Milan takes fast train to China

Milan became the latest European city to join up to China’s Belt and Road initiative last…

St Petersburg State University first Russians in FT MBA table

St Petersburg State University has this year become the first Russian educational institution to make it…

Irkutsk to pioneer Smart School for adopted children

 Smart School for adopted children: Denmark’s CEBRA architectural practice has won an international competition to design…

Kazakh educational robot woos London investment community

Kazakh educational robot: Indybo a start-up company that seeks to teach children the fundamentals of electronics and programming through…

Nazarbayev announces investment in schools, utilities and SMEs

Nazarbayev economic plan: Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev  plans to channel $3bn each year for the next three…

Crimean Special Economic Zone approved to attract investment

Crimean Special Economic Zone: The Russian Cabinet yesterday approved the establishment of a free economic zone in Crimea to attract investors who will be…

Kidburg 40% stake acquired by CapMan Russia II investment fund

Kidburg: Investment fund CapMan Russia II has acquired a 40% stake in Kidburg, the Russian company behind…

Moscow State University and RVC hook up with Zhouda

Moscow State University and the Russian Venture Company have entered into a cooperation agreement with the…

World Bank puts $33m towards Azerbaijan higher education

Azerbaijan higher education: The World Bank has decided to allocate a loan worth $33m to Azerbaijan for…

Talks to resume over KamAz-MAZ merger

KamAz-MAZ merger: The governments of Russia and Belarus are to reopen discussions about the possible merger between the KAMAZ and MAZ truck…

Crimean business environment to be “like Cyprus”

Crimean business environment: Business conditions in Crimea are going to be similar to those in Cyprus according to…

Disabled children’s schools allocated RUB3.2bn

Disabled children’s schools: The government has allocated RUB3.2b for the creation of regional Russian educational organizations for disabled…

New Moscow Mercedes plant for Daimler

Moscow Mercedes plant: Daimler, the German car manufacturer, has decided to produce top-of-the-range Mercedes sedans in…

University subsidies capped at RUB10.15bn

University subsidies: The government has announced that it is to split RUB10.15bn between 14 universities this year to help improve…

Kazakhstan awarded energy efficiency grant

The World Bank is to issue a $21.7bn energy efficiency grant to Kazakhstan for the modernization of…