Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov’s Departure Say About Modern Russia

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Gazprom looking to maintain and strengthen its leadership position in Europe while expanding into Asia

Release February 20, 2020, 15:55 The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company’s international marketing strategy. It was highlighted that Gazprom is the largest gas supplier to Europe. In December, the Company started delivering pipeline gas to China. In addition, LNG from the Gazprom Group’s portfolio is being supplied to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. Gazprom’s marketing strategy is aimed at maintaining and strengthening the Company’s leadership position in the European…

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Overdue debt of Russian consumers for gas supplies reduced by RUB 5.3 billion in 2019

Release February 20, 2020, 15:50 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the information on improving the payment discipline with regard to domestic gas supplies, as well as on the measures being taken to settle the outstanding consumer debt for the gas supplied, including the interaction with government authorities to perfect the current legislation that regulates the procedure of paying for gas. It was noted that the Company…

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Trump Offered to Pardon Assange If He Denied Russia Helped Leak Democrats’ Emails, Lawyer Says

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday. Assange appeared by videolink from prison as lawyers discussed the management of his hearing next week to decide whether he should be…

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Mikhail Rosseev elected Member of Gazprom Management Committee

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 20, 2020, 10:00 On February 19, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Mikhail Rosseev as a Member of the Gazprom Management Committee for a five-year term. Background Mikhail Rosseev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Chief…

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2 More Russians Infected With Coronavirus

Two Russian citizens from a quarantined cruise ship have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected Russian nationals to three, Russia’s Embassy in Japan said Thursday. One Russian passenger of the Diamond Princess liner has been hospitalized on suspicion of contracting the virus, the embassy said Tuesday. More than 620 passengers…

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Severstal ivests i ew log-rage wire mill at CherMK log-rage rollig mill

February 20, 2020 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces the construction of long-range wire mill 170 in the long-rolling production segment at Cherepovets Steel Mill (part of Severstal’s Russian steel division). The total investment is expected to amount to approximately 11 billion rubles. Alexander Shevelev, CEO…

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Gazprom and OMV discuss cooperation-related issues

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 19, 2020, 18:15 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today in Moscow. The parties…

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Cossacks Patrol Central Russian ‘Chinatown’ for Coronavirus

Cossacks have begun patrolling a predominantly Chinese neighborhood in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg in search of signs of the coronavirus, the Znak.com news website reported Wednesday. Russia temporarily banned entry to Chinese nationals starting Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease, which has killed more than 2,000 people in mainland…

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ROSATOM took part at the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Sciences and Applications in Egypt

On the 15-18 February, 2020, in Egypt, Hurghada was held the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Sciences and its Applications, organized by the Egyptian Society for Nuclear Sciences and Applications. The event was held under surveillance of the Egyptian Ministry of Energy and Renewable Energy and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. ROSATOM acted as one…

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China ‘Dumbstruck’ by Russia’s Coronavirus Entry Ban – Kommersant

Chinese diplomats were at a loss after Russia barred entry to Chinese citizens as a coronavirus prevention measure, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday.  Russia announced the temporary entry ban for Chinese tourists, workers, students and private travelers starting Thursday. The suspension does not affect non-Chinese nationals traveling from China, and Chinese transit passengers will…

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8 Jehovah’s Witnesses Charged With ‘Extremism’ in Russia’s Jewish Region

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ROSATOM’s representatives took part in the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security

On February 10-14, 2020 in Vienna (Austria), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Agency) hosted the third International Conference of Nuclear Security (ICONS 2020). The event gathered together more than 1,600 experts from 134 states. The Russian delegation included representatives of MFA of Russia, ROSATOM and its organizations, Rostechnadzor and FCS of Russia. The ministerial…

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Russia Hands 21-Year-Old Moscow Protester Suspended Sentence in Legal Victory

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Severstal lauches flexible steelmakig uit capable of processig high volumes of liquid cast iro

February 19, 2020 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is reconstructing shaft furnace No. 1 in the electrical steel smelting and processing production facility at Cherepovets Steel Mill (part of Severstal’s Russian steel division). The total investment will amount to about 3 billion rubles. The project is…

