3 Russian Papers Publish Identical Front Pages in Support of Arrested Journalist

Three of Russia’s leading newspapers published identical front pages Monday in solidarity with investigative journalist Ivan Golunov. The move by the Kommersant, RBC and Vedomosti newspapers is unprecedented in Russia. The newspapers, whose front pages read “I/We Are Ivan Golunov,” asked for a detailed investigation into the actions of the police officers involved in Golunov’s…

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‘1983: The World At The Brink’

In “1983: The World At The Brink,” Taylor Downing delves into one of the most pivotal years of the Cold War, when escalating brinkmanship between the Soviet Union and the United States nearly caused nuclear apocalypse. Downing is a historian, award-winning television producer and writer who has penned best-selling books on both world wars and…

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Alexey Miller and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik review prospects for expanding cooperation

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. In 2018, Gazprom delivered 245 million cubic meters of gas to Bosnia and Herzegovina. TurkStream is the project for an export gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further…

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Alexey Miller and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik review prospects for expanding cooperation

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. In 2018, Gazprom delivered 245 million cubic meters of gas to Bosnia and Herzegovina. TurkStream is the project for an export gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and further…

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Alexey Miller and JBIC Governor Tadashi Maeda discuss areas of cooperation

Background Japan Bank for International Cooperation was set up in 1999 as a state-owned financial institution aimed at developing economic cooperation with foreign countries. The bank is focused on supporting international economic activities of Japanese companies. Gazprom and JBIC have established a long-standing and fruitful cooperation. Specifically, JBIC participated in financing the Blue Stream gas pipeline construction project and the Sakhalin II project. In December 2018, Gazprom successfully placed its…

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‘Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy’

A new history of the world’s worst nuclear accident has emerged from the recent opening of Chernobyl archival materials. In “Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy,” Serhii Plokhy traces how the explosion occurred in 1986, the Soviet government’s crisis management, and the repercussions of the explosion that released radiation equivalent to 500 bombs dropped on Hiroshima.…

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Alexey Miller and Vietnamese Politburo Member Nguyen Van Binh discuss further bilateral cooperation

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. Gazprom is represented in Vietnam by Gazprom International B.V., a specialized company focused on the implementation of power generation and LNG projects outside Russia. Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam) is engaged in hydrocarbon exploration, production,…

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Gas processing and chemical cluster near Ust-Luga presented at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Release June 7, 2019, 20:30 The project for a large-scale industrial cluster to be created in the northwest of Russia in 2019–2024 was presented today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. The event was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Konstantin Makhov, Chief Executive Officer of RusGazDobycha, Kirill Seleznev, Director General of RusKhimAlyans, Andrey Ivanov, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation,…

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Andrey Guryev – ‘Russia Has a Unique Chance to Provide the Planet With Environmentally Friendly Food’

St Petersburg – PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev took part in a panel session called “Responsible Development vs. Sustainable Consumption: Nature and Technology” at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.  The discussion was moderated by Andrey Fursenko, aide to the President of the Russian Federation. Panel participants included Irina Bokova, Chairperson of the PhosAgro Committee on…

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PhosAgro Board of Directors Chairman Xavier Rolet Takes Part in SPIEF Panel Session “Is Modern Business Capable of Implementing Successful Long-Term Strategies?”

St Petersburg – PhosAgro Board of Directors Chairman Xavier Rolet took part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF”) panel session ‘Is Modern Business Capable of Implementing Successful Long-Term Strategies?’ organised by PwC. Last year PhosAgro set new records for mining and production output volumes, and the company achieved its goals under its long-term…

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Dozens Protest Russian Investigative Reporter’s Arrest in Moscow

At least 100 people gathered in central Moscow Friday evening to hold single pickets against the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov. Golunov, an investigative reporter for the Meduza news website, was detained Thursday afternoon on drug trafficking charges which his colleagues say were “persecution” for his reports. Russia’s independent trade union of journalists on Friday…

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Gazprom and Siemens discuss prospects of creating joint venture in Russia

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. Siemens AG is a leading manufacturer of electronics and electric tools. The company entered the Russian market in 1853. Gazprom Energoholding, a vertically integrated holding company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom), manages the production companies of the…

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Service contract for Grozny TPP’s gas turbines signed with Russian company

Release June 7, 2019, 15:40 Denis Fyodorov, Director General of Gazprom Energoholding, and Sergey Milto, Director General of TER-Servis, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 a contract for the long-term service maintenance of Siemens-made gas turbines and generators at the Grozny Thermal Power Plant (TPP). The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom…

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Gazprom planning to build power plant in Serbian city of Kragujevac

Background In June 2018, the Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company’s power generation strategy for 2018–2027. The document provides for, among other things, the diversification of Gazprom’s power business by entering promising foreign markets. At present, the Gazprom Energoholding Group, together with NIS a.d. Novi Sad (Gazprom Neft Group), is implementing a project for the construction of a combined cycle thermal power plant…

