Trade turnover between Russia and China is on course to reach $80bn in 2017, but progress has not been steady and the partners will have to work hard to hit the new target of $200bn by 2020.
Higher than expected oil prices meant Russia did not have to touch its reserve funds so far in 2017 to prop up budget spending. But the finance ministry says it will have to dip into them in the second half of 2017.
Predictions of Russia's literal imminent demise have proven wrong again as the country enjoyed its third consecutive year of natural population growth, President Vladimir Putin said in a fragment of his interview to US filmmaker Oliver Stone.
Russia has been ranked number one for dating app share of total app downloads. In this country, 0.39% of app downloads are dating apps. Following closely behind Russia is Brazil, with 0.38% of dating app shares, according to Sensortower data.
Foreign investment booms in Russia, Czech Republic and Hungary, and the regional upward trend is expected to continue this year.
Russia's Watcom shopping index continued to underperform in the first quarter of this year, turning in a score of 468.85, its worst result for May in the three years the index has been running.