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At the “Vostochny” cosmodrome, the number of objects has been reduced to eleven
27-04-2015, 07:30
This was reported to Construction.ru on April 23rd by the press service of the Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing of Russia by the first deputy minister of Construction and Chairman of the Interdepartmental Commission on the coordination of works on construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome, Leonid Stavitsky, at a department meeting. According to him, this is to ensure the launching of the carrier rocket in the pre-established timeframe.We remind you that the number of objects was originally 12. According to reports from the Federal Agency for Special Construction, the readiness of the technical complexes is 74% (behind schedule by more than 60 days) and the delivery schedules and installation of equipment haven’t been carried out. Serious risks remain over objects with external engineering networks, according to the scheme, including the power supply and water supply.As reported at the meeting, the issue of conditions of advance payments to the general contractor is already resolved. According to the deputy minister, he will receive additional funds and has to increase the number of workers on the site. So far, a little over 3 thousand people are still working on the site though the requirement is 10 thousand - or, taking into account the 60 days that the project is behind schedule, 16 thousand.Moreover, Leonid Stavitsky demanded that the Federal Agency for Special Construction resolve immediately the difficult situation regarding the payments of salaries to workers.  
Chinese building materials in Penza
27-04-2015, 07:03
In Penza, negotiations have been held between the governor of the region, Vasily Bochkaryov, and representatives of RK "Lianbang" and "The Chinese Sports Construction Company".As Construction.ru was told by the regional press service, the Chinese investors declared at the meeting what their new business intentions are in the Penza region - they want to enter into new business in the region, including the building of hotels and construction equipment. There is unique technology for the production of construction materials, and it could be introduced in Penza. Vasily Bochkaryov in return said that it would also be good to open a Chinese restaurant in Penza. The Chinese partners will have an opportunity to design and build a comfortable city, which would differ from the existing building. It must be a residential district with convenient parking, parks and squares and zones for active and passive recreation, said Vasily Bochkaryov. The production of the construction equipment and building materials can be carried out at one of the region’s industrial parks.  
Bashkiria’s first solar power station.
27-04-2015, 06:30
Ufa. Our special correspondent in the Volga federal district, Nikolay Astrakhantsev has reported that in the Kuyurgazinsky region of Bashkiria, construction of a solar power station with a capacity of 5 MW has begun, as reported to Construction.ru by the press service of the republic’s Ministry of Environmental Management and Ecology today. The power plant will be comprised of a field of solar modules and will allow for the reduction on the volume of emissions by 4,000 tons of polluting substances in the atmosphere.Bugulchansky SES will become the first of seven industrial facilities for solar power generation that are planned for the Republic of Bashkortostan in the next three years. It should go into operation this year.  
Rosatom goes to Argentina
24-04-2015, 15:26
Today in Moscow, representatives from Russia and Argentina signed a memorandum for understanding and cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in the territory of the Argentine Republic.
A bridge for Moscow City
24-04-2015, 14:24
Work on the elegant new footbridge to "Moscow City" will start this year, the head of the department of formation and implementation of investment programs of Moskomstroyinvest, Natalya Lisyukova, has reported. Speaking at the "The high world. Moscow City.
What will be built in place of the “Moscow” department store on Leninsky Avenue
24-04-2015, 13:22
In place of the “Moscow” central department store on Leninsky Avenue, a new commercial centre will be built. It will be designed for the company Optima Development in 2016 by the British design bureau Dyer, the Vice–President of Optima Development, Bulat Shakirov, told RIA Novosti. The developer will then start getting the documents ready for construction, which will take 2-3 years. The new commercial centre will have an area of 60,000 square meters. The cost of work at the construction ground will be $60 mln.  As a reminder, Optima Development is the owner of the “Moscow” department store, built in 1963 as an experimental shopping centre for implementing new trade technologies. The building of the shopping centre was designed by a development team including the architects Y. Peresvetov, B. Sobolevsky and L. Lyakhov, and the engineers R. Ratov, P, Tretyakov, E. Farmakovskaya and M. Rozhkova.
Mikhail Menn: special accounts on overhaul will be insured
24-04-2015, 09:15
The Ministry of Construction, Architecture and Housing and of the Russian Federation intends to enter into a system of insurance for special accounts for housing overhaul, Mikhail Menn, the Minister of Construction and housing and communal services of the Russian Federation, said today at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on housing policy and housing and communal services. According to him, this measure will be taken to allay citizens’ fears of the safety of accumulation on special accounts in the present economic situation. The job of carrying out a study on the system of insurance of the special accounts has already been assigned by Dmitry Medvedev and the corresponding work is now being conducted. We remind you that the owners of premises in apartment houses now have the right to make a decision on the use of the overhaul fund for the general property in this house from a special bank account. The right to the money in the special account is reserved by the owners of the premises in such houses.
Why Kerimov is selling up
24-04-2015, 06:04
Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov has decided to sell the shopping gallery "Fashion Season" in downtown Moscow. He wants $350 million for this property, "Kommersant" points out.
How many Russian families have spent maternity capital?
23-04-2015, 10:49
Fewer than half of the Russian families who have the right to maternity capital have used it fully, Anton Drozdov, Head of the Office of the Pension Fund of the RF, said at a meeting. According to his data, by the end of 2014, 5.6 mln maternity capital certificates were granted. Only 48% of those who had received them fully used the money. 52% used only part of it. The majority of the families spent the money on improvements to housing conditions. In 2015, maternity capital is 453,000 rubles. As a reminder, maternity capital in Russia has been granted since 2007 to families who give birth to a second child. The money may be spent on improving housing conditions, the child’s education or the mother’s pension.
New buildings for the fire-ravaged area in Khakassiya
23-04-2015, 06:42
New housing constructions in the regions that have suffered from fire damage will be carried out based on plans of 33 m2 for a single person, 42 m2 for two people and 18 m2 per person if a family consists of three or more people.
The Government has got the solution
22-04-2015, 14:34
The Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Construction of Russia has an idea of how to solve the debt problem in the Housing and Utility department.
The Government will give 4.4 billion more for mortgage loans
22-04-2015, 13:33
The prime minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, said this today in the State Duma. 20 billion rubles, according to him, will be directed towards the subsidizing of a mortgage. “The interest rate is now 12%. And with a decrease in the key interest rates of the Central Bank, rates on mortgage loans will decrease," the prime minister said.
Russia will show its hitherto-unseen weaponry
22-04-2015, 06:22
At the "Army-2015" forum in June, Russia will present samples of laser weapons, kinetic weapons and other unusual types of weaponry, the chairman of the Military and Scientific Committee of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Stanislav Suvorov, told journalists.
The privileges promised by Sberbank when converting a currency mortgage
21-04-2015, 12:10
Borrowers from Sberbank are being offered the chance to convert a currency mortgage in rubles at the current rate of the Central Bank, 12% per annum, on a subsidized mortgage with the possibility of restructuring payments for a period of up to 30 years, the head of Sberbank, German Gref, has said.
The Largest Greenhouse in Chechnya
21-04-2015, 11:09
In the township of “Rodina” (The Motherland) in Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has opened a large greenhouse and gardens which will yield tens of thousands of tons of organic fruit and vegetables a year.
Prices from the Ministry
21-04-2015, 10:25
The Ministry of Construction of Russia has prepared a draft plan for a law about the for the cost of state buildings.
Bridge to Russia
21-04-2015, 07:19
The Chinese have declared the date of completion of their part of the bridge to Russia.