“Contacts between Russian industry circles and the industry neighborhood of the BRICS international locations are being activated. As an example, negotiations are underway to open Indian retail chain shops in Russia, to extend the proportion of Chinese language vehicles, apparatus and equipment in our marketplace. Russia’s presence in [BRICS] international locations could also be increasing,” Putin said.
Alternatively, Putin didn’t expose which of those Indian chains might be coming to Russia.
In step with Putin, different spheres of cooperation with India and different BRICS international locations also are strengthening.
“The volumes of Russian oil deliveries to China and India are rising noticeably. Cooperation within the box of agriculture is creating dynamically. Russia exports important volumes of fertilizers to the BRICS international locations. Russian IT firms are increasing their actions in India and South Africa, and our satellites supply TV broadcasting to 40 million other folks in Brazil,” the Russian president knowledgeable.
In the meantime Switzerland imported gold from Russia for the primary time for the reason that battle.
Greater than 3 heaps of gold was once shipped to Switzerland from Russia in Might, in keeping with knowledge from the Swiss Federal Customs Management. That’s the primary cargo between the international locations since February.
The shipments constitute about 2% of gold imports into the important thing refining hub remaining month. It might also mark a metamorphosis in belief of Russian bullion, which become taboo following the invasion, in keeping with a Bloomberg record.
“Whilst that was once considered as a de facto ban on recent Russian gold from the London marketplace, one of the most international’s largest, the principles don’t restrict Russian steel from being processed by way of different refiners. Switzerland is house to 4 main gold refineries, which in combination maintain two-thirds of the arena’s gold,” the Bloomberg reported.