ROSATOM, Sberbank and FMBA intend to cooperate in digital health care

On September 5, at the Eastern Economic Forum 2019, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”, PJSC Sberbank of Russia and Federal Medical and Biological Agency “FMBA of Russia” concluded a memorandum on cooperation aimed at creating best world practices in high quality, accessible and convenient services in the field of health services. The document was…


Russian Activist Sentenced to 4 Years for ‘Multiple Protests’

Russian activist Konstantin Kotov has been sentenced to 4 years after a court convicted him of “multiple breaches” of Russian protest law, making him the second person ever to be prosecuted under the controversial legislation.  The clause in the Russian Criminal Code punishing repeat violations of public demonstration rules became known as Ildar “Dadin’s article”…


Kremlin Vows to Investigate Moscow Lawmaker Accused of Fraud Ahead of Elections

The Kremlin has agreed to probe a senior member of Moscow’s city legislature over two investigations into his dealings by opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s anti-corruption team, the Vedomosti business daily reported. Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) has claimed that municipal lawmaker Andrei Metelsky’s family owns a motorcycle dealership in Moscow and a hotel franchise in Austria…


TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM will continue supplying nuclear fuel for Budapest research reactor in Hungary

TVEL JSC and Centre for Energy Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences have signed contract for supply of Russian nuclear fuel for Budapest research reactor (BRR). The long-term contract embraces fuel supplies starting from 2019.  Budapest research reactor is utilized for scientific and applied research in nuclear physics and material studies, in particular, for the…


Russians Blame Siberian Wildfires on Illegal Logging, Authorities’ Inaction – Poll

Most Russians believe that wildfires have swept across Siberia this summer because of illegal logging and the authorities’ negligence, according to a new poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster. Activists and environmentalists have decried the authorities’ slow response to the fires, which at their peak covered an area the size of Belgium and…


India Will Offer Russia $1Bln Loan to Develop Far East, Indian PM Says

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Gazprom and KOGAS looking to expand cooperation on LNG

Background KOGAS (Republic of Korea) is focused on the construction and operation of LNG receiving terminals and gas distribution networks, the implementation of international gas projects, and research and development in the gas industry. In 2005, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (in which Gazprom owns 50 per cent plus one share) and KOGAS signed the contract for the supply of 1.5 million tons of LNG per…


Gazprom and Mitsui discuss cooperation-related issues

Background Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is focused on the development, purchase and sale, distribution and processing of all types of energy products in Japan and overseas, as well as on financial activities. Gazprom and Mitsui are partners in the Sakhalin II project, which includes Russia’s first LNG plant. The Sakhalin II operator is Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. In December 2016, Gazprom and Mitsui signed the Agreement…


Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, and USC agree on strategic partnership

Release September 5, 2019, 10:25 Oleg Melekhin, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, Alexey Medvedev, Acting Director General of Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, and Alexey Rakhmanov, President of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), today signed at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok a Memorandum of Cooperation and Strategic Partnership. The document was signed in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and…


As Discontent Simmers, Russia’s Ruling Party Dons Camouflage in Countrywide Elections

Ahead of Sunday’s nationwide regional elections, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, is urging voters dissatisfied with the status quo to ignore their ideological beliefs and focus solely on casting the ruling United Russia party out of power. But in the Russian capital, voters heading to the polls to select deputies for the Moscow…


Gazprom to take part in work of digital development center at Far Eastern Federal University

Release September 5, 2019, 10:20 An agreement of intent was concluded today at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok to implement projects in the field of advanced information technologies at Far Eastern Federal University. The document was signed by Alexander Kozlov, Russian Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, Konstantin Noskov, Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, Alexey Miller,…


Rosneft Holds Round Table with Japanese Business Representatives at the Eastern Economic Forum

As part of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, Rosneft has held a round table with leading representatives of the energy industry of Japan and heads of major Japanese corporations.

Gazprom and SIBUR sign documents for further cooperation in gas processing and chemistry

Release September 5, 2019, 10:00 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding (on behalf of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex), today signed at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok a preliminary contract. The document outlines the basic terms of long-term supplies of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) and additional volumes of ethane fraction from…


India’s Russian Arms Purchases Hit ‘Breakthrough’ $14.5Bln, Official Says

India has ordered a “breakthrough” $14.5 billion of Russian-made weapons since last year despite sanctions pressure from the United States, Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) has said. India is the largest buyer of Russian military hardware, having signed a $5 billion deal for Russian S-400 surface to air missile systems last…