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Uzbekistan – first in number of labor migrants in Russia

Most labor migrants who entered Russia since the beginning of 2018 came from Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported. From January to September 2018, more than 3.4 million citizens of Uzbekistan entered Russia, including 1,573,791 people for working purposes. Uzbekistan is followed by Tajikistan, from where 1,745,554 people came to Russia, including 790,116 people for working purposes. Ukraine […]

Russian cybersecurity firm Group IB to open global HQ in Singapore: CEO

Russian cybersecurity company Group IB is to open a global headquarters in Singapore this year or in early next as part of international expansion plans, Chief Executive Ilya Sachkov said. Sachkov, 32, is a co-founder of the Moscow-based company which was set up in 2003 and focuses on investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud. Its clients […]

Russians pile into mortgages as Moscow property market revives

Moscow’s property market is showing signs of life as Russians pile into mortgages ahead of expectations of rising interest rates. Russians have already taken out over RUB2 trillion ($30.5bn) worth of mortgages in the first nine months of this year – more than all the mortgages taken out in 2017 – as mortgage rates defied […]

Saudi Aramco breaks ground on new R&D unit in Moscow

Saudi Aramco, a global petroleum and natural gas company, has broken ground on a new upstream research and development (R&D) centre in Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. The centre is Saudi Aramco’s ninth R&D facility outside the kingdom and will focus on upstream technologies in simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial […]

Zaha Hadid Architects picked to design new Moscow district

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), working with Russian-based TPO Pride Architects, is among a group of firms selected to design an entire new ‘smart city’ to the west of Moscow  The AJ100 big hitter will work on the development of 4 million m² of new buildings covering 460ha for the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye district near the Russian capital. Also […]

Russians Among Leaders in Cross-Border-Only Shopping

The Internet is often accredited with creating this global marketplace we all enjoy today; from the comforts of our couch, we can buy shoes from China, a table from Brazil and a retro UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Starter jacket from Denmark. Whatever our commercial, little hearts desire, the Internet can provide. It’s far more common to […]

Oman Air launches new service to Moscow

Oman Air has commenced its new daily direct service between Russia and Oman, with its first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport on October 30. The inaugural flight, WY 181 departed Muscat International Airport at 14:55 after a cake cutting ceremony. The flight arrived in Moscow at 19:55. With a flight time […]