Gazprom actively working to expand gas infrastructure in Sakhalin Region

Release January 24, 2019, 17:10 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Valery Limarenko, Acting Governor of the Sakhalin Region, took place in St. Petersburg today . The parties reviewed the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement, noting the strategic nature of interactions between Gazprom and the Government of the Sakhalin Region. As part of the Eastern Gas Program, the Company…

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PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in Panel Session on ‘Russian Economic Outlook’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos – Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and CEO of PhosAgro, one of the world’s largest producers of phosphate-based fertilizers, took part in a panel session called ‘The Russian Economic Outlook’, which took place at Russia House as part of the business programme at the 49th Annual Meeting of the…

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Russia Intercepts Swedish Spy Plane Over Baltic, Posts Video Footage

Russia’s Defense Ministry has published video footage of its fighter jets intercepting a Swedish reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea. Russia and NATO countries have increasingly scrambled their jets to intercept each other’s aircraft in recent years. Military think-tanks have warned of growing Russian-NATO airspace interactions as tensions at their borders are on the rise.…

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Russian Lawmakers Move to Criminalize ‘Disrespecting’ the Government and Fake News

Russian lawmakers passed highly contentious legislation Thursday that seeks to enact punishments for disrespecting the Russian government or spreading fake news. Deputies submitted legislation last month to impose fines for “blatantly disrespecting” Russian institutions or posting “untruthful socially significant information.” Commentators have suggested that the loose wording of the law could lead to mass arrests, joking that there…

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Russia Cautions U.S. Against Military Intervention in Venezuela, Reports

Russia on Thursday warned the United States not to intervene militarily in Venezuela, saying such a move would trigger a catastrophic scenario, the Interfax news agency cited the deputy foreign minister as saying. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and…

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Cossacks: From the Persecuted to the Protectors (in Photos)

Jan. 24, 1919: One hundred years ago today, the Bolsheviks passed a decree calling for the elimination of the Cossacks in a campaign of “merciless mass terror.” The resulting decossackization program led to the execution and suffering of tens of thousands of people.  Today, Cossacks have reclaimed their role as protectors of Russian tradition and have cultivated increasingly close ties…

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Russia Denounces Venezuela Coup Attempt as ‘Monstrous’ U.S. Meddling

Russian lawmakers have slammed what they called the United States’ interference in Venezuela’s affairs as the country’s opposition leader declared himself interim president in a coup attempt. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Maduro, who has led…

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Russian Crime Bosses Reportedly Give Anti-Gay Talk in Village School, Sparking Probe

Prosecutors in Far East Russia have announced an inspection into a lecture on sexual preferences reportedly given by local crime bosses at a village school. According to media reports, parents of fifth- and seventh-graders in the village of Pervomaisky expressed outrage after learning that men believed to be local criminal kingpins had been invited to their…

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