Medvedev talks with Cameron
Russian prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed various aspects of Russian-British economic cooperation and investment projects at the pre-opening ceremony reception given by Queen Elizabeth II. They also touched on topics related to the Olympics. Mr Cameron spoke about the preparations for the London Olympics and the opportunities for using this experience for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Game.
Russia's Chernyshenko carries the Torch for London 2012
Dmitry Chernyshenko, the the President and CEO of the Sochji 2014 Winter Olympics organising committee, today ran with the torch carrying the Olympic flame through the streets of London. Chernyshenko tweeted "It's a great honour to run with the torch and I was extremely proud to be a London2012 torchbearer. The torch relay made the Olympics very real for people, with spectators lining the streets up & down the country."
He later tweeted that "We are ready to take this amazing atmosphere to Sochi2014"
Putin has set ambitious economic policy
President Vladimir Putin has set hugely ambitious targets to catapult the Russian economy into the modern era but their realism remains in doubt despite a benign short-term outlook. Russia is looking with a degree of superiority on the crisis engulfing the debt-ridden eurozone states, predicting only a narrow budget deficit of just 0.3 percent of GDP this year and buoyed by robust first quarter growth.
RUSSIAN STRATEGY - AUGUST: SO OFTEN A GAME CHANGER
More surprises in August. August is vacation month in Russia. In theory, not much should happen. In practice, it has historically seen a disproportionate share of events and accidents with lasting impacts. For this reason, Russians approach August with a mixture of a lightened holiday mood and stoicism. For equity investors, it also brings low volumes, as is expected in mid-summer, except when volatility rises due to "unexpected" events. The RTS Index has moved more than 10% seven of the last 14 Augusts. So, hit the beach but keep the Blackberry on.
Breath, Stretch and Meditate on the lawns of Kensington Gardens this summer.
Russia.Park offers you a unique opportunity to practice hatha yoga in the hottest London outdoors location ever. Our teachers are amazing Russian yoga practitioners Ivan and Anatoly from famous London www.yogadom.co.uk. They will introduce you to their program of hatha yoga, the Yoga of Power Balance, works mainly through Asana (posture) and Pranayama (breath work). Regular practice of Asanas improves body posture, improves flexibility and tones up all body muscles. It also makes one's nervous system stable yet flexible and produces calm and happy mood throughout the day. At the same time the practice of Pranayama boosts one's energy levels, improves concentration and relaxation.
All-new 2014 Mazda6 To Make World Debut At Moscow Auto Show
The highly-anticipated all-new 2014 Mazda6 will make its global debut during press preview days at next month's Moscow International Automobile Salon. The redesigned vehicle will be the second Mazda to be fully incorporated with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the brand's proprietary engineering focus on developing fuel-efficient, performance-oriented vehicles as a result of lightweight and redesigned engine, transmission, chassis and body structures.
Adam Smith to hold FMCG Conference in October
From food & beverage, to cosmetics, to hygiene & household products, the leading brands and finest minds in FMCG will get together on 15 – 17 October 2012 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow, to debate strategic issues and give you the ideas and workable solutions you need to increase your company’s bottom line. The keynote opening address will be delivered by Sanjiv Kakkar, President, Unilever Rus, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Discounted pre-purchase tickets for RUSSIA.SOCHI.PARK July 26 – August 12, 2012 go on sale
Russia is coming to London this summer! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit two fantastic Russian venues in one during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Highlights will include: spectacular ice shows, the chance to meet Russian sporting heroes, amazing cultural performances from all the regionsof Russia, children's activities and a chance to sample Russian food and drink.
Sochi.Park will be a high-tech, digital winter wonderland where you can discover Sochi, the next Winter Olympic host city. It features a thrilling chairlift ride into the Sochi mountains in the 4D experience cinema, a virtual train ride through Russia to Sochi and the chance to experience Russian winter in the middle of London summer! It boasts a fabulous Ice Arena on which the biggest ice show ever to be staged outside Russia will be presented starring 6 Olympic and 18 World Champion ice skaters. Russia.Park is a family friendly open air festival where you can immerse yourself in Russian culture and Olympic spirit! Featuring cultural performances all day, every day, and a multi-sports zone where you can try your hand at curling, snowboarding, or even have a kick-around on the five-a-side football field with your favourite Russian athletes.
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Purchase your tickets online and save! Go to <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/russiasochipark> and enter the discount code 2012RUSSIA2014 for 10% discounted tickets to Sochi.Park visitor Experience Pavilion and the Sochi.Park Ice Arena Spectacular – Sochi: Small Stories of a Big City.
Norilsk Nickel accepts second river tug
Norilsk Nickel reports on signing delivery and acceptance certificate in the city of Bor located in Nizhny Novgorod region for river tug boat built by Nizhny Novgorod Motor Ship Plant for the Company. orilsk Nickel. Construction of the river tug boat was completed as part of the investment program of the Polar Transportation Division of the Company aimed at modernization of the port fleet. The program envisages the construction of two river and two sea tugs as well as a refueller.
BP to begin negotiations With Rosneft for TNK-BP shares purchase
BP has confirmed it would begin negotiations with Rosneft for the potential purchase of BP's shareholding in TNK-BP. BP also confirmed that while conducting parallel discussions with Rosneft and any other interested parties, it will negotiate in good faith with Alfa Access-Renova in accordance with its legal obligations.