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Business |  Technology |  01.04.20

Over 20 Moscow Houses Dismantled Using Smart Demolition Technology

In Moscow, 21 residential buildings were dismantled under a renovation programme. On the site of demolition, it is planned to build modern houses, as well as landscaping, equipping playgrounds and recreation areas, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports. It was said that smart demolition technology was used everywhere, which included several stages. The whole

Business |  Economics |  31.03.20

Chukotka Doctors Have Highest Salaries in Russia

In 2019, the average salary of doctors in Russia amounted to 80.7 thousand rubles, which is 7.6 per cent more than in 2018, RT reports with reference to the data from the Federal State Statistics Service.  The Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (191.4 thousand rubles) became the leader in the salary of doctors. The second place was

Business |  Economics |  30.03.20

MTS Mobile Operator Reset Traffic Cost to Cultural Online Platforms

Since March 26, the largest Russian mobile operator MTS has reset the cost of Internet traffic to popular educational resources on culture and art, RIA News reports.  The company notes that in particular, it is Netology, Arzamas, Coursera, GeekBrains, Synchronize, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Hermitage Academy, and the Mobile Art Theatre. Until

Business |  Technology |  30.03.20

All-Russian Digital Dictation Launched Online

The All-Russian digital dictation will be held online from March 28 to April 11. The action will be the most ambitious test of knowledge of information technology in Russia, RIA News reports.  The digital dictation will be divided into four blocks. The first block is devoted to the basics of computer literacy, the second, to

Business |  Technology |  30.03.20

Russian Students Invented Mobile Air Disinfectant

Students of Moscow State Technological University (STANKIN) have developed a new antibacterial device for treating indoor air, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia reported.   Due to the high need for solving the epidemic situation, university students in a short time developed a new model of a mobile ultraviolet irradiator-air recirculator designed to

Business |  Technology |  30.03.20

Russian Schoolchildren Seek Solutions to Combat COVID-19

Russian schoolchildren and students will be engaged in the search and development of new technological solutions to combat the spread of coronavirus as part of an online hackathon, RIA News reports.   The online hackathon will be held on April 18-19, 2020. Representatives of different fields can apply for participation in the hackathon, including programmers,

Business |  Economics |  30.03.20

Families With Children to Receive Social Benefits from Government

By order of the President of Russia, from April 1, families entitled to receive maternal capital should receive 5 thousand rubles for each child up to three years.  From June 1, the Government, with the participation of the regions, should begin monthly payments for children of 3-7 years old to families whose income does not

Business |  Trading |  28.03.20

Sociologists Determined Preferences of Russians at Grocery Stores

Experts said that most Russians do not plan to create huge stocks of products in connection with the quarantine.  According to the results of the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre survey, about 87 per cent of Russian citizens do not consider it necessary to stock up on products for the future in connection with the

Business |  Economics |  27.03.20

Russian Government Gained Rights to Fix Medicine Prices

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed a law giving the government the right to fix prices for medicines and medical devices in case of a threat of spreading an infectious disease, the official portal of legal information reports.  It is noted that the Cabinet will be able to set the maximum possible retail prices for drugs

Business |  Economics |  26.03.20

Small Businesses Use Zero-Interest Lending

The government is considering launching a small business lending programme through Sberbank and VTB with subsidized rates up to 0% and without collateral.  The First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrey Belousov, said that these days officials are preparing a programme for financing small businesses on special conditions. Sberbank and VTB

Business |  Trading |  25.03.20

Prices for Vegetables in Russia Decreased Over Past Week

The prices of agricultural producers for vegetable products in Russia have declined over the past week, RIA News reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture.  It was noted that the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation is constantly monitoring changes in producer prices. Over the past week, the average

Business |  Technology |  24.03.20

Russian Schoolchildren Have Chance to Get Computers During Quarantine

Needy Russian students were offered to provide the necessary equipment for the duration of distance learning, RT reports, citing a corresponding letter sent to the Russian Ministry of Education.  It was proposed to give those schoolchildren who need the necessary equipment for the learning process (routers and laptops). To receive the equipment, parents would need