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The foundation of German business is medium and family companies

The guest of our column today is the PwC | Legal | Senior Manager | Lawyer | CEE - Russian Business Group TANJA GALANDER.


Omsky Biocluster: Hello, Ms. GALANDER!




September 30 - October 1, Zerbst / Anhalt, the birthplace of Catherine the Great, became the venue for the 2nd German-Russian Economic Dialogue, in which Omsky Biocluster also took part. You were the moderator of the Agricultural and Food Industry panel discussion. What are your expectations of the outcome of the German-Russian dialogue in Saxony-Anhalt?


Despite the difficult political and economic relations, I expect an active dialogue between entrepreneurs, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the overall relationship between Germany and Russia. I would also like to see joint business projects. It would be great to develop a tradition to meet each year at the Catherine Forum.


Now the bank has become part of the business environment

The guest of our column today is the Head of the Omsk Regional Branch of Russian Agricultural Bank JSC Lev YANEEV.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. YANEEV!   Mr. YANEEV: Good afternoon!   What are the results of the RusAg Omsk branch for 2018?   Last year, the RusAg Omsk branch issued more than RUR 5.5 billion ($ 84.21 million) to borrowers. At the same time, more than RUR 500 million ($ 7.66 million) were given to farmers for equipment, about RUR 2.5 billion ($ 38.28 million) for seasonal field work. As for loans to individuals, in the 12 months of 2018, we issued almost RUR 1.5 billion ($ 22.97 million) mortgage loans and over RUR 1.1 billion ($ 16.84 million) consumer loans. I especially want to note the increase in the volume of deposits. We record a high level of customer confidence in the bank, which was reflected…

Cluster is a source of high quality investment offers

The guest of our column today is the Director, the Association of clusters and technology parks of Russia Andrey SHPILENKO.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. SHPILENKO!   Andrey SHPILENKO: Good afternoon!   What are industrial clusters and how do they differ from the existing business relations of companies?   Unlike companies connected by economic relations, an industrial cluster is a form (mechanism) of organization of industrial enterprises, fixed in federal legislation, connected by relations of geographical proximity and functional dependence. Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 31, 2015 No. 779 'On Industrial Clusters and Specialized Organizations of Industrial Clusters' established clear requirements that the clusters must meet to be included in the industrial clusters register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

  • 19 April 2019
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Through Omsky Biocluster we'll be able to understand the region's needs

The guest of our column today is the General director of KOTRA Novosibirsk PARK EUN HEE.    Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Ms. PARK!   PARK EUN HEE: Good afternoon!   What are the KOTRA goals of? How is communication between Korean business and KOTRA carried out?   KOTRA or Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency has been established in 1962 to support small and medium enterprises in their ambition to enter global market. KOTRA's Head office is located in Seoul but besides Headquarters we have 126 foreign offices in 85 countries. In Russia there 4 KOTRA offices located in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok.

  • 1 November 2018
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Phytosanitary Expertise: July Results

In July, the Laboratory of Quarantine Phytosanitary Examinations and Surveys of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) analyzed 1,009 samples, of which 304 samples were under the state assignment.

Pork exports may reach 200,000 tons for the first time

Eight years ago, Russia was one of the main importers of pork, but already last year the country became a net exporter. In January-June 2020, exports of pork products increased by 96% compared to 2019 and reached 88,000 tons, with 60% of exports being meat, although earlier two-thirds of exports were offal. In the absence of force majeure, by the end of the year Russia will be able to export about 200,000 tons of pork worth $ 300 million, and the export of all types of meat may approach $ 1 billion.

OmSAU expands the horizons of international collaboration

The development of international collaboration is one of the priority areas of activity of the Omsk State Agrarian University (Omsky Biocluster member). Over the past six months, six new agreements have been concluded with international partners from three countries, and another agreement has been extended. The University College of Agribusiness plans to develop collaboration with the Higher College of Forestry, Ecology and Tourism (Shchuchinsk, Republic of Kazakhstan) in the areas of joint development of scientific projects, teaching materials, academic mobility of students and teachers.

