Photo Essay. Amur GPP’s greatest resource

December 30, 2020 The construction of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline ushered in a new stage in the development of the entire Amur Region. Here, a new industry – a gas industry – is being built essentially from scratch. The Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) is one of the key facilities that are under construction near the town of Svobodny. Just like a magnet, this ambitious project has drawn enormous resources to the region,…

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ROSATOM and Framatome Sign Instrumentation and Control Design Support Contract for Hanhikivi-1 NPP (Finland)

30 December 2020 – Framatome GmbH and Rusatom Automated Control Systems JSC (RASU JSC), a subsidiary of ROSATOM, signed a contract to provide technical support in design and integration of instrumentation and control (I&C) system for the Hanhikivi-1 Nuclear Power Plant in Finland.   Under the terms of the contract, Framatome will provide consulting support…

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New Online Restrictions and Sobering-Up Stations: Putin Signs Slew of New Laws

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday has signed a number of bills into law ahead of the New Year holiday, ranging from new restrictions on protests and online information to the return of Soviet-era “sobering-up stations.”  Here’s an overview of all the latest legislation: Restrictions on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Russia’s federal media watchdog now has the…

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Innovative technologies reduce the installation time for the foundation pit retaining structures at the Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh)

Engineering Division specialists have applied the Russian Sheet-Pile Walls (abbreviated as RShS in Russian) technology in constructing foundation pit retaining structures for water intake structures and for the feed pump station at the Rooppur NPP construction site (Bangadesh). Russian Sheet-Pile Walls are a construction kit featuring a ready-made range of standard solutions based on sheet…

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Outspoken Moscow Theologian Defrocked by Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church has defrocked one of the country’s most prominent theologians after he was found to have slandered a fellow priest who died from Covid-19. Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, a well-known radio and television personality whose views on homosexuality, blasphemy and Russia’s Orthodox hierarchy have made him one of the country’s best-known religious figures,…

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