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Top 10 Countries By Proven Natural Gas Reserves

March 20, 2019
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...

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

November 16, 2018
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...

Invest in Russia - Peer to Peer Lending on Mintos.com marketplace

April 13, 2018
Got another promotional e-mail from Mintos.com 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...

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

October 18, 2016
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...

Average Monthly Salary in Former Soviet Union Republics 2016

September 08, 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...

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

March 18, 2015
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...

Polina Gagarina With Song 'A Million Voices' To Represent Russia At Eurovision 2015

March 15, 2015
I'm continuing to follow up national selection for Eurovision 2015 song contest to be held in Vienna, Austria this May.By now I have listed contestants and their songs under tag Eurovision. Now it's turn to add a new contestant from Russia - Polina Gagarina will sing 'A Million Voices' Read: Polina...

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

February 15, 2015
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...

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

January 15, 2015
While Azerbaijan-i's are building it's super expensive project Khazar Islands 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 of around $230 bln.Russia China high speed train (Image source: ...

Russia will provide $270 mln Credit to Armenia to Finance Nuclear Power Plant

December 26, 2014
I have been watching more or less closely energy consumption in Former Soviet Union for last 6 months, today I found interesting article on News.az - Russia to provide Armenia with $ 270 mln to extend term of NPP. Here is the newsreport:The Russian government has approved the granting of credit to Armenia $ 270...

Armenia to Join Eurasian Union 2015

December 25, 2014
Yesterday I posted about Kyrgyzstan joining Eurasian Union, but forget to write about Armenia - so here is the deal (Original on RT)Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his signature to a law that makes Armenia a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) from January 2, 2015.The document signed Tuesday...

Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian Union

December 24, 2014
I have been watching closely developments of Eurasian Union since 2010. Yesterday at hotels room in Bakuriani, I had a chance to watch Russian TV (I watch TV rarely and only in hotels)Russian news were reporting some interesting (I would say funny) news - and one of them was about that Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian...

Does Turkey is seeking closer ties with Russia and coming Eurasian Union?

December 14, 2014
More than year a ago I published article Turkey could join Eurasian Union were I tried to compare economy of Turkey by using GDP and GDP per capita for time period 2000-2012.I found that Turkey might reach $1 trillion of GDP by the end of 2016, so did I found that Economy of Turkey has increased for about 3...

Armenia on EEU Deal

October 16, 2014
I have been closely watching Armenia's move toward Eurasian Union, today I found a great article on ArmeniaNow - were Armenian reporter has putted all dots on i.I'm republishing this article full, unchanged you can read original here.From Moscow With Love: Armenian reporter finds neo-Soviet Russia on “pro-Eurasian”...

Average Salary in Former Soviet Union 2014

September 07, 2014
Some time ago I did a comparison of minimum government set wages in Former Soviet Union republics. Today, I decided to figure out - what is the average salaries in those republics. I must admit, it was harder to gather data about average salaries, than gathering data for minimum wages. Seems governments are not...