Gazprom and TMK interested in developing new hi-tech pipe products

Background In March 2021, TMK completed the deal on the purchase of 86.5 per cent of ChelPipe shares. The deal covered production, distribution and service-providing assets, scrap collection and processing assets, as well as other assets involved in the activities of the trunkline pipe division of ChelPipe. In April, TMK increased its share to 97.6 per cent. In October of this year, Gazprom and TMK signed at St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2021 a…

Russia Urges West to Engage With Taliban

Russia on Monday urged Western countries to engage with the Taliban and for the European Union to re-open its embassy in Afghanistan, warning that the country was at risk of descending further into drug trafficking and terrorism. The call came after Moscow last week hosted members of the Islamist regime for international talks, and the Taliban…

Episode #1 The Crackdown

Alexei Navalny’s new home is around 100 kilometres from Moscow, at the end of a muddy path, on the outskirts of the small town of Pokrov. A year after his poisoning, the main opponent to Vladimir Putin lives in a high-security prison. His anti-corruption foundation is banned. Many of his allies are in exile, independent…