Twitter Says Troll Accounts Linked to Russia Were Actually Venezuelan, Revises Data

Twitter Inc. this month made a significant revision to its public database of more than 3,000 accounts that it has linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency, fundamentally altering the record about the group’s trolling efforts in the U.S. in the year following the contentious 2016 presidential election. Twitter’s changes invalidate central portions of a Bloomberg…

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Gazprom delegation visits Serbia

Release February 20, 2019, 21:20 A Gazprom delegation headed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, paid a working visit to Serbia to day. As part of the visit, a meeting between Alexey Miller and Aleksandar Vucic, President of the Republic of Serbia, took place in Belgrade. The parties discussed cooperation-related issues, noting in particular the growth in Russian gas exports to Serbia. According to preliminary data, between January…

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Venezuela Accepts Shipment of Russian Humanitarian Aid — Reports

Venezuela on Wednesday received a shipment of humanitarian aid sent from Russia, including medicine and medical equipment, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a Russian diplomatic source. Russia has sided with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in his stand-off with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president late last month. Maduro retains…

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7 Jehovah’s Witnesses Brutally Tortured in Russia, Spokesman Says

A spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses has said that Russian investigators have brutally tortured adherents of the group who are currently held in detention. Russia’s Supreme Court declared the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization in 2017, leading to mass raids and causing hundreds of its estimated 175,000 members to flee the country. Earlier this month,…

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The Definitive Beef Stroganov

One thing I never worry about is how to entertain out of town guests in Moscow.  After twenty-some years, the template has been honed and refined into a delicate balance of classic rubbernecking (the Kremlin, Red Square, the Tretyakov Gallery, Novodeyvichy Convent and Cemetery) and just enough off-the-beaten-track experiences (Danilovsky Market, Garage, Izmailovo) to make…

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The Definitive Beef Stroganoff

One thing I never worry about is how to entertain out of town guests in Moscow.  After twenty-some years, the template has been honed and refined into a delicate balance of classic rubbernecking (the Kremlin, Red Square, the Tretyakov Gallery, Novodeyvichy Convent and Cemetery) and just enough off-the-beaten-track experiences (Danilovsky Market, Garage, Izmailovo) to make…

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Russia’s Putin, Saudi King Ready to Continue Energy Cooperation

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in a telephone conversation, voiced their support for continued coordination on the global energy markets, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. The Kremlin also said the two leaders praised bilateral cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia. “Mutual attitude for further strengthening of multifaceted Russia-Saudi…

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Gerhard Schröder was informed about the latest developments in the business strategy of Rosneft Deutschland

Rosneft Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerhard Schroeder had a meeting with the management of Rosneft Deutschland GmbH in the company’s office in Berlin and got acquainted with business strategy of Rosneft Deutschland for 2019. During the meeting, representatives of Rosneft Deutschland management also reported on the first results of the company’s direct marketing…

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Detention of Investor Is an ‘Emergency’ for Russian Economy, Kudrin Says

The detention in Russia of Baring Vostok’s U.S. founder Michael Calvey is an emergency for the Russian economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, now head of the Audit Chamber, said on Monday. “I find this particular situation (to be) an emergency for the economy,” Kudrin tweeted. He said Calvey’s detention shows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

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PhosAgro-Region increases sales volumes by 7% in 2018 to 2.93 mln t.

Moscow — PhosAgro-Region* (PhosAgro Group), Russia’s largest mineral fertilizer distribution network, increased its total supply of mineral fertilisers to the Russian market by 7% in 2018, to 2.93 million tonnes. According to the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers, PhosAgro Group is the largest distributor of mineral fertilizers for Russian farmers. The Russian market remains a priority for PhosAgro Group, accounting for 30% of sales, more than any of the…

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Over Half of Russian Military Police Have Syrian War Experience — Official

Around 60 percent of Russian military police officers have received wartime experience in Syria in fewer than three years of deployment, a Russian Defense Ministry official said Monday. Officers began patrolling the Golan Heights frontier between Syria and Israel in 2016 and installed observation posts in the area. “Currently around 60 percent of the military…

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See Death and Life in Dzerzhinsk

In a famous essay written shortly after the Second World War, Martin Heidegger draws a distinction between ancient and modern technology. Ancient technology is “gentle” insofar as it exemplifies a certain harmony with the environment. Modern technology is “violent” to the extent that it exhibits little regard for life-sustaining ecosystems. And in his “Industrial Zone”…

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Russian Journalist and Activist Briefly Detained in Amsterdam

Dutch police briefly detained a Russian journalist and a Russian human rights activist at Amsterdam airport on unknown charges, Novaya Gazeta reported Monday. Yelena Milashina, a journalist with the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper, and Milana Bakhayeva, an activist with the Memorial human rights NGO, reportedly arrived in Amsterdam to meet with activists investigating the plight…

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ATOMEXPO-2019 to Feature Discussion on the Contribution of Nuclear Technologies to Sustainable Development

On April 15–16, 2019, Russia’s southern city of Sochi will host the 11th International Forum ATOMEXPO, dedicated to the advanced nuclear technologies’ contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Within a decade, the forum has transformed itself from a Russian nuclear industry event with occasional participation of foreign partners into a global…

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A delegation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency visited Russia

On February 15, 2019 a delegation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) visited Russia. It was headed by the Agency’s Director General William Magwood IV. During the visit a framework agreement was signed on the Joint Initiative of OECD/NEA on nuclear education and staff training (NEST). From the Russian party…

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Gazprom Transgaz Ufa summarizes results of Breaking Barriers social project

News from projects and regions February 15, 2019, 17:15 Gazprom Transgaz Ufa, the Ministry of Family Affairs, Labor and Social Welfare of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and the Breaking Barriers Social Technologies Center looked back at the results of the eponymous inter-regional social project in 201 8. It was the sixth consecutive year that this noble endeavor gathered together thousands of children with…

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Belgian Intel Officer is a Suspected Russian Spy, Reports Say

An officer in Belgium’s military intelligence service is reportedly under investigation for spying for Russia. The unnamed officer was accused of providing a Serbian national, who is suspected of being a Russian agent, access to classified information, Belgium’s De Morgen newspaper reported. Read More Two Estonians Convicted of Spying for Russia The case reportedly reflects internal…

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