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  • The Russian Defence Ministry and IRKUT Corporation sign contract on delivery of 55 Yak-130 combat trainers

    On December 7, 2011, Anatoly Serdyukov, Russian Defence Minister, and Alexey Fedorov, President of JSC IRKUT Corporation, signed a contract on delivery of a batch of Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft. Under the contract, IRKUT Corporation will supply 55 Yak-130 aircraft to the Russian Air Force till 2015.

  • Cerus Announces Contracts for 19 New INTERCEPT Blood System Illuminators in Russia

    Cerus Corporation CERS -0.64%   announced today that Russia's Federal Medical-
    Biological Agency (FMBA) has awarded contracts for the purchase of 19 INTERCEPT Blood System illumination devices for blood centers throughout the country. Cerus will supply the INTERCEPT Illuminators through a Russian distributor.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participates in the High-Level International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn

    The Afghan-chaired and German-hosted High-Level International Conference on Afghanistan took place in Bonn on December 5, with representatives of more than 100 states and international organizations in attendance. Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov headed the Russian delegation. It was the first time that CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha attended an international forum at such a level. Deputy Secretary General of the SCO Mikhail Konarovsky also took part.

  • URALCHEM gives Strong Operating Results in 2011

    The production volume of URALCHEM Holding’s during the first 9 months of 2011 rose by 6%. The production of ammonium nitrate rose by 7%. Due to market conditions, the production of DAP and NPS 14:34:8 has been reduced to zero in favor of increasing the production of more marketable MAP and NPK fertilisers.

    Their output increased by 63% and 18% respectively. The production of other types of fertilisers grew by 107% due to the increase of sales of potassium nitrate and the start of its export sales.

  • Russian-US Expert Meeting on combating smuggling of Nuclear Material

    A meeting of Russian and American experts in an interagency format took place in Moscow on December 2. It was chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle and involved representatives of nongovernmental organizations. Modeling of the situation with an interception of smuggled nuclear material was carried out.

  • Puget Ventures Inc. Engages Syndicate in Prospectus Offering

    PUGET VENTURES INC. ("Puget") (TSX VENTURE:PVS) (the "Company") has announced that it has engaged a syndicate co-Led by Euro Pacific Canada ("Euro Pacific") and Octagon Capital Corporation ("Octagon") and including D&D Securities Inc. ("D&D") to raise a minimum of $5,750,000 and a maximum of $16,000,950 by way of a marketed short form prospectus offering of subscription receipts.

  • Uranium One Announces Final Terms for U.S.$463.5 Million Offering of Bonds in Russia

    Uranium One Inc. ("Uranium One" or the "Company") announced about its  negotiation and definitive commercial terms for a Russian bond offering for gross value  of U.S.$463.5 million having an effective interest rate of 6.74% (the "Offering"). 

    The Offering is scheduled to close on December 7, 2011.

    Chief Executive Officer of Uranium One, Chris Sattler  said “Uranium One looks forward to completing this precedent setting transaction, the first ever issuance of bonds by a foreign public company in the Russian Federation."

  • Black Iron Strengthens International Profile by Retaining Larry King as a Special Advisor

    Black Iron Inc. ("Black Iron" or the "Company") CA:BKI  +9.68%   (frankfurt:BIN) is announced that it has retained the services of internationally recognized media host, Mr. Larry King to provide international advisory and awareness services.

    Mr. King, who had retired from CNN after 25 years as a host of "Larry King Live", is recognized is recognized widely and has won two Peabody Awards, an Emmy Award  and ten Cable ACE Awards for hisworks.

  • Russia and Denmark engage in Political Consultations

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov held consultations in Copenhagen with Claus Grube, Permanent Secretary of State at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Michael Zilmer-Johns, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on November 29. He was also received by Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal.

  • ITERA and TsMT SHELF, LLC made a Contract on Drilling Rig

    ITERA Oil and Gas Company and SHELF Marine Technologies Center, LLC (which Center represents an engineering division of the CASPIAN ENERGY Group) got into a contract to provide a viability study related to an engineering solutions of “type of foundation” – “type of a drilling rig” to drill an exploratory well at the marine block 21 in the Turkmen Sector, in Astrakhan of the Caspian Sea on November 30, 2011.

    TsMT SHELF, LLC is a winner of corresponding international tender announced by ITERA in October of 2011.

  • Bergio International Launches Jewellery Boutique in Russia

    Bergio International (OTCBB: BRGO) announced opening of Bergio Boutique in a  Estet Jewelry Store in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia. Estet Jewelry Company is one of the largest jewellery manufacturers in Moscow with having revenues of more than $200 million. Berge Abajian is CEO of Bergio International and he said, "We are very pleased with the continued expansion in Russia which gives Bergio International a strong global presence."