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Russian Military Seeks Upper Hand With ‘Genetic Passport’ for Soldiers, Top Scientist Says

Russian soldiers of the future will be assigned service in specific military branches based on their hereditary predispositions detailed in so-called “genetic passports,” the country’s chief scientist has said. President Vladimir Putin decreed in March for all Russians to be assigned “genetic passports” by 2025 under the national chemical and biological security strategy. Scientists speculated…

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Gazprom and Severstal update Scientific and Technical Cooperation Program

Release June 7, 2019, 15:30 Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Head of Department at Gazprom, and Petr Mishnev, Technical Development & Quality Director of Severstal Management, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 an updated Scientific and Technical Cooperation Program. The ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. The document,…

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RusKhimAlyans and Government of Leningrad Region sign Agreement on social and economic cooperation

Release June 7, 2019, 15:25 Kirill Seleznev, Director General of RusKhimAlyans, and Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 an Agreement on social and economic cooperation. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Konstantin Makhov, Chief Executive Officer of RusGazDobycha. In line with the…

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Gazprom to continue promoting sailing in St. Petersburg

Release June 7, 2019, 15:20 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexander Beglov, Acting Governor of St. Petersburg, and Vladimir Lyubomirov, President of the regional sports public organization St. Petersburg Yacht Club, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 a Cooperation Agreement in the area of physical education and sports. The Agreement was made due to the expiration of a similar trilateral…

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Gazprom planning to build office complex in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. Cooperation between Gazprom and the Sakhalin Region is strategic. Within the state-run Eastern Gas Program, the Company is developing a major gas production center on the shelf of Sakhalin Island. In particular, commercial development…

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Roadmap signed to expand use by Gazprom of products manufactured by Penza Region’s companies

Release June 7, 2019, 15:10 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ivan Belozertsev, Governor of the Penza Region, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 a Roadmap to expand the use of hi-tech products, including import-substituting ones, manufactured by the Penza Region’s companies in the interests of Gazprom. The document covers the period up to 2021. The Roadmap will contribute…

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Agreements signed for increased use of natural gas in vehicles

Release June 7, 2019, 15:05 A series of agreements on the wider use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel was signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, signed an Agreement on the implementation of two investment projects in the region, namely the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex…

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Gazprom broadening cooperation with domestic manufacturers of high-tech equipment

Release June 7, 2019, 15:00 A number of agreements relating to the manufacturing of cutting-edge high-technology equipment for Gazprom were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Sergey Chemezov, Director General of the state-owned Rostec Corporation, signed a Cooperation Agreement. The document identifies the priority areas of interaction between the parties. The…

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Metrology, standardization and certification agreements signed

Release June 7, 2019, 14:50 A number of cooperation agreements in the area of metrology, standardization and certification were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, signed a Roadmap to introduce a Special National Primary Standard for the storage, reproduction and transfer of a flow…

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Gazprom and VNG sign General Terms of Gas Supply

Release June 7, 2019, 14:45 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of VNG, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 the General Terms of Gas Supply to VNG Handel & Vertrieb (a subsidiary of VNG). According to the document, Gazprom will supply up to 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year to VNG Handel &…

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Gazprom and OMV set price for asset sale deal

Release June 7, 2019, 14:40 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 the Contract on the amendments to the Basic Agreement on Asset Sale. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and Elisabeth Udolf-Strobl, Minister…

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Gazprom and OMV expanding cooperation

Release June 7, 2019, 14:35 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Elisabeth Udolf-Strobl, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs of Austria, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. The meeting participants discussed relevant issues related to cooperation. The parties noted the continued and active growth in the Austrian imports of Russian gas…

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Gazprom and CNPC discuss ongoing preparations for gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. Gazprom’s main partner in China is CNPC, a state-owned oil and gas company. On May 21, 2014, Gazprom and CNPC signed the 30-year Sales and Purchase Agreement for Russian gas to be supplied via the eastern…

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ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev challenges world leaders to implement human-centred skills solutions

St. Petersburg, 7th June 2019 – ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev has issued an invitation to world leaders from politics, business and education to join a debate to urgently implement human-centred solutions that can help solve the widening global skills gap and worsening talent shortage. Around 6% of the world’s GDP has been lost due…

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Moscow Sizzles in Record Temperatures

Sweltering summer temperatures came to Moscow this week, with the thermometer reaching a record high of 30 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Muscovites flocked to the city’s parks and fountains in search of any respite they could find.

