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  • Mercedes-Benz to recall 1,600 S-class sedans in Russia, says watchdog

    The recall will cover automobiles sold fbetween March 2017 and June 2018

    AO Mercedes-Benz RUS, the Russian dealer of Mercedes-Benz, will recall 1,600 S-class sedans in Russia due to problems with functioning of the driver assistance package, the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) reports on Monday.

    The recall will cover automobiles sold from March 2017 to June 2018, the regulator says.

  • Russia to start development of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in 2023 — source

    The ship will have a nuclear energy unit and displacement of about 70,000 tonnes

    Research and development (R&D) work to create the first Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will start in 2023; it was included in the state arms program. A source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS about it on Tuesday.

    "R&D work on the new aircraft carrier was included in the operating state arms program by 2027 and will start in 2023," the source said.

  • Russia-US relations must become prerequisite of world peace again - Nebenzya

    Two countries have never been at war with each other, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations recalled

    Russian-US relations must become a pre-requisite of world stability again, for it was precisely this type of cooperation that made the allied victory in World War II possible, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, told a crowd of participants in the Immortal Regiment procession in front of the World War II memorial in New York’s Battery Park.

  • Aeroflot shares down over 3% following plane crash at Moscow airport

    Earlier reports said that both flight data recorders from the plane have been found

    Aeroflot shares dropped 3.3% as trading opened on the Moscow Exchange on Monday to 93.5 rubles per share following the plane crash at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport claiming the lives of 41 people.

    On Sunday, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane operated by Aeroflot carrying 73 passengers and five crewmembers bound for Murmansk caught fire after emergency landing at Sheremetyevo shortly after the takeoff.

  • Russian government initiates bill on support for businesses in the Arctic

    The document regulates aspects of construction in the Arctic zone, entrance, exit and residence of foreign citizens in the Arctic

    The Russian government prepared a bill on state support for businesses working in the Russian Arctic zone. The bill’s text was posted on the government’s website.

  • Pure Russian oil arrives in Belarus via Druzhba pipeline

    At 14:28 p.m. oil started being supplied to the Mozyrsky oil refinery

    Good quality Russian oil reached the Belarusian border on May 2 via the Druzhba pipeline and is being supplied to the Mozyrsky oil refinery, Belarusian petrochemical company Belneftekhim said on Thursday.

  • Russia, Uzbekistan coordinate site for construction of nuclear power plant in republic

    Regular consultations between Rosatom’s administration and the colleagues from Uzbekistan will be held in the near future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said

    The site for the construction of the first nuclear power station in Uzbekistan under Rosatom’s project has been coordinated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists on Thursday.

  • Quality of oil is expected to normalize at port of Ust-Lug by May 7 - Ministry of Energy

    The normalization of qualitative characteristics at the Druzhba main oil pipeline is proceeding on schedule

    Measures to normalize the quality of the Russian oil for Belarus are being carried out on schedule, and on Thursday clean oil was delivered on the territory of the republic, the Russian Ministry of Energy told journalists.

  • Moscow could make top-3 of global startup ranking by 2023 - expert

    According to General Director of Moscow’s Agency of Innovations Alexey Parabuchev, Moscow’s innovation ecosystem continues to develop rapidly

    Moscow is moving up the rankings of cities favorable to startups and will soon be one of the world’s top three judging by parameters such as number and quality of startups, infrastructure, business climate and public acceptance of innovations, as Alexey Parabuchev, General Director of Moscow’s Agency of Innovations, told TASS.

  • Chinese market promising for Russian winemakers, pharmaceutical companies —Deputy Minister

    According to Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexey Gruzdev, the Russian government is actively supporting the companies in their attempts to enter foreign markets

    Russian wine makers and pharmaceutical companies are determined to intensively develop the Chinese market by constantly increasing the supplies of their products to that country, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexey Gruzdev told TASS.

  • NordStar Airlines announces new destinations in southern Russia

    The NordStar Airlines on Monday began to serve a new flight connecting Norilsk, the city north of the Polar Circle, with Voronezh and Sochi in southern Russia, the company’s press service said.


    "NordStar has opened new regular flights from Norilsk to Voronezh and Sochi," the press service said. "After April 29, the flights will be served every Monday."

  • With The Support Of The Ministry Of Industry And Trade Of Russia Launched The Campaign "Days Of Russian Wines"

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia together with the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia and domestic trade will hold the Д Days of Russian wines ’campaign twice a year: in spring (from April 25 to June 6) and in autumn (from October 10 to November 21).

  • Putin lauds development of Russia-Japan relations under Emperor Akihito

    On Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister officially announced that Japanese Emperor Akihito had abdicated

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to abdicating Japanese Emperor Akihito, the telegram was published on the official Kremlin website on Tuesday.

    "I would like to sincerely thank you for the attention you were paying to Russia-Japan relations which were greatly boosted in the era of your emperorship," the telegram reads.

  • US hampering Russia’s work in UN by denying visas, says Foreign Ministry

    The US Embassy earlier denied a visa to a Russian expert on chemical weapons, UN Secretary General’s adviser from Russia Dmitry Poklonsky

    The US is hampering Russia’s participation in the activities of the United Nations through manipulating the visa procedures, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday citing Washington’s refusal to issue a visa to the head of the Russian delegation to a session of the UN Disarmament Commission.

  • Denis Manturov Held A Meeting Of The Supervisory Board Of The Agency For Technological Development

    Chaired by Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, a meeting of the supervisory board of the Agency for Technological Development in the updated structure was held.

  • EAEU, China may sign deal to exchange customs data this year — Russian official

    The aim of the document is to simplify customs procedures, speed up customs operations and control

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China plan to sign an agreement on exchange of information about goods and cargo transport vehicles crossing their borders, First Deputy Chief of the Russian Government Staff Sergei Prikhodko has said.

  • Russia's Industry and Financial War Chest Grow as World Economy Turns Gloomy

    "Foreign trade stats for January delivered shocking figures which observers seem to have missed ... Russia’s imports from China (26% of total) are now three times bigger than those from Germany (7.8%). Total imports from the EU now make up only 30% of all imports."

    The year has started on a very optimistic note for Russia. It’s been so good that the liberals are crying foul.

  • Russia interested in close cooperation with EAEU partners — Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "the Eurasian Economic Union seeks broad cooperation with all interested countries and associations, first of all with China"

    Russia is interested in close cooperation with all Eurasian partners in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on the basis of principles of respect for sovereignty, rights and legitimate interests of each state, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening ceremony of One Belt One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing.

  • Minsk looking for rapprochement with IMF on new loan program

    Belarus continues to interact with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the issue of a new loan program, looking for ways to bring approaches closer, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Belarus Dmitry Kalechits said on Friday responding to a question from TASS.

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