RZD wants to know all prices and tariffs of counterparties

“Russian Railways” (RZD) proposes to create a state system for monitoring commodity and transport markets. The monopoly itself, as RZD proposes, at the first stage of operation of such a system, will receive the authority to collect information about the cost of providing railway carriages by operators “at the time of submitting an application or…

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Places in queues for H&M stores began to be displayed on “Avito”

Decision of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) dated November 27, 2020. EL No. FS 77-79546 Founder: JSC “Business News Media” I.o. chief editor: Kazmina Irina Sergeevna Advertising and information supplement to the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field…

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New generation for BAM and Transsib will be built by “Inter RAO” by 2028

The Government Commission on Energy has decided to appoint “Inter RAO” as the organization that will implement the project for the construction of a thermal power station for the energy supply of the Bodaibinsky District of the Irkutsk Region. This power plant is necessary, among other things, for the expansion of the Eastern Polygon of…

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The owners of coal ports ask not to toughen the punishment for environmental violations

The Association of Sea Trade Ports (ASOP) strongly criticized the draft law of the Ministry of Transport, which allows the state to terminate the lease agreement with stevedores (berths at terminals, hydrotechnical structures and other port infrastructure are state-owned) due to environmental violations during handling, crushing and sorting of coal. At the end of July…

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Deputy Prime Minister Khusnullin spoke about the plan to restore Mariupol in three years

On July 20, the first meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, who is responsible for the restoration of Donbass on behalf of the White House, took place. At the meeting, the vice-premier presented the head of state with a 100-page master plan for the development of Mariupol (DPR) for…

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Flights abroad will be a reward for flights in Russia

The interdepartmental commission under Rosaviatsia changed the algorithm for the temporary transfer of access to international flights from one carrier to another. Now the volume of intra-Russian transportation of applicant companies will be taken into account, the press service of the air regulator reported. “The new edition of the temporary algorithm provides that the commission…

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MMK reduced steel output by 15% in the II quarter

Viktor Rashnikov’s MMK cut steel output in the second quarter of 2022 by 15% year-on-year to 2.9 million tons, according to the company’s announcement. Production of pig iron during the same period decreased even more – by 22%, to 2.1 million tons. In the first half of 2022, MMK produced 6 million tons of steel,…

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Why FSK and “Rosseti” are only now merging into a single company

On Friday, July 15, the power grid state holding “Rossiyskie Seti” (“Rosseti”) and its largest subsidiary, the Federal Network Company (FSK, owns the main networks), announced a merger. The base of the merger will be FSK, which will issue additional shares. The papers will be exchanged for Rossetei shares. The head of the United Network…

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“Yandex.Yeda” has launched a service for the organization of corporate meals

“Yandex.Yeda” company has launched a service for organizing meals for corporate employees, its representative said. According to him, employees of the service’s partners will be able to pay for food in restaurants, canteens and vending machines through the corporate account with the help of a special program and application. The interlocutor of “Vedomosti” did not…

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Oil falls on fears of a global recession

World oil prices are gradually decreasing. On July 14, September futures for Brent crude fell to $97.1/barrel, which is $2.4 (or 2.5%) below the closing price of the previous session. The price of futures for the American grade of WTI decreased to $93.6/bbl. (-2.8% compared to the previous session). At 15:00 Moscow time, Brent cost…

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Sales of disposable e-cigarettes have tripled since the beginning of the year

Sales of disposable electronic cigarettes in physical terms in Russian stores for five months of 2022 increased by 3.3 times compared to the same period last year. Such data was provided to “Vedomosti” by the NielsenIQ analytical company. According to her calculations, the manufacturers of these products increased their revenue by 4.5 times during the…

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The recapitalization of “Aeroflot” has so far turned out to be half as much as planned

Rosimushchestvo and the Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the state, submitted a joint application for the purchase of 1,531,234,889 new ordinary shares of Aeroflot, the company said in a statement. The share placement price was 34.29 rubles. Thus, the state invested 52.5 billion rubles in Aeroflot. The share of the Russian Federation in the…

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Revenues from oil exports from Russia are growing despite a drop in supplies

The export of Russian oil in June 2022 decreased by 250,000 barrels/day to 7.4 million barrels/day – the lowest indicator since August last year, according to the report of the International Energy Agency (IEA) dated July 13. At the same time, according to the organization, Russia’s export revenue from the sale of oil against the…

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Will Gazprom resume gas supplies via Nord Stream?