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Working meeting held between Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee and Mongolia’s Ambassador

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 18, 2020, 19:25 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Davaa Dulamsuren, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, took place today…

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U.S. Sanctions Russia’s Rosneft Over Venezuela Support

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian oil firm Rosneft that President Donald Trump’s administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department increase the pressure on Russia, which the United States sees as the main backer of Maduro’s…

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Russia to Consider Making Ex-Presidents Immune from Prosecution

Russian presidents could be made immune from criminal prosecution once they leave office under proposed constitutional reforms, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. The proposal, made by a parliamentary working group, comes after President Vladimir Putin last month announced sweeping reforms to the political system that would shift some powers away from the presidency. Putin’s…

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“Sadko” Premiers to Mixed Reviews

This Valentine’s Day marked the first time in 36 years that the epic Rimsky-Korsakov opera “Sadko” has been staged at the Bolshoi Theater. Directed by Dmitry Chernyakov, the sold-out premiere was a much-anticipated event in the Moscow arts scene.  Chernyakov is known for his audacious directorial style, which over the years has earned him both…

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World’s Only Nuclear-Powered Civilian Ship Gears Up for Russian Antarctic Voyage

The Sevmorput, the world’s only nuclear-powered cargo ship, is currently preparing for a voyage to Antarctica to supply Russia’s Vostok research station.  The cargo ship will transport construction materials to the station located 1,200 kilometers from the South Pole, Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, said in a Facebook post.  The ship is set to deliver…

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Ireland Suspects Russian Agents of Inspecting Undersea Cables – The Times

Ireland’s police believes Russia has dispatched agents there to inspect undersea cables, raising concerns that they could tap or damage the cables at their weak points and thwart global communications, Britain’s The Times newspaper reported Sunday. Britain and the United States have warned that the Russian Navy could disrupt over $10 trillion in daily transactions…

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Russian Spy Agency Played Role in Berlin Murder of Georgian Man – Bellingcat

Russia‘s FSB security service planned and organised the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin last summer, a killing that triggered diplomatic expulsions from Germany and Moscow, the investigative website Bellingcat has said. Citing mobile phone metadata and a months-long investigation conducted with Der Spiegel and The Insider, Bellingcat published information it said showed the…

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Changes in staff and structure

Release February 17, 2020, 18:10 Elena Vasilieva has been replaced as Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Chief Accountant of Gazprom by Mikhail Rosseev, former Deputy Chief Accountant. The relevant decisions on the termination of membership in and election to the Gazprom Management Committee will be adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors. Anatoly Titov has been replaced as Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk by Vladislav Borodin, former…

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Rosneft will report its Q4 and 12M 2019 IFRS financial results on Wednesday, February, 2019

Q4 and 12M 2019 IFRS financial results and corresponding MD&A will be available on our website on February 19, 2020 at 10:00.

Russia Managing Libya Conflict ‘at Highest Level,’ Turkey’s Erdogan Says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was managing the conflict in Libya “at the highest level,” Turkey’s NTV broadcaster reported Saturday. Erdogan, whose country backs Libya’s internationally recognized government, has publicly accused the Kremlin-linked Wagner mercenary group of supporting Libya’s rival faction headed by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar. Russia has repeatedly denied its…

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Murmansk Commandos Conduct Anti-Terrorism Drills Onboard Nuclear Icebreakers

Key law enforcement authorities of Russia’s Arctic region joined forces in anti-terrorism exercises onboard two retired nuclear-powered icebreakers docked in the Kola Bay. It has been several years since the Sovetsky Soyuz and Sibir icebreaking vessels were last in the icy waters of the Arctic. The two nuclear-engine vessels were taken out of service in 2010…

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Russia Should Drop ‘Terrorist’ Soviet Legacy, Constitutional Court Judge Says

A Russian Constitutional Court judge has said that modern Russia should renounce its status as a successor state to the Soviet Union, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Judge Konstantin Aranovsky expressed his opinion as an addition to a December ruling that awarded restitution to the children of the victims of Stalin’s repressions. While he agreed…

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