Here’s a look at Russia’s capital during a heat wave:

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Participates in RDIF and Russia 24 Teledebate “Investments Into Russia’s Future: How to Make National Projects Attractive to Investors” at SPIEF

St Petersburg – PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev participated in a teledebate entitled “Investments into Russia’s future: how to make national projects attractive to investors” that was organised by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia 24 TV channel at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF”).  During the debate, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev…

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PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Participates in RDIF and Russia 24 Teledebate “Investments Into Russia’s Future: How to Make National Projects Attractive to Investors” at SPIEF

St Petersburg – PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev participated in a teledebate entitled “Investments into Russia’s future: how to make national projects attractive to investors” that was organised by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia 24 TV channel at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF”).  During the debate, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev…

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PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in Panel Session ‘A Recipe for Global Competitiveness for Russian Industry’ at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

St. Petersburg – PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev took part in a panel session titled ‘A Recipe for Global Competitiveness for Russian Industry’ at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF”). The debates were focused on successful cases of Russian companies in export markets and the mechanisms through which the state can support exports. Deputy Prime…

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TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Hermith GmbH establish a joint venture for titanium production

During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Hermith GmbH (Germany), a major European titanium supplier, have concluded an agreement aimed at establishing a joint venture for production of titanium alloys. The document has been signed by President of TVEL JSC Natalia Nikipelova and Director General of Hermith GmbH Alexey…

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PhosAgro and Infotech Baltika Sign Memorandum on Cooperation Concerning Fertilizer Transhipment at a Terminal Being Built in the Port of Murmansk

St. Petersburg – At the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, PhosAgro signed a memorandum of cooperation with Infotech Baltika concerning the construction of a specialised marine terminal for the transhipment of mineral fertilizers and apatite concentrate at the seaport of Murmansk. The document was signed by PhosAgro’s CEO, Andrey Guryev, and Infotech Baltika’s CEO, Alexander…

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Russian Disinformation on YouTube Draws Ads, Lacks Warning Labels, Researchers Say

Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world’s most popular streaming service’s policy. The channels, including news outlets NTV and Russia-24, carried false reports ranging from a U.S. politician covering…

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Gas exports to Hungary grow 1.6-fold since early 2019

Release June 6, 2019, 19:05 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 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. The meeting participants examined the current issues and prospects of their cooperation, putting a special focus on gas supplies. It was noted that Gazprom’s supplies to Hungary…

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Alexey Miller and Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic review status of joint projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. In 2018, Gazprom exported to Serbia 2.15 billion cubic meters of gas, a 1.2 per cent increase from 2017 (2.12 billion cubic meters). In June 2017, Gazprom and the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy signed the roadmap…

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On This Day: Alexander Pushkin

Born into a noble Russian family, Alexander Pushkin was the son of Sergei Pushkin, a descendant of a family with Russian nobility tracing back to the 12th century, and Nadezhda Gannibal, a descendant of German and Scandinavian nobility. Pushkin’s maternal great-grandfather Abram Gannibal was an African page who was kidnapped, sent to Constantinople and later…

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NSR Public Council, established at the initiative of ROSATOM, holds a statutory meeting at SPIEF 2019

On June 6 on the margins of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019, a statutory meeting of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) Public Council was conducted in the mess hall of the nuclear icebreaker Arktika which is currently under construction at the Baltic Shipyard. The meeting was attended by representatives from executive and legislative…

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ROSATOM and VTB signed the agreement on the cooperation to implement Arctic projects

ROSATOM and VTB have concluded the agreement on the cooperation to implement Arctic projects. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Petersburg International Economic Forum. Deputy Director General and Director of Directorate of the Northern Sea Route Vyacheslav Ruksha signed the agreement for ROSATOM and Vice President and Chairman of the Board of…

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Russian Doctor and Two Coaches Banned for Doping Still Active in Sport

Three years ago, Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev was banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, global sport’s over-arching judicial body, for giving prohibited performance-enhancing drugs to members of the national track team. Mokhnev, the court ruled, had violated international anti-doping rules. His name was taken off Russia’s national team roster…

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Russian Troops Moved Toward Ukraine Border Ahead of MH17 Crash, New Reports Say

Newly discovered documents suggest that at least 170 Russian troops were deployed near the Ukrainian border shortly before Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down there five years ago, Russia’s investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper said, supporting previous reports. MH17 was shot down in July 2014 over territory held by pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine,…

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Gazprom and Shell review progress of joint projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 6 to 8. This year’s key topic is Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda. Royal Dutch Shell is a British-Dutch oil and gas holding company focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in more than 70 countries. Nord Stream 2 is the construction project for a gas pipeline with…

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Core equipment for third production train being shipped to Amur GPP

Release June 6, 2019, 13:50 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019. The meeting participants discussed the current progress and prospects of their cooperation, in particular the Amur Gas Processing Plant (GPP) construction project in which Linde’s equipment is used. It was…

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ROSATOM and Murmansk Region signed an agreement on the “Smart City”

At the Petersburg International Economic Forum Acting Governor of Murmansk Region Andrey Chibis and Director General of Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions LLC (part of ROSATOM) Ksenia Sukhotina signed an agreement on implementation of joint initiatives regarding introduction of the “Smart City” digital solutions. Deputy Director General and Director for Development and International Business of ROSATOM Kirill…

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