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Business |  Technology |  29.10.20

Nizhny Novgorod Scientists Test Unmanned Electric GAZelle

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University named after R.E. Alekseev continues to develop partnerships with major industrial partners in the field of promising digital technologies. Currently, they are testing the vehicle operated on the infield roads of one of the largest oil fields in Russia developed by the subsidiary of Gazpromneft.   It is noted that the

Insight |  Nizhny Novgorod |  29.10.20

Nizhny Novgorod Region Offers Bloggers Going on Tour

The Administration of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region has announced an auction for organizing and conducting an advertising tour for bloggers. For these purposes, it is planned to allocate 2.39 million rubles from the regional budget.  It is specified that the contractor will be selected on November 25. He, in turn, must provide

Business |  Technology |  29.10.20

Russian Experts Created Neural Network for COVID-19 Cough Recognition

Russian developers have created an algorithm to diagnose COVID-19 by the sound of a cough. The technology works on the basis of a neural network that has been trained to listen to thousands of recordings of the coughs of those infected with the coronavirus and patients with other diseases, Izvestia reports.   “The recorded sound can

Business |  Technology |  29.10.20

Nizhny Novgorod Scientists Teach Neural Network Recognizing Emotions

Scientists from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University named after R. E. Alekseev created an application capable of recognizing emotions from a photo or video. The neural network can classify emotions from video fragments, both previously filmed and received from cameras in real-time.  It is noted that this development is relevant since the application can be

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  29.10.20

Russians Named Cities With Best Ecology

Kazan and Tyumen were named cities with the best ecology in Russia, according to the opinion of residents of Russian cities, among which the Superjob online job search service conducted a study, RIA News reports.   The study included 1,500 representatives of the economically active population from Moscow and St. Petersburg, 1,000 residents from cities with

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  29.10.20

Experts Named Top New Year Destinations for Russian Tourists

Two-thirds of the bookings for the New Year holidays that Russians have made are for trips around the country, the portal TourDom reports with reference to the sales data of the travel agency Level Travel.  The most popular tourist destinations are Sochi hotels, which account for more than 50 per cent of all bookings. Also,

Business |  Technology |  29.10.20

Experts Named Top Cars of World’s States Heads

When choosing a car model for leaders of states, prestige, level of protection, degree of comfort, and the possibility of long-term reliable operation are taken into account, according to the information given by the “Word and Deed” magazine.   The first place was taken by the car of the German Chancellor Audi A8. The second on

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  29.10.20

Muscovites Told Where to Spend New Year Holidays

About 70 per cent of Moscow residents will spend the New Year holidays in Moscow or the Moscow region, VM.ru reports with reference to the Associate Professor of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Roman Gareev.  He noted that most Russian tourists are going to spend vacations

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  29.10.20

Climbers from Novosibirsk Got Book About Krasnoyarsk Pillars

“The Pillars” is the oldest specially protected area in Russia and one of the most visited tourist routes by Novosibirsk residents. Novosibirsk travellers and rock climbers can get acquainted with the book-album “Krasnoyarsk Pillars National Park in the Fates of People” on the park’s official portal.  It is noted that Krasnoyarsk residents and guests of

Insight |  Novosibirsk |  28.10.20

Novosibirsk Drivers Return Old Tires for Recycling

The “Green is a New Black” project was launched in April 2019 at gas stations in St. Petersburg and the Moscow region. For 1.5 years, drivers handed over more than 900 tonnes of used car tires for recycling, VN.ru reports.  The goal of the project is to develop a culture of proper disposal of used

Business |  Economics |  28.10.20

Nizhny Novgorod Primary School Students to Be Fed for Free

Primary school students in Nizhny Novgorod schools will have a chance to receive hot meals free of charge. During the coronavirus pandemic, children will receive either a hot meal for breakfast or lunch and one hot drink.  It is noted that on October 28, the corresponding changes were made to the Regulation. Free hot meals

Business |  Technology |  28.10.20

VTB Customers Doubled Payments via QR Codes

The volume of payments made by VTB bank customers via QR codes in September doubled compared to August 2020, and the number of transactions increased by 63 per cent, om1 reports. Currently, VTB is servicing over 1,100 companies that use the technology of accepting payments using QR codes. The growing popularity of the technology is

Business |  Trading |  28.10.20

Experts Noted Growth in Purchases for Standard Documentation

The number of purchases based on standard documentation has grown 25 times in five years. Over the past years, 258 sets of standard procurement documentation have been standardized in Moscow, so the city conducts two-thirds of state purchases according to standard procedures.  According to the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and