Rosneft Becomes a Constituent of FTSE4Good Stock Index Leading on Core Sustainability Metrics

FTSE Russell, the analytic branch of the London Stock Exchange, has included Rosneft Oil Company in the international FTSE4Good Emerging Index.

Number of confirmed cases of infection with the virus 2019-nCoV. Data for February 3

Distribution of a new coronavirus from China

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Russian Cities See Hottest January in Recorded History

Update: January temperatures across all of Russia were the second-hottest in the country’s recorded history, the Federal Meteorological Service said Wednesday. Scores of cities across Russia including Moscow and St. Petersburg have experienced the hottest January in their recorded histories, an official at Russia’s meteorological center said Monday. The latest record comes after 2019 was declared…


‘The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921’

In January Eric Lee came to Moscow to present the Russian translation of his book, “The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921.” This followed the Georgian translation that was released the previous year. At Memorial International, Lee discussed his book with Russian and Georgian scholars, many of whom knew virtually nothing about the history he reported.…


Unique Russian Park ZARYADYE. Map

Unique Russian and European Park ZARYADYE. Map



Judges Disobey Putin in ‘Repeat Protest’ Conviction

Russia’s Supreme Court will not review Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov’s guilty verdict, his lawyer said Friday days after President Vladimir Putin promised to investigate whether his conviction was lawful. Kotov, a 34-year-old programmer, was sentenced to four years in prison in September for “repeated” participation in unauthorized rallies. In the past week, Putin has ordered…


Russia Reports First Coronavirus Cases

Russia reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and said the infected people were Chinese citizens who had been quarantined. The two cases were discovered in different parts of the country, one in Tyumen region in west Siberia, the other in Russia‘s Far East, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said. “They are under strict supervision,…


Russia Steps into Oil-Free Future With New Arctic Research Station

Russia is looking beyond oil as it builds the “Snowflake station,” a state-of-the-art climate research station in the Yamal-Nenets region of Siberia.  The Snowflake IAS will be a fully autonomous year-round diesel-free facility powered by renewable energy sources and hydrogen fuel, a project presentation says. “It is envisioned as a unique new platform for international…


Russian Director Is an Oscar Hopeful

HOLLYWOOD—Daria Kashcheeva is the year’s shining star of the international film festival circuit. Her stop-motion animated picture “Daughter” has won accolades in every competition it has entered, totaling more than three-dozen awards. The native of Tajikistan, whose family settled in the Russian city of Valdai, between St. Petersburg and Moscow, has already captured awards in…


McDonald’s in Russia Turns 30

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…


Russia to Drop Murder Charges Against Sisters Who Killed Abusive Father, Lawyers Say

Russian prosecutors have ordered investigators to drop murder charges against three teenage sisters accused of killing their abusive father, the sisters’ lawyers told Russian news agencies Thursday. Investigators said last month they planned to charge Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan with premeditated murder, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The Khachaturyan…


New U.S. Envoy Tells Russia to ‘End Nightmare’ for Jailed Ex-Marine

The United States’ new ambassador to Russia urged Moscow on Thursday to release a former U.S. Marine accused of spying, and said Russian investigators had failed to present credible evidence to back up their case. Days after starting as U.S. ambassador, John Sullivan accused Russian authorities of “shameful treatment” of Paul Whelan, who was detained by security agents in…


Severstal publishes 2019 Aual Report

January 31, 2020

PAO Severstal (MICEX-RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s leading steel
and steel-related mining companies, has published its Annual Report for the
year ended 31 December 2019 on the Company’s corporate website.

The full report is available at:

Severstal aouces 2020 capital ivestmet programme

January 31, 2020 PAO Severstal (“Severstal”; “the Company”), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, today announces its capital investment programme for 2020. Severstal plans to invest approximately 110.5 billion rubles in 2020, focusing on the key areas of the Company’s updated strategy as disclosed during its Capital Markets Day…


Russian Officers Charged With Framing Investigative Journalist Golunov

Five former Moscow police officers have been criminally charged with framing anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Thursday. Golunov, an investigative journalist for Meduza, was arrested in June on fabricated drug charges and released days later after an unprecedented public outcry. Police dropped all charges against him, fired the officers involved in his arrest…


Turkey’s Erdogan Says Russia Not Abiding by Syria Agreements

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is losing patience with the military assault in Syria’s Idlib region, adding that Russia is violating agreements aimed at stemming conflict there, the state-funded NTV broadcaster reported Wednesday. Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian government forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area…


Gazprom and Mytilineos discuss gas supplies

Release January 29, 2020, 16:25 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Evangelos Mytilineos, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Mytilineos S.A., took place today in Moscow. The parties discussed issues related to natural gas supplies. Background Mytilineos S.A. is one of Greece’s leading industrial companies, with activities in such areas as metallurgy, energy, and EPC projects. In 2017, Gazprom Export started…


Gazprom and Petrobangla sign Memorandum of Understanding

Background Gazprom’s interests in Bangladesh are represented by Gazprom EP International B.V., a specialized company for implementing international projects, including those in the areas of hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and production, as well as power generation and LNG. Gazprom’s main partner in Bangladesh is Petrobangla, a state-owned corporation engaged in oil, gas and mineral resource-related activities. In 2012 and 2015, Gazprom EP International and Petrobangla signed the contracts to build exploratory and…


Former Officers Detained Over Investigative Journalist Golunov’s Framing

Update: The five detained officers will be indicted soon, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Wednesday. It added that the drugs planted on Golunov last June had been illegally acquired, stored and transported by the police. Moscow police have detained five former officers as part of a criminal case on falsification of evidence against journalist Ivan Golunov,…


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