Russian Journalist Ilya Azar Released After 10 Days in Jail

Russian journalist and activist Ilya Azar was released Sunday after ten days in detention, his punishment for standing on a solo picket protest. President Vladimir Putin’s government has cracked down on opposition demonstrations, and single-person protests are the only kind allowed without prior permission from the authorities. A court sentenced the 35-year-old journalist and municipal…


‘Soviet Signs and Street Relics’

Photographer Jason Guilbeau, who was born in Niort, France and now lives in Strasbourg, is known for his landscapes of Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe, in particular the relationship between form and landscape. In “Soviet Signs and Street Relics” he has taken Google Street View images of the sculptural signs so familiar to anyone who…


Gazprom’s project finance deal for Amur GPP receives international awards

Background On December 23, 2019, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and Gazprom completed the signing of project finance documentation for the construction of the Amur GPP. The funds are provided by 22 European, Asian and Russian banks. This deal is unprecedented in Gazprom’s history and is among the largest in Europe over the last few years. TXF and Proximo are information agencies that specialize in publishing news,…


Russian ‘Terrorists’ Training German Neo-Nazi Youth in Combat – Reports

Young right-wing extremists from Germany are receiving combat training from Russian white supremacists whom the United States has blacklisted as terrorists, Germany’s Focus news magazine reported Friday. The U.S. State Department branded the Russian Imperial Movement as a foreign terrorist organization in April, saying it runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg that have…


Rosneft allocated 80 billion rubles for environmental protection over 2 years

On June 5th Rosneft celebrates World Environment Day.

Zvezda Shipyard Launches Construction of Aframax Tanker for Sovcomflot

Zvezda shipbuilding complex has launched the construction of an Aframax tanker for PJSC Sovcomflot.

Russia’s first “green” tanker Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials

Launched at the Zvezda Shipyard on May 12, the first Russian tanker of Aframax type Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials.

Russian-U.S. Tensions Rise in Syria as Moscow Expands Presence – Reports

Tensions flared between Russia and the United States as the Russian military reportedly seeks to expand its presence in U.S.-controlled northeastern Syria, news outlets reported this week. The latest flare-up follows the Russian military’s reported attempt to build a base near the Turkish and Iraqi borders last week. President Vladimir Putin has ordered talks with Russia’s ally…


Gazprom Workers’ Union allocates funds to combat coronavirus

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:50 Trade unions within the Gazprom Workers’ Union Interregional Organization have provided over RUB 70 million to support the efforts aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The funds are to be used to purchase protective and preventive products: face masks, disinfectants, non-contact thermometers, germicidal lamps, bactericidal air recirculators, medications, etc. The Presidium of the…


Subscriber base of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk’s online services grows by over 9,000 users

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:45 Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk has taken stock of the work done by its subscriber service in the first five months of 2020. From January through May of this year, more than 9,000 users created personal accounts at the мойгаз.смородина.онлайн website, as a result of which its subscriber base expanded to 55,461 people. This period of operation partially overlapped…


Call center of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don provides customer support over 122,000 times in stay-at-home period

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:30 The remote customer support services offered by Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don worked even more effectively in the period of self-isolation. The company’s call center received over 122,000 inquiries and submissions from March 31 to May 31. The operators receive more than 1,600 calls a day. In April and May, the specialists of the call…


Have a Taco Party This Weekend

This weekend you can pretend it’s summer by ordering in a Mexican meal from the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park. A big variety of meaty and meatless dishes for two (or many more) is 3,500 rubles, which includes free delivery within the Third Ring Road and Horchata Blanca (a traditional Mexican rice drink). For the “do-it-yourself”…


‘Let American Imperialism Collapse’: How Is Russian TV Covering U.S. Protests?

Cities across the United States have been rocked by a week of protests against police brutality and injustice toward African-Americans that have at times turned violent and destructive. Multiple incidents involving police violence against demonstrators and journalists were broadcast live at riots nationwide following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police…


Russia’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Emerged in January, Moscow Official Says

Russia saw its first coronavirus infection in mid-to-late January, a Moscow city official has said, contradicting official reports which say that Russia’s “patient zero” appearing in March. The statement comes amid reports that China, the country where the pandemic originated, withheld critical information about the new coronavirus from the World Health Organization in the early…


Moscow Slams U.S. ‘Police Impunity’ Over Attacks on Media

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday demanded that Washington “take urgent measures” to stop police violence against journalists, including one for Russian state media. “We are outraged about the ongoing violence used by American law enforcement against international media covering the protests in the U.S., including Russian,” the ministry said in a statement. “We demand that…


Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reach final investment decision on Semakovskoye field

June 2, 2020, 19:00 Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reached a final investment decision on the project for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The field, which is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsula, is classified as large: its recoverable gas reserves exceed 320 billion cubic meters. During the preparatory stage, the project…