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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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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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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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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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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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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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. “At 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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Importers began to refuse to supply cars to Russia

Due to the difficult situation “according to all indicators”, the German brand Audi stops shipments of cars to Russian dealerships from February 24, according to a letter from the automaker to Russian partners. Vedomosti got acquainted with the document. Cars that have passed Russian customs and are scheduled to be shipped from the importer’s warehouse…

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Russia will sign two special investment contracts for electric vehicles

Both applications received by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for special investment contracts (SPIK 2.0) for the development and implementation of electric vehicles in Russia from Motorinvest and Elektromobili Manufacturing Rus were recognized as the winners of the competitive selection. This is stated in a statement issued by the Ministry on February 21 following…

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Chinese taxi service Didi leaves Russia

Didi taxi aggregator, owned by the Chinese company Didi Chuxing, will stop working in Russia and Kazakhstan on March 4, 2022, a service representative told Vedomosti. According to him, today the drivers and partners of the aggregator were informed about the decision. The interlocutor explained that the company will not be able to “ensure the…

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BMW decided to stay in Russia

Production of BMW cars at Kaliningrad’s Avtotor will continue “in accordance with the development priorities of the Russian car industry,” a representative of Avtotor told Vedomosti. This involves the transition from screwdriver assembly of premium foreign cars to full-cycle production, which includes welding, painting and assembly of machines. The assembly of BMW at Avtotor started…

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The low-cost carrier S7 Citrus was allowed to carry passengers

Citrus Group’s new low-cost carrier has received an operator’s certificate, S7 said. This document is necessary for the launch of commercial air transportation, it confirms the airline’s compliance with Russian legislation. According to the report, Citrus received a certificate of operation on the basis of the legal entity Globus, which is also part of the…

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Russian ports can earn on the Belarusian embargo on transit from Lithuania

The Belarusian authorities have been banning rail transit from Lithuania for a number of goods since February 7, Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz said on February 2. His words are quoted by the state news agency of the country “Belta”. A statement from the Foreign Ministry said that the ban would affect the transit…

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The Ministry of Transport has developed rules for the application of special equipment to air raids

The Ministry of Transport has proposed to use plastic handcuffs and nylon belts to “tie” air raids on board aircraft, according to a draft government decree posted on January 21 on the website regulation.gov.ru “This measure will eliminate further illegal actions by the violator (on board the plane -” Vedomosti “). At the same time,…

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Rosaviatsia has asked airlines to report obstacles due to 5G

On January 13, Rosaviatsia sent a letter to the heads of Russian airlines and to its territorial branches with information about the risks of interference with on-board radio altimeters due to the launch of 5G mobile networks. The letter was signed by Valery Kudinov, head of the airspace maintenance department of Rosaviatsia. “Vedomosti” got acquainted…

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Named guilty of icing an S7 aircraft in December 2021

The crew of the S7 airline and the staff of Magadan airport did not fulfill the concept of “clean plane” and did not clear the fuselage of snow before the flight. Rosaviatsia came to such conclusions based on the results of an investigation into a serious plane crash with an S7 Airbus A321 flying from…

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By the end of 2021, Russian airlines have lost their punctuality

The average punctuality of flights of 16 Russian airlines in December 2021 was 50.3%, according to the British Aviation Statistics Agency OAG and the calculations of “Vedomosti”. This is a weaker figure compared to November 2021 (67.3%) and December-like 2019 (68.45%). OAG considers a delayed flight departure or arrival more than 15 minutes later than…

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The Russian car market will stagnate in 2022

Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Russia in 2021 amounted to 1.67 million cars, said on January 13, 2022 at the annual press conference of the European Business Association (AEB) the head of the committee of automakers Thomas Sterzel. This is 4.3% more than in 2020, but 5.1% less than…

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Why “AVTOVAZ” began to lose market share

“AVTOVAZ” sold in Russia in 2021 350,714 cars, which is 2% more than in 2020, told reporters on January 12, executive vice president of sales and marketing Olivier Morne. The entire market of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Russia, according to Avtovaz, in 2021 grew by 5% to 1.68 million cars.…

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Why freight transport did not get along with postcopy reproduction

The sharp economic recovery after the 2020 pandemic has revealed serious problems in global logistics. Both maritime transport and railways in 2021 with great difficulty covered the growing demand of shippers. As a result, in the second half of the year the situation in ports and border crossings was increasingly characterized as a collapse. In…

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Before the New Year, airports do not cope with the flow of gifts.

