Category: CIS

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]

Russia to Enhance Aviation Security

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, is developing a new set of security measures to prevent “any illegal interference into airlines and airports activities within the country and abroad.” The statement was made following Russia’s confirmation Nov. 16 that an explosive device was responsible for the downing of a Metrojet Airbus A321 over Sinai on […]

Turkish Airlines Is Russia’s Top Foreign Carrier as Lufthansa Recedes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Airlines has become the biggest foreign carrier serving Russia as competitors including former market leader Deutsche Lufthansa AG drop flights amid a slump in demand. The Turkish operator has increased Russian flights by more than 16 percent in 2015 as international rivals cut services as much as 43 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis […]

Russia to Complete Construction of Military Bases on Kuril Islands in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute The four Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai — have been administered by Russia since the end of World War II, but Japan still lays claim to them. “Russia’s Spetsstroy companies are carrying out massive work on construction of two military bases on the Kunashir and Iturup islands” the ministry said in a […]

Russian Embassy and Emergencies Ministry to Help Tourists in Egyptian Airports

Reading Time: 1 minute Several working groups, including of the Russian embassy in Cairo, the Emergencies Ministry and the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) were sent to the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to help Russian tourists return to their homeland, a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “Joint working groups of the Russian embassy in […]