Putin Says Constitutional Right to Re-Election ‘Stabilizes’ Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that his recently attained constitutional right to get re-elected in 2024 gives the country automatic “stability.” Putin reiterated that he is still undecided about running for his fifth overall presidential term during Tuesday’s appearance at an investment forum by video link. Constitutional amendments passed last year granted him the…

Putin Calls for Mutual Approval of Covid Vaccines

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for mutual recognition of vaccines against the coronavirus to help curtail the pandemic, as concern grows around the world about the fast-spreading Omicron variant. Speaking at a Russian investment forum by video link, Putin said that countries can “effectively battle” the coronavirus only by coordinating their actions. “I…

Russia Developing AI ‘Minority Report’ Protest Detector – Kommersant

Russia is developing special AI-powered software that will be able to detect and prevent mass unrest as soon as next year, the Kommersant business daily reported Tuesday, citing the Emergency Situations Ministry. The futuristic technology uses machine learning to carry out a “multi-factor, comprehensive analysis of the likelihood of riots and unauthorized public events,” according…

Russia Launches Homemade TikTok Alternative

Russia’s leading media conglomerate has launched a domestic rival to the hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok as Russia’s campaign to reduce the influence of foreign websites and technology advances. Gazprom Media, a subsidiary of state-owned gas giant Gazprom, launched the service, named “Yappy,” on Monday. It is currently available to download from both the Apple…

Alexey Oleynikov put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky

November 30, 2021, 11:05 Alexey Oleynikov has been elected Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky. Alexey Oleynikov was born in 1982. He graduated from Ural State Technical University, majoring in Gas Turbine & Steam Turbine Units and Engines. He has a PhD degree in Engineering. He has been employed with Gazprom for about 13 years. Between 2009 and 2017, he rose through the ranks from Electronics Engineer…

Russia Deports U.S. College Professor After Bard Hit With ‘Undesirable’ Label – Reports

Russia has deported an American professor at a prestigious St. Petersburg university who was associated with a U.S. college that was blacklisted by the authorities earlier this year, media reported Monday. Michael Freese, a professor in St. Petersburg State University’s Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty, was banned from returning to Russia until 2026, according to the…

Russian Vaccine Skeptics Oppose Covid Passes

Russia’s rollout of a nationwide QR code system that would restrict access to public places and transport to encourage vaccination is running into widespread opposition from anti-lockdown activists, even as Russia’s pandemic death toll continues to soar. With vaccine skepticism rife and only around 35% of Russians having received their jabs, moves to make jabs…

The representatives of the design and engineering complex of nuclear industry discussed the prospects for the development of design of NPP

On November 23-25, 2021, the annual conference of the design and engineering complex of nuclear industry was held in Moscow. It was organized by Atomenergoproekt JSC (part of Engineering Division of ROSATOM), which is the largest design organization of industry. The event, held in a hybrid format, was attended by more than 2,500 people, and…

Russian Language Added to Central African Republic University Curriculum

Central African Republic universities will require students to study the Russian language, CAR media has reported as Bangui and Moscow continue to pursue activated military and economic cooperation. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra ordered universities to make Russian compulsory instead of Spanish as soon as next year, the Corbeau News Centrafrique news website reported Friday. Students will…

Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021

November 29, 2021, 10:00 3Q 2021 IFRS Results Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The table below presents the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income for the nine months ended September…

Severstal is developig a programme for moitorig ad coservig biodiversity i Karelia ad Cherepovets

November 29, 2021 Karelsky Okatysh, a subsidiary of Severstal, one of the world’s leading steel and steel-related mining companies, signed an agreement with the Federal State Budgetary Institution State Natural Reserve Kostomuksha on the development of a Programme for Monitoring and Conservation of Biodiversity in JSC Karelsky Okatysh’s region of operation. It was previously reported…

Severstal implemeted Clawbacks & malus policy

November 29, 2021 Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, implemented Clawbacks & Malus policy. The Policy has been developed to eliminate the risk of intentional occurrence of financial misstatements or other exceptional circumstances arising from the actions of key managers. Key TOP-management directors’ incentive arrangements are subject to “malus”,…

Spice Things Up With Adjika

This week I gave the fridge a very thorough going over, the kind of special operation where I take absolutely everything out, and give the shelves and drawers a good scrub, as well as the sticky collection of jars that crowd my top shelf. It did not surprise me to find three almost empty jars…

Winners of 11th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest awarded

November 25, 2021, 21:40 The awarding of the winners and laureates of the 11th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest, organized by the Russian Olympic Committee and the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia with the backing of Gazprom, took place today in Moscow. The winners are as follows: The Lev Rossoshik Prize for Best Article (federal media): 1st place – Konstantin Stolbovsky, Telesport Media…

Gazprom Management Committee endorses drafts of investment program and budget for 2022

November 25, 2021, 13:55 Overall amount of Gazprom’s investments to be used in 2022: RUB 1,757.7 billion. Gazprom’s borrowings for 2022: RUB 272.789 billion. Final investment program and budget will be approved by the Gazprom Board of Directors. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company’s preliminary operating results for 2021, the projected investment program and budget (financial plan) for 2023–2024, and the…

Russia to Probe Netflix for ‘Gay Propaganda’ Violations – Vedomosti

Russian police will probe Netflix for allegedly streaming content that contains so-called “gay propaganda” without labeling it properly, the Vedomosti business daily reported Thursday. The Interior Ministry confirmed to the newspaper that it will look into a complaint against the U.S. streaming platform filed by Olga Baranets, the so-called “public commissioner for the protection of the…

Rosatom Technical Academy has Completed Two Weeks Training on VVER-1200 technology for Bangladesh Specialists

The Rosatom Technical Academy under the support of JSC Rusatom Service has organized a two-week training course for specialists from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh “Technological Aspects of AES-2006 (VVER-1200). Development of Nuclear Curricula on VVER Technology”. The course was held online in support of the ROSATOM activities on the Rooppur NPP construction. More than…

Putin Says He Took Nasal Spray Covid Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has received an experimental nasal coronavirus vaccine days after receiving a booster shot as authorities continue to struggle to convince people to get vaccinated. Putin said on Sunday he had had a third Covid-19 vaccine dose, noting that the injection of the one-dose Sputnik Light booster was painless. The president also volunteered to…

Rapper Morgenshtern Leaves Russia After Top Investigator’s Drug Dealing Claims – Reports

Popular rapper Morgenshtern has left Russia after the country’s top investigator accused him of drug dealing, the Ura.ru news website reported Wednesday. Alisher Valeyev, who goes by the stage name Morgenshtern, reportedly boarded a train from the western Russian border city of Smolensk to Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, with his wife and bodyguards. Earlier…