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Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Sweden would like to bring to your attention the monthly issue of Tula Region Development Corporation information letter.

The Tula Region is a dynamically developing region of Central Russia with an active investment attraction stance. Close proximity to Moscow, the largest national sales market, developed infrastructure, skilled human resources, and favorable investment environment are the key advantages of the Tula Region. The territory of the region is crossed by three federal freeways: M2 Moscow–Belgorod–Ukrainian Border, M4 Moscow–Novorossiysk, and M6 Moscow–Astrakhan. Major railway lines connect Tula with other regions of Russia, near- and far-abroad countries. The international DomodedovoAirport lies 100 km (62 miles) up north from the border of the Tula Region. The region has branchy engineering infrastructure, which ensures unlimited access to energy resources. The Tula Region is home to several power plants and trunk gas mains traversing its territory.

The regional system of vocational education fosters the high skills of local labor. Two thirds of all educational institutions of the Tula Region teach Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking, and Transportation Facilities. The investment strategy of the Tula Region is aimed at integrated territorial development at the expense of Russian and foreign investments, as well as the energizing of innovations – first of all, in such traditional to the region industries as mechanical engineering, metalworking, chemistry, electronics and agricultural crop processing.

A favorable environment for doing business in the Tula Region is created due to the reduction of administrative and bureaucratic barriers, simplification of licensing procedures and development of effective instruments for the support of entrepreneurial activity.

The trust of investors is the main yardstick for measuring the effectiveness of the local government and its openness to business. More than 200 businesses with the participation of foreign capital successfully operate in the Tula Region. In 2015 investments into fixed assets exceeded 105bn rubles. The region is one of the industrial growth leaders in Central Russia. During the last 4 years the region increased its own fiscal and non-tax revenues by more than 52%. The given parameters confirm the stability of Tula Region’s economic development.

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On February 6, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Margot Wallstrom over the telephone at the latter’s request.

The ministers discussed Russian-Swedish relations. Margot Wallstrom expressed regret over the incidents with regard to the Russian embassy and trade mission in Stockholm, which took place in early January through the provocative actions of Swedish citizen Leonid Karnyushin and informed the Russian side about the steps being taken by the Swedish authorities to ensure the safety of the Russian diplomatic missions in Sweden.

The sides exchanged views on a number of international matters, including the situation in Syria, as well as Russian-Swedish cooperation in regional formats in Northern Europe.

 The 2nd international economic Wooden House construction forum is the significant event for the building and woodworking industry. The event will be organized as a part of the XV International exhibition WOODEN HOUSE business program that will be held in CROCUS EXPO fairground from 1st to 2th of March 2018 in Crocus Expo fairground, Moscow, Russia.
Dates: 1 – 2 March, 2018
Venue: Hotel Aquarium, Conference hall 2, Ulitsa Mezhdunarodnaya 20, Krasnogorsk

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DALAGRO & FOOD PRODUCTS, the 19th International Agriculture and Food Industry Expo is the premier regional destination in the Russian Far East where you can discover the latest technologies in agribusiness and food sector, meet new partners, discuss the industry trends, and share experienc es. The DALAGRO & FOOD PRODUCTS Expo provides a total sales and marketing solution for manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and exporters who would like to expa nd their business presence in Russia’s Far East and the Asia Pacific.
Aimed to promote international trade and to facilitate export and import contracts during the DALAGRO & FOOD PRODUCTS Expo, the PROCUREMENT MATCHMAKING SESSION will be offered as a value-added b2b networking opportunity to meet with Russian and international manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retail buyers.
We are pleased to invite international companies who are interested in marketing their products in Russia, to join the PROCUREMENT MATCHMAKING SESSION.

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