Articles by Anastasia Dagayeva



Aeroflot's Compensation Falls Short

Vouchers being given away by Aeroflot to compensate passengers stranded in Sheremetyevo Airport at the end of last year do not equal the full value of tickets and create a tax liability.

English Language to Rule Skies

Russian pilots and air traffic controllers at the country's international airports will be required to conduct all conversations in English starting in March 2011, and the practice could eventually be extended to domestic flights.

Transneft, Summa Capital to Buy Novorossiisk

Transneft and Ziyavudin Magomedov's investment group Summa Capital are purchasing a controlling stake in Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port, giving the partners control of almost all crude loaded for export from European Russia.

Russian Technologies Won't Be Aeroflot Shareholder

Rather, the government will take control of Russian Technologies' airline assets so as to exchange them for a stake in Aeroflot itself, said a department head in the Economic Development Ministry.

Ismailov to Build Hotels For Sochi Olympics

Telman Ismailov, founder of the now-liquidated Cherkizovsky market who drew criticism for building a $1 billion five-star hotel in Turkey, will build almost 10 percent of the hotel space needed for the Olympics in Sochi.

Aeroflot, Sheremetyevo Reach Compromise

Aeroflot is ready to hand over its Terminal D for management to Sheremetyevo, which will be running the entire airport until officials are able to select an independent operator.

Russian Technologies May Miss Out on Aeroflot Stake

The six airlines handed over to Russian Technologies by presidential order in 2008 and 2009 could now be handed over to Aeroflot for management because the two state-run companies cannot agree on how to manage their aviation assets jointly..

Putin's Judo Partners Have Grip on Gazprom

Brothers Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, two long-time Judo acquaintances of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, have large footholds in Gazprom's pipe-building contracts, but Gazprom denies any preferential treatment.

Timchenko Investing in Business Terminal at Sheremetyevo

Gennady Timchenko, a co-owner of the Gunvor oil trader, is investing in a business-aviation terminal at Sheremetyevo Airport, Vedomosti has learned.

Aeroflot Seeking Control of Sheremetyevo-2

State carrier Aeroflot is already feeling constrained by its newly opened Sheremetyevo-3 terminal and is looking to take over management of Sheremetyevo-2, Vedomosti has learned.

RusAl Seeks Rail Discount From RZD, Tariffs Service

Oleg Deripaska's aluminum giant is in talks with Russian Railways and the Federal Tariffs Service on lowering its rail transport costs by roughly 30 percent starting next year.

State May Sell Stake in Sheremetyevo

The airport could be be up for sale next year as Russia restarts privatizations of state assets in order to plug the budget deficit.

Moscow Backtracks, Will Join Rosavia

Moscow has decided to include its Atlant-Soyuz airline into a new aviation holding being created by Russian Technologies in hopes that the state corporation can help the carrier pay off its debt.

Moscow Decides to Join Rosavia After All

Deputy Mayor Vladimir Silkin told Vedomosti that City Hall would participate in the new airline, tentatively named Rosavia.

No Superjets for MedvedevТs Fleet

The Rossia Special Flights Squadron, a state carrier responsible for flying top Kremlin and government officials, wonТt include the new Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its fleet because the jet uses too many foreign parts.