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Russia and Venezuela, from gold and oil to tanks and orchids

In what areas of cooperation with Venezuela, Russia, and what are the results to date and the prospects of this cooperation?

Skyscrapers in Caracas

 

  

Weapons on credit

The active development of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Venezuela began in 2005 with the purchase of 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles. In 2006, the U.S. imposed an embargo on arms sales to Venezuela, and Russian weapons acquired for this Latin American country is even more important. C since the scope of purchases all increased, and today, according to the

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Russia completed the delivery of tanks Venezuela

Russia completed the delivery of Venezuela, 92 main battle tanks T-72B1 contract from 2009. Russian military equipment arrived in the Venezuelan port of Puerto Cabello on four ships. In addition to the tanks were delivered to Venezuela, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3M and BTR-80A, ammunition of various calibres and simulators for training personnel.

Prior to delivery to the customer tanks T-72B1 been repaired and renovated at the 103rd Armored repair plant in the Trans-Baikal region. Preparation of Venezuelan tankers held in Omsk Tank Engineering Institute. Supply tanks made in the bill of export credit in the amount of $

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Russia in January sold arms abroad by $ 1 billion

First deputy head of FSMTC Alexander Fomin

BANGALORE (India), February 8 — RIA Novosti.Russia for the first month of 2013 weapons worth $ 1 billion, according to RIA Novosti director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexander Fomin.

"In January 2013, we have shipped arms to one billion dollars of orders for $ 46 billion," — said Fomin.

In total, he said, last year Russia exported overseas arms for $ 15.2 billion.

In the 20 days of January Fomin pointed out that, according to preliminary results, the corresponding figure was

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Russia in January-July exports of ferrous metals by 15.4% to 23.1 million tonnes

Russia in January-July exports of ferrous metals by 15.4% to 23.1 million tonnes

Russian enterprises in January-July 2012 increased the export of ferrous metals by 15.4 percent to 23.088 million tons, compared with the same period in 2011. This is today the Federal Customs Service / FCS / Russia.

In value terms, exports of ferrous metals increased by 10 percent to 13.718 billion dollars.

Total exports of ferroalloys increased by 20.5 percent to reach 573.2 thousand tons by 1.193 billion dollars, semi-finished carbon steel — by 25.2 percent to 9.082 million tons, 4.987 billion U.S. dollars, flat-rolled carbon steel

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China and Europe have the same CO2 emissions

China and Europe have the same CO2 emissions Facts

According to the 2011 levels of carbon dioxide produced in China, again increased by 9% and caught up with GNI per capita data for Europe. That is now in China for every person has 7.2 tons of harmful substances. All countries of the European Union in the last year made 7.5 tons per person, of the U.S. 17.3 tonnes per capita.

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Plane bisecting the plume of smoke over Beijing. May 2012. China and other emerging economies, despite the increasing level of pollution, believe that

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Russia in 2013 has put overseas military products for $ 9 billion

BTR-80A

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Zhukovsky, Aug. 28 — Reuters

Russia this year has put the foreign partners of military products worth about $ 9 billion, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Konstantin Biryulin."Today, it's about $ 9 billion," — he said.

Biryulin recalled that in 2013 it is planned to export military products to more than 15 billion dollars. "Doubt that the plan is executed, no" — he said.

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Russia in 2011 will retain second place in the world arms trade

Russia will sell abroad next year arms and military equipment worth more than $ 10 billion, thereby maintaining the worldwide second place and repeating the record in 2010. This forecast was made by RIA Novosti on Friday, CEO of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO) Igor Korotchenko.

"According to the existing order book and intentions in a straight arms procurement, the value of Russian arms exports in 2011 will be not less than 10.14 billion dollars", — said Korochenko.

According to him, with this indicator Russia confidently retain second place behind the United

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The U.S. Navy has been steadily declining. Trend is irreversible

After the end of the cool war in 1991 the U.S. Navy inexorably reduced in quantitative composition, this trend will continue in the coming years, says a Brazilian blog Poder Naval December 17. Many of the ships are approaching exhaustion own current cycle (typically, a lifespan of 30 to 50 years), and the technology to replace the ships are even more expensive.   In the period 2001-2008 the U.S. Navy declined by 34 units (11% of the total) and dropped to the level of 282 warships. It came despite increasing budget Navy during this period by 54% (adjusted for

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Russia — the leader of diamond

The leader of Russia's diamond was in 2012. The place of honor confirmed by documents published by the Kimberley Process Diamond Association.

According to analysts, Russia produced almost 35 million carats of diamonds. Their total cost was $ 2.9 billion.

It is noted that 27% of world production comes from Russia. However segment sales money expressed somewhat less than — 23%.

Russian diamond exports totaled nearly 30 million carats, which is 8% less than in 2011 But the monetary component grew by 2% to $ 3.9 billion.

Interestingly, imports also decreased

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Russian leader called on reserves of shale oil

Russia is the world's largest reserves of shale oil resources in the amount of 75 billion barrels. This was reported on the website vissledovanii U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). 

Russia is the world's largest reserves of shale oil resources in the amount of 75 billion barrels. This was reported in a study on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Second in terms of recoverable reserves held by the U.S. (58 billion barrels), the third — China (32 billion barrels). Large reserves of oil shale are located in Argentina,

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