Severstal uses Artificial Itelligece to further boost productivity at Cherepovets Steel Mill

June 25, 2020 A team of specialists from Severstal Digital, part of PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest steel and steel-related mining businesses, working with experts in flat rolled products from the Cherepovets Steel Mill have successfully increased the productivity of a machine learning model that controls the speed of the Mill’s continuous pickling…

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150K East Ukraine Residents to Vote on Putin’s Constitutional Reforms – Official

Nearly 150,000 residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine with Russian passports will join Russians in voting on a set of constitutional reforms that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule, a Russian official has said. From June 25 to July 1, Russians will vote on the constitutional amendments, which contain a controversial clause to…

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Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Leningrad Region resuming maintenance services for gas equipment in households and apartments

News from projects and regions June 24, 2020, 15:00 Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Leningrad Region is resuming routine operations pertaining to the provision of maintenance services for gas equipment in households and apartments.<o:p> Inspections will be performed according to the schedule, which was updated after the temporary suspension of services due to anti-epidemic restrictions. Residents of the region will be notified of the upcoming inspections within the timeframes…

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Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Yoshkar-Ola offering new online service for making contracts

News from projects and regions June 23, 2020, 20:00 Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Yoshkar-Ola, which supplies natural gas in the Republic of Mari El, is offering a new service on the company’s corporate website: applications for gas appliance maintenance contracts and gas supply contracts can now be submitted online. Gas appliance maintenance contracts and gas supply contracts are essential for every homeowner receiving…

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Voronezh gas workers help 49 veterans of WWII

News from projects and regions June 23, 2020, 15:00 Employees of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Voronezh are completing the process of replacing gas-based equipment in the homes of 49 veterans of the Great Patriotic War residing in Voronezh and the Voronezh Region. The company has a permanent program for free-of-charge gas connections, replacement of gas stoves, instantaneous water heaters, boilers and gas meters, and technical maintenance at households…

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Russia Investigates Toy Protests Against Vote on Putin’s Term Limits

Criminal investigators in St. Petersburg have attempted to question an activist who used children’s toys to protest against a vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule into 2036. Sonya Ulyasheva, a spokeswoman for the Vesna democratic movement, had posted photographs of the toy protests as on offshoot of the #MiniProtest…

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Coronavirus Frontline Doctors Ordered to Vote on Changes Allowing Putin to Stay in Power

Russian health workers treating coronavirus patients across the country say they are being pressured by their superiors to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power through 2036. “We simply don’t have a choice,” a doctor at the Syktivkar Republic Infectious Diseases hospital in Russia’s remote northern republic of…

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Russia’s Coronavirus Death Spike Explained by Methodology, Statistics Chief Says

Russia’s state statistics agency published higher coronavirus death figures for April than previously reported because it receives more complete data than the national coronavirus crisis center, its chief has said. The Federal Statistics Service, or Rosstat, more than doubled April’s death toll to 2,712 earlier this month after including cases where Covid-19 may not have directly…

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Moscow Cultural Life Is Slowly Reawakening

Finally, summer cafes, libraries and museums are expected to reopen in Moscow. Starting from June 16, exhibition halls and museums are gradually opening all over Moscow. In almost every museum, visitors will only be able to buy electronic tickets, and everyone, including guests and exhibition staffers, are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.…

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Approach 600K Ahead of Victory Day Parade, Constitutional Vote

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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Anti-Kremlin Activist, Pussy Riot Member Jailed for 15 Days for ‘Public Swearing’

Anti-Kremlin activist and Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov has been sentenced to 15 days in jail on charges of public swearing after he was attacked outside a Moscow police station, the Mediazona news website, which he publishes, reported Monday. Verzilov disappeared early Sunday after unidentified men broke down his apartment door and arrested him. He reappeared…

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Moscow Braves a Summertime Flood

As if a global pandemic and months of quarantine weren’t enough to drown our spirits, Moscow was hit with heavy rains and hail over the weekend, leading to flash floods that flooded streets and passageways. While two people are reported to have been hit by lightning during the storm, Muscovites nonetheless trudged through the weather…

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