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Business |  Trading |  30.04.21

Russians Increased Expenses on Garden Tools

A week before the May holidays Russians spent 3 billion rubles in supermarkets for household goods and in gardening stores, which is 2 times more than in 2020. The number of transactions in these categories also doubled, according to the statistics provided by VTB‘s Acquiring Business.   In addition, spending on garden tools, according to the

Business |  Technology |  30.04.21

Laboratory for Smart Home Programming Education to Appear in Rostov

A smart-laboratory “Legrand” with equipment for studying the operation of automated systems for providing residential and industrial premises with water, heat, and electricity will appear at the Don State Technical University (DonSTU).  It is planned that the Rostov university students will begin classes in the laboratory in September 2021. Its premises will be divided into

Business |  Industry |  29.04.21

KAMAZ Launched Electric Buses Production in Moscow

On April 27, KAMAZ opened an assembly plant for electric buses in Moscow on the basis of the Sokolniki car repair and construction plant (SVARZ). The first electric buses assembled in Moscow will enter the routes in May, the press service of KAMAZ reports. It is emphasized that the Moscow-developed KAMAZ-6282 electric bus has no

Business |  Trading |  29.04.21

Russians Сhose Mercedes as Used Premium Cars Leader

In March 2021, the volume of the Russian market for used premium cars amounted to almost 47 thousand, which is 11 per cent more than in March 2020, the Autostat analytical agency reports.   Mercedes-Benz remains the leader among premium brands on the used car market, accounting for 25 per cent of total sales. In quantitative

Business |  Economics |  29.04.21

The Russian Economic Witch – The Follow-Up by Paul Goncharoff

‘When it rains it pours’ may be a good way to describe shopping today (never mind it is sunny spring) at my neighborhood farmers market. Why? Again (and it is rare), I ran into that old Znakharka (witch/healer/seer) of whom I wrote about last week. Twice in eight days! Coincidence, spooky? You tell me.  As

Business |  Trip Advisory |  29.04.21

Experts Named Russians’ Favourite Street Food

A hot dog is the most expensive street food in Russia, pirozhki with cabbage are the cheapest, sausage in the dough (“a pig in a blanket”) is the most popular, and cheburek is the most expensive, RIA News reports with reference to the press service of the Evotor IT company.   Based on data from smart

Business |  Culture |  28.04.21

Nizhny Novgorod Experts Calculated Easter Products’ Cost in 2021

Experts of the NewsNN portal have calculated how much the festive table will cost for the residents of Nizhny Novgorod on the bright holiday of Easter and whether it is profitable for citizens to cook treats at home.   The city statistics service specified that a dozen eggs can be bought in Nizhny Novgorod for 84.11

Business |  Technology |  28.04.21

GAZelle and GAZon Cars to Receive Automatic Transmission

The patents for selectors of automatic transmissions for two models of GAZ cars of the GAZelle Next and GAZon Next families have appeared in the database of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, Zarulem reports.   It is specified that GAZelle Next will be equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission Punch 6L50. For GAZon Next, the

Business |  Technology |  28.04.21

Russians Named Top Spheres of Country’s Technological Development

Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) conducted a survey of Russians in order to find out their attitude to the country’s technological leadership and its importance for the state. The study showed that the majority of Russians (82 per cent) consider technological leadership an important condition for the independence of the state. 

Business |  Economics |  28.04.21

Russians Oppose Idea of Changing Banknotes’ Design

Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) conducted a survey of Russians to find out their attitude to the country’s banknotes’ design. It turned out that Russians, in general, like the appearance of money issued in the country (70 per cent vs 5 per cent of those who do not like it). These are

Business |  Technology |  27.04.21

Russian T-14 ‘Armata’ Tank Operates in Unmanned Mode

The general director of the “Rostec” state corporation, Sergey Chemezov, revealed the peculiarities of the control of the robotic version of the newest T-14 “Armata” tank. According to him, the tank can be controlled by both the crew and artificial intelligence, RIA News reports.   As the press service of the Uralvagonzavod concern reported, the Armata

Insight |  Economics |  27.04.21

Russian Government to Develop Cashback Project for Children’s Camps

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation has worked out measures from the message of the President of the country to the Federal Assembly to return to parents 50 per cent of the cost of vouchers to a children’s camp. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Chernyshenko, noted that parents of