Putin Ally to Ukraine’s Probable New Leader: Do Deal and Get Territory Back

Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin’s closest ally in Ukraine said. Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent figure in Ukraine’s Russia-leaning opposition, outlined the prospect in an interview before a presidential election runoff in…


Gazprom and Shell praise Sakhalin Energy

Справка Royal Dutch Shell is a British-Dutch oil and gas holding company focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in more than 70 countries. Gazprom and Shell are jointly engaged in the Sakhalin II project, which includes Russia’s first LNG plant. The project operator of Sakhalin II is Sakhalin Energy (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share, Shell – 27.5 per cent minus one share, Mitsui – 12.5 per cent,…


Mueller Probe Did Not Establish Trump Coordination With Russia, U.S. Attorney General Says

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered some details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia‘s role in the 2016 U.S. election before making it public, emphasizing that it found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. Barr, a Trump appointee, gave a news conference ahead of the planned release of the…


Moscow’s Monuments Get a Spring Shower

When you’re serious about your city’s statues, it isn’t just your home that needs spring cleaning. Muscovites headed outside to give the capital’s famous monuments a solid scrubbing and clean off the winter dirt.

Here’s a look at Moscow’s statues getting spruced up for the new season:

Abramovich Partner’s Marijuana Business Returns Him to Forbes’ Richest Russians List

A marijuana business has helped Roman Abramovich’s associate Andrei Bloch return to Forbes magazine’s list of richest Russians. Bloch briefly served as president of oil producer Sibneft from 1998 until Abramovich sold it to Russia’s state energy firm Gazprom in 2005. Bloch and another partner bought Abramovich’s Unimilk dairy business in 2004 — which merged…


Internet Added $60Bln to Russia’s Economy in 2018, Study Says

Russia’s internet sector has contributed 3.9 trillion rubles ($60.8 billion) to the overall economy last year, an 11 percent increase from 2017, according to the Russian Association of Electronic Communications. The study correlates with Kremlin estimates that Russian internet companies account for about 4 percent of gross domestic product. E-commerce accounts for half of Russia’s…


ROSATOM and Cuba to collaborate in nuclear energy skills development for peaceful use

16th April 2019, Sochi – ROSATOM and Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, have signed a memorandum of cooperation education and training in the field of nuclear energy on the sidelines of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum. The memorandum was signed by the Deputy Director General For International Relations of ROSATOM, Nikolay Spassky, and…


The Board Recommeds Divided Paymet

April 18, 2019 The Board of Directors of Severstal (“Severstal”, “the Company”) (LSE: SVST; MICEX-RTS: CHMF), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is recommending a dividend of 35.43 roubles per share for the three months ended 31 March 2019. Approval of the dividend is expected at the Company’s EGM…


Ukraine Investigates Presidential Front-runner Zelenskiy’s Alleged Russian Financing – Reports

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) is reportedly investigating allegations that presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s campaign could be financed by Kremlin-linked figures. Polls have forecast a heavy defeat for President Petro Poroshenko in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections on Sunday. Zelenskiy, a comedian and actor with no political experience, won twice as many votes as…


As Russians Raise Funds for Notre Dame, Critics Point to Russia’s Destroyed Historical Churches

Russians expressed their support for France in the wake of Monday’s devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with both condolences and monetary donations. Yet even as the Culture Ministry announced plans to call on the Russian public to raise funds to help restore the 12th-century cathedral, Russian critics have pointed to several historic…


PJSC ZIO-PODOLSK and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland) have signed Consortium Agreement

PJSC ZiO-Podolsk (subsidiary of Atomenergomash, Manufacturing Division of ROSATOM) and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland) signed the Consortium agreement for cooperation in the area of waste-to-energy recycling plants construction. The agreement was signed at the XI International Forum Atomexpo in city of Sochi. The parties agreed to set up a consortium with the purpose to…


The ATR AES Fund and the Control, Information, and Regional Development Organization have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation during the ATOMEXPO-2019

On April 16, 2019, during the XI International ATOMEXPO-2019 Forum held in Sochi, a Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed between the Fund for municipal corporations advancement ‘The Association of the nuclear power plants locations’ (ATR AES, Russia) and the Control, Information and Regional Development Organization (TEIT, Hungary). On behalf of the ATR AES, the…


Rosenergoatom is ready to advise the novice countries on any aspects related to safe and reliable NPP operation jointly with the WANO

The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM) is ready to support the novice countries on any aspects related to safe and reliable NPP operation jointly with the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). This statement was made by Oleg Chernikov, the First Deputy Director of NPP production and operation…


Russian Photographer Shoots Moscow With Blade Runner Aesthetics

With his work, Russian photographer Konstantin Vikhrov (@begushiy_po_ebenyam) attempts what he calls an “aesthetic-semantic” game, contrasting neon colors against dark shadows. The results are gloomy cyberpunk scenes reminiscent of film classic Blade Runner, capturing the bright but bleak sides of the capital.

