Spice Things Up With Adjika

This week I gave the fridge a very thorough going over, the kind of special operation where I take absolutely everything out, and give the shelves and drawers a good scrub, as well as the sticky collection of jars that crowd my top shelf. It did not surprise me to find three almost empty jars…

Winners of 11th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest awarded

November 25, 2021, 21:40 The awarding of the winners and laureates of the 11th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest, organized by the Russian Olympic Committee and the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia with the backing of Gazprom, took place today in Moscow. The winners are as follows: The Lev Rossoshik Prize for Best Article (federal media): 1st place – Konstantin Stolbovsky, Telesport Media…

Gazprom Management Committee endorses drafts of investment program and budget for 2022

November 25, 2021, 13:55 Overall amount of Gazprom’s investments to be used in 2022: RUB 1,757.7 billion. Gazprom’s borrowings for 2022: RUB 272.789 billion. Final investment program and budget will be approved by the Gazprom Board of Directors. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company’s preliminary operating results for 2021, the projected investment program and budget (financial plan) for 2023–2024, and the…

Russia to Probe Netflix for ‘Gay Propaganda’ Violations – Vedomosti

Russian police will probe Netflix for allegedly streaming content that contains so-called “gay propaganda” without labeling it properly, the Vedomosti business daily reported Thursday. The Interior Ministry confirmed to the newspaper that it will look into a complaint against the U.S. streaming platform filed by Olga Baranets, the so-called “public commissioner for the protection of the…

Rosatom Technical Academy has Completed Two Weeks Training on VVER-1200 technology for Bangladesh Specialists

The Rosatom Technical Academy under the support of JSC Rusatom Service has organized a two-week training course for specialists from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh “Technological Aspects of AES-2006 (VVER-1200). Development of Nuclear Curricula on VVER Technology”. The course was held online in support of the ROSATOM activities on the Rooppur NPP construction. More than…

Putin Says He Took Nasal Spray Covid Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has received an experimental nasal coronavirus vaccine days after receiving a booster shot as authorities continue to struggle to convince people to get vaccinated. Putin said on Sunday he had had a third Covid-19 vaccine dose, noting that the injection of the one-dose Sputnik Light booster was painless. The president also volunteered to…

Rapper Morgenshtern Leaves Russia After Top Investigator’s Drug Dealing Claims – Reports

Popular rapper Morgenshtern has left Russia after the country’s top investigator accused him of drug dealing, the Ura.ru news website reported Wednesday. Alisher Valeyev, who goes by the stage name Morgenshtern, reportedly boarded a train from the western Russian border city of Smolensk to Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, with his wife and bodyguards. Earlier…

Ex-Navalny Coordinator Leaves Russia Amid Opposition Exodus

The former head of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s St. Petersburg headquarters said Wednesday she has left Russia, becoming the latest opposition figure to depart the country amid a wide-reaching crackdown on dissent. Irina Fatyanova said she relocated to an unspecified country last week after the jailing of another member of Navalny’s regional political network, Liliya Chanysheva,…

Gazprom planning to engage in pilot hydrogen energy projects based in Russia

November 23, 2021, 19:20 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the development of hydrogen production in the Russian Federation and its potential uses. It was highlighted that the development of hydrogen energy in Russia is essential both for the decarbonization of the domestic industry and for exports to the global hydrogen market. This line of activity is becoming increasingly relevant in the context…

Gazprom expanding production and use of liquefied natural gas

November 23, 2021, 19:10 The Gazprom Board of Directors expressed its approval of the Company’s ongoing projects for the production and supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG). It was noted that the Company’s work in this promising direction will make it possible to strengthen the position of Gazprom in foreign markets and address in a more flexible manner the tasks related to providing reliable gas supplies to domestic consumers. Near the…

Board of Directors approves Gazprom’s work on major investment projects

November 23, 2021, 18:55 The Gazprom Board of Directors expressed its approval of the Company’s ongoing work on its major investment projects. In the east of Russia, the Company continues pre-development operations at the Chayandinskoye field, which forms the basis for the Yakutia gas production center. Systematic development of gas producing wells is underway at the field, and the construction of auxiliary production facilities for the oil rim…

Increased attention to environmental issues curbing shale industry growth

November 23, 2021, 18:45 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the growth prospects of the shale gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries across the world, as well as opportunities and threats facing the Company. It was highlighted at the meeting that only a few countries were producing shale gas in 2020, with the United States accounting for 95 per cent of shale gas extracted.…

Gazprom’s production increase to cover lion’s share of gas consumption growth at traditional markets in 2021

November 23, 2021, 18:25 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the impact of the events of 2021 on the long-term outlook for the global energy market. This year’s most significant trends are economic recovery and growth in energy consumption. According to preliminary estimates, global gas consumption is going to rise by 150 billion cubic meters to 4.2 trillion cubic meters in 2021. The largest…

Nine months of 2021. Gazprom provides over 53 per cent of Europe’s gas imports

Message to the Media November 23, 2021, 17:45 Over the first nine months of 2021, amid the growing demand and declining indigenous production of natural gas, Europe’s gas imports increased by 18 billion cubic meters (or by 7.5 per cent) against the same period of 2020. Pipeline gas has been key to meeting the increased demand. Over these nine months, Europe boosted its imports by 31 billion cubic meters…

Nine months of 2021. Gazprom provides more than half of global growth in gas production

Message to the Media November 23, 2021, 17:20 In the course of 2021, a rebound in economic activity, the weather factor, and volatility of renewables have led to a rise in gas demand and production across the world. According to preliminary estimates, global gas production between January 1 and September 30 totaled 3.2 trillion cubic meters – an increase of 110 billion cubic meters (or 4 per cent) against the first nine months of 2020.…

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC (ROSATOM company) won the Russian contest, Project Olympus 2021

November 23, 2021, Moscow, Russia – Akkuyu NPP project management system was ranked first in the annual Russian contest of professional project management Project Olympus 2021, organized by the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation. Apart from the main prize in State Corporations, Government-Owned Companies, Commercial and Public Organizations, and Development Institutions…

U.S. ‘Escalating’ Russia-Ukraine Tensions by Arming Kiev – Kremlin

The United States is “escalating” the tense situation between Kiev and Moscow by sending weapons and military advisers to Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. The comments come after CNN reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations, that the Biden administration is considering sending Javelin anti-tank missiles, stinger air defense missiles and military advisers to…

Transition to tax monitoring approved for 12 companies of Gazprom Group

November 22, 2021, 19:25 The Federal Tax Service of Russia approved the transition to tax monitoring for another 12 companies of the Gazprom Group starting from January 1, 2022. The following companies received resolutions to that effect from the inspectorates of the Federal Tax Service: Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala, Gazprom Transgaz Kazan, Gazprom Komplektatsiya, Gazprom Inform,…

Rights Groups Decry Russian Deportations of Central Asian Activists

International rights groups raised alarm over recent transfers of activists to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan from Russia as top EU diplomat Josep Borrell met foreign ministers from five Central Asian states Monday. Two activists residing outside tightly-controlled Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were reportedly deported back to their homelands from Russia, which maintains strong security ties with its…