Has the ice broken?

https://www.rbc.ru/politics/09/08/2018/5b6c358f9a7947d7b57eeac1?from=main We do not care about your sanctions! Last round of US sanctions against Russia in April 2018 had notable but shor-term effect to the economics. In preamble to them, the reaction of Russian experts and officials was quite tranquil. Noone demonstrated any concern and it looked that the sanctions will be another profanation. However…

Business juice

The common and widespread practice in Russia to squeeze a business to get some money is to initiate a crime investigation. The power given to investigators is immense and laws are very comfortable for this. There is no problem to arrest any person for months and even years just by the order of an ivestigator.…

Falling into the trap

Preamble: Russia is going to develop a reusable rocket to 2022 link Many years ago, I lived in the country where everything was made locally USSR. Everything means everything – from underware and teethbrushes to computers and spaceships. Unfortunately, some goods were produced in  amount less than required. Toilet paper was permanent insufficient.  And this…

CABEX 2018 Moscow

The biggest cable excibition in the Country takes about 4000 m2. Twenty small booth of chinese equipment suppliers and a several big booths of Russian manufacturer. End 2016 Tatcable sold 30% shares to a Kovalchuk company.  It might be the reason why Tatcable is not presented here this year. Boring event which takes me to…

From Crimea with money

Reading this article, there is no unambiguous understanding what’s there. Technopromexport (TPE, a subsidairy of Rostech) is a company building power plants in Crimea. Now it asks for 3 Billion RUB (43 M EURO) extra money. The original total budget of the program of a several power plants was 71 Billion RUB (1,01 B EURO).…

Another brick to the … arse

Well,  there is a nice think – to make Rosatom the only utilizating operator, who will utilize the dangerous waste of 1st and 2nd class. These classes include regular quicksilver thermometers, lamps and batteries. As known, the President approved related letter of the Ministry of Environment to ‘oblige’ Rosatom to utilize dangerous waste of hazardous…