with Russian Custom Marks
Army munition and weapons, including machine guns, have been found in place of what was supposed to be a zoo in Saif al-Islam al Gaddafi's villa. Some of the boxes are said to have come from Moscow.
--31-08-2011--
Russia Has Exported More than 4 mln Tons of Grain
Since July 1 Russia has exported more than 4 mln tons of grain, reports Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
--25-08-2011--
Russia and South Sudan have established diplomatic relations
Russia and South Sudan have signed a bilateral statement on establishment diplomatic relations between the two countries, reports Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
--24-08-2011--
Russia and North Korea have worked out the way of solving North Korean debt to the former USSR
The leaders of the two countries have talked over the ways of North Koreas paying out debt to the former USSR on the high-level meeting in Ulan-Ude on 24th August.
--24-08-2011--
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting Russia
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may spend a week in Russia. His armored train crossed Russian border on August 20 near the river Tumannaya.
--22-08-2011--
Russia to Build the First Space Hotel in the World
Russia has claimed about its plans to create a unique space hotel on the Earth orbit. It may host seven people in four cabins. The guests may enjoy the Earth views from the hotel.
--18-08-2011--
Natalya Gantimurova to fight for Miss Universe 2011
Natalya Gantimurova, 20, will represent Russia at Miss Universe 2011. The competition will start in San-Paulo on September 12.
--17-08-2011--
Venezuela Might Move a Part of its Monetary Reserves into Russia
Venezuela plans to transfer billions of dollars in cash reserves from European and U.S. banks to banks in Russia, China and Brazil.
--17-08-2011--
Russians Can Pay Taxes within Minutes
Since August 10 paying taxes in Russia will take just some minutes without visiting a bank and filling in a form. Now it could be done due to Internet service QIWI Bank (CJSC) - QIWI Purse.
--10-08-2011--
Russia Searches Adoption Solution with Finland
Russia has offered Finland to create a joint Council on Adoption and Childrens Rights in Mixed Families. This has been discussed by Russian and Finnish Prime Ministers in Sochi today.
--10-08-2011--
Russians are not Hurt in Tottenham Riots
Russian citizens were not hurt in riots in London. Still Russian embassy in London recommends avoiding areas of riots and violence.
--09-08-2011--
Labor Book to be Replaced by Employment Contract
The labor book can be abolished in Russia from 2012. The Ministry of Health will prepare the draft bill to introduce changes into the Labor Code of Russia.
--05-08-2011--
Russia and Republic of Korea to discuss Korean nuclear issue
Minister of foreign Affairs and Trade of Republic of Korea, Kim Sung-Hwan will make his first official visit to Russia in August 6-9. He is to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on August 8.
--04-08-2011--
Tim Barrow to become British Ambassador to Russia
The British Foreign Ministry has reported about appointing Timothy Barrow an Ambassador to Russia. Mr.Barrow will replace the current head of the British diplomatic mission Anne Pringle in November this year.
--03-08-2011--
Die Hard with Bruce Willis may be filmed in Russia
The fifth part of the Die Hard franchise with Bruce Willis as a detective John McClane is rumored to be filmed in Russia, reported Twitchfilm on Monday.
--02-08-2011--
A Former Lithuanian Triathlete to Cross Baikal for Two Days
A former Lithuanian triathlete to cross the Lake Baikal in its widest and deepest place for two days. On Thursday morning Vidmantas Urbonas, 53, the 1998 world ultra-triathlon champion, has started its race from the cape Bezymyanniy (Nameless) in Buryatia.
--28-07-2011--
New Wave to open new names in music this year
International festival of popular music of young singers New Wave has been opened in Jurmala, Latvia, this week. It marks its tenth anniversary.
--28-07-2011--
Moscow, Kiev and Minsk to mark the Day of Christening of Russia
Russia, Ukraine and Belarus is celebrating the day of Christening of Russia today. The festive events will be held mostly in Kiev.
--28-07-2011--
Soviet-born Actress Is to Star As a Bond Girl
A Soviet-born American actress Margarita Levieva, 31, may become a James Bond girl in the new 23rd Bond movie. If approved, she will star opposite Daniel Craig.
--27-07-2011--
Inhabitants of Ufa Rescue from the Heat in the City Fountain
In Ufa people made a mass bathing and ablution in the central city fountain because of hot weather.
--27-07-2011--
US adopters to pay alimony to Russian orphans
Foreign adopters are to pay alimony to Russian children, whom they abandoned, told Pavel Astakhov, Children Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation, in his interview to Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
--26-07-2011--
"Fairy-tale Russian Ring" Is Yet to Come
Unusual excursional tours are supposed to be united in a new unique tour project, called "Fairy tale Russian Ring".
--26-07-2011--
Festival of Military-Historical Reconstruction Will Take Place in Moscow
Day of the City in Moscow will be marked by the festival of historical reconstruction, which is supposed to become the visiting card of the city.
--25-07-2011--
The Lightning Damaged the Church in Suzdal
The architectural monument of the 18th century was damaged as the result of the strong stroke of lightning.
--25-07-2011--
Russian Synchronized Swimming Team Took Seven Gold Medals in Shanghai
The Russian synchronized swimming team has broken the record at the World Aquatic Championship by gaining the seven gold medals of seven possible in Shanghai. Earlier not a single national team has ever got seven gold medals at once.
