Russian Court Orders Navalny to Take Down Corruption Investigation Into National Guard

A court in Moscow has ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny to take down his second video investigation in two years. Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation alleged in August that at least $29 million had been stolen from the Russian National Guard’s food supply contracts. The video led the head of the National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, to challenge…

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PhosAgro FY 2018 Fertilizer & MCP Output Rose 8% y-o-y to 9.0 mln t

Moscow – PhosAgro (MOEX/LSE ticker: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, increased its FY 2018 fertilizer and feed phosphates production by 7.6% year-on-year to 9.0 million tonnes. Sales for the same period grew by 9.0% year-on-year to 8.8 million tonnes. In 4Q 2018, fertilizer production rose by 1.8% year-on-year to…

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Russia Massively Contributes to Decline in Democratic Norms, Freedom House Says

Freedom House has named Russia among a string of “heavyweight” countries that undermine democratic norms abroad, contributing to a 13th consecutive “decline in global freedom.” Russia has featured regularly in the U.S.-funded monitoring group’s annual “Freedom in the World” report documenting attacks on civil and democratic freedoms around the world. Read More How Russia’s Place…

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Gazprom continuing to adopt advanced digital technologies

Release February 6, 2019, 09:30 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the ongoing implementation of advanced digital technologies within the Gazprom Group. It was highlighted that Gazprom considered digital technologies to be one of key aspects of further improving the Company’s corporate governance and strengthening its market positions, as well as a vital tool for achieving its strategic goals. Systematic work in this area…

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Moscow Salaries See Double-Digit Growth in 2018, Official Figures Say

Average monthly salaries in Russia’s capital jumped by 11.7 percent to nearly 81,000 rubles ($1,234) last year, according to official figures from the federal statistics service. Early last month, Russia’s chief auditor Alexei Kudrin said that citizens’ real incomes virtually saw no change in 2018 as prices outpaced growth estimates. Meanwhile, inflation is expected to grow…

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Russia Must Develop New Missiles to Counter U.S. Before 2021, Minister Says

Russia must develop a new land-based cruise missile and a new land-based hypersonic missile before 2021 to respond to Washington’s planned exit from a nuclear arms control pact, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency cited the defense minister as saying on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia had suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces…

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Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg sponsors children’s volleyball tournament

Background The key areas of activity of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg are production, treatment, and transportation of hydrocarbons and a number of commercial products of partner companies. The main source of raw materials for the company is the Orenburgskoye oil, gas and condensate field that supplies unique components including methane, ethane, propane, butanes, helium, mercaptans, etc. This is why the Orenburg Gas Processing and Helium Plants…

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New sports season starts at Gazprom Dobycha Nadym

News from projects and regions February 5, 2019, 10:20 On February 3, the Molodost sports center in Nadym hosted the opening ceremony of the 2019–2020 season of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym’s Spartakiada Games: the 19th Employees’ Spartakiada Games, the 8th Children’s Spartakiada Games, and the 6th Executives’ Spartakiada Games. Sergey Menshikov, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, stressed the positive effect…

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Severstal publishes 2018 Aual Report

February 5, 2019

PAO Severstal (MICEX-RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s leading steel and steel-related mining companies, has published its Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2018 on the Company’s corporate website.

The full report is available at: https://www.severstal.com/files/23787/Annual_report_2018.pdf

Russia Approves $4.7 Bln Investment for Crimean Infrastructure and Tourism

The Russian government on Monday approved an additional $4.7 billion in investments on infrastructure and tourism in the annexed Crimean peninsula over the next three years. Crimea has received large cash injections from Moscow since 2014, when Russia annexed the Black Sea region from Ukraine. In total, an estimated 878 billion rubles ($13.3 billion) is expected…

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Kabul Sees Taliban-Afghan Opposition Talks In Moscow As Betrayal

Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Senior Afghan officials warned on Monday that talks this week between Taliban militants and opposition politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, betrayed the principles of democracy and Afghanistan’s best interests. The talks, starting on Tuesday in Moscow, come 10 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban in…

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Moscow’s Chinese Pearls

Ten places to immerse yourself in Chinese culture The Perlov Tea House / Moskva News Agency February 5 marks the beginning of the Year of the Pig – the last Zodiac sign in the Chinese lunar calendar’s twelve-year cycle. China may be more than five thousand kilometers away from Russia’s capital, but you can still…

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‘DAU’: A Preview

“DAU” / Kinopoisk.ru At the end of January, parts of what is surely Russia’s most spectacular film project premiered in Paris. The project — something between a film series and an extended social and psychological experiment — is called “DAU” and directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky, a filmmaker with only one major work before this project. …

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Severstal aouces 2019 capital ivestmet programme

February 4, 2019 PAO Severstal (“Severstal”; “the Company”), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, today announces its capital investment programme for 2019. In like with previous announcements, Severstal plans to invest approximately 95.7 billion rubles in 2019, focusing on the key areas of the Company’s updated strategy disclosed during…

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‘U.S. Took Step to Destroy the World’: Russia Responds to U.S. Suspension of INF Treaty

Russian officials have pledged to revive missile production and said Moscow was ready to “respond militarily” to the United States suspending its compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that Washington was suspending its compliance with the INF Treaty on Saturday and will withdraw from the…

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By Launching a Trade Union, Navalny Addresses the Elephant in the Room

In a YouTube video, opposition politician Alexei Navalny claims state workers’ salaries have remained stagnant despite assurances by the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny / Youtube Alexei Navalny’s last stint in prison gave him plenty of time to think. After serving a 30-day sentence in September for organizing protests, the opposition leader was immediately tossed behind bars…

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Restoring Repin

The Tretyakov Gallery describes work to repair the damaged painting “Ivan the Terrible and His Son, November 16, 1581” by Ilya Repin Tretyakov Gallery In May 2018, disaster struck in the Tretyakov Gallery. On a Friday evening just before closing time, a man ran into the almost empty hall of works by Ilya Repin, picked…

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Rosenergoatom has obtained a license from Rostechnadzor to operate the decommissioned Bilibino-1 in its new capacity

The Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor) has granted a license to Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric Power Division of the ROSATOM) to operate the 1st power block of the Bilibino NPP, which has now been stopped for decommissioning, in a no-generation mode.  The license is valid for…

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Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy had a meeting with Deputy Director General of the IAEA Juan Carlos Lentijo

On the 18th of July 2016 Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy had a meeting with Deputy Director General for Nuclear Safety and Security of the IAEA Juan Carlos Lentijo. The meeting was also attended by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna Vladimir Voronkov and Deputy Chairman of…

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