Russian Army Introduces New Military Rank

Russia’s armed forces have introduced a new military rank of sergeant major, “experimenting” with 370 of the new recruits in the southern district. Plans to add the new rank as part of Russia’s military reform have been considered since the early 2010s. A sergeant major would undergo grueling recruitment procedures and oversee the military’s sergeant…

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PhosAgro AGM Approves Dividends

Moscow – The Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM) of PhosAgro (“the Company”) (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR) has approved a final dividend payment for 2018 of RUB 6.6 billion, which represents RUB 51 per ordinary share (RUB 17 per GDR) from undistributed net profit for 2018. The dividend record date was set as 10 June…

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Russia’s High-Tech Nuclear Submarine Delayed By Design Flaws

The delivery of Russia’s most expensive and technically advanced nuclear submarine to the Russian Navy is being delayed by design flaws, Russian media have reported. “Kazan” (K-561) is the first modernized multipurpose submarine of the Yasen-M class after “Severodvinsk” was handed over to the Northern Fleet in 2013. There are considerable changes in the auxiliary systems on…

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Russia and Congo have signed the intergovernmental agreement of the cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy

During an official visit of President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso, on May 23, 2019 in Moscow the Intergovernmental Agreement concerning the cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy was signed. Director General of ROSATOM Aleksey Likhachev signed the document for the Russian party. For the Republic of…

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Russian Police Official Decries Falling Living Standards for Police, Declares $600K Salary

Russia’s deputy chief of police declared an income of 38 million rubles ($588,000) two days after complaining that law enforcement officers’ living standards are falling. Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Gostev’s income grew tenfold between 2017 and 2018, according to declarations published on Thursday, making him the richest police officer in Russia. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk…

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Oleg Vakhovsky put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut

Release May 24, 2019, 13:45 Oleg Vakhovsky has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut. Oleg Vakhovsky was born in 1971 in Artyomovsk, Donetsk Region. He graduated from the Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation, and received an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the…

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