Famil Sadygov appointed Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee

Release April 4, 2019, 19:10 Famil Sadygov has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. He will oversee financial and economic activities. Famil Sadygov was born in 1968 in Nakhichevan. He graduated from the Sergo Ordzhonikidze State Academy of Management in Moscow. He has a PhD in Economics. 1999–2004: Deputy Minister of Taxation of the Russian Federation. 2005–2009: Deputy Head of the Federal Treasury. 2009–2019: Deputy…

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WANO and Rosenergoatom to Hold Roundtable at ATOMEXPO 2019 on the Safe and Reliable Operation of Nuclear Power Plants

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM) will hold a roundtable discussion on “Creating a Safe Future Together” at ATOPMEXPO 2019.  The main topics for discussion at the roundtable will be the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants, professional leadership and…

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Vox Pop: Russians React to Comedian Leading in Ukraine’s Presidential Elections

The first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections last Sunday was met with widespread interest in Russia, thanks in part to extensive coverage on Russian state television. According to the official results published on Wednesday, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky secured first place with 30.3 percent of the votes. Current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko trailed in…

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Director Georgy Daneliya Has Died

The film director Georgy Daneliya died in a Moscow hospital on Thursday. The cause of death was a heart attack, but he had been hospitalized since February with an acute respiratory ailment. He was 88 years old. Daneliya was one of the Soviet Union’s most popular screenwriters and directors, whose gently satirical films managed to…

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Chikhirtma

Seriously, though, how do the Georgians do it?  The simplest dish on their stoves becomes a culinary tour de force.  Take, for example, chikhirtma, Georgia’s spicy, tangy, velvety version of Greek avgolemono or egg and lemon soup.    Like most Georgian recipes, the seemingly simple list of ingredients belies the complexity of the finished product.  The secret…

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On This Day: Andrei Tarkovsky

On this day in 1932, Andrei Tarkovsky was born in a village northeast of Moscow. His father was the poet and translator Arseny Tarkovsky, and his mother was a literary editor. He spent much of his childhood in the village before moving to Moscow after the war. At university Tarkovsky studied Arabic and then tried…

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Russia Tricks GPS Signals to Hide Putin’s Location, Report Says

Russia has extensively deployed electronic warfare capabilities to hide President Vladimir Putin’s location, a U.S.-based research group said in a recent report. The report suggests that GPS spoofing extends far beyond previously recorded instances in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where drivers passing by the Kremlin or Putin’s known whereabouts have seen their navigation software “teleport”…

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