Jehovah’s Witness on Trial for ‘Extremism’ Likens Authorities to Stalin

Dennis Christensen / Jehovah’s Witnesses The first Jehovah’s Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities’ behavior to that of Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union ahead of a verdict in his trial. Armed police scaled the gates of a compound where the Christian denomination was meeting in Oryol, some 320 kilometers south of Moscow, in May…

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PhosAgro and Ma’aden discuss issues of ensuring global food security through the use of environmentally friendly fertilizers

Moscow – Two of the world’s leading producers of phosphate-based fertilizers, Russia’s PhosAgro and Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden, discussed prospects for cooperation on key issues related to the sustainable development of the mineral fertilizer industry and on meeting the needs of the agriculture industry for high-quality phosphate-based fertilizers with low levels of potentially-harmful heavy metals, and…

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Gazprom and Mitsui discuss Sakhalin II and Baltic LNG

Background Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) is one of the world’s most diversified corporations. Its major business areas include the marketing of, and investing in, oil and gas production and processing, as well as energy infrastructure development. 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…

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PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev to Participate in World Economic Forum in Davos

Moscow – Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers and CEO of PhosAgro, one of the world’s largest phosphate-based fertilizer producers, will participate in the World Economic Forum’s 49th Annual Meeting on 22–25 January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. The Russian government delegation to the World Economic Forum will be headed by the…

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Internet Anonymity Will Soon Disappear, Russian Culture Minister Warns

Internet users throughout the world will soon need IDs to go online as anonymity will gradually fade into oblivion, Russia’s culture minister predicted on Monday. Russia has for years called for international regulations cementing state control over the internet, arguing that national governments are otherwise left vulnerable to cyberattacks from foreign powers. Russian lawmakers submitted…

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Charity hockey match held as part of United Future: Good to Children program

Background Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, was set up to develop the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field, one of the largest in the world. Its production infrastructure consists of 22 comprehensive gas treatment units, two oil production sites, 20 booster compressor stations, five gas cooling stations, more than 2,800 production wells, two compressor stations for the utilization of associated petroleum gas, and a pump station for…

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PhosAgro joins UN Global Compact, expanding its engagement with the UN on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development

Moscow – PhosAgro (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, has joined the United Nations Global Compact.  Launched in 2000, the Global Compact is the UN’s largest international initiative for business in the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Since its establishment, more than 13,000 companies…

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Denis Vasyukov put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar

Release January 17, 2019, 21:10 Denis Vasyukov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar. Denis Vasyukov was born in 1977 in Kemerovo. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, majoring in Machine-Building Technologies. He has an MBA. He has been employed with Gazprom for over 16 years. Between 2002 and 2010, he rose through the ranks from Dispatcher to Chief Engineer – First Deputy Director of the Yurginskoye…

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Russia and Serbia sign a package of agreements on cooperation in nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes

On January 17, 2019, during the visit of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Serbia, a package of agreements was signed in Belgrade. It creates a legal foundation for the practical implementation of joint projects in the field of nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes: an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in…

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Memorandum signed to expand Banatski Dvor underground gas storage facility in Serbia

Release January 17, 2019, 18:45 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Dusan Bajatovic, Director General of Srbijagas, signed today in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, a Memorandum of Understanding on the advancement of the expansion project for the Banatski Dvor underground gas storage (UGS) fac ility. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Aleksandar Vucic, President…

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TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM Supplied Nuclear Fuel Components for Research Reactor in Egypt

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has supplied a range of nuclear fuel components for ETTR-2 research reactor in Egypt. The items were manufactured by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP PJSC, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company), which is the key Russian producer of nuclear fuel for research reactors. The shipments have been carried out under…

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Rosneft Deutschland successfully started direct marketing operations

Rosneft Deutschland GmbH, a Rosneft subsidiary, started direct  marketing operations in order to increase the efficiency.  The company implemented marketing of all refined products produced by Rosneft Deutschland at three refineries in Germany where the company is a shareholder.  The products range includes gasoline, diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, LPG, bitumen, fuel oil and petrochemical…

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Rosneft Completes Development of Its Own Geomechanics Simulator

Specialists from RN-UfaNIPIneft, a facility of Rosneft’s corporate Research and Development Complex, have completed their work on creation of the first industrial model of RN-SIGMA corporate software solution designed for geomechanics modelling when drilling. The software allows Company’s engineers expanding their application of geomechanics for borehole stability calculation and reducing the risks during drilling of…

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Izhora Pipe Mill to supply pipes for the Europea gas pipelie Polad–Slovakia Gas Itercoectio

January 15, 2019 Izhora Pipe Mill (IPM, part of PAO Severstal) is to produce and supply over 11 thousand tons of large diameter pipes for the Poland–Slovakia Gas Interconnection project, which will become part of the EU energy infrastructure priority corridor North–South gas interconnections in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe (NSI East Gas). IPM…

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TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM will supply nuclear fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor

TVEL JSC and Chinese company CNLY (a part of CNNC corporation) have signed the contract for supply of nuclear fuel for CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor which is currently under construction. The contract covers the initial loading of nuclear fuel, as well as supplies for refueling during the first seven years of the reactor operation.  New manufacturing…

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Rosenergoatom: In 2018 Russian nuclear power plants set a new electricity production record of over 204 bln kWh

In 2018, Russian nuclear power plants (branches of Rosenergoatom) set a new electricity production record which is 204.275 bln kilowatt-hours, accrued cumulative output and exceeded achievement of 2017 (202.868 bln kWh) by more than 1.4 bln kWh. The FAS balance over 2018 was fulfilled by 101.46% with the planned indicator of 201.334 bln kWh. Kalinin…

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Rosenergoatom, the NTI Energynet and the CSR “North-West” have entered into a cooperation agreement on the digital electric power development

The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, the NTI Energynet and the Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation (the infrastructure center of Energynet) have entered into a cooperation agreement to work jointly on developing the digital (intelligent) electric power in Russia and implementing the Roadmap introduced by Energynet the National Technological Initiative, including the areas of establishing and…

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Christmas Evenings with Denis Matsuev and Friends concerts held in Irkutsk

Background Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, operates gas and gas condensate production and treatment facilities and acts as the design and construction customer for the pre-development of hydrocarbon fields in the Irkutsk Region, with Gazprom acting as the license holder. The Kovyktinskoye gas and condensate field (with Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk appointed in 2011 as its development operator), along with the Chayandinskoye oil, gas and condensate field…

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Gazprom brings energy security of Kaliningrad Region to new level

Release January 8, 2019, 14:40 Photos A commissioning ceremony for an offshore gas receiving terminal and a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) called Marshal Vasilevskiy was held today in the Kaliningrad Region. Taking part in the event were Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexander Gutsan, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District, Anton Alikhanov,…

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