Moscow Sees Spike in Covid Hospitalizations After Election Weekend

Moscow’s coronavirus hospitalizations have shot up in the past week, authorities said Wednesday after the Russian capital held three-day parliamentary and local assembly elections. Hospitalizations are up 15% compared to the previous week and new infections have risen by 24%, according to Moscow’s deputy mayor and Covid-19 response center chief Anastasia Rakova. The Delta variant accounted…

Military Transport Plane Vanishes Off Radars in Eastern Russia

A military transport plane with six people on board vanished from radars in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday. The An-26 was performing a “technical flight” when its communication systems stopped sending signals 38 kilometers from the Khabarovsk city airport, the ministry said. A Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) helicopter…

Gazprom and Shell review current issues of joint activities

Background Royal Dutch Shell plc is a British-Dutch oil and gas concern focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in more than 70 countries. The company is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. Gazprom and Shell are bound by the Agreement of Strategic Cooperation. Russia’s first LNG plant is operating as part of the Sakhalin II project. The project operator of Sakhalin II is Sakhalin Energy (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share,…