Russian Foreign Minister’s Secret Mistress Wields Ministry Influence, Owns Elite Property – iStories

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has a secret mistress who wields significant influence within the ministry and owns several luxury properties, according to a new investigation by the Important Stories (iStories) investigative outlet published Tuesday. Svetlana Polyakova, who has worked at the Foreign Ministry since 2014, has a “long-standing and very close” relationship with Lavrov,…

Alexey Miller and Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s Prime Minister, discuss cooperation issues

Background Gazprom Armenia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, supplies natural gas to Armenia’s domestic market. In addition, the company transports, stores, distributes and sells gas, as well as upgrades and expands the gas transmission system and underground gas storage facilities in the Republic of Armenia. In 2020, Gazprom supplied 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas to Armenia.

Kola NPP: Russian nuclear workers told Armenian journalists about experience in upgrading VVER-440 units

An Armenian delegation of mass media representatives and nuclear power experts paid a visit to Kola NPP to learn from experience in upgrading and service life extension of power units. The press tour participants were journalists from Golos Armenii, information agencies Sputnik Armenia, Novosti-Armenia, specialists from Scientific and Educational Foundation Noravank and CJSC RI ARMATOM.…

Siberia Chess Match Ends in Double Murder

What started as an ordinary game of chess in Siberia took a dark turn and ended in double murder, Russian authorities said Monday. According to the Krasnoyarsk region Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, a conflict erupted Sunday in the stairwell of an apartment block where a game was underway between two 34-year-old neighbors. They were…

‘The Leftward Turn Is Inevitable’: In Lenin’s Hometown, Russian Communists Strive for Soviet Revival

ULYANOVSK – When Airat Gibatdinov was born in 1986, Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika had already set the Soviet Union on its path to oblivion. But now, the local lawmaker and deputy head of Russia’s revived Communist Party in Ulyanovsk  — the Volga riverside hometown of the U.S.S.R.’s founding father Vladimir Lenin — has dedicated his life…