<a href="/en/russian-airport-and-aircraft-construction-and-air-travel-are-booming-here-are-stats/ri23454" title="[field_meta_title]">Russian Airport and Aircraft Construction, and Air Travel, Are Booming – Here Are the Stats</a>

Map of the biggest airports in Russia and the ex-USSR by 2017 passenger traffic including transit flights. Source: Seva Bashirov Moscow is clearly a central node, accounting for 89 million passengers in 2017 – up from just 19 million in 2001,…
<a href="/en/russia-and-other-ex-soviet-countries-do-not-control-their-central-banks-must-end/ri23398" title="[field_meta_title]">Russia and Other ex-Soviet Countries Do Not Control Their Central Banks – This Must End!</a>

The author is a prominent Georgian businessman (Bloomberg) a traditionalist conservative philanthropist, and an activist for traditional family values. Though from the country of Georgia, he made his fortune in Russia, building one of Russia’s largest insurance companies (ROSNO). This is an…
<a href="/en/russia-continues-embrace-crypto-currencies-develops-ico-guidelines/ri23335" title="[field_meta_title]">Russia Continues Embrace of Crypto-Currencies – Develops ICO Guidelines</a>

Russia appears to be readying regulations of blockchain technology and Initial Coin Offerings, refraining from an outright ban, as the world’s biggest country by territory looks to benefit from the surging popularity of ICOs. What’s more, Russia is positioning its national currency,…
<a href="/en/huge-crimea-investments-almost-done-multi-billion-bridge-and-intl-airport-russian-tv-news/ri23354" title="[field_meta_title]">Huge Crimea Investments Almost Done – Multi $Billion Bridge and Int'l Airport (Russian TV News)</a>

Here is a fascinating report from Russian TV about two major hi-tech infrastructure projects built in record time at world-class standards. The multi $billion bridge from Russia to Crimea should be operational in a few weeks. It will dramatically boost…
<a href="/en/support-russia-insider-censor-proof-blockchain-media-platform-steemit/ri22875" title="[field_meta_title]">Support Russia Insider on This Censor-Proof Blockchain Media Platform! (STEEMIT)</a>

Dear Russia Insider community, You may have noticed that we have been covering Russia’s embrace of the blockchain revolution. Putin himself has said he wants Russia to be THE global leader in this game-changing technology: Putin Gives Huge Endorsement to Blockchain,…
<a href="/en/russias-biggest-bank-2nd-most-valuable-europe-after-hsbc-sberbank/ri22653" title="[field_meta_title]">Russia's Biggest Bank Is 2nd Most Valuable in Europe After HSBC (Sberbank)</a>

Russia’s state-owned banking behemoth Sberbank became the second most valuable bank in Europe after HSBC on February 26, when its market capitalisation of €91.73bn overtook Spain’s Banco Santander.  Sberbank has become something of a tourist stock – international portfolio investors that want…
<a href="/en/russian-crypto-public-offerings-frenzy-continues-icos/ri22654" title="[field_meta_title]">Russian Crypto Public Offerings Frenzy Continues (ICOs)</a>

The Russian ICO frenzy – which marked last year with more than 130 ICOs and pre-ICOs conducted by companies with Russian roots, some 10% of the global numbers, according to data collected by ICObench and EWDN – continues, with fundraising successes announced every…
<a href="/en/iran-and-india-are-match-made-heaven-and-us-threats-wont-stop-them/ri22566" title="[field_meta_title]">Iran and India Are a Match Made in Heaven, And US Threats Won't Stop Them</a>

Tom is a regular contributor not only here at Russia Insider but also at Seeking Alpha and Newsmax. Check out his blog, Gold Goats ‘n Guns and please support his work through his Patreon where he also publishes his monthly investment newsletter. Don’t tell the Iran hawks…
<a href="/en/moscow-6-financial-times-top-10-cities-europe-russian-tv-news/ri22589" title="[field_meta_title]">Moscow Is #6 in Financial Times Top 10 Cities in Europe (Russian TV News)</a>

 Based on economic opportunities, quality of life, transport and Internet accessibility, Moscow is rated sixth best in Europe and number one in Eastern Europe.  The following clip taken from Russian nightly news, with transcript below describes the perks of living in Moscow. Anchor: Moscow…