On This Day: April 13, 1990

On this day, on April 13, 1943, the German army under Adolf Hitler announced the discovery of mass graves near the village of Katyn not far from Smolensk. The Nazis accused the Soviet Union of the mass murder of Polish officers. For almost five decades, the Soviet Union denied all responsibility, insisting that the murders…

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‘Stalingrad’ by Vasily Grossman

In June a new translation of a new version of Vasily Grossman’s “Stalingrad” is being released. Edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan and translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, it promises to, if not revolutionize readers’ understanding of Vasily Grossman, then at least expand and augment it. We couldn’t wait to…

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The innovation Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II has started first power stage

On April 11, 2019, Novovoronezh Phase II (a branch of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC, part of ROSATOM’s Power Division) has started the first power program at Unit 2 after getting a permit from the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia.  Novovoronezh Plant Manager Vladimir Povarov said that the permit from Rostechnadzor meant that…

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Delegation of French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Visited PDC DUGR JSC

The visit of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) delegation to the production location of JSC “Pilot and Demonstration Center for Decommissioning of Uranium-Graphite Reactors” took place in Seversk on April 8-12, 2019. TENEX experts also took part in the visit. During the visit, the French delegation learned about ROSATOM’s unique expertise…

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ATOMEXPO 2019 to Feature Discussion on Nuclear Technologies as a Driver of Scientific and Technological Innovation

The “Nuclear Technologies as a Key Driver of Scientific and Technological Innovation” roundtable will be held as part of the ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum on April 16, 2019.  The event will bring together Russian and international experts to talk about the contribution of nuclear technologies to the development of scientific and technical process and their…

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ATOMEXPO 2019 to Feature Roundtable on “Risk Management: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement”

On April 15, a roundtable entitled “Risk Management: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement” will take place as part of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum. The roundtable has been organized by State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, with representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Nuclear Association (WNA) taking…

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ATOMEXPO 2019 Roundtable to Focus on Finding the Best Mix of Nuclear and Renewables for Achieving Sustainable Development

ROSATOM and World Nuclear Association will host a roundtable of presentations and discussion to examine how we can deliver an energy system that can meet the aspirations of the world’s growing population and help achieve global long-term climate change objectives as part of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum in Sochi on April 15–16, 2019. What…

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Gazprom Management Committee proposes record dividends of RUB 10.43 per share for 2018

Release April 11, 2019, 14:05 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed issues associated with arranging and holding the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. The Management Committee endorsed the proposal to convene the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom in St. Petersburg at 10 a.m. on June 28, 2019. The registration of the Meeting participants is to be carried out on June 26 (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and on June 28 (from 9 a.m.). In addition, the…

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Putin Announces Arctic Expansion Plans at International Forum – Highlights

With Russia’s economy faltering under an onslaught of Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the 5th International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg this week to promote the resource-rich region’s development. Presentations and panel discussions between more than 3,600 Russian and international lawmakers, scientists and businesspeople wrapped up on Wednesday. Delegates discussed topics including the Northern…

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Russian Officials Condemn Julian Assange’s Arrest in London

Russian officials have spoken out against Britain’s arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, expressing hopes that the whistleblower’s rights will be respected. Assange was arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police after Ecuador withdrew his asylum which had allowed him to take refuge in the country’s embassy in the United Kingdom since 2012. A video widely shared…

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ATOMEXPO 2019 to become Platform for International Discussion on Training Professionals for the Economy of the Future

On April 15, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Union ‘Agency of Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers’ (WorldSkills Russia) will host a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Human Capital as a Factor for Economic Growth: From National Interests to International Corporation’.    Participants in the discussion will include: Director General the World Nuclear Association…

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Eight More Activists Detained in Northern Russia Following Landfill Protests

Eight activists who participated in a protest in northern Russia against Moscow’s plans to ship waste to surrounding regions were detained Wednesday, Interfax reported. Between 2,000 and 3,000 protesters gathered for Sunday’s demonstration in Arkhangelsk, calling for the region’s governor to resign over the 10.5 billion ruble ($160.7 million) Shiyes landfill’s construction, media outlets reported.…

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Russian Lawmakers Criticize Sudan Coup as ‘Unconstitutional’

Russian lawmakers have spoken out against what they called an “unconstitutional” military coup in Sudan that has reportedly ousted longtime leader and close Russian ally Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s military deployed troops in Khartoum and surrounded the presidential palace on Thursday following months of protests against al-Bashir’s regime; al-Bashir stepped down soon after, Reuters reported. In January, Russia’s Foreign…

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ATOMEXPO 2019 to Feature Discussion of Areas of Cooperation with Next-Gen Nuclear

On April 16, ANO Rosatom Corporate Academy will hold a round table discussion entitled “Next Generation Nuclear: A Partnership for Development” as part of the ATOOMEXPO 2019 International Forum in Sochi.  The round table will be attended by the following organizations: ITER Organization, the Vienna International Nuclear Competence Center, Universum, Goodnight Consulting, Coca-Cola HBC Russia,…

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Zvezda Shipyard Signs Contract with Sovkomflot to Build Arctic Gas Carrier for Arctic LNG 2 Project

Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Sovkomflot PJSC have signed a contract to make a pilot gas carrier vessel for the Arctic LNG 2 project. The contract states that the vessel shall be delivered in Q1 2023. Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has unique equipment for Russian shipyards, as well as advanced world-class technology, which provides for the implementation…

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Where Chinese Diners Eat in Moscow

Despite the decades-old Moscow-Beijing Friendship, authentic Chinese food has been really hard to find in the Russian capital. But as thousands of Chinese students and tourists flock to Moscow each year, they have been hankering for a taste of home — and now they found it. Assuming that your Mandarin isn’t up to reading the…

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Kremlin Comments on Poroshenko vs. Putin Campaign Posters in Ukraine

While Ukraine currently faces a difficult choice for its leadership, Russia has settled on President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said Wednesday in response to campaign billboards depicting Ukraine’s president facing off against Putin. Posters showing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko opposite Putin with a caption reading “The Decisive Choice” appeared in Ukraine ahead of the country’s…

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Russian Investigators Call for Detained U.S. Investor Calvey to Be Moved to House Arrest

Russian investigators have asked for jailed U.S. investor Michael Calvey to be released from pretrial detention and placed under house arrest instead. In February, Russia detained Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, on suspicion of fraud along with three other partners in the fund. Calvey denies the allegations, saying the case…

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Gazprom and Rosgeo discuss cooperation issues

Release April 10, 2019, 13:35 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Sergey Gorkov, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Rosgeo, took place today at the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue 5th International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg. The parties discussed cooperation-related issues, in particular the prospects of conducting 3D seismic surveys in the east of Russia and on the Arctic shelf. Information…

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Gazprom and OMV discuss further steps in strategic partnership

Background OMV AG is Gazprom’s main partner in Austria. The companies cooperate in gas production, transportation and supplies. In June 2018, an Agreement was signed to extend until 2040 the existing contract between Gazprom Export and OMV Gas Marketing & Trading GmbH for Russian gas supplies to Austria. In October 2018, Gazprom and OMV signed the Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation. Also in October 2018, Gazprom and OMV inked the…

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Head of ROSATOM Alexei Likhachev took part in the panel section “The Northern Sea Route – The Key to the Development of the Russian Arctic” of the Forum “The Arctic – Territory of Dialogue”

On April 9, 2019 in Saint-Petersburg the Director General of ROSATOM took part in the panel section “The Northern Sea Route – The Key to the Development of the Russian Arctic” which was held in the framework of the 5th International Arctic Forum “The Arctic – Territory of Dialogue”.  Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of…

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