Top Russian Official Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Population Loss

Russia’s population numbers are declining “catastrophically” with several regions vastly underestimating their death rates, a top government official has said. Russia has struggled with a demographic crisis in recent years, with population numbers falling for the first time in a decade to 146.8 million last year. Official data for 2019 places Russia’s population at 146.7…

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Russia Tests New Anti-Aircraft Missile

Russia successfully launched a new anti-aircraft missile, its Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The test launch took place at Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan, the ministry said. Video published by the Defense Ministry shows the missile soaring into the sky, leaving a pillar of fire and smoke in its wake. Russian military representatives did not…

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Russia Tests New Air Defense Missile

Russia has successfully launched a new air defense missile, its Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The test launch took place at Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan, the ministry said. Video published by the Defense Ministry shows the missile soaring into the sky, leaving a pillar of fire and smoke in its wake. Russian military representatives…

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On This Day: Larisa Shepitko

Larisa Shepito was an actress, screenwriter and film director who was an integral part of the “new wave” of cinema in the Soviet “Thaw” period in the 1960s. A peer of Andrei Tarkovsky, her films were renowned for their strong naturalism, associative imagery, and their depth of meaning and emotion. She was a woman in…

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Rustem Usmanov put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan

Release July 1, 2019, 19:05 Rustem Usmanov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan. Rustem Usmanov was born in 1969 in Ufa. He graduated from Ufa Petroleum Institute, majoring in Design, Construction and Operation of Gas & Oil Pipelines and Gas & Oil Storage Facilities, and earned a management degree from the All-Russian Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics. He has a PhD…

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Lawmaker Suggests Replacing ‘Gulag Archipelago’ With Bible Study in Russian Schools

A senior Russian lawmaker has backed an Orthodox Church proposal to teach the Bible in schools, suggesting it be included in curriculums instead of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s seminal “Gulag Archipelago.” A Church spokesman, spurred by President Vladimir Putin’s endorsement of the texts, had offered over the weekend to include the Bible, the Torah and the Quran…

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Commercial production of cobalt radioisotope begins at Smolensk NPP Unit 3

On June 28, 2019, loading of additional cobalt absorbers into Unit 3 reactor started at Smolensk NPP. This is the final stage of primary loading in Rosenergoatom’s large-scale project envisaging commercial production of cobalt-60 (Co-60) that is highly demanded on the international market. Co-60 isotope manufacturing project at Smolensk NPP was launched in September 2017,…

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Russian Independent Media Publish Investigation Linked to Journalist’s Arrest

Russia’s leading independent media have coordinated to publish journalist Ivan Golunov’s investigation into Moscow’s funeral mafia that his colleagues say was tied to his shock arrest last month. Golunov had reported receiving threats after beginning the investigation into the funeral business in February 2018. He reportedly filed a draft of the piece to Alexey Kovalev,…

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TENEX Participates in International IAEA Conference

On June 24-28, a delegation comprising representatives of TENEX participated in the international conference “Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors – 2019” (Vienna, Austria), held under the slogan “Learning from the past, enabling the future” organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The Company’s specialists presented reports on various aspects of the back-end…

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ROSATOM will conduct research on Russian nuclear fuel materials in the Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Czech research center Řež (Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o.; CVŘ) have signed an agreement on cooperation in   materials science studies and research.  On the grounds of the agreement, Czech scientists will provide experiments on irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also accomplish pre-irradiation and…

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Board of Directors forms Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee

The Gazprom Board of Directors formed the Audit Committee. The Committee is made up of Mikhail Sereda and two independent directors Viktor Martynov and Vladimir Mau, with Viktor Martynov as Chairman.

The Board of Directors also formed the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Mikhail Sereda was appointed as Chairman, with Viktor Martynov and Vladimir Mau as members.

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting makes decisions on agenda items

Release June 28, 2019, 16:45 Photos The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom made decisions on the following agenda items. The Meeting approved the Company’s 2018 Annual Report and Accounting (Financial) Statements. It was resolved to allocate the Company’s profit based on the results of 2018. The Meeting approved the dividend amount: RUB 16.61 per share based on Gazprom’s operating results in 2018 (more than double the amount for 2017). The dividend…

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Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s new Board of Directors elected

The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom was followed today by a meeting of the Company’s newly elected Board of Directors.

The meeting resolved to elect Viktor Zubkov as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, was named as Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.

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Speech by Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee, at annual General Shareholders Meeting

June 28, 2019 Annual General Shareholders Meeting Strategy for excellence Dear shareholders, The in-depth materials on Gazprom’s performance in 2018, which have been prepared for the annual General Shareholders Meeting, include the Annual Report, the Accounting (Financial) Statements, the Audit Commission’s Report, and other documents. [embedded content] It is proposed that the Shareholders Meeting approve: the 2018 Annual Report of Gazprom; the 2018…

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Second power unit of Grozny TPP comes onstream

Background The Gazprom Group implemented the Grozny TPP construction project in the framework of the capacity supply agreement system, as stipulated in the Russian Government’s Order No. 238-r dated February 16, 2015, and Order No. 2636-r dated November 28, 2017. The Group’s CSA-based program envisages, inter alia, the construction and upgrading of generating facilities with the aggregate capacity of about 9 GW,…

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Floating nuclear power plant The Akademik Lomonosov has received an operating license

Rosenergoatom JSC (part of the Power Division of ROSATOM) has obtained a license to operate nuclear installation of the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) The Akademik Lomonosov for 10 years, until 2929. The license was issued by the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor). General Director of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC Andey Petrov noted:…

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Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting opens in St. Petersburg

Release June 28, 2019, 10:20 Photos Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting opened today in St. Petersburg. Shareholders from Russia and a number of foreign countries are taking part in the Meeting in person, via their representatives, and in absentia. As of June 3, 2019, the list of persons eligible to take part in the Shareholders Meeting included 472,162 accounts with a total of 23,468,757,524 shares. The Gazprom Board of Directors resolved…

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