Gazprom and RusGazDobycha create joint venture to develop Tambeyskoye field in Yamal

Background The Tambeyskoye field in the Yamal Peninsula is located within three licensed blocks that are currently owned by Gazprom Nedra: Severo-Tambeysky, Zapadno-Tambeysky, and Tasiysky. In May 2021, Gazprom and RusGazDobycha signed the Master Agreement on the implementation of a joint project for the development of the Tambeyskoye field. On November 1, 2021, the general meeting of the founding members of Gazprom Dobycha Tambey took place. During the…

Putin Calls for Boost to Drone Arsenal With AI

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told his defense chiefs to work on further developing Russia’s arsenal of drones, especially through artificial intelligence. During a meeting with senior Defense Ministry officials, Putin said the military already had more than 2,000 drones at its disposal. “More work must be done on this… in particular through the use…

Jailed Russian Ex-Journalist Safronov Faces New Treason Charges – Lawyer

Prominent Russian ex-journalist Ivan Safronov faces new charges of treason, his former lawyer said Tuesday as reports indicated that authorities were wrapping up their investigation into his case. Though case materials are classified, investigators allege that NATO recruited Safronov in 2012 and that he passed secret information on Russia’s military activities in the Middle East…

Foreigners Cancel Trips to Russia Over Covid Pass Uncertainty

Foreign tourists are canceling trips to Russia in droves over confusion surrounding digital coronavirus passes after current nationwide restrictions are lifted, the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR) said Tuesday. ATOR head Maya Lomidze said foreign visitors vaccinated with non-Russian jabs are not allowed to visit popular tourist destinations like museums and theaters in certain…

Haunting Fog Descends Upon Moscow

Muscovites were treated to a supernatural sight Monday evening as a thick white fog swiftly descended upon the city. Like a scene from a horror movie, the mist blanketed the Russian capital almost completely, significantly reducing visibility and transforming all light into an eerie glow. Under this mist, the Russian capital appears even more enigmatic…