<a href="/en/record-turnout-sochi-investment-forum-russia-not-isolated-russian-tv-news/ri22557" title="[field_meta_title]">Record Turnout at Sochi Investment Forum – Russia Not Isolated (Russian TV News)</a>

Transcript: Anchor: The annual Russian Investment Forum started today in Sochi. A record number of participants gathered there this time. This is more than four and a half thousand experts, businessmen, scientists from almost forty countries of the world. They…
<a href="/en/profile-booming-russian-industrial-center-rostov-don-putin-visits-vows-support-tv-news/ri22455" title="[field_meta_title]">Profile of Booming Russian Industrial Center, Rostov-on-Don – Putin Visits, Vows Support (TV News)</a>

President Putin visits an agricultural manufacturing plant in Rostov. The last time he visited this particular plant was ten years ago as Prime Minister. The following clip with a transcript below shows some of the highlights of his trip.  Transcript:…
<a href="/en/russias-clueless-central-bank-starving-economy-crazy-high-interest-rates/ri22545" title="[field_meta_title]">Russia's Clueless Central Bank Is Starving the Economy With Crazy High Interest Rates</a>

Tom is a regular contributor not only here at Russia Insider but also at Seeking Alpha and Newsmax Media. Check out his blog, Gold Goats ‘n Guns and please support his work through his Patreon where he also publishes his monthly investment newsletter. I’ve been critical of…
<a href="/en/russias-largest-bank-plans-cryptocurrency-exchange-switzerland-sberbank/ri22535" title="[field_meta_title]">Russia’s Largest Bank Plans Cryptocurrency Exchange in Switzerland (Sberbank)</a>

Russia’s largest bank Sberbank announced late in January that it is planning to open a crypto-currency exchange in its Swiss branch, Sberbank Switzerland AG, the bank’s Vice-President Andrey Shemetov told Russian state media outlet RBC. “We want to serve our customers’ interests, that’s…
<a href="/en/inevitable-economic-integration-russia-and-japan-radio-sputnik-audio-podcast/ri22527" title="[field_meta_title]">The Inevitable Economic Integration of Russia and Japan (Radio Sputnik Audio Podcast)</a>

Paul Goncharoff, an American who has been working in financial services, mining and energy in Russia and Japan for over 40 years joins the program. The Japanese love Russian culture – Russian political leaders even become anime stars This is a highly complex engineering…
<a href="/en/st-petersburg-now-home-tallest-building-europe-moscow-2/ri22468" title="[field_meta_title]">St. Petersburg Now Home To Tallest Building In Europe, Moscow #2</a>

Russia is barrelling ahead with major state-backed construction and infrastructure projects – light rail lines, rapidly expanding metros in major cities, major roads and highways, new airports, etc. etc. The Lakhta center in St. Petersburg is another high-profile project intended to make…
<a href="/en/putin-bet-big-bailing-out-defense-giant-10-years-ago-rostec-its-paid-spades-tv-news/ri21932" title="[field_meta_title]">Putin Bet Big Bailing Out This Defense Giant 10 Years Ago (Rostec) – It's Paid Off in Spades (TV News)</a>

Russia’s biggest holding – 700 companies, 450,000 employees, $20 billion in revenues – but most importantly it represents 30% of Russia’s defense industry, and has become a key motor of economic development outside the defense sector. Russian TV takes a…