Georgia - Russia Friendship monument near Gudauri


Georgia - the land of many wonders A drone flight around Georgia - Russia Friendship Monument near Gudauri DJI Mavic mini, August 16th, 2020 Music by Scott Holmes - Epic Cinematographic

Top 10 Countries By Proven Natural Gas Reserves


While I was waiting for a draft resolution from a natural gas distributing company listed on the stock market which shares I own, I decided to learn more about the topic - Natural gas, and one of the really interesting subjects to explore - Natural Gas Reserves by country. But before getting straight to the numbers, let's find out more about…

Documentary "The Black August. Default" About Russia's Financial Crisis in 1998


20 years ago, Russia experienced one of the most devastating crises in its recent history — on 17 August 1998 the government defaulted.  Today I watched an interesting documentary in Russian - Черный август. Дефолт, documentary tells about events and causes which led to the default. What really caught my attention was the GKO, or  …

Invest in Russia - Peer to Peer Lending on marketplace


Got another promotional e-mail from peer to peer lending marketplace, informing about the opportunity to invest in Russia issued loans in roubles (RUB) by EcoFinance. It's said that interest rates are up to 17% in Roubles. Well, you shouldn't be a genius and already knew all the bad stuff happening with the Russian Rouble (not to speak…

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument


In fact I had to open a Wikipedia to learn the name of this place, as I mistakenly thought this is just some cool viewing platform located high in the Caucasus mountains, built by Soviets. Turns out it's not only built by Soviets, but bears the name of The Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument Located on the Georgian Military Highway between the ski…

Average Monthly Salary in Former Soviet Union Republics 2016


About two years ago I first compared average monthly salary in Former Soviet Union Republics. Now, two years later, I decided to compare again. I was surprised after seeing results. Let me explain. First - call it as you wish - major world economic crisis, sanctions against Russia, better integrated or worst integrated parts of the World, but…

Projected Future Forecast For GDP In Former Soviet Union Block Countries (2014-2019)


In past I have created many GDP reviews regarding former Soviet Union republics, but have never made future GDP forecast report yet. In this article that's exactly what I'm doing. Now, Soviet Union doesn't exist for more than 25 years already. Those former 15 republics have gone more or less separate way since dissolution of USSR.   There has…

China, Russia and DPRK to set up "visa-free" tourist zone on Tumen river delta on border of three countries


China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Tumen River Delta international tourism area will include part of China's Hunchun City, as well as a 10 sq km plot each from Russia and DPRK, said the government of China's Jilin Province. The…

Proposed New High Speed Rail Line - Moscow - Beijing could cost ~$ 230 bln


<p>While <a href="">… are building it's super expensive project Khazar Islands</a> with estimate costs of ~ $100 bln, Russians together with Chinese are looking to build a high speed rail connecting Moscow to Beijing in 33 hours with estimate cost…

Understanding the Importance of Russia-Armenia Relations


Russia and Armenia share a long history of cultural, political, and economic ties, with the former playing a significant role in the development of the latter. Both countries have been closely linked since the days of the Soviet Union, with Armenia being one of the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union. Even after the collapse of the Soviet Union…