Waste oils will be recycled!

By the end of the year, the Novocherkassk Oleochemistry Plant will start operating in the Novocherkassk Industrial Park, specializing in the processing of soap stock (waste from the refining of oils and the production of fatty acids). The volume of investments in the project amounted to RUR 3 billion ($ 40.87 million), the capacity will be 10,000 - 20,000 tons per year. This is the first such enterprise in the Rostov region.

Industrial clusters: Rebooting state support measures

Andrey Shpilenko, Director of the Association for the Development of Clusters and Technology Parks of Russia, discussed with representatives of industrial clusters in Russia the Association's proposals to extend and update measures to support industrial clusters.

Omsk Reference Center has confirmed its competence

Experts of the Laboratory for the Quality and Safety of Animal and Vegetable Products, Feed and Environmental Objects of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) took part in the Interlaboratory Comparative Tests (ICT) and confirmed their competence.

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia summed up the results of the counter-sanctions

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia has summed up the six-year results of the food embargo imposed by the decree of the President of Russia of August 6, 2014.During this time, the Russian agroindustry has demonstrated significant development dynamics, now Russia is fully self-sufficient in basic food products and is actively increasing the export potential of the industry, the Ministry of Agriculture notes.

Russia has set a record for wheat planting

For this year's harvest, all Russian farms sowed wheat on 29.4 million hectares, which is 4.8% more than in 2019, according to Rosstat data. This is a record area for the post-Soviet period, the SovEkon Analytical Center draws attention. Including spring wheat occupied 12.56 million hectares (plus 0.29 million hectares by 2019), winter wheat - 16.86 million hectares (plus 1.06 million hectares).

Working meeting at the Russian CCI

On August 4, a working meeting of the Omsky Biocluster CEO Dmitry Romanenko with the chairman of the Committee for Nature Management and Ecology of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, Sergey Alekseev, took place.

Agro-Omsk 2020: RusAg is a reliable partner of the agroindustry

On July 30, a two-day business forum Agro-Omsk 2020 ended in the Omsk Regional Congress Hall (organized by the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food, as well as the Development and Investment Agency of the Omsk region with the support of the Government of the Omsk region). The Omsk regional branch of the Russian Agricultural Bank (Omsky Biocluster member) acted as the official partner of the event. The Bank continues to help the agricultural sector achieve its goals and respond to challenges.

Poultry compound feed has risen in price

In June, the price of compound feed for poultry in the Russian Federation averaged RUR 19,500 ($ 264,33) per ton (maximum since January 2018). This is 2.6% more than in May and 4.8% more than in June 2019. Since the beginning of the year, the price has increased by 10.2%.

Omsky Biocluster implements environmental education program

Sputnik Children's Health Camp holds a competition of environmental projects "WE!: The Green Planet". Support for the competition is provided by the Chernoluchye Administration, Omsk regional branch of the Russian Environmental Movement. The purpose of the competition is to foster a caring attitude to nature, the formation of an ecological culture of the younger generation, an active citizenship to preserve the environment and human health, and the involvement of children and youth in environmental activities. Omsky Biocluster has become the title partner of the eco-contest.

Russia will grow with agricultural land

The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin instructed the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development to work out the financing of the state program for the involvement of agricultural land in circulation until August 24, 2020, the press service of the Russian government reports.

Omsk Reference Center received new equipment

The laboratory mill Vyuga-3M has been delivered to the Laboratory of Quality and Safety of Animal and Vegetable Products, Feed and Environmental Objects of the Omsk Reference Center (Omsky Biocluster member).

China became the largest buyer of meat from Russia

According to the Center for Industry Expertise of the Russian Agricultural Bank (the Omsk branch is the Omsky Biocluster member), in the first half of 2020, the Russian Federation increased its meat exports by 2.2 times. According to RBC, the largest number of deliveries fell on China.

RusAg increased scholarships for OmSAU students

As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary, RusAg (the Omsk branch is the Omsky Biocluster member) decided to expand support measures for talented students of agricultural universities subordinate to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, for the 2020-2021 academic year.