Exhibition of Alleged Achievements // Russia in Dubai said that it would like to show at Expo 2030 in Moscow

Moscow’s bid to host the World Universal Exhibition “Expo” in 2030 was supported at the Expo 2020 held in Dubai: on Saturday, the exhibition hosted the National Day of Russia, opened by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin who arrived in the UAE; a two-day forum, which announced a detailed agenda for … Read more

Throughput failure // Alexander Gabuev on the inflationary implications of China’s fight against the virus

China’s complete closure of railway border crossings with Russia for all non-containerized cargo is just the latest in a series of measures to tighten the sanitary regime at the borders by the country’s authorities. The topic was raised at a virtual meeting between Prime Ministers Mikhail Mishustin and Li Keqiang on November 30, but there … Read more

In Gucci’s Name // Etsy Marketplace Blocked For Copyright Infringement

Access to the large international marketplace Etsy is blocked in Russia. One of the site’s pages contains prohibited information: several sellers offer counterfeit goods under the Gucci brand. Due to the traffic encryption technology used by the site, Roskomnadzor could not limit itself to blocking only one page with prohibited content and restricted access to … Read more

Decarbonization will zero surplus // WB warns of energy transition risks

The global economic recovery is slowing down, while growing inflation is forcing central banks to tighten credit conditions – this trend also applies to the Russian economy, the World Bank says in a new report on the Russian economy. In the short term, the surplus of the current account and budget will be supported by … Read more

“We must create a separate business in container transportation” // Freight One General Director Sergey Karataev on random players and long-term plans

Almost exactly ten years ago, the structures of Vladimir Lisin acquired from Russian Railways at an auction 75% of the shares of Freight One (Freight One), at that time the largest railway operator in the country, paying 125.5 billion rubles. How adequate this decision looks today, about the state of the operating market, non-professional players, … Read more