On July 11, Russia stopped supplying gas to the European Union (EU) via the key Nord Stream gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year due to scheduled repairs. The gas pipeline will not operate until July 21, its operator Nord Stream AG said. According to the European Network of…

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Germany may nationalize the energy concern Uniper

On July 5, the German government urgently approved a bill on the nationalization of energy companies and the transfer of costs. On Friday, July 9, the approval of the document by the Bundestag is planned. Uniper, the owner of power plants in Russia and once the largest partner of Gazprom in Europe, may fall under…

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Volkswagen decided to close production in Nizhny Novgorod

In July, Volkswagen Group Rus will start winding down the contract production of cars in Nizhny Novgorod at the facilities of the GAZ group. A source close to the company told Vedomosti about this. The representative of the German concern speaks only about the closing of the “own office in Nizhny Novgorod” on July 5,…

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Entry of foreign clothing and footwear brands will allow the marketplace to make money

The entrance of the largest foreign brands of clothes and shoes will increase the sales of marketplaces. Due to the parallel import, the sellers of these services will be able to additionally increase their revenue by an amount comparable to the turnover of the offline stores of 20 networks that stopped working in Russia in…

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They want to protect the mining from unfriendly investors

On July 5, the State Duma must adopt a bill in the second reading that will allow foreign subsoil developers to be transferred to Russian legal entities through the court. Sergei Gavrilov, chairman of the lower house committee on property, which developed the amendment, told Vedomosti about this. According to him, the bill initiates the…

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The government supported the introduction of cashback for travel on toll roads in the summer

The Ministry of Transport supported the proposal of State Duma deputies to introduce a cashback program for travel on toll roads in the summer. This is stated in the department’s response to the letter of State Duma vice-speakers Sergei Neverov, Sholban Karaool (both from “United Russia”) and Vladislav Davankov (“New People”) to Prime Minister Mikhail…

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Are British sanctions against Vladimir Potanin dangerous for Norilsk Nickel?

On June 29, the British government included Vladimir Potanin, the largest shareholder of Norilsk Nickel, in the sanctions list, the press service of the British Parliament reported. The sanctions were imposed due to Russia’s special military operation (SVO) in Ukraine. The new British sanctions list includes a group of individuals, including the chairman of the…

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Retailers have filed lawsuits for 325 million rubles to the IML courier service

Cosmetic brand “L’Oxitan”, “Monex Trading” (brands Mothercare, Next, The Body Shop, MAC, Victoria’s Secret, etc.), “Double Trend” (one of the brands of Jeans Symphony), as well as a number of home appliance stores, Electronics and various counterparties from May 12 to June 22 filed 24 lawsuits against the IML courier service totaling more than 325…

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German Linde has stopped deliveries for the largest chemical complex in Ust-Luga

The German company Linde GmbH withdrew from a joint venture with Rushimalyans (50% each from Gazprom and Rusgazdobycha Artem Obolensky) for the production of helical cryogenic heat exchangers for the gas processing industry and gas liquefaction. According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, as of June 21, Rushimalyans is a 100% owner of…

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Russia has moved Saudi Arabia into China’s oil market

In May 2022, Russia exported 55% more oil to China than in May last year and became Beijing’s largest supplier, surpassing Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported on June 20. According to China’s General Customs Administration (quoted by Reuters), Russian oil imports, including supplies through the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESDP) pipeline and shipping from European and Far…

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Sistema JSFC became interested in IKEA furniture factories

