Russia’s Pandemic Excess Deaths Climb to 475K

Russia recorded one of its lowest monthly jumps in fatalities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in April, according to official statistics published Friday. Nationwide deaths from all causes during the month were 14,500 higher — or 9.6% — than during April 2019, data published by the Rosstat federal statistics service showed.  That was…

Gazprom to take part in creating park of 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod

June 4, 2021, 19:05 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current issues related to their cooperation. Particular attention was paid to the ongoing implementation of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion program for 2021–2025. It was noted…

Gazprom and Comita discuss cooperation prospects

June 4, 2021, 18:55 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Danilo Durakovic, President of the Comita Group of Companies, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed the prospects of cooperation between the companies, including those in the area of science and technology. Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being…

Scenes From Russia’s Landmark Business Forum

Thousands of business leaders and government officials from both Russia and abroad descended on St. Petersburg this week for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia’s premier business and investment conference. Held for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials hailed this year’s event as a return to normal for…

Alexey Miller and Alexey Dyumin, Governor of Tula Region, look into Gazprom’s regional activities

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” In August 2020, Gazprom and the Tula Region signed the gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion program for 2021–2025. Upon the execution of the five-year program, gas…

Gazprom and OMV maintaining strategic cooperation

June 4, 2021, 17:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties looked into the current issues and prospects of their strategic cooperation. In particular, consideration was given to the success of joint development of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, where total gas production…

What’s On in Moscow June 4-6

Music among the stars On Friday night on the 90th floor of one of the Moscow City towers, Ian Maksin will perform a concert on his cello accompanied by his group Zaria. The Russian-American musician sings and plays a fusion of music inspired by the Balkans, South America, the Middle East, Mongolia and other places…

In Quotes: Putin Addresses ‘Russia’s Davos’

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the country’s business and political elite at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) Friday, where 5,000 had gathered in his home city for what organizers have hailed as the world’s first post-pandemic event of its kind. The forum was staged despite Russia recording around 9,000 new coronavirus infections a…

Gazprom expanding adoption of hi-tech solutions

June 4, 2021, 15:25 A number of documents on sci-tech cooperation were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexey Likhachev, Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of State Space Corporation Roscosmos, signed a Cooperation Agreement. The parties are interested in creating a unified system for geotechnical…

Gas use-related agreements signed

June 4, 2021, 14:55 A number of documents in the area of gas use were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Nikolai Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and Sergey Tsivilev, Governor of the Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass, entered into an Agreement on gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in Kuzbass, including through coalbed methane (CBM)…

Gas processing-related documents signed

June 4, 2021, 14:45 A number of documents in the area of gas processing were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. RusKhimAlyans, Linde, and Renaissance Heavy Industries entered into an EPC contract. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde. The contract stipulates that…

Roadmaps signed to expand use of high-tech products from five Russian regions for benefit of Gazprom

June 4, 2021, 14:20 A number of roadmaps to expand the use of high-tech products, including import-substituting ones, for the benefit of the Company were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 by Gazprom and five constituent entities of the Russian Federation, namely the Republics of Bashkortostan and Buryatia, the Voronezh Region, the Tomsk Region, and the Tyumen Region. The documents…

Moscow Launches University Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Moscow will launch a coronavirus vaccination drive at universities across the Russian capital, a city official told state media Friday. “We really want to make vaccinations against Covid-19 convenient and comfortable for as many people as possible, therefore we’re regularly updating vaccination points,” Deputy Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova told the government-run Rosiiskaya Gazeta…

Targeting Navalny, Putin Bans Extremist-Linked Election Candidates

President Vladimir Putin signed legislation Friday banning anyone with links to “extremist” organizations from running in elections, a harbinger for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team that is awaiting a court ruling to label it “extremist.”  The changes to Russia’s election law prohibit leaders, sponsors and rank-and-file members of “extremist” groups from seeking office for…

ROSATOM, KAMAZ and Rosseti at SPIEF agreed on cooperation for development of electric transport in Russia

On June 4, 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ROSATOM, KAMAZ (Russian vehicles manufacturer) and Rosseti (Russian national electric grids company) signed an agreement on development of a comprehensive solution for electric transport, charging infrastructure and their maintenance in Russian regions and municipalities. The initiative is aimed at broader application of environment-friendly transport…