Putin Open to Changing Constitution Amid Succession Question

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was open to the possibility of altering Russia‘s constitution, including proposals to increase parliament’s power and to limit the number of presidential terms anyone can serve. The issue of constitutional change in Russia is watched closely amid speculation about Putin’s own political ambitions. In power as either president or prime…

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5-Year-Old Russian Girl Named World’s Third-Highest Earner on YouTube

A five-year-old girl born in Russia is the world’s third-richest YouTube blogger, Forbes reported Wednesday. Anastasia Radzinskaya earned an estimated $18 million between June 2018-June 2019, according to the business magazine. The native of the southern Russian city of Krasnodar who moved to Florida last year has a combined 107 million subscribers across six YouTube…

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Muscovites Wonder Where Winter Has Gone as Temperatures Hit 133-Year High

Residents of Moscow are wondering where winter has gone as the highest December temperatures for 133 years deprive the Russian capital of its customary covering of snow. “This is not our winter,” said pensioner Ludmila Biryukova. “It came from somewhere else.” At a time when snow often blankets the streets and icicles hang from buildings, the temperature…

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‘There’s Nothing to Cry About’: Moscow Mayor’s Year-End Report, in Quotes

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin gave an annual report to municipal lawmakers Wednesday. Sobyanin faced several challenges this year, including mass protests against the exclusion of opposition candidates from the Moscow City Duma election and against plans to ship waste to outlying regions. Here’s a selection of quotes from Sobyanin’s two-hour report, which included answers to…

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First practical session of Secrets of Beauty and Creativity museum workshop held with support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov

News from projects and regions December 18, 2019, 19:00 Photos On December 17, the first practical session of the Secrets of Beauty and Creativity museum workshop for children with disabilities was held in Saratov. The training course consisting of 10 classes was developed by the Radishchev State Art Museum with support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov. The workshop group includes 10 pupils aged 9 to…

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Theater piece premiered by Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk employees

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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Russian Army Gen. Gerasimov, in Quotes

Russia’s Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov hosted 150 military attaches from the diplomatic missions of 70 countries Tuesday. During his speech, Gerasimov discussed Russia’s military arms and strategies. Here are some of his key quotes: Putin’s weapons — Peresvet laser system “Since the beginning of December, the Peresvet laser…

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Rosneft Implements Unique Project on Injecting APG in Underground Gas Storage

Verkhnechonskneftegaz, an enterprise of the upstream complex of Rosneft Oil Company, has implemented an associated petroleum gas (APG) efficient utilisation project.

Rosneft Increases Resource Base of Verkhnechonskoye Field

Rosneft has increased the resource base of the Verkhnechonskoye oil and gas condensate field (within the Verkhnechonskoye licence area) by 51.8 million tonnes of oil and condensates in the AB1B2 category and by 66.4 bcm of gas in the B1B2 category.

Rosneft Commences Construction of Oil Pipeline between Danilovsky Cluster and Verkhnechonskoye Field

Verkhnechonskneftegaz, an enterprise of the upstream complex of Rosneft Oil Company, has launched the construction of a 93 km oil pipeline designed to connect the first field of the Danilovsky cluster, the North-Danilovskoye field, with the Verkhnechonskoye field.

Russian Embassy Worker Expelled From Germany Identified as GRU Officer – Report

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PhosAgro Board of Directors Takes Key Parameters for 2020 Budget under Advisement

Moscow – The Board of Directors of PhosAgro (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, has taken under advisement the Company’s main budget parameters for 2020.  PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev said: “Given the current pricing environment in global fertilizer markets, it was recommended that the Management Board consider…

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Best New Band: Shortparis

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Severstal aouces ew ivestmet i aolamiated alloy techology

December 18, 2019 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announced that its venture capital arm, Severstal Ventures, has made a minority investment in Modumetal, Inc., the leader in the innovation and commercialization of a novel class of nanolaminated alloys.  Severstal Ventures joins existing Modumetal stakeholders, including Vulcan Ventures,…

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Amazon’s Twitch Has Deleted Illegal Content and Won’t Face Ban, Russia Says

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2019: Russia’s Year in Photos

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Putin Still Uses Obsolete Windows XP, Report Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to still use Microsoft’s discontinued Windows XP operating system, the Open Media news website reported Monday after examining photographs of his desktop. Microsoft stopped releasing security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003, with occasional exceptions, in April 2014. Russian officials are technically banned from using foreign software as Moscow…

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Rosneft Starts Selling Euro 6 Gasoline at Gas Stations in Moscow and Moscow Region

Rosneft Oil Company expands the sales of high-octane gasoline with enhanced environmental properties RON-95-K5 Euro 6 and Pulsar 95 Euro 6.

3 Things Russia Censored on TV in the Past Week

A series of censorship scandals rocked Russia’s television landscape in the past week. Here’s a look at the three high-profile cases where words, episodes or entire shows were taken down from Russian television screens: “Servant of the People” The Gazprom-owned TNT entertainment channel pulled Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s political satire “Servant of the People” off…

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Russia and Belarus discuss gas cooperation from 2020 onward

Release December 16, 2019, 15:05 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, and Viktor Karankevich, Belarusian Minister of Energy, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties discussed relevant matters of cooperation in the gas sector from 2020 onward. The main focus was on the…

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Another round of gas negotiations between Russia and Ukraine held in Vienna

Release December 13, 2019, 18:50 Another round of bilateral negotiations on gas between Russia and Ukraine took place today in Vienna. The negotiations involved Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and the heads of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine and the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities. The parties discussed issues related to cooperation in the…

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A ‘machine vision’ system has been launched at the Kola NPP

As a part of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company’s digital transformation project, the Kola NPP has successfully delivered a pilot project on the implementation of automated control for personal protection compulsory adequate use program. The first batch of the innovative system has started its way in the substation integration module rooms where staff works with high-voltage…

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