Latvia Bans Russia’s RT ‘Propaganda’ Channels

Latvia on Tuesday banned a number of Russia’s RT television channels from being distributed in the Baltic state because of international sanctions against the head of the Russian state television network. Latvia’s media watchdog, the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP), notably banned RT’s main English-language broadcast service, its Spanish and Arabic counterparts, the RT Documentary channel,…

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Rosneft Presents Updated Public Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Rosneft Oil Company has presented its updated public statement – “Rosneft: Contributing to Implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals”.

The full package of documents for obtaining a license for the construction of Paks-2 NPP has been submitted to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

In line with the schedule, on 30 June 2020 the customer of the Paks II Nuclear Power Plant, Paks II. Ltd. submitted the implementation license application for the two new VVER-1200 3+ generation nuclear power plant units in Paks to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA). “Submission of the 283 000 pages license documentation is…

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Heat from a Floating NPP was first delivered to the City Heating Network in Pevek

June 30, 2020 – Today the first heat from the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP, the plant of JSC “Concern Rosenergoatom”, ROSATOM’s energy  division) was supplied to the 5th microdistrict of Pevek (Chukotka). “So far, the floating nuclear power plant has only produced electricity. From now on, it produces two products: in addition to electricity,…

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Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy buys required medical equipment for Novy Urengoy’s infectious diseases hospital

Background Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, was set up to develop the Urengoyskoye oil, gas and condensate field. 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 condensate delivery.…

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First Russian Offshore Project Sakhalin-1 Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

25 years ago the Sakhalin-1 Production Sharing Agreement was signed between the Government of the Russian Federation, Sakhalin Regional Administration and international consortium.

‘100% Bullsh*t’: Russia Blasts Reports of Taliban Bounties for Killed U.S. Troops

Russian officials have blasted a New York Times report on alleged Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Since the story first broke Friday, several American and British media outlets have reported on the U.S. intelligence conclusion that Russia offered cash incentives for dead U.S. troops in Afghanistan.…

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Approach 650K as Country Votes on Putin Reforms

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia prepares to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that would…

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Rosneft introduces an inclusive approach to combat coronavirus infection

Rosneft is taking all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of coronavirus infection at its administrative and production facilities, providing support to doctors and medical institutions.

Russia to Offer Simplified E-Visas to Tourists From 53 Countries in 2021

Russian lawmakers have passed legislation that will allow foreign tourists from 53 countries to visit Russia with an electronic visa starting next year, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Russia has previously introduced simplified e-visas for visitors to St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and the Far East. While Russia closed its borders and stopped issuing visas to…

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 640K

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia prepares to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that would…

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Trump Denies He Was Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bounty Intelligence

U.S. President Donald Trump denied Sunday he had been briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. In a pair of early morning tweets, Trump angrily slammed the report by The New York Times as “Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax.”…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 28

There have been 634,437 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 9,073 deaths. June 28: 3 things you need to know today About 20% of Moscow residents have coronavirus immunity, deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova said Friday, citing a new study. Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has been secretly flying passengers abroad for nearly a month despite state-mandated grounded flights…

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U.S. Intercepts Russian Warplanes off Alaska

U.S. warplanes intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska on Saturday, U.S. commanders said. The Russian Tu-142’s came within 65 nautical miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian island chain and “loitered” in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours. But they stayed in international airspace and did not enter U.S. or Canadian airspace,…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 27

There have been 627,646 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 8,969 deaths. June 27: 3 things you need to know today About 20% of Moscow residents have coronavirus immunity, deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova said Friday, citing a new study. Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has been secretly flying passengers abroad for nearly a month despite state-mandated grounded flights…

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 627K

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that…

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S&P, Moody’s and Fitch affirm Gazprom’s long-term investment-grade ratings

June 26, 2020, 21:15 In May-June 2020, international ratings agencies S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings affirmed Gazprom’s long-term credit ratings as part of their annual reviews. As before, all these ratings are investment-grade with a stable outlook. The S&P (ВВВ-) and Fitch (BBB) ratings correspond to the sovereign credit rating of the Russian Federation, while the rating assigned by Moody’s (Baa2) is a notch…

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Serebrennikov Trial: Russia Gives Suspended Sentence to Prominent Director in Fraud Case

A Moscow court has handed a suspended sentence to prominent theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, a surprise legal victory in a fraud case his supporters say was politically motivated and a test of artistic freedom in Russia. Suspended sentences are widely seen as the lightest punishment in Russia’s legal system, which rarely issues not-guilty verdicts. The sentencing…

