Maximum daily deliverability of Russian UGS facilities to exceed 1 billion cubic meters

April 10, 2020, 14:55 Construction of UGS facility in Kurgan Region slated to start in near future. Exploration underway for construction of new UGS facilities in three federal districts. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the program for underground gas storage (UGS) facility development in Russia for 2020–2030. It was highlighted that the Company ensures a high level of reliability of its gas supplies to consumers. Consistent increases…

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Gazprom carrying on with major investment projects

April 10, 2020, 14:25 The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the status of the Company’s major investment projects. Within the Eastern Gas Program, Gazprom continues to ramp up its production and gas transmission capacities. At the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia, the Company is setting up the facilities required to bring the field to its design annual output of 25 billion cubic meters of gas. Specifically, efforts are underway to expand the…

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Moscow’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves the Homeless Out in the Cold

Moscow’s indefinite coronavirus lockdown has left the city’s vulnerable homeless population with an impossible choice — find shelter or risk paying steep fines, while facing the danger of becoming infected with a potentially deadly disease.   In many European countries, where the coronavirus has hit hard, spaces including hotels, office buildings and gymnasiums have been converted…

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Russian Jail on Coronavirus Lockdown After Inspector’s Death – Reports

A detention center east of Moscow has been placed under lockdown after the alleged death of one of its inspectors, the Mash Telegram channel reported Friday. The republic of Marii-El, some 700 kilometers east of Moscow, is Russia’s 12th most-affected region with 63 confirmed coronavirus cases. Authorities reported Marii-El’s first death Thursday, identifying the patient…

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Management Committee proposing to hold annual General Shareholders Meeting via absentee voting

April 10, 2020, 13:50 The Gazprom Management Committee addressed issues associated with arranging and holding the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. The Management Committee endorsed the proposals to hold the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom in the form of absentee voting and to set the deadline for ballot submission as June 26, 2020. In addition, the Management Committee approved the proposals on: the format…

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ISS Crew Docks From Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome After Virus-Hit Build Up

A three-man crew docked successfully at the International Space Station Thursday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Soyuz MS-16 capsule “docked successfully” in a statement on its website. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and NASA’s Chris Cassidy reached the ISS at 1413 GMT, just over…

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Russian City Launches Online Funeral Broadcasts to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

A funeral home in central Russia is offering to stream funerals online for free to help clients maintain social distancing during the deadly coronavirus pandemic, local media reported Wednesday. Russia’s republic of Bashkortostan, located 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow, has confirmed 22 of the country’s more than 10,000 coronavirus cases as of Thursday. Like many…

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Moscow Plans Coronavirus Surveillance for Foreigners – Kommersant

Moscow is planning to track foreign tourists’ movements through smartphone geolocation for coronavirus prevention after Russia reopens its national borders, the Kommersant business daily reported Thursday. Russia shut its borders indefinitely last month as its number of Covid-19 cases began growing exponentially, with more than 10,000 confirmed infections and 76 deaths as of Thursday. Moscow,…

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Ganz EEG supplied 3 hydroturbines to Russia

On April 3th 2020 Ganz EEG Kft (Russian-Hungarian joint venture, subsidiary of mechanical engineering division of ROSATOM – “Atomenergomash”) has supplied 3 horizontal shaft Kaplan-type turbines with a performance of 1,825 MW each, ordered by the Russian RusHydro company. The turbines are going to be installed at a small hydropower plant in Stavropol Krai, Russia.…

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ISS Crew Blasts Off From Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome Despite Virus-Hit Build-Up

A three-man crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and NASA’s Chris Cassidy launched at 8:05 a.m. GMT from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where Covid-19 has caused changes to pre-launch protocol.  The crew told…

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4 Killed in Moscow Nursing Home Fire

A fire that tore through a Moscow home for the elderly late Wednesday has killed four and put at least six people in the hospital with injuries, authorities said. Russia’s Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said either an electrical short-circuit or a faulty boiler has likely caused the fire. Its Moscow branch opened a…

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Watch an Old Soviet Movie at Moskino

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

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Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan provides help to its region of operation

Background Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan is a subsidiary of Gazprom focused on prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields. The Levoberezhnaya part of the Astrakhanskoye gas and condensate field with an area of 1,360 square kilometers has been in operation since 1986. The field produces formation fluid with a high content of sulfur (25 per cent) and carbon dioxide (15 per cent). The company has around 300 wells of various use, hundreds…

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Putin’s Coronavirus Expert Was His Daughter’s Research Supervisor – Reports

A leading endocrinologist who praised President Vladimir Putin’s efforts in combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic Tuesday was a onetime research adviser to Putin’s rumored daughter, according to Russian media. Ivan Dedov, president of the Health Ministry’s national endocrinology center and one of nine experts invited to consult Putin on the virus Tuesday, commended Putin for…

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‘Rotten’ Coronavirus Rations for Poor Schoolkids Draw Russians’ Outrage

Local authorities across Russia are facing criticism for distributing rotten food to low-income children being homeschooled during the coronavirus lockdown. The angry parents of children qualified to receive free school meals took to social media to share their government-issued rations, exposing the economic divide between wealthier and poorer Russian regions. Here’s a brief look at…

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ROSATOM arranged the return of 178 employees from construction site of Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) to Russia

Communications Department of ROSATOM:   “When our employees find themselves abroad in this difficult situation and want to return to their homeland, we will accommodate their needs. On 6 April, with the permission of Russia’s government, we were able to organise the first such flight to transfer 178 [employees] who have expressed the desire [to…

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Russia Compares Trump’s Space Mining Order to Colonialism

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s order allowing commercial lunar mining and the extraction of other resources in space, appearing to liken the policy to colonialism. Trump signed an executive order Monday establishing a U.S. policy which allows “commercial exploration, recovery and use of resources in outer space.” The Encouraging International…

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Make Quarantine Art!

Is all this great #quarantineculture inspiring you? As you sit at home in isolation, have you begun painting,  sculpting, drawing or performing?  Are you an artist who has lost your audience? Terrific. We’ve got a project for you. The InGallery in Moscow has announced an international open call for artworks created during the coronavirus pandemic.…

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‘She Pricked His Butt Roleplaying’: ‘Putin’s Chef’ Sues Activist Sobol for Libel

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a sanctioned catering magnate with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, has sued opposition activist Lyubov Sobol for libel over her claims that he ordered a poisoning attack on her husband. Prigozhin is seeking Sobol and the pro-Putin religious television channel Tsargrad to retract her remarks made on the air last summer. Sobol’s…

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Russia Registers ‘World of Tanks’ Game Designer’s Political Party

Russia’s Justice Ministry has registered the political party founded by the co-creator of popular online game World of Tanks, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday, citing the party’s press service.  Vyacheslav Makarov announced the establishment of his Direct Democracy party earlier this year. Pundits have said that the appearance of new political parties in Russia…

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