Severstal becomes first Russia compay to joi ResposibleSteel

October 21, 2021 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, has become the first company in Russia to join ResponsibleSteel, the first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative with a mission to maximise steel’s contributions to a sustainable society. As a member of ResponsibleSteel, Severstal will collaborate with…

Navalny Wins EU’s Sakharov Human Rights Award

The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award, named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, recognizes individuals who have made an “outstanding contribution to protecting freedom of thought,” and is “the highest tribute paid by the EU to human rights work.” Navalny is currently…

Russia Sets Another Coronavirus Fatality Record

Russia set a new record number of daily coronavirus fatalities Wednesday as federal authorities contemplate a nationwide non-working week to fight surging hospitalizations and deaths during an unrelenting fourth wave of the pandemic. The government’s coronavirus task force reported an all-time high of 1,028 Covid-19 deaths over the last 24 hours. Russia has repeatedly broken…

Moscow Seeks Access to Captured Russian on Ukraine Frontline

Russia on Tuesday demanded Ukraine grant access to a Russian citizen who was captured last week on the front line of the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Moscow separatists. Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused Ukrainian forces of detaining ceasefire observer Andrei Kosyak last Wednesday and failing to inform Moscow via diplomatic channels within an allotted three-day period. …