Russian coal miners predict a bleak future

Coal will remain one of the key sources of energy in the world for 5-10 years, according to a review of the rating agency ACRA (available in the “Gazette”). This type of fuel has the most significant share (47 percent) in the energy balance of fast-growing countries, the Asia-Pacific region (APR), which accounts for 44…

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The Institute of the Ministry of Education is asking to cancel the markup on taxis for child seats

On January 26, Natalia Agra, director of the Institute for the Study of Childhood, Family and Education of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Transport, sent a letter to the head of the Ministry of Transport Vitaly Savelyev proposing to cancel the surcharge for child seats in a taxi. “If an adult passenger is…

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Refinery loading in Russia has fallen to a ten-year low

Oil supplies to Russian refineries through the Transneft system last year fell by 12.5 million tons compared to 2019 to 233.65 million tons, according to a review by the price agency Argus, published on January 26. Thus, the annual figure fell to the level of 2011 (then it was 233.38 million tons). Analysts at the…

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The cargo drone raised 110 million rubles

STI has allocated 110 million rubles. Voronezh KB “Rus”, which creates an unmanned helicopter to transport goods over a distance of 200 km Certification of the drone is scheduled for 2022 Funding for the project was approved by the interdepartmental working group on the development and implementation of the National Technology Initiative (STI), Yuri Sushinov,…

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Autopilot for combine harvester is looking for sponsors

In 2021, Cognitive Pilot may hold a private placement, co-founder and CEO Olga Uskova told Vedomosti. Negotiations are underway with several investors, she said, without naming specific companies. According to Uskova, after the transaction, control of Cognitive Pilot will remain with Cognitive Technologies and Management (now they own a total of 70% of the share…

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The world’s leading oil and gas companies are not exploring

According to the Norwegian consulting firm Rystad Energy, the world’s oil and gas giants in 2020 significantly reduced the exploration of new fossil fuel deposits (see chart). Of the five largest oil and gas companies in the world, the sharpest reduction – in the British BP. And, as Reuters reported on January 25, BP’s new…

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Five questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

1. How much vaccine do you need? According to the head of the Consumer Protection Anna Popova, 60% of the population needs to be vaccinated to develop collective immunity by the fall of 2021, when the epidemic season begins. According to Rosstat on November 1, 2020, in Russia live 14.64 million people, respectively, need to…

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Dmitry Morozov: We are not interested in driving nails with a microscope

– In your opinion, was the Russian pharmaceutical market ready for a pandemic? – Nobody was ready. One of the key problems is that Russia has not yet established its own production of pharmaceutical substances, without which it is impossible to create any drugs, including vaccines. Most companies import raw materials. We [Biocad] many times…

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Airlines are again asking for help from the government

The Association of Air Transport Operators (AEVT), which includes all the largest airlines in the country, on January 14 addressed a letter (available to “Vedomosti”) to the head of the Department of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport Svetlana Petrova. AEVT asks to allocate 53 billion rubles. from the federal budget as subsidies for…

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Joe Biden is preparing a gift from Russia

On January 20, immediately after the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign a series of documents, one of which will ban the construction of the Canadian-American Keystone XL pipeline, CBC News reported. This decision may be the final point in the history of the project, initiated in 2008. The decision to ban its construction…

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Cheese production in Russia began to grow again

In 11 months (January to November) 2020, cheese production increased by 5.8% to 173,300 tons, according to Soyuzmalako and the Milknews think tank. According to the director general of Soyuzmolok Artsyom Belov, the positive dynamics remained in December (there are no statistics for the last month yet – “Vedomosti”). Cheese products – an inexpensive alternative…

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The government has updated the Strategy for the Development of Russia’s Forest Complex until 2030

The current situation in the forest industry strategy (available to the “Gazette”) directly calls deplorable: “The economic situation indicates low efficiency of the forest complex,” – said in a statement. Now Russia has a quarter of all forests in the world, but the contribution of the forest complex to the country’s economy – only 0.5%…

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The industry has successfully overcome the pandemic and is preparing for growth

The coronary crisis for the industry is almost over. This conclusion can be made on the basis of the dynamics of the Index of Entrepreneurial Confidence (IAU), calculated by the Center for Business Studies of the Institute of Statistical Research and Knowledge Economics (ISIEZ) HSE based on surveys of 4,000 large and medium enterprises. In…

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Russia has managed to reach a five-year low energy intensity of GDP

According to the results of 2019, Russia has reached a five-year low in terms of energy intensity of gross domestic product (GDP) – the volume of energy consumption in relation to GDP, Deputy Economic Development Minister Ilya Torosov told reporters on January 15. Compared to 2015, the energy intensity of GDP decreased by 1.6% to…

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Gazprom resumes talks with SABIC on participation in Yamal gas chemical project

Gazprom has resumed talks with Saudi oil and gas company SABIC, which it wants to attract as co-investors in a project to build a large gas chemical field in the Yamal on the basis of the Bavanenko cluster, sources told Vedomosti. According to them, Chinese companies are also considered as investors, but no substantive talks…

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The movement of buses will be monitored from Glonass satellites

From September 1, 2021, Russian passenger transport companies will be required to equip all their vehicles (carrying up to eight people) with new satellite navigation equipment (ASN) to transmit real-time traffic data through the emergency response system ” ERA – Glonas ยป. This follows from the government decree “On approval of the rules of equipment…

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Machine builders are asking to postpone restrictions on grain exports

“The planned introduction of quotas on grain exports significantly reduces the effective demand for special equipment and the growth rate of the agricultural sector,” – said in a letter from Rosspetsmash to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, sent on December 25, 2020 (copy available in “Vedomosti”). . Rosspetsmash asks the government to postpone the introduction of…

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