  • Mechel-Service OOO wins Russia's Best Sales Network contest

    Mechel OAO MTL  -1.02%, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that Mechel-Service OOO was lauded as Russia's best sales network on the federal level.

    The service and sales network Mechel-Service OOO, which is part of Mechel Group, won the contest for "Russia's Best Sales Network 2011" in the Best Sales Network of Federal Level category.

  • Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation gets Thai deal

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexei Borodavkin received on December 1 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand, Chalermpol Thanchitt, upon completion of his mission in the Russian Federation.

  • Moscow welcomes tax decision of Israeli Prime Minister

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 30 approved the resumption of tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority that were frozen by the Israeli side on November 1 after the Palestinians obtained full membership in UNESCO.

    Moscow welcomes this decision and considers it a step in the right direction. Its implementation will help ease the strain on the economy of the PA, especially its financial and social sectors, and meet the immediate needs of the Palestinian population.

  • Central Europe and Russia Fund Inc. : The Central Europe and Russia Fund, Inc. Announces Estimated Amount of Long Term Capital Gain Distribution

    The Central Europe and Russia Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CEE) (the "Fund") announced today that the estimated amount of its annual long term capital gain distribution is $2.10 per share. The distribution will be paid in stock except that any stockholder may elect to receive such distribution in cash. The final amount of the distribution, along with the amount of a dividend from net investment income and applicable ex-date, record and payable dates will be announced in December 2011. The Fund does not expect to distribute any short-term capital gains.

  • Central Europe and Russia Fund Inc. : The Central Europe and Russia Fund, Inc. Announces Estimated Amount of Long Term Capital Gain Distribution

    The Central Europe and Russia Fund, Inc. (NYSE: CEE) (the "Fund") announced today that the estimated amount of its annual long term capital gain distribution is $2.10 per share. The distribution will be paid in stock except that any stockholder may elect to receive such distribution in cash. The final amount of the distribution, along with the amount of a dividend from net investment income and applicable ex-date, record and payable dates will be announced in December 2011. The Fund does not expect to distribute any short-term capital gains.

  • Mirae Asset Global Investments Issues White Paper: Seven Reasons to Consider Investing in Emerging Markets

    In this time of great uncertainty in the global markets and sustained slow growth among developed nations, Mirae Asset Global Investments today announced the release of their latest white paper outlining seven key observations about the potential advantages of investing in emerging market economies.

  • North-West Branch of Sberbank of Russia is not inferior to world standards

     Many have heard that the North-West Branch of Sberbank of Russia 's largest rented an office in St. Petersburg . That in itself deserves respect. However, the bank's management was guided in choosing just the office complex in "Pulkovo Sky" by the famous international company EKE Group?

  • Kazakhstan: Government announces purchase of wheat, three cells at $ 100

    JSC "NC" Food Contract Corporation "(Corp.) announces purchase of 3 class wheat harvest in 2011 to 3 million tons of commercial resources, the press service of the department. "Corporation announces purchase from December 1, 2011 of Triticum aestivum L. Class 3 Harvest in 2011 to 3 million tons of commercial resources in terms of payment upon delivery to Akmola, Kostanai and North Kazakhstan regions "- underlined in the message.

  • Russia eyes Qatar’s proficiency in LNG

    Russia's Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko says, he wants to pace up the agreement which will see Qatar play a part in the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia's Western Siberia.

  • Qatar shows interest in, Russia’s Novatek

    Gas-rich Qatar is interested in buying a stake in Russia's biggest independent gas producer Novatek. 

  • Walt Disney And UTH Russia To Launch An Ad-Supported Free-To-Air Disney Channel In Russia Early Next Year

    The Walt Disney Company and UTH Russia, one of the country's fastest growing media companies, announced that the two companies will launch an ad-supported free-to-air Disney Channel in Russia early next year. The broadly-distributed channel will appeal to families throughout Russia by featuring Disney's popular signature programming, as well as original Russian content.

  • Basic Element, Sberbank Investments and Changi in JV to invest and develop Russian airports

    Basic Element Group, LLC Sberbank Investments, a subsidiary of Sberbank, and Changi Airports International (CAI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to invest in and develop airports in Russia, Sberbank announced Monday.

    Basic Element will hold 50% plus one share, CAI will hold 30% and LLC Sberbank Investments will hold 20% minus one share in the joint venture.

  • NMDC Likely To Bid For 100 Per Cent Stake In Russia's Vincy Coal

    The Times of India Sunday reported NMDC may put up a bid for Russia’s Vincy Coal in a matter of days. NMDC is keen to acquire 2-3 properties overseas by year-end. The Russian move is likely to be for 100 per cent stake of Vincy Coal.

    A source close to the development told Times of India that NMDC will likely make its bid by November 1. Vincy Coal is estimated to have coking coal reserves of 70-100 million tones. The company’s board is expected to meet this week before the bid is made, said the report.

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