The Leningrad Region, together with Belarus, wants to unite former IKEA partners under a new furniture brand, Jeff Bezos sold part of Amazon shares for $2 billion, foreigners began to visit Russia more often in 2023. These and other news of the day are in the RB summary.

New analogue of IKEA, autonomous taxi from Toyota, Bezos sells Amazon shares: the main thing on February 11


  • In 2023, foreigners wishing to visit Russia received 840,000 traditional paper visas, compared to 510,000 in 2022. In addition, 170 thousand electronic visas were issued in the first five months after the launch.

  • Russia hopes to increase trade turnover with China in 2024 after it set a record of $227.7 billion in 2023, the Russian Foreign Ministry (RIA) reported.


  • The Leningrad Region and Belarus plan to “unite” former IKEA partners under a new furniture brand.

  • Jeff Bezos sold Amazon shares worth $2 billion and the businessman got rid of 12 million shares, approximately 1% of his shares.


  • Toyota plans to launch its own autonomous taxi service in Tokyo in summer 2024.

  • FT: Investment funds from Singapore and the United Arab Emirates are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in startups producing psychedelics to treat depression and disorders.

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Akhmed Sadulaev

Source: RB

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