Apple ‘Taking a Deeper Look’ at Map Policies After Calling Crimea Part of Russia

Apple Inc is “taking a deeper look at how we handle disputed borders” after it referred to the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia in its Maps and Weather apps for Russian users, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters that Apple has not made any changes to its maps outside of Russia and…

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Russia Tests Hypersonic Missile in Arctic

Russia‘s MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia‘s part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported on Saturday, citing two military sources. The report came a day after Danish intelligence service warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the Earth’s freezing North, and said that China’s military…

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Results of 9th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest announced

Release November 29, 2019, 21:00 The final round of the 9th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest, organized by the Russian Olympic Committee and the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia with the backing of Gazprom, took place today in Moscow. The winners of the 9th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest are as follows: Best Article (federal media): 1st place – Yury Golyshak,…

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Russia and Ukraine continue bilateral gas negotiations at expert level

Release November 29, 2019, 19:35 The negotiations on gas between Russia and Ukraine continued today in Vienna in accordance with the agreements reached the day before to intensify joint work on a bilateral basis. The negotiations were conducted at the expert level and involved representatives of Gazprom and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. The parties discussed technical aspects related to the terms of transiting Russian…

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Putin’s 2020 Calendar Shows a Less Shirtless Side of Russia’s President

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Gazprom and Wintershall Dea discuss current issues of cooperation

Background In 2018, Gazprom’s gas supplies to Germany hit a record high of 58.5 billion cubic meters, an increase of 5.1 billion cubic meters (9.5 per cent) against the 2017 record of 53.4 billion cubic meters. Wintershall Dea GmbH is Europe’s largest independent oil and gas producer, formed by the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH (subsidiary of BASF) and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG (subsidiary of LetterOne). Nord Stream…

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Alexey Miller and Francois Fillon discuss development trends of French and European energy markets

Release November 29, 2019, 16:35 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Francois Fillon, French politician, took place in St. Petersburg today. The parties discussed the current development trends of the French and European energy markets, while also stressing the importance of the Nord Stream 2 project for reliable supplies of Russian gas to European consumers. Alexey Miller and…

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The Russia–Brazil Business Council, led by Andrey Guryev, and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency Sign Memorandum on Mutual Support for Exports and Investments

The Russia–Brazil Business Council, led by Andrey Guryev, and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency Sign Memorandum on Mutual Support for Exports and Investments Moscow – The Russia–Brazil Business Council, led by PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev, and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency have concluded a memorandum on mutual support in the areas…

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Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the nine months ended September 30, 2019

Release November 29, 2019, 10:00 IFRS results 2019 Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The table below presents the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income for the nine months ended…

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Russia and Ukraine hold bilateral gas negotiations

Release November 28, 2019, 21:15 Vienna hosted today the negotiations on gas between Russia and Ukraine involving Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexey Orzhel, Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, as well as the heads of Naftogaz of Ukraine and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine. The parties discussed Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in the gas…

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Rosenergoatom: valuable cobalt-60 isotopes are now produced by all three power blocks of the Smolensk NPP

The upload of additional cobalt absorbents into the third power block’s reactor has been finalized at the Smolensk NPP (city of Desnogorsk, Smolensk region). Now, all three power blocks of the NPP make their contribution to the production of this valuable isotope for health care and manufacturing. Nikita Konstantinov, Business development director at the Rosenergoatom…

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Rosneft is the best Russian company in the international human rights ranking

Rosneft has become the best Russian company in the international human rights rating of the CHRB (Corporate Human Rights Benchmark).

Russian Investigative Journalist Says He Was Attacked in Moscow

The head of a prominent Russian investigative website said on Wednesday he had been attacked in Moscow by an assailant who punched him and splashed him with an antiseptic green dye, echoing past assaults on opposition politicians. Ruslan Leviev, founder of Conflict Intelligence Team, which investigates Russian military and mercenary activity, posted pictures of himself on Facebook…

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Russia Unveils New ‘Killer Drones’

Russia has revealed a new drone prototype capable of tracking, intercepting and disarming enemy drones, the state-run TASS news agency reported Wednesday.  Unlike existing Russian means of countering enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), these “killer drones” will scramble their enemies’ networks to disable them, TASS quoted Viktor Kladov, director of international cooperation and regional policy…

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Russia, Facing Possible Olympic Ban, Pledges to Work with Anti-Doping Authorities

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Working meeting held between Alexey Miller and Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia

Release November 27, 2019, 13:50 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, took place in Moscow today. The parties discussed the current lines of cooperation between Gazprom and Belarus in the gas sector. Special attention was paid to the supplies of Russian gas to Belarus and gas transportation…

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Oil from Russkoye field has started to be delivered to the trunk pipeline system

Tyumenneftegaz, a part of Rosneft’s oil production complex, has started the delivery of the first oil from the unique Russkoye field to the Zapolyarye-Purpe trunk pipeline system.

Russian Billionaire Deripaska Stripped of Cyprus Passport – Politis

Cyprus has stripped Kremlin-friendly Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and two other Russian nationals of Cypriot passports after admitting flaws in its citizenship-for-investment program, Cyprus’ Politis newspaper reported Wednesday. Cyprus said this month it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme. Sources on the Mediterranean island…

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Russia, China Behind ‘Most Aggressive’ Spying in Czech Republic – Report

Russian and Chinese intelligence services are behind the most aggressive spying activities in the Czech Republic, the Central European nation’s counterintelligence agency said Tuesday in a report for 2018. The countries’ activities were connected to politics, diplomacy, espionage, economy and information warfare, the Czech counterintelligence agency BIS said. It said Russia’s foreign, military and domestic…

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U.S. Study Downplays Russian Trolls’ Influence on American Politics

The impact of Russian trolls on U.S. voters may have been exaggerated, according to a preliminary U.S. study of Twitter interactions with troll accounts published Monday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that the Kremlin used social media to interfere in the 2016 presidential election through disinformation and other tactics. Calls for research to measure the…

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