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Interview with Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, on outcomes of Shareholders Meeting

Gazprom has a clearly outlined goal-setting system. Among our goals is the annual replenishment of the resource base. Thanks to geological exploration activities, our reserve replacement ratio consistently exceeds 1. It has been like this for the past 15 years, and it will remain so in 2020. Yamal accounts for the bulk of the new reserves. This year has already seen a discovery of another major field in the…

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Viktor Zubkov reelected as Chairman and Alexey Miller as Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Board of Directors

June 26, 2020, 14:10 A meeting of the Company’s newly elected Board of Directors was held in absentia. The meeting resolved to elect Viktor Zubkov as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Alexey Miller Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee was named as Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors formed the Audit Committee. The Committee is made up of Mikhail Sereda, Member of the Company’s Board of Directors, and two independent directors Viktor Martynov and Vladimir Mau,…

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting elects new Board of Directors

Based on the voting results, the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom formed the Company’s Board of Directors composed as follows: 1. Akimov, Andrey Igorevich Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company) 2. Kulibaev, Timur Askarovich Chairman of the Legal Entities Association “Kazakhstan Association of Oil, Gas and Energy Sector Organizations (KAZENERGY),” Chairman of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Republic of Kazakhstan (Atameken) 3.…

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting makes decisions on all agenda items

June 26, 2020, 12:10 The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom was held in the form of absentee voting. The Shareholders Meeting made decisions on all agenda items. The Meeting approved the Company’s 2019 Annual Report and Accounting (Financial) Statements. It was resolved to allocate the Company’s profit based on the results of 2019. The Meeting approved the dividend amount: RUB 15.24 per share based on Gazprom’s operating results in 2019. The dividend…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 26

There have been 620,794 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 8,781 deaths. June 26: 3 things you need to know today About 20% of Moscow residents have coronavirus immunity, deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova said Friday, citing a new study. Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has been secretly flying passengers abroad for nearly a month despite state-mandated grounded flights…

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Orenburg Become Fourth Russian Football Club With Positive Virus Tests

Russian football club Orenburg became the fourth team hit by coronavirus cases since the Russian league resumed last weekend, announcing on Thursday that eight staff had tested positive. Orenburg, who are scheduled to play high-flying Krasnodar on Saturday, said six players and two backroom staff returned positive tests. Coach Konstantin Paramonov said Thursday’s training had…

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Russia Passes 620K Coronavirus Cases

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that…

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Yuganskneftegaz to Allocate about 10 Billion Roubles for Land Recultivation until 2024

Yuganskneftegaz, Rosneft’s largest oil-producing enterprise, will allocate about 10 billion roubles for land recultivation until 2024.

Rosneft Invests more than 36 Billion Roubles in Natural Rehabilitation Activities in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District–Yugra over the Past Two Years

Rosneft has invested more than 36 billion roubles in environmental protection and renovation in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District–Yugra over the past two years.

Quorum present for all items on Shareholders Meeting agenda

June 26, 2020, 09:00 The Counting Board finished counting the votes on the agenda of Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. A quorum is present with regard to all agenda items. Shareholders from Russia and a number of foreign countries took part in the Shareholders Meeting. As of June 1, 2020, the list of persons eligible to take part in the Meeting included 706,727 accounts with a total of 23,673,512,900 shares.…

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Rosneft Finalizes the Results of the Pipeline Reliability Improvement Programme (2015-2019) and Launches Another (2020-2025)

Rosneft completed the 2015-2019 Pipeline Reliability Programme in 2019.

Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg donates oxygen concentrators to Novy Urengoy hospital

Background Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. It operates in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The company is focused on gas and gas condensate production Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg holds licenses for the development and production of hydrocarbons from the Yamburgskoye and Zapolyarnoye fields and is preparing for commercial production the Severo-Kamennomyssky, Kamennomysskoye-Sea, Obsky, Chugoryakhinsky, Tazovsko-Zapolyarny and Yuzhno-Parusovy subsurface areas, and, as part of joint ventures, the Parusovy, Severo-Parusovy…

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Russian Artists Call for Justice in “Theater Trial”

A verdict will be reached on June 26 in the so-called “theater trial.”

Four people, including director Kirill Serebrennikov, have been accused of embezzlement.

The case has drawn controversy as critics say the case is a political set-up.

Several prominent Russian cultural figures have released videos criticizing the case and defending those accused.