Government, Business, Logistics

Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic

Suez Canal The Thalassa Avra containership passes through the New Suez Canal during the official opening ceremony in Ismailia, Egypt, on Aug. 6, 2015. (Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg)

Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen.

October 21, 2019
Business, Logistics

With Most Efficient Logistics, Wildberries Becomes Russia’s Biggest Web Retailer

A Wildberries warehouse A Wildberries warehouse in Russia. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Russia's largest online retailer, Wildberries, is run by a mother of four who founded her company in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave from her job as an English teacher.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil-Services Investors Unmoved by Latest US Sanctions on Russia

Siberia Oil Field Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Finance

Investors of the world’s biggest oil-servicer providers are so far looking past the most punitive round of U.S. sanctions on Russia.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018
Government

Most Moscow Residents Support Protest by Truckers, Survey Says

Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Moscow residents are broadly supportive of protests by longhaul truckers over a new toll system in Russia, the Levada Center said.

December 11, 2015
Government

In Russia, a Protest Against Putin Rises From an Unlikely Source: Truckers

STUPINO, Russia — Like most Russians, the truck drivers parked up at the Doughnuts roadside cafeteria south of Moscow care little for opposition politics, but a new government policy has made them rethink their attitudes toward Vladimir Putin.

Gleb Stolyarov | Reuters
December 8, 2015