Barriers to the popularity of Australian wine in Russia

Barriers to the popularity of Australian wine in Russia

August 6, 2013 Irina Drubachevskaya, special for RBTH Asia Pacific

While Australian Shiraz is well known in Russia, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay can readily be found, Russians have limited knowledge or interest in wines from Down Under. The choice of Australian wines in Russian restaurants, for example, is very limited; in fact, New Zealand wines are better represented

Russian, Australian partners announce coal-based gas-to-liquids project

Russian, Australian partners announce coal-based gas-to-liquids project

June 21, 2013 Natalia Skorlygina, Kommersant

Russia’s YakutMineral, owned by the tycoon Roman Abramovich, and Australia’s Linc Energy have signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for a new underground coal gasification facility in the Russian Far East. The coal gas will then be used

Australian conductor climbs the ‘Musical Olympus’ in St. Petersburg

Australian conductor climbs the ‘Musical Olympus’ in St. Petersburg

June 7, 2013 Igor Zubov, Yulia Martynova, special to RBTH Asia

The 18th Musical Olympus Festival recently took place in St. Petersburg. The Australian conductor Daniel Smith, one of the festival's performers, shared his impressions of the event with RBTH Asia

On the hunt for forest treasures

On the hunt for forest treasures

June 4, 2013 Varia Karipoff, special to RBTH Asia

Mushrooms are revered and beloved in Russian food culture – they’re more than just a food. Thousands of miles from Russia, but just 40 minutes North West of Melbourne, we make our way down Black Forest Drive to pick up some mushrooms the Russian way

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