How Do Russia’s ‘Undesirable Organizations’ and ‘Foreign Agents’ Laws Work?

Russian investigative journalism outlet Proekt was added to the country’s registry of “undesirable” organizations Thursday, banning its activity in Russia and putting its staff at risk of legal penalties including jail time.  The designation is the latest example of Russia’s crackdown on independent and investigative media in recent months, with multiple organizations and individuals being…

International Swimmers Attempt to Cross Freezing Lake Baikal in Eco-Relay

Eight swimmers from around the world braved the freezing waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia this week to raise awareness toward the environmental threats facing the world’s largest and oldest freshwater lake. Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been plagued with environmental problems caused by industrial pollution, mining, sewage discharge and agricultural run-off.…

What’s On in Moscow July 16-18

Take a river cruise With temperatures still high, beaches and pools packed, and tempers fraying, we think a Moscow River cruise is the perfect way to relax, enjoy some sightseeing, keep cool, and — if you wish — have a great meal. There are dozens of companies running tours that start and stop near the…

Russian Military to Make Putin’s Ukraine Opus Compulsory – RBC

President Vladimir Putin’s lengthy treatise on Russia and Ukraine’s shared history has been added to the Russian military’s curriculum, the RBC news website reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reportedly personally ordered the 5,300-word opus published by the Kremlin on Monday to be added into the military-patriotic directorate’s curriculum. Russian media called…

Egyptian Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker and ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev visit El-Dabaa NPP construction site

July 15, 2021, El-Dabaa, Egypt – ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev and Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohammed Shaker visited the construction site of Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP on Thursday. The delegation also included ROSATOM’s First Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy and ASE JSC President Alexander Lokshin, Director for Capital Investments CAPEX; Supervision;…

Russia’s First ‘Undesirable’ News Outlet Promises New Bombshell Investigation, Defying Ban

Independent Russian investigative outlet Proekt has promised a new and potentially explosive investigation in the coming week in defiance of its new “undesirable” ban. Proekt is Russia’s first news outlet to be declared “undesirable,” a designation that forces labeled organizations to disband and places members and financial contributors at risk of significant jail time. Over…

The Board Recommeds Q2 2021 Divided Paymet

July 16, 2021 The Board of Directors of Severstal (“Severstal”, “the Company”) (LSE: SVST; MICEX-RTS: CHMF), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is recommending a dividend of 84.45 roubles per share for the three months ended 30 June 2021. Approval of the dividend is expected to take place at…