The cargo capacity of Russian airports is not coping with the volume of deliveries, complained to “Vedomosti” in the logistics companies PEK, Boxberry, Pony Express and DPD. In November-December, sales in Russian online stores and marketplaces increased 3-4 times compared to September and October, said Director of Business Unit PEK: Easyway Maxim Gubanov. Due to…

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Authorities are unlikely to index the scrap collection on cars in 2022

The probability that in 2022 Russia will index the recycling fee for new cars and trucks with internal combustion engines is small, told reporters the head of the Russian Ministry of Trade Denis Manturov. According to him, there is only a discussion on harmonizing the basic rates and coefficients of scrap collection for special equipment…

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The MS-21 plane was 6 years late

The newest Russian MS-21 aircraft has received a basic type certificate, the head of the Russian Ministry of Trade Denis Manturov told journalists on December 28. But, according to him, flights to extend the certificate will continue until 2024. The type certificate is a basic document in civil aviation, which means the possibility of safe…

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The first flight of the Baikal plane has been postponed to 2022.

The first test flight of the new light aircraft LMS-901 “Baikal” has been postponed until 2022, the head of the Ministry of Trade of Russia Denis Manturov told reporters on December 28. According to him, it should happen at the beginning of the year. “Baikal” was to make its first flight in late 2021. In…

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SUEK and EuroChem do not want to be a captive carrier

The National Transport Company (STC), established in the fall of 2020 on the basis of SUEK’s and Eurochem’s assets Andrei Melnichenko, plans to develop at the expense of other orders, getting rid of the status of a captive operator, STC CEO Mikhail Kuznetsov told reporters. According to him, in the coming years the company plans…

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Putin fears that planes will stop flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the construction of the St. Petersburg-Moscow high-speed passenger highway will make unclaimed air travel on this route. “Now in Moscow it only takes 1.5 hours to get to the airport. That is why aviation on this shoulder becomes meaningless, ”he said on December 23 during the final press…

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Reconstruction of Terminal F Sheremetyevo will cost almost 8 billion rubles.

Sheremetyevo International Airport (MASH) is reconstructing Terminal F for 77.7 billion rubles. This is the maximum amount of the tender, the materials of which were published on December 21. The capacity of the oldest of Sheremetyevo’s existing terminals after the reconstruction, according to documents, should increase by more than 50% – from the current 8…

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Kamchatka has abolished the requirement of QR-codes on transport

Authorities of the Kamchatka Territory will cancel the verification of QR-codes on vaccination against COVID-19 on air and road transport in the region on December 21. This was announced on December 20 by the governor of the region Vladimir Solodov. “Due to the importance of the movement of citizens before the New Year and New…

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The FAS wants to increase fees at airports in the Far East and Siberia

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) plans to increase the rates of regulated tariffs for services at a number of airports in the Far East and Siberia, according to draft orders of the service, published on the portal regulation.gov. These are the airports of Irkutsk, Barnaul, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and three airports on Sakhalin – in Shakhtersk,…

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“Aeroexpress” was headed by Andrei Akimov from the Moscow Department of Transport

Andrei Akimov, head of the Moscow Central Diameters Directorate (MCD) of the Moscow Central Transport Department, has been appointed the new director general of Aeroexpress, an Aeroexpress spokesman said on Monday. Akimov has been appointed CEO since December 13. He left his post in the department, a spokesman for Aeroexpress said. Prior to that, since…

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How the acquisition of “Rolf” will change the balance of power in the author

The purchase of the car dealer company “Rolf” by Sergei Petrov by the holding “Klyuchaut” from the Krasnodar Territory is the largest M u0026 A deal in the history of the national authority. In fact, the owners of “Key” will be the first and fourth players in the market. On December 13, Alfa-Bank announced that…

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Vector Rail has bought out the leasing car operator Brunswick Rail

JSC “Vector Rail” (key co-owners – former CEO of the Federal Freight Company Alexei Taicher and businessman Sergei Smysl) became the owner of 100% stake in LLC “Brunswick Rail Holding” (BRH), which owns assets of the leasing railway operator, Brunswick Rail . SPARK-Interfax ”on December 8. According to these data, the received share was pledged…

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Parts of passengers without a QR code may not be refunded for air tickets

Airlines have proposed to exclude from the bill on mandatory QR-codes on transport the rule on mandatory refund of the ticket price, if the passenger does not have the code before departure. It is offered to return money only to those who bought a ticket at the most expensive return rate, and if the rate…

