One in Three Russians Supports Criminal Cases Against Navalny Allies – Poll

Almost one-third of Russians support police raids and criminal cases against prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies, according to a survey from the independent Levada Center pollster published Tuesday. Police have carried out mass nationwide raids against Navalny’s associates and frozen a number of bank accounts in recent months as part of a criminal investigation…

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Russia Disbands Prominent Activist’s Human Rights NGO

Russia’s Supreme Court has disbanded veteran activist Lev Ponomaryov’s civil rights group months after authorities labeled it a “foreign agent,” Interfax reported Friday. Russia’s Justice Ministry blacklisted For Human Rights as a foreign agent alongside two of Ponomaryov’s other NGOs in February after an inspection into its political activity while receiving funding from abroad. Ponomaryov,…

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‘Putin’s Chef’ Ordered to Pay for Mass Child Poisonings

A Moscow court has ordered catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin’s company to compensate the parents of schoolchildren who suffered food poisoning last year, Interfax reported Friday. The parents sued Prigozhin’s business alongside other companies, schools and officials this spring for the December 2018 dysentery outbreak in several state-run daycare centers and kindergartens. Officials confirmed 127 overall…

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Rosenergoatom: Novovoronezh-2 NPP’s newest power unit enters commercial operation 30 days ahead of schedule

November 1, 2019, Novovoronezh, Russia – Unit No.2 at the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II, containing ROSATOM’s flagship Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor, was put into commercial operation 30 days ahead of schedule, after the green light from Russia’s regulator Rostechnadzor. The full commissioning marks a key event for the Russian nuclear industry.  “Hundreds of nuclear…

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Rosneft will report its Q3 2019 consolidated IFRS financial results on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Q3 2019 IFRS financial results and corresponding MD&A will be available on our website on November 6, 2019 at 10:00.

Russia, Serbia Follow ‘Slavic Shield’ With Second Joint Military Drill

Russia and Serbia have carried out successive joint military exercises in the past week, including Russia’s first use of its advanced S-400 missile defense system abroad. Analysts argue that Serbia pursues close ties with fellow Orthodox Christian and majority-Slavic Russia to gain leverage for maneuvering with the West. Serbia is negotiating entry into the European…

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Gazprom and BASF promote technology cooperation

Release October 31, 2019, 18:40 Leading-edge technologies are serving to improve operational efficiency of Gazprom. Sochi hosted an expanded 5th conference on promoting the relationship in the area of gas processing held by the Coordinating Committee for Strategic Cooperation between Gazprom and BASF. The conference included a discussion of possible cooperation in technological innovation, digitalization of business processes, and localization of BASF chemical production in Russia. To that end,…

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Russian Activists Organize Halloween Flashmob Against Domestic Violence

Russian activists from the Consortium of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations launched a Halloween social media flashmob — #LawOrDeath — to push for a 2017 law that largely decriminalized domestic violence to be overturned. “This day has become an occasion for those who like to rattle other people’s nerves,” said Tatiana Belova, the originator of the idea…

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7 Kremlin-Linked Mercenaries Killed in Mozambique in October — Sources

Seven Russian Wagner Group mercenaries have been killed in two separate shooting incidents involving Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province this month, two Mozambique army sources told The Moscow Times. In a previously unreported attack that took place on Oct. 10 in Cabo Delgado’s Macomia district, two Russian Wagner soldiers were shot…

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3 Quotes From Putin’s Trip to Hungary

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a one-day visit to Hungary, where he mourned the plight of Christians in the Middle East and analyzed his Ukrainian counterpart’s ideologies. The Moscow Times picked out three remarks Putin made alongside his right-wing conservative counterpart Viktor Orban and other officials Wednesday: On Christianity: “Although the Middle East is the…

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Russian Kids Are Patriotic, Apolitical and Tolerant of LGBT People — Study

Russian schoolchildren are largely unwilling to participate in political protests but are concerned about the environment and tolerant of LGBT people, according to a newly published sociological study on the views of youngsters in the country. The report follows the involvement of thousands of young activists in anti-government protests that gripped Moscow this summer. Russian…

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Russian gas imports further growing in Hungary

Release October 30, 2019, 21:35 Demand is already 22 per cent more than 2018 total supplies. Activities to develop Hungary’s gas transmission system are underway. A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place today in Budapest, Hungary. The parties discussed the current status and the prospects of their…

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Facebook Suspends Accounts Tied to Putin Ally Over Alleged Africa Meddling

Facebook said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections. The campaigns targeted people in Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Sudan and…

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Gargoyles and Griffins on Moscow Buildings

Designed by Lev Kravetsky, the building was constructed in 1909. It has everything: griffins, dragons, firebirds, crowned swans, fire-breathing dogs, two-head birds, and a lion in its splendid solitude, with a human face and a luxurious mustache.

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Russian Submarines Hone Stealth Skills in Major North Atlantic Drill – Norwegian Intel

At least eight Russian nuclear-powered submarines sailed out from their homeports on the Kola Peninsula last week, Norwegian military intelligence told the country’s National Public Broadcasting Organization (NRK). The aim of the massive operation is to get as far out to the North Atlantic as possible without being discovered by NATO, the intelligence service said. Such…

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Russian Nuclear Sub Test-Fires New ICBM

Russia’s newest nuclear-powered submarine has for the first time test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile ahead of the vessel’s delivery into service this year, the Defense Ministry announced Wednesday. The Knyaz Vladimir, which is expected to join the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet in December 2019, was floated out in 2017 and embarked on its first sea…

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5 Russian Mercenaries Reportedly Killed in Mozambique Ambush

Five Russian mercenaries are believed to have been killed alongside 20 Mozambique servicemen during an ambush in the southeastern African nation, the independent Carta de Moçambique news outlet reported Tuesday. The unconfirmed report comes a month after the reported arrival of 200 Russian mercenaries and three helicopters to help Mozambique’s government forces fight jihadists amid Moscow’s wider…

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German Role in Developing Soviet Nuclear Program Revealed in Newly Declassified Documents

Russia’s state nuclear firm Rosatom has declassified the personal files of German scientists involved in the Soviet nuclear program after World War II. The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb ahead of schedule in 1949, an achievement largely attributed to German experts and Soviet espionage on the U.S. Manhattan Project. Stalin had awarded prestigious state…

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Supplies of Banknotes from Russia to East Libya Accelerated This Year

A parallel central bank in eastern Libya stepped up deliveries of new banknotes from Russia this year, before and after eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive to capture Tripoli, Russian customs data show. The data obtained by Reuters shows nearly 4.5 billion Libyan dinars ($3.22 billion) were dispatched in four shipments from February to June. Haftar launched his campaign…

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The Chief Inspector at the Rosenergoatom Nikolay Sorokin becomes the new president of the WANO

The Chief Inspector at the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric power division of ROSATOM), Nikolay Sorokin, becomes the new president of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). The new president of the WANO was elected at the extraordinary general meeting convened as a part of the 15th General Assembly in London…

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