--23-07-2011--
Polar Tourism Center to Open in Salekhard
A unique tour object will appear in the capital of Yamalo-Nenets Region. Finnish company "Sofi" with the cooperation of the region's administration is going to realize this project.
--22-07-2011--
Russia takes fifth golden medal in Shanghai
Russian synchronized swimming team has won the fifth golden medal at the world aquatic championships in Shanghai. Todays gold is for the free combination.
--21-07-2011--
Cruises to Chukotka are getting more and more popular among foreign tourists
More than 1300 tourists are supposed to visit the region in high season, what is half as much again as the previous year.
--21-07-2011--
Festival of craftsmen in region of Nizhniy Novgorod.
On the 23rd of July starts the annual festival of handicraft and art trade.
--20-07-2011--
Fisher and Bard festival Will Take Place in Karelia
International fisher and bard festival will be held in Karelia,at Janisjarvi lake,from 12th to 14th of August.
--20-07-2011--
Bulgaria Ship Accident: Another Six People Have Survived
6 ex-passengers of Bulgaria have survived the shipwreck, the Tatar Ministry of Domestic Affairs reports. They were counted as missing because their mobile phones had been lost in the Volga.
--20-07-2011--
Vessel Kruzenshtern is of much interest in Tallinn
Russian barque Kruzenshtern, one of the largest traditional sailing vessels in the world, was visited by 18 thousand people during the festival Tallinn Sea Days 2011 which was held from 15 to 17 July in the capital of Estonia.
--19-07-2011--
Hot summer in Russia
High temperature has set in most regions of Russia.Column of mercury has reached 36 degreees above zero even in the north of the country.
--19-07-2011--
Forest Fires Spread in the East of Russia
In spite of the fact that the number of forest fires in the country has reduced this year, its area got wider.
--19-07-2011--
Russia simplifies migrant workers procedure
Russia has ratified an agreement on legal status of immigrants and their families. This will simplify the procedure of migrant workers arrival within the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
--19-07-2011--
Russia to discuss energy supply increase to Germany
Energy supply increase and acute international issues, including Europes antimissile defense system, Russias cooperation with NATO and EU, Near East conflicts will be talked over by Russian and German heads of states at intergovernmental consultation in Hanover, Germany.
--18-07-2011--
Floating hotel system to appear in Moscow
Several floating hotels will take their place along Moscow embankments in the next five years.
--18-07-2011--
Russia is planning a tourist expansion
Changes in russian tourist industry are ready to come.More than two milliard of rubles will be spent already this year on the tourism development in six regions of the country.
--18-07-2011--
Lithuania to demarcate its border with Russia
This week Lithuania starts demarcation of its water border with Russia, the Baltic states border service said.
--14-07-2011--
Russia changed its Ambassador in Israel
Sergei Yakovlev, 63, was appointed a Russian Ambassador to Israel by President of Russia on July 12. He will change Peter Stegniya, who has held this post since 2007.
--13-07-2011--
Swiss and Russia to start a cement plant and discuss modernization
July 13 Swiss and Russian presidents are to discuss acute bilateral and international issues and sign a declaration on partnership for modernization at the Summit in Kolomna, Moscow region.
--13-07-2011--
Russia and China to study global warming
Russian-Chinese scientific expedition to the Far East will study climate change that has occured in the last two hundred thousand years. The expedition left Vladivostok for the Okhotsk Sea on the Academic Lavrentyev research vessel.
--08-07-2011--
Russian-Norwegian border treaty has come into force
The Russian-Norwegian treaty on Maritime Delimitation and Cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean has come into force on Thursday.
--08-07-2011--
Shall peat bog fires cause emergency situation in Russia?
Russian Greenpeace urges to introduce a peat bog fires emergency situation in a range of Russian regions.
--07-07-2011--
Russia delivered 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Lybya
Russias Emergency Situations Ministry sent humanitarian aid to Libya, the ministrys information department said on Wednesday.
--07-07-2011--
Russian tourists cant get British visas in time
British consulate in Russia is failing to issue visas to Russian tourists within scheduled two weeks. The consulate says the highly rising number of applications has caused the problem.
--06-07-2011--
Russia and NATO failed to reach agreement on Europes missile-defense system
NATO is not giving up its plans of building Europes missile-defense system, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed after a Russia-NATO Council session in Sochi yesterday.
--05-07-2011--
Russians can get Georgian visas at the border
Georgian authorities started issuing entrance visas to Russians at the only official border crossing point Dariali Verhniy Lars at the border of the two countries.
--05-07-2011--
Half a million Russians may visit Mexico in seven years
Mexican authorities wish to attract up to half a million Russian tourists annually in seven years.
--02-07-2011--
Ex-colonel Murdered in Moscow
Yuri Budanov, Russian Army ex-colonel, convicted of murdering a teenage Chechen woman, has been murdered in the center of Moscow.
--10-06-2011--
U.S. to Cooperate with Russia
The United States are ready to cooperate with Russia in nuclear energy development and in the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation in the world, said Steven Chu, U.S. Minister of Energy.
--08-06-2011--
The Ban on Vegetable Imports from the EU to Complicate Joining the WTO
The ban imposed by Russia on the vegetables from the European Union contradicts the spirit of the WTO.
--06-06-2011--





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