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Jul 21, 2011

Over the First Six Months Ilim Group Locations in Siberia Have Manufactured 738,000 Tons of P&P Products

St. Petersburg, Russia - Jul 21, 2011 - Over the first six months of 2011 the Branches of Ilim Group in Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk have produced 738,000 tons of pulp and paper products, which is 3% more as compared to the same period of the previous year.

This includes 623,000 tons of market pulp. This is 2% more than in January-June of 2010.

Market containerboard production has gained 9%, amounting nearly to 115,000 tons. Pulp cooking has grown by 2.5% and reached 779,000 tons.

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Jul 11, 2011

Ilim Group Allocated Over RUR 310 Million to Implement the Project Aimed to Increase Own Power Generation Capacity in Bratsk

St. Petersburg, Russia, Jul 11, 2011 - Ilim Group is completing the second stage of the Rebuild of Facilities for Preparation, Storage, and Feeding Wood and Bark Waste for Incineration project launched last year. The total cost of the work under the project exceeds RUR 310 million.

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June 24th, 2011

Status of proposed Russian log export tax reduction

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15 June 2011

Finnish-Russian collaboration in forest sector will strengthen

The project will get funding of 175 000 euros from South-Karelia - Russia ENPI programme. ENPI (European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument) -programme is financed by EU, the Republic of Finland and the Russian Federation. One of the aims during the project is to find a suitable form for strengthening the research and education collaboration between Finnish and Russian forest sector. The father of the idea of Finnish-Russian Forest Academy has been Mr Timo Puttonen, Executive Director of Regional Council of South Karelia.

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15 June 2011

Russian Federation expects further co-op with China

The Sakha Republic had signed several documents on cooperation with China focusing mainly on timber extraction and processing but the two sides were also discussing joint oil and gas exploration projects according to China Daily last week.
Yegor Borisov said the focus of these documents was mainly on "China is eyeing construction of a sea transport corridor via the Sakha Republic and the Arctic Ocean, while Russian republics which wanted to establish links with Europe are also interested in the project," Borisov said.

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15 June 2011

A new Swedish woodworking company will open in the Angara Area

The first Swedish woodworking company in the East Siberia OOO "Rusforest-Magistralny" will be launched by RusForest group of companies in the first half of June in Magistralny village of Kazachinsko-Lensky District of Irkutsk Region. The rated output of the plant is projected at 150 tsnd cu m of sawn wood products per year. The main marketing area of the plant will be the European countries, primarily Germany and Austria, the countries of Middle East, as well as Japan, South Korea, China. Also there is a possibility to supply the products in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

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June 7, 2011

Solombalales is going to raise about USD 3.95 bln of credits to upgrade the production

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June 5, 2011

The price for chip-boards in Russia grew by 25.4%

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June 1, 2011

Softwood lumber demand jumps 18% last year

Global demand for softwood lumber increased by about 18 percent in 2010. This came after a year when wood consumption worldwide was the lowest it had been in almost 50 years. This upward trend in consumption has continued thus far in 2011, with total volume consumed being more than 20 percent higher than the same period in early 2010, according to the market publication Wood Resource Quarterly.

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25 May 2011

Forests Growing in Quantity, Not Quality

UGRA NATIONAL PARK, Kaluga Region — Viktor Grishenkov uses the weight of his spade to open a slit in the sandy ground, inserts a 30-centimeter oak seedling into the hole and packs the earth tight around it with his foot.


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