The purchase of furniture factories by the Swedish company IKEA is interesting for Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the main owner of the investment company, told Vedomosti. Such a deal could give synergies with the Segezha Group timber holding, he said. So far, Sistema is not negotiating with IKEA, which announced on June 15 the sale of…

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Yandex.Market will sell used luxury goods

Yandex.Market has started selling used bags from well-known luxury brands – Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Dior, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Balenciaga, Bottega, said a representative of the marketplace. The corresponding section has already appeared on his website, the average price of goods there exceeds 100,000 rubles, the Vedomosti correspondent was convinced. The project partner there…

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OPEC + is forcing the increase in oil production

Following the ministerial meeting of the members of the agreement, the parties to the OPEC + deal decided to increase the quota for oil production for July and August 2022 to 648,000 barrels per day (bpd) per month. The previous plan provided for a monthly increase from May to September inclusive of 432,000 bpm per…

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Gazprom’s deliveries abroad fell by almost a third

Gazprom’s exports to foreign countries in the five months of 2022 decreased by 27.6% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 61 billion cubic meters. m of gas, the company said on June 1. As a result, in January-May it reduced production to 211.4 billion cubic meters. m, which is 4.8% (or…

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Russian airlines are preparing to pay for the leasing of foreign aircraft in rubles

10 Russian airlines have opened ruble C-type accounts with banks to transfer payments for aircraft to leasing companies from unfriendly countries. These are “Aeroflot”, “Victory”, “Russia”, S7 Airlines, Smartavia, “Yakutia”, “Alrosa”, “Yamal”, “Polar Airlines”, “Aurora”. Five other carriers – Ural Airlines, Izhavia, Nordstar, Rusline, and I-Fly – are in the process of opening such accounts.…

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French luxury clothing and accessories brand Jacquemus has refused to supply Russia

Two of his local partners have said that Jacquemus, created by French fashion designer Simon Jacquem, has decided to stop supplying its products to Russia. One of the consultants who worked with the company also knows about this. This is a personal decision of Jacques, it is connected with the special operation of Russia in…

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Russians will be banned from taking more than 10 kg of red caviar from Kamchatka by plane

Russians may be banned from exporting Kamchatka red caviar from the region weighing more than 10 kg, made in a non-industrial way, in hand luggage or aircraft luggage. A draft federal law providing for such an experiment from the date of its entry into force until August 1, 2025, was prepared by a group of…

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American shoe and clothing manufacturer Nike is leaving Russia

Nike has not renewed its franchise agreement with Inventive Retail Group (IRG), which owns the country’s largest single-brand retail chain. This follows from a letter from IRG President Tikhon Smykov to employees of the company that Vedomosti was acquainted with. He explains this decision by the fact that Nike cannot “in the foreseeable future” organize…

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A simplified version of the Lada Granta will be available from dealers in the second half of June

The first model of “AvtoVAZ”, which will be released after a long downtime, will be Lada Granta in a simplified version. They are expected to enter showrooms in the second half of June, car dealers interviewed by Vedomosti said. According to the chairman of the board of directors of BN-Motors Alexei Podschekoldin, there is no…

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Belaya Dacha invests 1 billion rubles in salad production in Novorossiysk

Belaya Dacha has started construction in Novorossiysk of the first stage of the Salads from the Sea production complex for growing head lettuces in irrigated open ground and baby salads in tunnel film greenhouses. A company representative told Vedomosti about this. The project itself will be implemented on an area of ​​850 hectares, its design…

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Shell has left the joint venture with Gazprom Neft in Gidan

The British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell has withdrawn from the authorized capital of the joint venture with Gazprom Neft, Gidan Energy. According to an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Gazprom Neft has been the sole owner of the joint venture since May 19. Vedomosti sent a request to…

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Poland has given up Russian gas ahead of schedule

The Polish authorities have decided to terminate the contract for the supply of Russian pipeline gas to the country, which could continue until the end of 2022, said on May 23 the representative of the government’s strategic energy infrastructure Peter Naimsky on Polish Radio. “After 30 years, we can say that relations in the gas…

