Vyacheslav Tyurin put in charge of Gazprom Invest

Release March 11, 2019, 18:05 Vyacheslav Tyurin has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Invest. Vyacheslav Tyurin was born in 1960 in Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Region. He graduated from Kirov Ural Polytechnic Institute. In 1991–1999, he held managerial positions at commercial entities based in Nizhnevartovsk and Moscow. In 1999–2002, he served as Director General of SG-Trans at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. He has been part of Gazprom’s team for…


New Torture Videos Thrust Russian Prison Back Into the Spotlight

Two new videos showing guards abusing inmates have brought national attention back to a notorious prison near Moscow that rocked Russia’s penitentiary system last year with reports of systemic torture. Bodycam footage released last summer by the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper showed guards violently beating prisoners in the Yaroslavl region. The videos’ publication touched off…


Russian Military Is Bigger and Stronger Than in 2012, Defense Minister Says

The Russian military has significantly expanded and upgraded its weapons systems in the past six years, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told lawmakers on Monday. The country’s military achievements between 2012 and 2018 have turned Russia’s military into a mobile force capable of projecting influence abroad, The Associated Press quoted the minister as saying at a…


Pancakes Flip and Fires Roar over Maslenitsa 2019

Over the past week, Russia celebrated the pre-Lent festival known as Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week. Besides an abundance of blini (pancakes) served, it all came to an end with traditional bonfires across the country.

Here’s a look at the fun and fire that took place over the weekend.

Russia Remains Second-Largest Arms Exporter Despite Sales Drop – Think Tank

Russia remains the world’s second-largest arms exporter after the United States despite five years of declining sales abroad, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said in a new report that was disputed by Russia’s state-owned arm exporter. Russia’s arms exports dropped 17 percent between 2014 and 2018 when compared to 2009-2013, contributing to…


IAAF Maintains Ban on Russian Athletics Over Doping Scandal

World athletics governing body IAAF has decided not to lift a ban on Russia‘s athletics federation over doping, saying on Monday it was still waiting to receive data collected from Moscow and financial compensation for its investigations. Russia‘s athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence…


Rosatom and AKKUYU NUCLEAR held a workshop for suppliers of the Akkuyu NPP project in the framework of the VI International Nuclear Power Plants Summit in Istanbul

A workshop for suppliers of the Akkuyu NPP project organized by Rosatom and AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC project company was held on March 5, 2019 in Istanbul in the framework of the VI International Nuclear Power Plants Summit (INPPS Expo). Mr. İbrahim Halil Dere, Nuclear Energy General Director in Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of…


Rosneft Develops Unique Technical Oil

Specialists of Rosneft United Research and Development Centre (part of the corporate R&D complex of Rosneft) together with LLC RN-Lubricants (a subsidiary of Rosneft) have developed and patented a method of production of green technical oil TDAE (Treatment Distillated Aromatic Extract) to use for production of synthetic rubbers, tyres and rubber products. Technological potential development…