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The agro-industrial complex has not found 15 billion rubles to repay the bonds

AVK Finance, the SPV company of the United Wagon Company (DEC), has not been able to find funds to buy back its Series 01 bonds, the issuer said on December 8. The total amount of unpaid bond holders is 15 billion rubles. Thus, the technical default of “OVK Finance” on this bond issue, which was…

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FESCO has acquired Port Haidamak to upgrade for grain cargo

FESCO Transport Group (32.5% of the shares belongs to Ziyavudin Magomedov, 17.4% – to Mikhail Rabinovich, 23.8% – to his partner, FESCO Chairman of the Board Andrei Sevyarylov), which owns the Vladivostok Sea Commercial Port (VSTC), closed a deal to buy Port Haidamak JSC with the expectation of creating a terminal for transshipment of grain…

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Red Wings will open a Superjet base in Omsk

Red Wings has opened a fourth regional base for its Superjet 100 aircraft, a company spokesman said on December 6. It will be located in Omsk. Today, Red Wings’ SSJ-100 aircraft are based at Yekaterinburg’s Koltsov Airport (four SSJ-100s) and Chelyabinsk (one SSJ-100). Two more Superjet companies are based at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Red Wings…

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The Ministry of Transport has abandoned the idea of ​​checking QR codes when selling tickets

The Ministry of Transport has adjusted its position on the need to verify QR-codes indicating the vaccination of air passengers from COVID-19. If verification becomes mandatory, QR codes will not be required at the stage of ticket sales, the certificate will be verified only before check-in for the flight. This was reported to Vedomosti by…

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EDB to help find money for construction of Meridian highway

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) will be the organizer of the financing and creditor of the Meridian highway project, which will run through the south of Russia from the border with Belarus to the border with Kazakhstan. The memorandum was signed by the chairman of the bank Nikolai Podguzov and the organizer of the project…

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The government has supported the three-year investment program of the Republic of Moldova for 3 trillion rubles

At a meeting in December 2, the government approved a draft financial plan and investment program of Russian Railways (RZD) for 2022 and 2023-2024. This was reported by the press service of the Cabinet. According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, whose words are quoted in the release, the government has supported the unprecedented amount of…

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Two border crossings stopped the passage of non-container cargo from Russia to China

The Russian-Chinese border crossings Grodno-Suifenhe (Primorye) and Transbaikalia-Manchuria in Transbaikalia will stop accepting all cargo, except container cargo, from November 30 and December 1, respectively, Russian Railways said on social media, citing “urgent messages from China.” From December 1, the ban will also apply at the border crossing Erlyan – Zamin-Uud on the border between…

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Arrest of 13 billion rubles on accounts will not stop Rolf’s work

Requirements of the Prosecutor General’s Office to collect 128.8 billion rubles. from a car dealer “Rolf” and its main owner Sergei Petrov do not impose significant restrictions on the company’s activities, said “Vedomosti” a source close to the company. “Rolf” in his official statement said he did not agree with the lawsuit, but has already…

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Qatar Airways wants compensation for the defects of the A350 airliner

Qatar Airways, the largest operator of A350 airliners, is demanding hundreds of millions of dollars from the manufacturer to rectify defects. Its 20 planes have been unable to fly since May due to “early surface wear”. The problems concern 20 of the 53 A350 Qatar Airways, the paint of which is “inflated” and “stained”. These…

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Aeroflot earned quarterly profits for the first time in two years

The Aeroflot Group, which in addition to the carrier of the same name also includes Russia Airlines and the low-cost carrier Peremoha, earned a profit of 11.6 billion rubles in the third quarter of 2021, according to the IFRS group’s report published on November 29. This is the first quarterly profit since the third quarter…

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Why the agro-industrial complex has no money to repay the bonds

“AVK Finance” (part of the United Carriage Company, AIC) on the 24th allowed a technical default on bonds totaling more than 16 billion rubles. On November 24, the company had to pay coupon income on a Series 01 bond loan for the 15th and 16th coupon periods. Also, “AVK Finance” had to fully repay the…

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FAS proposes to increase tariffs for air navigation

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has proposed raising the rates of fees for air navigation services in Russia, according to a draft order posted on the portal of draft regulations. The order will take effect from the moment of signing, the public discussion will last until November 25. The share of air navigation services in…

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The State Duma was asked not to enter QR-codes when selling tickets

