Russian Post looks to launch e-commerce platform for exporters

Russian Post CEO Dmitry Strashnov

Six weeks after being given the go-ahead to set up a JV with VTB Bank to create  the country’s biggest retail bank, Russian Post is now thinking of launching an e-commerce platform to export Russian goods, its CEO  Dmitry Strashnov told a press conference this week.  The idea stems from government attempts  to expedite the export of  Russian goods to overseas customers.
“Russian Post could play a serious role,” he said, but it would not be looking to create a monopoly.
Last month, the Kremlin approved the establishment of Post Bank, a JV between Russian Post and VTB’s Leto Bank  subsidiary that would use  its network of regional post offices to provide banking services in remote Russian regions, particularly for pensioners. 
 

Source: rbth