Russian Lawmakers Send ‘Fake News’ Bill to Putin for Approval

Russian lawmakers passed a controversial set of bills that would make it a crime to “disrespect” the state and spread “fake news” on Wednesday, setting the legislation up for President Vladimir Putin’s signature. The bills amending existing information laws overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Russian parliament in less than two months. Observers and some lawmakers…

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Gazprom and Uniper discuss ongoing cooperation

Background Uniper SE is an energy company focused on natural gas, power generation, and global energy trading. Gazprom and Uniper cooperate in gas supplies and transportation abroad and implement joint scientific & technical and social & cultural programs . Nord Stream 2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with the annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany across the…

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Rosneft Is First in Russia to Launch Mobile Fuel Payment Service for Corporate Customers at its Filling Stations

Rosneft retail network is first in Russia to launch a service of fuel payments via a mobile app for corporate customers. The RN-Card app is available for smartphones running iOS and Android. Until now, the fuel-filling payment service was piloted in Moscow, Moscow Region and Smolensk. Today, the feature can be used in every region…

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Russia to Re-Educate ‘Brainwashed’ Youth in Patriotic Camps

Russia plans to send delinquent youngsters to military-patriotic re-education camps and to install special software blocking banned websites in schools, the head of Russia’s Security Council has said. President Vladimir Putin created a patriotic directorate inside the Russian army last summer, evoking memories of a Soviet practice that once taught soldiers the tenets of Marxism.…

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