The Russian Corporation for the Development of the Far East will accept applications from investors who wish to receive Arctic residency status, from August 28, the Russian Ministry for Development of the Far East and Arctic said on Monday.
Moscow’s sovereign wealth fund publicly announced details of an agreement for the Russian pharmaceutical company R-Pharm to produce a coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. We previously examined which countries are assisting with Covid-19 vaccine research in the Silk Road Briefing article Who’s Developing A Covid-19 Vaccine – The Alternative[…..]
Russia, the world’s largest producer of gold, exported more gold than gas in the second quarter of 2020 for the first time in almost 30 years. Gold sales to foreign buyers came in at US$3.6 billion in April and May, according to figures from Russia’s federal customs service — ahead of an estimated US$3.5 billion[…..]
Music streaming giant Spotify announced yesterday that it was launching its service in Russia and 12 other countries around Eastern Europe. Gustav Gyllenhammar, VP for Markets and Subscriber Growth said that Spotify would become available to users immediately, adding that the Swedish streaming service was now accessible in 92 markets.
Trade turnover between Russia and China dropped by 5.6% in January-June period this year to US$49.15 billion, according to the data released by China’s General Administration of Customs yesterday.
The Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has sent a list of countries it says meets epidemiological safety requirements in terms of international travel to the Russian Ministry of Transport and Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.
Israeli Bilateral Trade With Armenia, Belarus & Russia Will Expand Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Israel’s Charge d’Affaires Yacov Livne has stated that the proposed Free Trade Agreement between the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Israel may be concluded late this year. Speaking to Rossiya 24 TV on Friday he said “One important issue that[…..]
Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The difficulties of instilling a deep rooted “Love China” campaign, and how that can sometimes backfire has come to the fore of the Communist Party of China in recent times. Ultra nationalism, coupled with a large section of single children, often spoiled by their parents and radicalized by anti-social online behaviors[…..]
Moscow has been ranked the best city for entrepreneurs to start up, and 18th in Europe in terms of Tech Development. The Tech Cities of the Future ranking, compiled for the first time by fDi Intelligence magazine – part of the Financial Times Group – together with The Next Web (TNW) tech innovation website, rated[…..]
Asian Investors To Look At Russian Market I.T. Opportunities Russia has made joint steps to reform tax codes for specific individuals and businesses, commencing from January 1 2021. President Vladimir Putin announced in a speech to the nation yesterday to scrap Russia’s flat 13% income tax system from next year. Russians earning more than 5[…..]