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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Moscow Police Detain Hundreds in 2 Years With Facial Recognition

Facial recognition cameras have helped police catch scores of suspects on the streets of Moscow and up to 10 criminals a month on the metro in the past two years, Russia’s Vedomosti business daily reported Thursday. Moscow claims the world’s largest network of 160,000 surveillance cameras, some equipped with facial recognition technology. Supporters of the technology say…

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Andrey Guryev, PhosAgro CEO and Head of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association, Elected Chairman of the Russia-Brazil Business Council

Moscow – Andrey Guryev, the CEO of PhosAgro and Head of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association (RFPA), has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Russia-Brazil Business Council. He replaces VEB.RF Deputy Chairman Sergey Vasiliev, who had headed up the Council since 2009. Established in 2004, the Council’s main objectives are the development of business…

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Representatives of Leading Investment Companies Visit Rosneft Production Facilities in Eastern Siberia

Representatives of leading investment companies visited production facilities of Rosneft Oil Company in Eastern Siberia. The event was attended by more than 30 analysts from global investment banks (including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan) and portfolio managers from investment funds (including Capital, HSBC Global AM, AIG…

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Russian Paratroopers Drown in Crimea After Failed Parachute Landing

Two Russian paratroopers have drowned after a failed parachute landing attempt, the country’s military was quoted by news agencies as saying on Wednesday. It was unclear if the paratroopers died during the snap combat readiness inspections currently taking place in Russia’s central, eastern and southern military districts. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday that…

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1 in 10 Russians Have Been Tortured by Authorities – Poll

One in 10 Russians say they have been tortured by law enforcement officials, a survey by the independent Levada Center pollster said. Russian law enforcement has been rocked with several torture scandals, with victims including LGBT people in Chechnya, Jehovah’s Witnesses and prisoners. In 2018, United Nations human rights investigators called on Russia to halt frequent torture…

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Russian Arctic Island Becomes Nature Reserve

Regional authorities in Russia’s Arctic have introduced stricter environmental regimes on Kolguev Island to protect the island’s bird and wildlife species. The small island located in the southeastern Barents Sea, north of the Nenets coast, is considered a crucial area for migrating birds. It is also inhabited by several endangered species. The Kolguevsky Nature Reserve was…

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Russia Is Laying Groundwork for Georgian Wine Ban, Media Reports

Russian authorities are taking steps toward banning Georgian wines amid an escalation in tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors over the past week, the Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday. Violent protests erupted in Georgia’s capital last week after a Russian lawmaker addressed the Georgian parliament in Russian from the speaker’s chair. On Monday, Russia’s state consumer…

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Russians Are Increasingly Protesting Social, Not Political Issues – Study

Russians are increasingly likely to rally over social than political issues, according to a newly released study of protests in the first three months of 2019. Freedom of assembly has been gradually restricted in Russia since a wave of mass protests in 2011-2012 against President Vladimir Putin. Observers say that nonpolitical demonstrations have become more frequent…

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Two Russian Biathletes Get Four-Year Bans for Doping

Two Russian biathletes have been suspended for four years for doping violations detected in data from Russia‘s former anti-doping agency laboratory, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Tuesday. Alexander Pechenkin and Alexander Chernyshov were among the four Russian biathletes who were charged with doping violations by the IBU and provisionally suspended last November. In addition to a…

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Gazprom and Fortum discuss bilateral cooperation

Release June 25, 2019, 14:45 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Fortum, took place in St. Petersburg today. The parties discussed the issues related to their bilateral cooperation, including joint efforts in the field of power generation. Background Fortum is a Finnish energy concern that owns 29.5 per cent of TGC-1 (part of the Gazprom Energoholding…

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Russia Cleared to Return to Europe’s Top Rights Body, Ukraine Walks Out

Europe’s top human rights body has voted to allow Russia to return as a member of its parliamentary assembly, dividing the 70-year-old watchdog tasked with monitoring civil liberties among its 47 member states. Russia was suspended from the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in 2014 over Moscow’s behavior toward Ukraine, including the annexation of…

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Russia Says Military Plane Landed in Venezuela to Service Equipment

A Russian Air Force plane that landed in Venezuela is there to service Russian military equipment already in the country, Russia‘s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday, according to Interfax. The plane landed on Monday in Venezuela’s main airport, according to a Reuters witness and a website that tracks plane movements, three months after a similar arrival…

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Head of Russia’s Ingushetia Resigns Following Months of Border Deal Unrest

The head of Russia’s smallest region has resigned following months of controversy over a land-swap deal with the neighboring republic of Chechnya, Russian media have reported. Residents of the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia first took to the streets against the border-swap agreement signed with Chechnya in fall 2018. Violent protests reignited in March as…

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Sunday in Radishchev State Art Museum event held with support from Gazprom Transgaz Saratov

News from projects and regions June 24, 2019, 17:00 Photos On June 23, a cultural and educational event named Sunday in the Radishchev State Art Museum took place in Saratov. During the event organized by Gazprom Transgaz Saratov, over 1,200 residents and guests of the city of Saratov took the opportunity to visit one of the main points of interest in the region. The entrance to the museum’s…

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