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Insight | Around Russia  | 22.11.20

Russians Told What They Lack Most Working Remotely


The experts of a provider of professional communication solutions for business, Mango Telecom, interviewed managers of Russian companies and found out which office conditions do they lack most in remote locations, NewsNN reports.  The survey was carried out in the interface of the MANGO OFFICE business telephony inventory management system among working specialists. It turned out that

Trading | Business | Novosibirsk  | 15.11.20

Novosibirsk Included in Top List AliExpress Buyers


During the sale from November 11 to November 13, Russians spent 19.3 billion rubles on purchases on AliExpress, om1 reports with reference to the press service of the platform. Novosibirsk was included in the list of cities whose residents made the highest number of purchases on the service.  The top list also included Moscow, St.

Business | Technology | Trip Advisory  | 14.11.20

Over 50,000 Entrepreneurs Installed VTB Mobile Accounting


In the seven months since its launch, the Tsifra (“Figure”) mobile application has become one of the most popular VTB bank’s remote tools for medium and small businesses, om1 reports. The number of downloads of the application has already exceeded 56,000.    It is noted that the application was launched in March 2020. The service

Insight | Around Russia  | 08.11.20

Experts Identified Russians’ Digital and Financial Literacy Level


The NAFI Analytical Centre conducted a study for measuring levels of financial and digital literacy of Russians. The purpose of the study was to find out how actively and confidently people use digital technologies in their daily financial practice.   It turned out that 6 per cent of Russians use digital services to compile and maintain

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 04.11.20

Russian Railways Launched ‘Waitlist’ Service


Russian Railways launched an option which is called the “waitlist”. It applies to trains with already sold out tickets and allows passengers to trace available places in the train as soon as they are free, RIA News reports.  It is specified that free seats appear if passengers refuse to travel, as well as when more

Moscow | Insight | Trip Advisory  | 18.10.20

New Features for Moscow Entrepreneurs Appeared on Interactive Platform


The i.moscow platform of the Moscow Innovation Cluster (MIC) has new functions for entrepreneurs that allow concluding a contract online or get support for a startup. According to the head of the Moscow Department of Information Technologies, Eduard Lysenko, over 18 thousand organizations already use this platform.  Lysenko stated that the service of support measures

Business | Technology  | 17.10.20

Omsk Companies Started Using Targeted SMS-Mailing More Often


In the Omsk region, there is a sharp demand for digital services that allow entrepreneurs to independently carry out targeted SMS-mailing, the number of which has tripled, om1 reports. The service is available for individuals and legal entities, as well as individual entrepreneurs who are subscribers of any operators.  Since the beginning of April 2020,

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 13.10.20

Sberbank Gives Discounts for Mask Regime Observance


From October 12, Sberbank has launched the “Thank You for Wearing the Mask” campaign. Each client who comes to the bank wearing a mask will receive a promotional code with a discount for several services at once, according to the bank’s press service.   In particular, a 15 per cent discount on 5 trips for new

Business | Technology  | 08.10.20

VTB Bank Adapted ATMs for Visually Impaired Customers


VTB has developed a special interface for ATMs, which is intended to serve visually impaired people and can be used not only by VTB clients but also by clients of other banks, om1 reports.   The implemented interface has all the necessary menu items, and the text itself is written in large white font on a

Moscow | Insight | Technology  | 04.10.20

Muscovites Can Make Advance Payments Online


A new function has been added to the Moscow services portal. Now users of the My Payments service will be able to create templates for advance payments, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports.   It is noted that the function is relevant for all users who regularly and in advance pay for services. For

Insight | Around Russia  | 29.09.20

Russian Government Changed Rules for Serving Sentence in Prisons


In Russia, the rules for serving sentences in prisons and other places of imprisonment have changed. The corresponding changes have been made in the spring to the Criminal Executive Code of the Russian Federation, RIA News reports.  It is stated that law came into force that allows a prisoner to be transferred to a correctional

Business | Industry  | 29.09.20

New Service for High-Tech Solutions Appeared in Moscow


An electronic bank of high-tech solutions for industrialists was launched by the Moscow Industrial Development Agency. The new service will help city entrepreneurs find modern developments to optimize production, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reports.    “Today, solutions for industrial digitalization in the city are supplied by about 150 companies. Consolidation of all

Economics | Business  | 14.09.20

Experts Named Russian Regions With Lowest Costs for Utilities


At the end of 2019, Russians spend on average about 4.8 thousand rubles a month on utility bills, RIA News reports. Specialists noted that the share of utility costs in the consumer spending of the average Russian family is 9.6 per cent.   According to the data received, the residents of the Kurgan region and the