Russia’s Arctic City of Murmansk Opens Coronavirus Hospital Constructed in 2 Weeks

The city of Murmansk in Russia’s Arctic has opened a new coronavirus field hospital two weeks after breaking ground on construction. Nowhere in the country has a hospital been erected as quickly, regional authorities say. The 10,000-square-meter hospital in Murmashi, about 15 kilometers south of Murmansk, has 700 beds for coronavirus patients. It consists of…

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Changeover of shift personnel takes place at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

News from projects and regions June 8, 2020, 20:00 The first stage of shift personnel changeover at Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy is completed. From June 4 to 7, more than 200 people started their work at remote gas and gas condensate production sites after a two-week medical observation period at the places of temporary accommodation.<o:p> This was preceded by an extended and mandatory rotational leave coupled…

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Russian TV Channel Appears to Add Footage of US Unrest to Film

Channel One devoted Sunday evening to airing director Alexei Balabanov’s movies “Brat” and “Brat 2” (“Brother” and “Brother 2”) on the twentieth anniversary of the second film’s release. The home audience across the country was, however, puzzled by new footage showing unrest across the United States in place of the final film credits.  While the famous”Nautilus Pompilius” song…

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Key contracts signed as part of project for setting up Complex for processing ethane-containing gas near Ust-Luga

June 8, 2020, 17:30 – Supply contracts signed for feed gas and sales gas, as well as ethane fraction. – EPC contract signed for gas processing and off-site facilities within integrated complex. A number of key contracts were signed today in St. Petersburg as part of the project for the creation of the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas (including an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction,…

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Russian Journalist Ilya Azar Released After 10 Days in Jail

Russian journalist and activist Ilya Azar was released Sunday after ten days in detention, his punishment for standing on a solo picket protest. President Vladimir Putin’s government has cracked down on opposition demonstrations, and single-person protests are the only kind allowed without prior permission from the authorities. A court sentenced the 35-year-old journalist and municipal…

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‘Soviet Signs and Street Relics’

Photographer Jason Guilbeau, who was born in Niort, France and now lives in Strasbourg, is known for his landscapes of Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe, in particular the relationship between form and landscape. In “Soviet Signs and Street Relics” he has taken Google Street View images of the sculptural signs so familiar to anyone who…

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Gazprom’s project finance deal for Amur GPP receives international awards

Background On December 23, 2019, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and Gazprom completed the signing of project finance documentation for the construction of the Amur GPP. The funds are provided by 22 European, Asian and Russian banks. This deal is unprecedented in Gazprom’s history and is among the largest in Europe over the last few years. TXF and Proximo are information agencies that specialize in publishing news,…

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Russian ‘Terrorists’ Training German Neo-Nazi Youth in Combat – Reports

Young right-wing extremists from Germany are receiving combat training from Russian white supremacists whom the United States has blacklisted as terrorists, Germany’s Focus news magazine reported Friday. The U.S. State Department branded the Russian Imperial Movement as a foreign terrorist organization in April, saying it runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg that have…

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Rosneft allocated 80 billion rubles for environmental protection over 2 years

On June 5th Rosneft celebrates World Environment Day.

Zvezda Shipyard Launches Construction of Aframax Tanker for Sovcomflot

Zvezda shipbuilding complex has launched the construction of an Aframax tanker for PJSC Sovcomflot.

Russia’s first “green” tanker Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials

Launched at the Zvezda Shipyard on May 12, the first Russian tanker of Aframax type Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials.

Russian-U.S. Tensions Rise in Syria as Moscow Expands Presence – Reports

Tensions flared between Russia and the United States as the Russian military reportedly seeks to expand its presence in U.S.-controlled northeastern Syria, news outlets reported this week. The latest flare-up follows the Russian military’s reported attempt to build a base near the Turkish and Iraqi borders last week. President Vladimir Putin has ordered talks with Russia’s ally…

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