Georgia, Backed by U.S. and Britain, Blames Russia for ‘Paralyzing’ Cyberattack

Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and disrupted national television broadcasts. Up to 15,000 state, private and media websites were taken out by unknown hackers on Oct. 28, including those belonging to the Georgian president’s…

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Russian Lawmakers Propose Special Governing Status for Arctic

Russia’s far northern territories, border areas and closed military towns could be directly governed by the federal government in Moscow, a leading member of the parliamentary group that is drafting a package of amendments to Russia’s Constitution has said. Senator Andrei Klishas suggested subjecting parts of the country’s Arctic territories and other areas directly to…

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Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov’s Departure Say About Modern Russia

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Gazprom looking to maintain and strengthen its leadership position in Europe while expanding into Asia

Release February 20, 2020, 15:55 The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company’s international marketing strategy. It was highlighted that Gazprom is the largest gas supplier to Europe. In December, the Company started delivering pipeline gas to China. In addition, LNG from the Gazprom Group’s portfolio is being supplied to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. Gazprom’s marketing strategy is aimed at maintaining and strengthening the Company’s leadership position in the European…

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Overdue debt of Russian consumers for gas supplies reduced by RUB 5.3 billion in 2019

Release February 20, 2020, 15:50 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the information on improving the payment discipline with regard to domestic gas supplies, as well as on the measures being taken to settle the outstanding consumer debt for the gas supplied, including the interaction with government authorities to perfect the current legislation that regulates the procedure of paying for gas. It was noted that the Company…

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Trump Offered to Pardon Assange If He Denied Russia Helped Leak Democrats’ Emails, Lawyer Says

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday. Assange appeared by videolink from prison as lawyers discussed the management of his hearing next week to decide whether he should be…

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Mikhail Rosseev elected Member of Gazprom Management Committee

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 20, 2020, 10:00 On February 19, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Mikhail Rosseev as a Member of the Gazprom Management Committee for a five-year term. Background Mikhail Rosseev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Chief…

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2 More Russians Infected With Coronavirus

Two Russian citizens from a quarantined cruise ship have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected Russian nationals to three, Russia’s Embassy in Japan said Thursday. One Russian passenger of the Diamond Princess liner has been hospitalized on suspicion of contracting the virus, the embassy said Tuesday. More than 620 passengers…

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