Exports overseas increase to highest levels in seven years but Russia still slips behind rivals as Asia turns to other countries for wood.
New 'plug-in' cars coping well with harsh climate and landscape and were even recharged overnight in remote taiga at -33C.
Despite the cold weather, growers in Irkutsk are managing to sell their own fruit developed in greenhouses and pollinated by foreign bees.
Siberia aluminium magnate blames Central Bank for failing to stem problems and says they would be better off ruling economy 'from Space'.
Insatiable demand sees turnover increase, profits continue and new branches open as American owner says brand is 'living on its own'.
Rouble exchange rate means there is no better time for foreigners to visit Russia and stay in comfort at bargain prices.