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Russia Says To Push For Mideast Free Of Mass-destruction Weapons

30, 2013 at 2:16 PM MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The Russian military is on pace to keep up with its U.S. military counterparts in the field of hypersonic aircraft, a defense official said Monday. The U.S. Air Force in May said its X-51A Waverider test vehicle accelerated to a speed of Mach 5.1, or about 3,800 miles per hour, during a fight over the Pacific Ocean. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin , who’s in charge of the defense industry, said the Kremlin was working to keep up with the United States in terms of military technology, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reports. “Both we and the Americans conduct researches about hypersonic technologies, or speed that is more than six times above the speed of sound. This is not a secret, but everything else is,” he was quoted as telling Rossiya TV. “I can tell you that we are running neck and neck with the Americans as far as these technologies are concerned.” Russia and the United States committed to phasing out some aspects of their nuclear arsenals under the terms of an arms reduction treaty agreed to in the 1970s. Both sides are at odds, however, over missile defense advances in Eastern Europe. Russian officials said last year hypersonic aircraft could enter military service during the 2020s.

Russia vows to keep up with U.S. military’s high-speed aircraft

Lavrov said Syria’s agreement to destroy its chemical weapons by next June should trigger a broader effort. “In the current situation, it is particularly important to make the … non-possession of weapons of mass destruction universal in this explosive region,” he said. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Syria’s government always viewed its long-undeclared chemical arsenal as a counterweight to the nuclear arms Israel is believed to possess. Israel has never acknowledged having atomic weapons. DIVIDED POWERS A plan for a meeting to lay the groundwork for the possible creation of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction was agreed in 2010, co-sponsored by Russia, the United States and Britain. But Washington said the meeting would be delayed just before it was due to start at the end of last year. No new date has been announced. “Our American partners baulked and sidestepped this,” Lavrov said in the interview, published the same day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. The United States also rejected a Russian proposal to include a line in a U.N. Security Council resolution saying that Syria’s plan to scrap chemical weapons was an important step toward a WMD-free Middle East, Lavrov told Kommersant. Russia has been Syria’s biggest diplomatic ally during the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that has killed more than 100,000 people. Speaking to the U.N.

Research and Markets: Russia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018

According to Russia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018, the tyre market in Russia is expected to grow at the CAGR of approximately 13%, in terms of volume. Russia is the one of the best performing economies in Europe and the country’s disposable income is increasing fast. However, the vehicle density in Russia is very low, with only 290 cars per 1000 people during 2012. The low density of vehicles in the country indicates scope for growth. As a result, several foreign automobile manufacturers are focusing on setting up new plants in Russia or expanding their existing production capacity. The growth in the country’s automotive industry would directly boost the tyre market. The tyre market growth will continue to be driven by the passenger car segment, which accounted for the majority share in Russia’s tyre market during 2012. The tyre market is also witnessing high growth in the OTR segment as a result of growth in Russia’s mining industry. Several companies such as Bridgestone, Belshina, Yokohama, Nizhnekamskshina, etc. are increasing their focus on this segment to capitalize the market potential. Key Topics Covered: 2. Global Tyre Market Outlook 3. Global Replacement Tyre Market Outlook 4.