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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

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

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

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

Business |  Economics |  28.10.20

Forbes Ranked Russian YouTube Bloggers by Ad Revenue

The LABELCOM YouTube channel topped Forbes‘ first ranking of Russian bloggers with the highest ad revenues ($3.55 million). The leadership was gained for the “What Happened Next?” show, in which comedians listen to the story of an invited guest, and then try to guess how it ended.  The second place was taken by Valentin Petukhov,

Business |  Economics |  28.10.20

Russians Bought Trips With Cashback for Over 870 Million Rubles

Since the start of the second stage of the tourist cashback programme in Russia, travellers have purchased trips for more than 870 million rubles according to the Rostourism official website. This result was achieved in a week since the launch of the action, and now there is still a month and a half until its

Business |  Technology |  27.10.20

Belgorod Scientists Developed Agro-Industrial Educational Centre

The biological educational and scientific complex of innovative solutions, which was opened at the Belgorod State University, will help prepare specialists to fulfill the tasks of a scientific and educational centre, TASS reports.  The new educational location houses five research laboratories, namely biochemistry and molecular biology, bioengineering, applied botany, biotechnology and bioinformatics, and physiology. It

Business |  Technology |  27.10.20

Intelligent Transport System to Be Introduced in Stavropol in 2021

The implementation of an intelligent transport system (ITS) will begin in Stavropol from 2021 under a national project. The system will allow monitoring the traffic situation, TASS reports.  The modernization of the existing transport system will allow real-time monitoring of auto flows, adjusting the operation of traffic lights, based on the situation on the roads. It

Business |  Economics |  27.10.20

Experts Noted Muscovites’ Incomes Increase

The income of Muscovites is growing by about 6 per cent annually. Over 10 years they have grown by almost 85 per cent, Radio Sputnik reports with reference to the press service of the Moscow Complex of Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations.  “The nominal income of Muscovites has been steadily growing since 2010.

Business |  Trip Advisory |  27.10.20

Russian Quality Experts Assessed New Wireless Headphones

Federal Quality Control (Roskachestvo) experts assessed new models of wireless headphones. Currently, there are already 206 models in the overall ranking of the organization.  One of the tested new products was Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones. It is noted that these headphones have become lighter and more comfortable. Due to the fact that they fit tightly to