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December 19, 2011

Is the Russian Forest Code a warning for Brazil?

Brazil, which last week moved to reform its Forest Code, may find lessons in Russia's revision of its forest law in 2007, say a pair of Russian scientists.

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Dec 21, 2011

EIB Supports the Upgrading of Pulp and Paper Production in Russia

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million to finance the modernisation and expansion of an integrated pulp and paper mill in Syktyvkar in the Russian Federation. This is the first EIB loan provided by the Bank under the Eastern Partners Facility (EPF).

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November 18th, 2011

RusForest strengthens the management team by appointing a Chief Operating Officer

Jeppe Strange, a Danish citizen born in 1953, has held several top management positions within leading foreign controlled companies in Russia during the past 15 years. Over the past four years Mr.

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Nov 15, 2011

ANDRITZ to Rebuild Paper Machine for SFT Group, Russia

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order by SFT Group, a rapidly growing packaging producer in Russia, to rebuild and modernize a mothballed kraft paper machine after dismantling it at UPM’s Kymi mill in Finland and relocating it to SFT’s Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia.

The modernized board machine for the production of fluting and testliner will have a capacity of 215,000 t/a (design speed 1,050 m/min, trim width 4,600 mm). Start-up is scheduled for October 2012.

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November 09, 2011

RusForest intends to acquire Clean Tech East Holding’s pellet business

RusForest's Board has signed a tender letter to Clean Tech East regarding an acquisition of all shares in Clean Tech East's wholly owned subsidiaries EBH and BEN - which together form Clean Tech East's Biomass Fuels business segment, whose business is to manufacture and sell wood pellets.

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Oct 14, 2011

Ilim Group Expanded Coverage of FSC Forest Management Certificate Over all Leased Timberlands

The Forestry Branch of OJSC Ilim Group in Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast) has gone through audit verifying the compliance with the FSC Forest Management requirements. No significant incompliances with the international standards have been identified during the audit which was carried out by GFA (Germany). After the audit the Forestry Branch was included in the list of Ilim Group Branches covered by the multi-site Forest Management FSC Certificate.

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October 10, 2011

Russian plywood imports surge in EU

EU imports of Russian plywood surged in the first half of 2011, according to the latest market report from the International Tropical Timber Organisation

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Aug 17, 2011

Mondi Syktyvkar launches Forest of the Future project

Russia, Aug 17, 2011 - Last month Mondi Syktyvkar launched the large-scale Forest of the Future project to further strengthen its forestry operations. The program is scheduled to close in 2013.

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9 August 2011

Russian forests burn for second successive year

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Jul 28, 2011

The Sale of UPM’s Logging Company in Russia to International Paper is Closed

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 28, 2011 - All the necessary approvals concerning the sales of UPM’s Russian logging company ZAO Tikhvinsky Komplexny Lespromkhoz to International Paper have been obtained and the transaction has been closed.


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