In 1995, when Jonathan Slaght was nineteen years old, he travelled with his father, a U.S. diplomat based in Moscow, to the Russian Far East. As their plane approached the port city of Vladivostok, Slaght looked out the window and saw what appeared to be an endless sea of trees. “It seemed like there was no human hand anywhere, just rolling hills of green,” he told me recently.
The Russian Far Eastern Development Minister said that potential investors of the Russian Far East free port of Vladivostok have proposed seven projects valued at $973 million.
Five additional companies will become residents of the Vladivostok free port and invest 1.5 billion rubles ($22.46 million) in the Russian Far East economy, the Ministry of Far East Development said Tuesday.
Russia's defence ministry said Monday that the country was poised to transform its naval facility in the Syrian port city of Tartus into a permanent base. "In Syria we will have a permanent naval base in Tartus," Russian news agenci...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is planning to keep its naval facility in Syria's Tartus on a permanent basis, Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Monday.