The amount of Czech exports to Russia should break the record of approximately 115 billion crowns, or six billion American dollars, this year. Last year, Czech companies exported around 94 billion crowns worth of goods to Russian. According to the Industry and Trade Ministr Martin Kuba, Russia is among the top priorities for Czech international trade. The Czech Republic, on the other hand, imports a large amount of its gas and petrol from Russia. A number of Czech firms have won large tenders in Russian in the past few months. Among them are a Brno company Unis, which will renovate an oil refinery in Krasnoyarsk, while Czech companies under the leadership of OHL ŽS will begin the construction of a railroad in the Urals this year, with a total budet of 58 billion crowns.