ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on joint development of the transportation and logistics business

On December 9, 2019, ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on JSC Atomenergoprom’s equity investments in Delo Group with an ownership interest of 30%. For ROSATOM the document was signed by Director of JSC Atomenergoprom Kirill Komarov; for Delo Group it was signed by President of Delo Group Sergey Shishkarev. According to the signed documents,…

2,000 Russian Santa Clauses Are Coming to Town

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Russian Gallery Puts Stickers Over Nude Art

An art gallery in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg has censored nude paintings over what organizers called parents’ concerns for children, the 360 TV news channel reported. The five-day art exhibition displayed a painting of the naked Roman goddess Venus with a small curtain covering her entire body below the shoulders. Stickers were also strategically…

Russia and Ukraine carry on bilateral gas negotiations at expert level

Release December 6, 2019, 20:10 The bilateral negotiations at the expert level between Gazprom and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine with regard to the terms of transiting Russian gas to Europe from 2020 onward continued today in Vienna. The parties discussed the results of their interaction in the past week and agreed to continue their work together. Information Directorate, Gazprom Related news

Alexey Miller and Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Gas Transit across Ukraine hold working meeting

Release December 6, 2019, 19:45 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Georg Graf Waldersee, Commissioner of the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for Gas Transit across Ukraine, took place today in St. Petersburg. Alexey Miller briefed Georg Graf Waldersee at length about the progress of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations on cooperation in the gas sector from 2020…

International Business Congress holds Presiding Committee Meeting

Background The International Business Congress (IBC) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of 124 members from 24 countries, among them Gazprom, OMV AG, Deutsche Bank, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, J.P. Morgan Bank International, KPMG, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Siemens, Shell, Equinor, Schneider Electric, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Total, Uniper, Wintershall Dea, Sakhalin Energy, Srbijagas, and others. The IBC’s supreme body…

Singapore Arrests Sanctioned Russian Vessel

Authorities in Singapore plan to arrest a Russian vessel under U.S. sanctions for violating economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, Interfax reported Friday. The U.S. Treasury targeted Russia’s Gudzon shipping company in 2018 with sanctions on six of its vessels, including the tanker Sevastopol. South Korea briefly held the Sevastopol last year and China later…

4 Quotes From Prime Minister Medvedev’s Q&A

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held his annual end-of-year press conference Thursday, 24 hours after prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny alleged that his wife Svetlana Medvedeva owns a $50 million private jet.  Over the course of two hours, Medvedev fielded questions from 20 news, sports, comedy, music and youth television channels. Despite Navalny’s pleas to raise…

Dozens of Polar Bears Descend Upon Russian Town

An unusually large group of polar bears has converged around a village in Far East Russia, forcing residents into lockdown, the global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia said Thursday. Residents of Ryrkapiy, population 600, were said to have organized patrols and canceled all public gatherings, including New Year’s celebrations, to prevent the polar…

Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee and Mongolia’s Deputy Prime Minister sign Memorandum of Understanding

Release December 5, 2019, 18:00 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, signed today in Sochi a Memorandum of Understanding. The document provides for a joint assessment of the feasibility of pipeline gas supplies from Russia to China across Mongolia. Information Directorate, Gazprom Related news

Expelled Russian Diplomats Linked to Military Intelligence – German Media

Two Russian diplomats that Germany expelled over the assassination of a Chechen rebel in Berlin worked for the GRU military intelligence agency, Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung daily reported Wednesday. Germany sent the two unnamed Russian Embassy employees home because it said Moscow did not sufficiently cooperate with Berlin in its investigation into the August murder of…

‘The Darker My Future, The Wider My Smile’: Student Protester Zhukov’s Closing Statement

Popular YouTube blogger and political science student Yegor Zhukov faces up to five years in prison on charges of calling for extremism online, a case that critics say is politically motivated. Authorities initially charged Zhukov, 21, with mass unrest in connection with anti-government protests that swept Moscow this summer. After fellow students and activists campaigned…

No Russia Agreement, No Donbass, Warns Ukraine

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ROSATOM subsidiary awards contract for construction of BREST-OD-300 fast reactor facility and power unit

Siberian Chemical Plant (a subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Seversk, Tomsk region, West Siberia) has signed the contract with Concern Titan-2 engineering company for construction and installation works within the project of BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility. The total contract value is 26.3 billion rubles. The contractor will accomplish construction of…

Russian Parliament Demands Apology From Norway as Tensions Escalate

Senator Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee, and Rune Resaland, the Norwegian Ambassador to Russia, had a tense meeting Wednesday as they discussed the countries’ relations and the 2018 arrest of a Russian parliamentary aide.  Kosachev told the Norwegian ambassador that there could be no normal cooperation between the two countries’…

Russian Judges Eye Punishments for ‘Biased’ Media Coverage

Russian judges are considering punishing journalists and media outlets for “biased coverage” of the national court system, the Vedomosti business daily reported Thursday, a move that observers say would harm free speech in the country. The Russian judicial system’s 2020-2030 draft information policy obtained by Vedomosti aims to penalize the publication of “negative materials” about…

Moscow Tears Down Historic Soviet Cinema

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RASU JSC and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Sign Partnership Agreement

December 04, 2019 – Rusatom Automated Control Systems JSC (RASU JSC) and the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution for Higher Education “Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University” (FSAEI HE SPbPU) signed an agreement on strategic partnership and cooperation in science and technology on the sidelines of Power Grids International Forum in Moscow. The document…

‘We Don’t Call It Annexation,’ Kazakh Leader Says of Crimea

Kazakhstan doesn’t believe that Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, its new leader said in an interview with Germany’s Deutsche Welle news outlet published Wednesday. Kazakh President Kassym Jomart-Tokayev appeared to tamp down concerns that, given northern Kazakhstan’s sizable ethnic Russian minority similar to Crimea’s, the Kremlin could seize parts of its…

Russian Man Arrested Over Fake EU Border Scam

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Defected Pro-Kremlin Lawmaker Resettles in Germany

A former pro-Kremlin lawmaker who voted for a law banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children has resettled in Germany, the country’s Süddeutsche Zeitung daily reported Monday. Robert Schlegel supported the adoption ban, tried to push through a “fake news” bill, co-authored Russia’s “Google tax” and boasted about a 2007 cyberattack that crippled neighboring Estonia’s…