Russia

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Armenia to Join Eurasian Union 2015

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...

Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian Union

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)...

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

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...

Armenia on EEU Deal

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...

Average Salary in Former Soviet Union 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,...

Top 10 Largest Countries by GDP 2013

Last year I started pay more attention to the TOP 10 largest economies in the World by terms of Gross Domestic Product. It's time to compare them again. Gross Domestic Product in TOP 10 Largest Economies 2013 Rank Country...

GDP In BRICS Countries 2013

BRICS is the acronym of 5 developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally created as BRIC, the South Africa was added in 2010 to this economical group.  BRICS countries with 3 trillion population represents...

Electric power consumption (kWh per capita) in Former Soviet Union 2011

Yesterday a power outage happened in Tbilisi, and whole country of Georgia was cut of electricity. According to official information - power outage was caused by fault in 500 KV  line. I'm not an expert in electricity, and I'm not familiar with...

GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

It has been already 24 years since collapse of Soviet Union, an empire that once threatened all the rest world with it's mighty military. Although military tough - economical weak. Or I was taught in school - USSR was military giant but economical...

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

Soviet Union once was a mighty empire that threatened all the rest world, it has been already 24 years since Soviet Union doesn't exist any more, what's left - free market economies stretching from Baltic sea to Bering straight. In total there are...

Minimum Wages in Former Soviet Union 2014

Some time ago I already did a chart of minimum wages in Former Soviet Union, now some time - about 6 months have passed and I decided to take a look to minimum wages in Former Soviet Union one more time. Although minimum wages doesn't play major...

SPAR enters Georgian market; SCANIA to produce fuel from wine making waste; Georgia celebrates EU AA and Free Trade

On the other day I spent interesting afternoon walking around one of Tbilisi's neighbourhoods - Saburtalo. Made a ton of instagrams, visited local shopping chain Goodwill, tasted sushi and other different activities.On days like that - is great...

Ukraine GDP per capita

Ukraine GDP per capita in 2012 was about $3.866 thousands. Compared to other countries GDP per capita is low. Not to say very low. Ukraine together with Moldova and Georgia recenlty signed Association Agreement with European Union - and that opens...

Nagorno Karabakh - Frozen conflict

Today I spent a pleasant afternoon in one of the many Tbilisi parks on Eristavi street. I noticed there lives (or at least walks) a lot of American people. Anyway I had a lot of free time and I decided to buy some newspaper in English. I walked to...

Georgia has signed Association Agreement with European Union

Today, June 27Th is a "magnificent" day for Georgia, or at least it's politics. Today Georgia in Brussels has signed Association Agreement with European Union. Together with Georgia association agreement was signed by Ukraine and Moldova as wellWhy...

South Ossetia wants to join Russia

Separatist republic of South Ossetia, which separated from Georgia after short 5 days Georgia-Russia war, will held a referendum to join Russian Federation.I presume that right now while all world is watching events happening in Ukraine, Donbass,...

Russia in miniature

Russia in Miniature is an amazing documentary about modelling worlds largest country Russia in scale 1:87 and put it on exhibition hall, brought to us by Russia Today.Breathtaking work is done, by building all these small details. If you area...

Crimean Parliament votes for independence

The Supreme Council of Crimea adopted a declaration of independence of the autonomous republic and Sevastopol.This document will allow peninsula legally to enter in Russian Federation.The referendum about further status of Crimean peninsula...

Joint statement on Ukraine

A joint statement from the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission.We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany,...

Transnistria - the western outpost of Russia

Kinda provocative documentary about Republic of Transnistria. About role of Russia to "stabilize" separatist region of Transnistria. Moldova un Romania.. Wouldn't call this a masterpiece, actually it's crappy propaganda, but if you are interesting...