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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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Milk: Sales grew 7.7%

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, as of May 18, 2020, the daily volume of milk sales in Russia amounted to 50,800 tons, which is 7.7% more than the same indicator in 2019 (+3,300 tons).

Novosibirsk region: Investments flow to cattle

The Gorkunov Group plans to build farms and feedlots for raising cattle in six districts of the Novosibirsk region. By 2027, the company plans to have 160,000 head of cattle, having invested RUR 30 billion ($ 423.9 million).

Omsk experts checked the soil

The Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received 44 soil samples for testing within the framework of the state task to identify anthropogenic soil pollution.

China expects a good harvest

China is expected to see a bumper summer grain harvest this year, amid government efforts to keep grain production stable, an official said on May 14.

Russia: Grain processing for flour and animal feed is growing

In Russia, grain processing for flour and animal feed is growing. So, in comparison with the level of the previous year, the processing of grain for flour and animal feed increased and the processing of other products decreased. In July - March 2019/20 of the grain year, wheat processing for flour and cereal increased to 7.5 million tons (+ 3.3%), and rye - exceeded 483,000 tons (+ 1.5%).

Pathogen of opisthorchiasis found in fish

The Veterinary Expert Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received three samples of frozen fish for parasitological and microbiological tests.

Eurodon: what's new?

The new co-owner of Eurodon - Bisersky Foundry (BLZ) - intends to keep the enterprise’s capacities at the same level, while the volume of production is supposed to be maintained at least. Now the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation transaction is being verified. Possible dates for the resumption of the enterprise are not known.

RusAg organized remote lending to Omsk farmers

In the face of restrictions caused by the unfavorable epidemiological situation, the Omsk regional branch of the Russian Agricultural Bank (Omsky Biocluster member) continues to systematically provide loans to farmers in the region. RusAg has successfully implemented a set of measures to organize remote work to review applications and make decisions on granting loans to customers. The bank holds online meetings on the topics of the sowing campaign and the issuance of loans.

Pandemic starch market: development trends

A free webinar The Market of Starch Products in a Pandemic: Development Trends will be held May 28, 2020. The duration of the event is 1.5 hours. To participate in the webinar you need to go through a simple registration link. The speakers of the webinar will be Daria Snitko and Pavel Paramonov.

US - EU: is dairy war coming?

US and other countries unite to oppose EU dairy purchases. The European Union's plan to buy up skim milk powder and butter from European producers is spurring U.S. producers to join in protest with farmers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay. The broad coalition says it is fearful the EU’s plan to purchase the dairy commodities at below-market prices and sell them into the international market will depress global prices and hurt non-European producers.

Omsk laboratory checked the quality of products

In April, the Laboratory of Quality and Safety of Products of Animal and Plant Origin, Feed and Environmental Objects of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received 338 samples.

Titan-Agro: feed sales volumes are growing

In January-March 2020, the Pushkinsky Feed Mill (a separate division of Titan-Agro LLC, Omsky Biocluster member) showed the best result in product sales in the same period for the entire period of the company’s operation. The volume of sales in the Q1 2020 increased three times.

Omsk region is trying to control the grain export

Alexander Burkov discussed with the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev the problems of illegal grain export. A meeting on tracking and accounting for the export of agricultural products and grain from the territory of the Russian Federation, in particular, was held online.

Demand for cheap food is growing in Russia

The Unusual Concepts analysts believe that Russian manufacturers and retailers are reorienting themselves to cheap food. According to them, in self-isolation, Russians are reluctant to spend money on food products of higher price categories. Analysts were based, inter alia, on official statistics and data provided by retailers.

April: results of veterinary tests

In April, 27 samples were received at the Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member), with which 873 tests were conducted. As a result, experts identified 48 cases of non-compliance with regulatory requirements.