Here are a few of our favorites:

CNIITMASH, AEM and TAPROGGE GMBH (Germany) signed Cooperation Agreement

The Cooperation Agreement was signed between the State Research Center of the Russian Federation JSC “RPA “CNIITMASH” (belongs with JSC Atomenergomash, a machine-building division of ROSATOM), JSC Atomenergomash and TAPROGGE GmbH (Germany) at the venue of Atomexpo Forum on the 15th of April. The document was signed by Victor Orlov, General Director of CNIIT-MASH, Alexander…


SNIIP, Atomenergomash and Elkon Elektrik of Turkey have signed Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation

On April 15, 2019, Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation and Joint Activities between JSC Atomenergomash, JSC SNIIP and Elkon Elektrik (Turkey) was signed at the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO-2019. According to the document, the parties plan to develop cooperation to implement joint projects for the localization of the production of certain types of marine electric and…


Russia’s Dagestan, Chechnya Halt Border Talks Amid Ingushetia Unrest

Russia’s republics of Dagestan and Chechnya have suspended negotiations over border delineations following months of public anger over Chechnya’s land swap deal with neighboring Ingushetia. Protests reignited in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia last month to demand the resignation of its governor, who signed the land swap agreement with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in…


Republic of Congo will study the potential of peaceful uses of nuclear in the next two years

On April 16, 2019 in Sochi (Russia) Russia and the Republic of Congo signed the roadmap to foster establishing cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. The document was signed within the framework of the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019. Rosatom Deputy Director General – Director of International Affairs Department Nikolay Spassky…


Rosatom Technical Academy and “Uzatom” Agency Signed an Agreement of Intent in the Field of Nuclear Education

On April 16, within the framework of the XIth International Forum “ATOMEXPO-2019” in Sochi, the agreement of intent was signed between the Rosatom Technical Academy and the Agency for the Development of Nuclear Energy under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan (“Uzatom” Agency). The agreement was signed by the Rector of the…


Celebrate Theater in Peremilovo

This year is the Year of Theater in Russia, and to celebrate, the Theater Gallery on Malaya Ordynka is running an exhibition of works by the delightfully zany artist Vladimir Lyubarov entitled “The Year of Theater in the Village of Peremilovo.” In 1991, Lyubarov left his hometown of Moscow in favor of a simple life…


Energy Delta Institute’s training programs fostering competencies for successful implementation of international projects

Release April 16, 2019, 16:25 The 18th meeting of the International Supervisory Board (ISB) of Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and EDI’s annual International Partner Meeting under the theme “The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition” were held in St. Petersburg. Taking part in the ISB meeting were Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Han Fennema, CEO and Chairman…


Atomenergomash and Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultations Company (PETROJET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On 16th of April Rosatom Engineering Division – JSC Atomenergomash concluded a memorandum of understanding with the Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultations Company (PETROJET), one of the leading EPC companies in the Middle East and Africa. The document was signed during the XI Atomexpo International Forum. “The signing of the memorandum is an important step…


Second Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum opens in June during SPIEF-2019

The Second Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum will take place on June 6-7, as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.  The Russian Federation Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security together with the State Energy Directorate of China act as the coordinators of the Forum. The Forum…


The construction of the 2nd innovative VVER-TOI power block at the Kursk NPP-2 site has started ahead of schedule

On April 15, 2019 the team placed the first cubic meter of concrete at the construction site for the replacing Kursk NPP-2 (an affiliate of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, a part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM), which marked the start of concreting the 2nd power block’s reactor building foundation. This means that the…


TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and IDOM Consulting (Spain) signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On April 16, 2019, at the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum 2019, TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture S.A.U., Spain, signed a Memorandum of Understanding.  The document was signed by Konstantin Tulupov, Vice President for Business Development of TVEL JSC, and Javier Ruiz Morin, Nuclear Services Director of IDOM.  The parties intend…


Twitter, Facebook Have 9 Months to Comply With Data Law, Russian Watchdog Says

Twitter and Facebook have nine months to comply with data law by moving Russian user data onto servers in Russia, Interfax cited communications watchdog head Alexander Zharov as saying on Tuesday.

Zharov was also quoted as saying he hoped Russia would not end up blocking Twitter and Facebook.

At the 1ATOMEXPO 2019 the Rosatom Corporate Academy held a roundtable discussion entitled “Next Generation Nuclear: A Partnership for Development”

At the 11th ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum, the Rosatom Corporate Academy held a roundtable discussion entitled “Next Generation Nuclear: A Partnership for Development”. Providing nuclear industry enterprises with qualified personnel is crucial for the efficient and safe functioning of the industry. The roundtable experts representing the European Nuclear Education Network, ITER Organization, the International Youth…