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Reagents for laboratories may be included in the parallel import list

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia may include in the list of goods for parallel import reagents, consumables and equipment for laboratory diagnostics, if these products will be in short supply on the market, a representative of the department told Vedomosti. According to him, such a mechanism provides for the import of goods…

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AvtoVAZ will be headed by former Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov

The shareholders of AvtoVAZ have decided on a new configuration of the car concern’s management. The current vice-governor of St. Petersburg and ex-Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov will become the president of AvtoVAZ instead of the Frenchman Nicolas More. The chairman of the company’s board of directors will be the Minister…

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The Ministry of Transport’s bill on unmanned vehicles was considered crude

The Presidential Council for Codification did not support the bill of the Ministry of Transport “On highly automated and fully automated vehicles” (PTS). The conclusion is at the disposal of “Vedomosti”. A document establishing rules for unmanned vehicles capable of driving without human intervention was developed in June 2021. According to him, their owners must…

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Pharmaceutical companies are in no hurry to revise the prices of vital medicines

Despite the fact that the Russian government in late March this year allowed to increase the marginal selling price of vital drugs (ZHNVLP) at risk of shortage or deficit due to changes in foreign exchange rates, the number of applications from pharmaceutical manufacturers has not changed compared to last year. A representative of the Federal…

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Renault Duster will go to AvtoVAZ – Vedomosti

After leaving Russia, its main shareholder, the French Renault, will be able to produce the Renault Duster crossover under the Lada brand. Two sources in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation told Vedomosti about this. According to one of them, we are talking about the release of the second generation crossover.…

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Why Lukoil buys Shell gas stations in Russia

Lukoil will buy the Russian “daughter” of the British-Dutch oil and gas company Shell, which owns a refueling network and a lubricant plant in the country, the company said. We are talking about 411 gas stations located mainly in the Central and North-Western federal districts, as well as a plant for the production of lubricants…

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Foreign pharmaceutical distributors stop or reduce work in Russia

The Dutch distributor IMCD, which imports substances and auxiliaries for the release of drugs, is leaving the Russian market and closing offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He announced this on his official website. In our country, the company worked with the pharmaceutical companies Grotex and Vertex, and the share of its deliveries for some…

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Alcohol producers and distributors have difficulties with the supply of products

Alcohol producers and distributors were unable to ship products to their customers on the first holidays of May due to a large-scale failure of the Unified State Automated Alcohol Accounting Information System (EGAIS). This was reported to Vedomosti by four participants in this market, a representative of a major retailer and an employee of the…

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Gazprom reported record profits for the fourth quarter and the whole of 2021

In 2021, Gazprom earned 2.09 trillion rubles. net profit under IFRS against 135 billion rubles. a year earlier. The company announced this on April 28. The monopoly’s revenue increased by 62% and reached 10.24 trillion rubles, EBITDA increased 1.5 times during the reporting period to 3.69 trillion rubles. Net revenue from gas sales increased by…

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The largest long-term construction was completed on the Amur River

The construction of the Russian part of the railway bridge across the Amur between Russia and China has been completed in the Jewish Autonomous Region (EAO). The test team drove through it on April 27. Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev said during the opening ceremony that Russia is ready to launch a regular movement and…

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After a month of high demand, drug sales have stabilized

Drug sales stabilized after the March rush, according to the weekly monitoring of the analytical company DSM Group. According to her, in the period from February 28 to March 6 (ie, almost immediately after the start of the special operation in Ukraine), the Russians bought 146 million packages of various drugs. This is 1.5 times…

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The European Union may impose a ceiling on the price of Russian oil

The EU may impose a marginal price on imported Russian oil to cut Russia’s revenues, the Financial Times (FT) reported, citing its own source. Such a measure is being considered in the preparation of the next (sixth) package of sanctions against Russia due to a special military operation in Ukraine. Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president of the…

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Vegetarian food has risen by up to 30% due to logistics problems