The Union of Business Tourism Agencies (SAD, branch organization) proposes not to introduce verification of QR-codes on transport at the stage of ticket sales. This is stated in the letter of the executive director of the association Pavel Vasin, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Transport Eugene Moskvichev dated November 22. It is the…

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The MS-21 will fly with a Russian engine only in 2024

The first deliveries of the Russian passenger liner MS-21 with domestic engine PD-14 are scheduled for 2024, the model is planned to be certified by the end of 2022, the first deputy general director of Irkut Corporation (manufacturer MS-21), general director, told Vedomosti. “Aerocomposite” Anatoly Gaidansky. First of all we certify the car with American…

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Tickets for Aeroflot flights will become more expensive due to the increase in fuel tax

Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot will increase fuel collection on domestic and international flights from November 22, a company spokesman said. For flights across Russia, the fee will increase by 550 rubles. (from 1650 to 2200 rubles), on international – for 10 euros (from 20 to 30 euros). “This is a forced decision, it is dictated…

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The government has thought about a government procurement model to secure the Far East

Following a meeting in Vladivostok on November 17, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev gave a number of instructions to stabilize the situation with the import of goods to remote regions of the Far East. The Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Social Development have been instructed to study…

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Elista and Magnitogorsk to join Vekselberg and Tratsenko airport

“Airports of a Great Country” (ABS, a joint venture of airport holdings “Airports of the Regions” by Viktor Vekselberg and “Novoport” by Roman Tratsenko) applied to the FAS to buy shares in the airports of Elista and Magnitogorsk. A representative of “Airports of the Regions” told “Vedomosti” about it. Applications were sent “some time ago,”…

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Airlines and airports will receive compensation for entering QR codes

The Ministry of Transport has proposed to the government to compensate the aviation industry 8 billion rubles. falling revenues due to the introduction of mandatory QR-codes for air travel, according to a letter from Deputy Minister Igor Chalik to the government and the Ministry of Finance. The letter was sent on November 9, a copy…

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Which countries will be available from December 1

The Operational Headquarters for Combating Coronavirus has decided to resume air communication with a number of countries on a reciprocal basis on December 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, who heads the headquarters, said on November 16. Flights are allowed to Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Argentina. Also from December 1, restrictions on regular…

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The Ministry of Transport may return the disrupted northern import to the state shipping company

On November 10, the head of the Ministry of Transport Vitaly Savelyev at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the government proposed to create a specialized state shipping company to transport socially significant goods under Rosmorrechflot, if the problem of cabotage in ports in the Far East. We are talking about…

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Russia can set up a state-owned passenger shipping company

In late September, a meeting of the government’s tourism commission discussed the possibility of creating a single state-owned shipping company as a construction customer and owner of passenger and cargo ships. Following the meeting, the Ministry of Transport, the FAS, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other interested organizations were…

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Russia and China have signed a contract to build a heavy helicopter

Russia and China signed a contract on June 25 to build a heavy helicopter (Advanced Heavy Lift, AHL), which has been negotiated since 2008, said on November 8, General Director of “Russian Helicopters” (part of “Rostech”) Andrei Baginsky at a meeting on Monday . with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We will develop only part of…

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Sales of new cars in October fell by 18%.

Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Russia in October 2021 amounted to 126,204 units, according to the Association of European Business (AEB). This is 18.1%, or 27,960 cars, less than sales in October 2020. The dynamics for the first ten months of this year remains positive due to high sales…

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Russian Railways became interested in the railway through Afghanistan

A representative of Russian Railways (RZD) confirmed to Vedomosti its interest in the Trans-Afghan Railway construction project, which is to become a transit route from Europe to South Asia. “RF Holding is ready to cooperate with the Uzbek Railways in preparing the feasibility study (FEAS) of the Trans-Afghan Railway project,” he said. An online meeting…

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Authorities allowed taxis and car sharing to collect biometric data from drivers

The government has approved a list of cases in which non-financial organizations are allowed to collect and process personal biometric data of individuals in information systems. The relevant decision was published on the legal information portal. Biometrics were allowed to be collected when entering the territory of organizations and participating in meetings of a civil…

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Assembly of “Baikal” to replace the An-2 is transferred to the Far East.

The new light multi-purpose aircraft LMS-901 “Baikal” for local aviation may begin to assemble in the Far East instead of Ekaterinburg, told “Vedomosti” two sources at the Ural Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA, developer “Baikal”) and confirmed in the Ministry of Industry. To do this, Komsomolsk wants to build a new assembly shop near the territory…

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