Start of the reactor plant equipment hot run at the Power Unit No.1 of Belarus NPP

On 11 December, 2019 specialists of Power Unit No.1 of Belarus NPP (the General Designer and the General Contractor – Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division) have proceeded to the reactor plant hot run – the most large-scale stage of the commissioning works before physical start-up. According to Mr. Vitaliy Polyanin, Vice-President and Director of Belarus…


ROSATOM and Orano subsidiaries sign contract to grow Russian capacities for depleted uranium reconversion

Electrochemical Plant (ECP, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region, East Siberia) and Orano Projects (France) have signed the contract for supply of equipment for construction of the second installation for de-fluorination of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) on the site of ECP.  The document is signed by Sergey Filimonov, Director…


Trump Hosts Russia’s Lavrov at White House, Warns Against Election Meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House on Tuesday, where he warned Russia not to interfere in U.S. elections. Lavrov’s last Oval Office meeting in May 2017 turned into a public relations disaster for Trump when unnamed U.S. officials accused him of divulging highly classified information and when he told…


ROSATOM took part in the 5th Arab Forum on the Nuclear Energy Prospects for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination

December 9, 2019, Cairo (Egypt) – ROSATOM took part in the Fifth Arab Forum on the Nuclear Energy Prospects for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination held in Cairo from December 2 to 4.  The conference organized by Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) and Nuclear Power Plants Authority. It brought together stakeholders of nuclear industry of…


Rosneft Employees Receive Russian Government Award for Innovative Developments in Science and Technology

Rosneft Oil Company employees have received an award from the Government of the Russian Federation and the award-winning title for their innovative developments in Science and Technology.

‘Chernobyl’ Nabs 4 Golden Globe Nominations

HOLLYWOOD — “Chernobyl” captured Golden Globe nominations Monday in every category it entered, including the best television category.  The highly acclaimed HBO miniseries was nominated for best television limited series or motion picture made for television. The show’s leading actors also received recognition, with Jared Harris nominated for best actor, Emily Watson for best supporting…


ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on joint development of the transportation and logistics business

On December 9, 2019, ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on JSC Atomenergoprom’s equity investments in Delo Group with an ownership interest of 30%. For ROSATOM the document was signed by Director of JSC Atomenergoprom Kirill Komarov; for Delo Group it was signed by President of Delo Group Sergey Shishkarev. According to the signed documents,…


Russian Gallery Puts Stickers Over Nude Art

An art gallery in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg has censored nude paintings over what organizers called parents’ concerns for children, the 360 TV news channel reported. The five-day art exhibition displayed a painting of the naked Roman goddess Venus with a small curtain covering her entire body below the shoulders. Stickers were also strategically…


Tomskneft Achieves 95% APG Utilization Rate at Large Oil Production Centre

Tomskneft has commissioned two vacuum compressor stations at the Dvurechenskoye field for further transportation of compressed gas to a gas turbine power plant.

Leak of Classified Papers Ahead of U.K. Election Tied to Russian Operation

The leak and distribution of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online is tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, social media site Reddit said on Friday, fueling fears that Moscow is seeking to interfere in Britain’s upcoming election. Britain’s opposition Labour Party seized on the leaked documents on Nov. 27, saying they showed the ruling Conservatives…


Russia and Ukraine carry on bilateral gas negotiations at expert level

The bilateral negotiations at the expert level between Gazprom and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine with regard to the terms of transiting Russian gas to Europe from 2020 onward continued today in Vienna.

The parties discussed the results of their interaction in the past week and agreed to continue their work together.

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Alexey Miller and Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Gas Transit across Ukraine hold working meeting

Release December 6, 2019, 19:45 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Georg Graf Waldersee, Commissioner of the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for Gas Transit across Ukraine, took place today in St. Petersburg. Alexey Miller briefed Georg Graf Waldersee at length about the progress of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations on cooperation in the gas sector from 2020…


Russia’s Athletic Coaches Must Be Fired, Top Anti-Doping Official Says

Russian sport needs a “serious change” in its leadership starting with the firing of all its athletics coaches, the country’s top anti-doping official said Friday as it braces for a four-year Olympic ban for flouting anti-doping rules. Russian sport could enter four more years of gloom on Monday when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s executive committee…


International Business Congress holds Presiding Committee Meeting

Background The International Business Congress (IBC) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of 124 members from 24 countries, among them Gazprom, OMV AG, Deutsche Bank, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, J.P. Morgan Bank International, KPMG, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Siemens, Shell, Equinor, Schneider Electric, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Total, Uniper, Wintershall Dea, Sakhalin Energy, Srbijagas, and others. The IBC’s supreme body…


Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee and Mongolia’s Deputy Prime Minister sign Memorandum of Understanding

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, signed today in Sochi a Memorandum of Understanding.

The document provides for a joint assessment of the feasibility of pipeline gas supplies from Russia to China across Mongolia.

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Expelled Russian Diplomats Linked to Military Intelligence – German Media

Two Russian diplomats that Germany expelled over the assassination of a Chechen rebel in Berlin worked for the GRU military intelligence agency, Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung daily reported Wednesday. Germany sent the two unnamed Russian Embassy employees home because it said Moscow did not sufficiently cooperate with Berlin in its investigation into the August murder of…