New Ukraine Leader Heralds ‘Death of Russian Imperialism,’ Accused of Plagiarism

Ukraine’s new president has predicted the end of “Russia’s imperial project” if Kiev joins the European Union, drawing allegations that he had plagiarized his predecessor’s words. Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s administration quoted him as saying “Ukraine in the EU would be the death of the Russian imperial project” during talks with top European official Donald Tusk. “Moreover,…

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Lyons Hall of Catherine Palace restored with support from Gazprom and ENGIE

Release June 5, 2019, 19:45 Photos The Lyons Hall of the Catherine Palace at the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum Preserve (Pushkin, St. Petersburg) was reopened today after a restoration carried out with the support from Gazprom and the ENGIE Foundation (France). The unveiling ceremony was attended by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Sylvie Bermann, Ambassador Extraordinary…

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Rosneft Allocates over 370 Billion Roubles for Environmental Activities in Five Years

Environment protection is one of the priorities for Rosneft. The Company has allocated more than 370 billion roubles for environmental activities over the past five years. In December 2018, the Company approved its public statement — “Rosneft: contributing to implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, confirming its commitment to high social and ecological standards.…

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Maximum daily deliverability of Russian UGS facilities to exceed 843 million cubic meters of gas by next winter

Release June 4, 2019, 18:20 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the operating results of the Company’s subsidiaries and organizations over the 2018–2019 autumn/winter period and discussed the measures to be taken for ensuring uninterrupted gas supplies to consumers in the upcoming winter. It was noted that in the past winter Gazprom, as in previous years, had provided its consumers in Russia and abroad with the required gas…

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PhosAgro Delegation Headed by Board of Directors Chairman Xavier Rolet and CEO Andrey Guryev to Take Part in SPIEF-2019

St Petersburg – A delegation from PhosAgro (“PhosAgro” or “the Company”) (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, will take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF” or “the Forum”) on 6-8 June 2019. SPIEF is a major event for the entire business community and for…

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Moscow’s Muslims Celebrate the End of Ramadan

Muslims across Moscow came to the Cathedral Mosque at Prospekt Mira, one of the largest mosques in Europe, to celebrate the end of the religious holiday of Ramadan on June 4, 2019.

An estimated 200,000 to 320,000 people participated in the celebrations in Moscow.

On This Day: Ufa Train Disaster

On June 4, 1989, a railway accident in the Iglinsky District (then the Bashkir A.S.S.R, Soviet Union) killed 575, injuring 800 more. Many passengers were children coming to or from summer camp or holidays by the seaside. It remains the deadliest postwar rail disaster in Russia. While the incident happened about 50 kilometers east of…

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Tourists Avoid Moscow Due to Perceived High Costs, Lack of Safety – Study

Tourists are not traveling to Moscow because they think it’s too expensive and unsafe, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey obtained by Russia’s RBC news website on Tuesday. BCG polled 3,500 tourists and classified their answers into two categories to reflect the respondents’ biases and structural barriers. The consulting group didn’t disclose the…

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Gazprom’s Football for Friendship international children’s social programme breaks Guinness World Record

Release June 3, 2019, 20:40 The 7th season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) international children’s social programme organized by Gazprom concluded in Madrid. The final events of the project, which was carried out with support from FIFA, UEFA, and national football federations and associations, took place from May 28 through June 2 within the framework of the official programme of the UEFA Champions League…

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What Are Russian Millennials Most Concerned About?

Unlike their peers abroad, who worry about climate change, Russian millennials say they’re most concerned by corruption and inequality, according to a recent poll by Deloitte.

We headed to the streets of Moscow to ask young Russians what their major concerns are.

Russia Faces 2020 Olympics Ban Over Alleged Forged Docs – The Times

Russia could be banned from competing in the second consecutive Olympics over allegedly forged medical documents, Britain’s The Sunday Times reported. High jumper Danil Lysenko, 22, had been one of the Russians cleared to compete internationally for having demonstrated he was training in a doping free-environment. However, he lost his status and was provisionally suspended…

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‘Christ Is Risen, Life is for Thieves’: Russian Prisoners’ Easter Celebration Sparks Scandal

Leaked footage of Russian prisoners chanting criminal underworld slang during their Easter celebrations has sparked scandal in a prison system already under national scrutiny. Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) has been rocked by scandal in the past year as footage of guards violently beating inmates has leaked. Last fall, FSIN launched a probe into lax…

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