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President Maia Sandu says many of the candidates running in Sunday’s election to lead the semi-autonomous Gagauzia region are Russian agents.
Chisinau to focus on scrapping agreements with Russia-led bloc that are not compatible with its foreign policy priorities as it reorientates towards EU integration.
New diplomatic spat erupts after Chisinau Border Police accuse Tatarstan Republic head Rustam Minnikhanov of interfering in Moldova's internal affairs.
Newspaper report says Iranian delegation travelled to Russia to look at potential for production plant in Tatarstan.
Avoiding sanctioned Russia in shipping freight between East Asia and Europe is a new difficulty for the cargo industry. The big alternative is the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route. Analysts wonder if it can take the strain.
Food subsidies to end, Russia seeks closer ties, and energy news. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
The sudden exit of the Western companies, because of sanctions, leaves the modernisation of the Russian electricity sector in the lurch. Russia cannot make its own gas turbines that are at the heart of every power station.
Doing business with Russia and Kazakhstan, reopening borders, and honouring the former president’s favourite horse. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Droughts, death of winter crops and a shortage of migrant workers for seasonal field work hit Russia’s 2021 harvests, which was down to a three-year low, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture reports. Ukraine had one of its best harvests ever.
Sources say that the former French Prime Minister was nominated by shareholders from Sibur's former rival TAIF, with which it completed a mega merger in 2021.
Sibur, one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, has set more ambitious ESG targets over the next five years, including in recycling, low-carbon products and energy use.
The Russian and Ukrainian pavilions at the Dubai Expo 2020 opened on October 1 to showcase the two countries to the rest of the world.
Recurring import bans by the Russian agricultural watchdog attest to a problem with Moscow’s idea of free trade.
Russia’s biggest petrochemicals company Sibur has closed a deal to take over 100% of its Tatarstan-based rival TAIF in an equity swap that will leave the shareholders of TAIF with 15% of the merged company and bonds.
Russia goes to the polls this weekend to vote in a new Duma. There is little doubt that the ruling United Russia will win a majority. The elections are fixed. But in many regions the elections are fair and those are the smart voting targets.
Russia’s labour market further extended its gains in May, as unemployment declined to 5.1% in line with Bloomberg consensus projections and the real wages gain was revised up to a whopping 7.8% y/y in April, partly due to low base effects.
Russia’s gas giant Gazprom has admitted to several large methane leaks this year, one of the most environmentally harmful gases, the company said over the weekend.
The governing United Russia Party held its “primaries” in the last week of May. The votes were tallied and a party congress will, on June 19, approve a list of candidates for the September Duma elections.
E-commerce is booming in Russia, but it relies on an army of couriers that are now earning up to twice the average salaries in Russia’s far flung regions, RBC reported citing a recent study.