Certain food for vegetarians from suppliers has risen by a third since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine. This follows from a survey of retailers and restaurateurs conducted by Vedomosti. Thus, tofu prices rose by 30% in March-April, says the owner of the restaurant “Chinese News” Stanislav Lisichenko. Co-owner of the Doubleby coffee…

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Services of private medical clinics go up to 20%

Prices in large private multidisciplinary clinics after the start of the special operation in Ukraine increased by 5-15% depending on the service, calculated “Vedomosti”, analyzing their price lists on the sites and interviewing their representatives. The cost of the most popular services starting from March 3 was compared. For example, at the Mother and Child…

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Cider producers can receive support from the state

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance to consider granting cider the status of agricultural products (similar to domestic wine) as one of the measures of state support for the economy. This follows from the minutes of the meeting that Vedomosti reviewed. The representative of…

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The IEA predicts a decline in oil production in Russia in the coming months

Sanctions due to a special military operation in Ukraine may lead to a decrease in oil production in Russia in April 2022 by 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) compared to the previous month. This forecast is given by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a monthly review published on April 13. According to the…

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Obi stores in Russia will open soon

Obi stores will open “as soon as possible,” said Dmitry Galantsev, a partner at Propositum law firm, which represents the retailer’s interests in the deal to sell it. To do this, according to him, it is necessary to update the cash terminals, clean the premises, expand the security staff, providing more employees at the company’s…

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German Obi will sell its business in Russia

German Obi GmbH is entrusting its Russian business chain Obi to the founder of the Audit Group consulting group and Cesar Consulting law firm Boris Lyuboshitsa. This was reported to Vedomosti by Dmitry Galantsev, a partner at the Propositum law firm, which is involved in the deal on behalf of Obi. A representative of Cesar…

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“Abrau-Durso” expands the resort area in the Krasnodar Territory EXCLUSIVE

The Abrau-Dyurso group of companies plans to build six more hotels (with 950 rooms) of the 4-5 star category on the territory of the resort of the same name in the Krasnodar Territory. Irina Goncharova, her vice president for tourism and special projects, told about it. According to her, the new project will also include…

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Highland Gold will buy gold mines in Russia from Canadian Kinross

Highland Gold Vladislav Sviblov has agreed to buy Russian gold mining assets from the Canadian company Kinross Gold, both sides said in a deal on April 5. The purchase will amount to $ 680 million. The deal includes the Kupol and Dvoynoye mines in Chukotka, the Chulbatkan project in the Khabarovsk Krai, a number of…

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Canadian Kinross Gold will sell gold mining assets in Russia

Canada’s Kinross Gold has begun talks to sell its gold mining assets in Russia, the company said on March 30. Kinross says it has received several offers to sell Russian business and is in “exclusive talks with an unaffiliated, non-sanctioned mining company” about the possible sale of all assets in Russia. The press release states…

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IEA expects oil production in Russia to fall by 30%

Due to Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine and related disruptions in oil supplies, global demand for oil in 2022 will increase by only 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd), according to a March report by the International Energy Agency ( IEA). In February, the IEA expected demand to grow by 3.2 million bpd. Global…

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Ukraine “nationalizes” the cars of the largest Russian companies

Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia, UZ) intends to nationalize Russian freight cars in Ukraine. This was stated on March 15 by Chairman of the Board Alexander Kamyshin, whose words are quoted on the company’s website. β€œAt the first stage, we are compiling a list of car owners who have Russia among their founders. Then there will be…

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Confectionery prices rise by an average of 20-30%

Major federal and regional retailers have received notifications from confectionery manufacturers demanding higher sales prices for their products from today. Employees of three retailers told Vedomosti about this and confirmed a representative of the Eastern Union alliance (uniting the largest networks in the Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts of Russia – Krasny Yar, Samberi…

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Authorities have announced new measures to support farmers

The Russian government is discussing a set of measures to support the agro-industrial industry against the background of imposing sanctions on the country and raising the key rate to 20%. A total of 44 billion rubles is planned to be allocated from the federal budget for the sowing campaign, soft loans and leasing for agricultural…

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