Russian cross-border e-commerce growing exponentially

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Russian cross-border e-commerce exploded in 2015 Whilst it is getting increasingly difficult for Russian business and logistics service providers to access European markets, evidence of the so-called ‘eastern-pivot’ are more pronounced. It is not just the mega amounts of cash the Chinese are pumping into Russia infrastructure projects like high speed rail links, oil and […]

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First Silk Road train from China arrives in Tehran

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First Silk Road train from China arrives in Tehran A Chinese freight train loaded with 32 containers arrived in Tehran on February 15th, 2016. The latest new railway link is part of China’s overland Silk Road plan and follows hard on a series of other ‘firsts’. The rail-bridge connection with Iran revitalises the ancient Silk […]

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China’s Silk Road drive

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China’s Silk Road drive – 21st Century “Marshall Plan” China’s “Silk Road” drive is attracting investment from new players, eager to benefit from the new business opportunities. In a mixture of business acumen and geopolitics, new developments are springing up proving greater choice and, if to be expected, reduced pricing, as competition kicks in and […]

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New Silk Road – first container train from China arrives in Kaluga, Russia

Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, Rail freight, ocean freight, rzd russian railways, vorsino freight village, Zabaykalsk, Russia,Russian logistics, Russian supply chain, Silk Road, New Silk Road, China. China Eastern Railways, Dalian, Dalian Port, Trans Siberian, Manzouhli,

New Silk Road — the first container train from Dalian, China arrived in Kaluga, Russia On a cold February 5th night the Kaluga Region, south west of Moscow, received its first direct container train from Dalian, China. Transported under the auspices of the “New Silk Road”, the train was received by the multi model logistics […]

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Is Central Asia in Russia’s or China’s backyard?

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China increased influence in Central Asia since the end of the USSR Former central Asian Soviet Republics, once bulwarks against China, are now Chinese partners. Beijing’s inexorable move into central Asia is at Moscow’s expense. Russia faces the very real danger of losing its regional hegemony.  Central Asia has always been considered a part of Russia’s ‘near […]

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Czar versus Sultan – who blinks first

Smetlivy Guided-missile destroyer incident location with Turkish ship

Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara’s patience with Russia “has a limit” after Moscow’s “exaggerated” reaction to a weekend naval incident when a Russian Kashin-class guided-missile destroyer fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean, on December 13th, to avoid a collision. The Russian Defence Ministry issued a statement saying “On the 13 December […]

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