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  • Germany Urges Brussels to Buy Sputnik at EU Level – Politico

    Germany Urges Brussels to Buy Sputnik at EU Level – Politico

    Germany has asked the European Commission to purchase doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for the EU, Politico Europe reported Wednesday.  The Commission plans to determine which countries are interested in purchasing the Russian shot as EU countries remain divided on the issue, an unnamed German official told Politico Europe. Requests from at least…

  • Russia Launches More UK Telecom Satellites into Space

    Russia Launches More UK Telecom Satellites into Space

    A Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East on Thursday carrying 36 UK telecommunications and internet satellites, the Roscosmos space agency said. OneWeb, a London-headquartered company, is working to complete the construction of a constellation of low earth orbit satellites providing enhanced broadband and other services to countries around the world.…

  • Trudeau Says Putin Behind ‘Terrible Things,’ Skirts Killer Label

    Trudeau Says Putin Behind ‘Terrible Things,’ Skirts Killer Label

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday Vladimir Putin is responsible for “terrible things,” but wouldn’t go so far as U.S. President Joe Biden in calling the Russian leader a “killer.” Trudeau, unaccustomed to criticizing other world leaders in public, was questioned during an interview on SiriusXM radio’s The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge about Biden’s…

  • Canada Sanctions 9 Russian Officials Over Navalny Jailing

    Canada Sanctions 9 Russian Officials Over Navalny Jailing

    Canada on Wednesday slapped new sanctions against nine Russian officials on Wednesday in response to “gross” rights violations and silencing of Kremlin critics including Alexey Navalny, who was poisoned and jailed. The measure follows similar actions taken earlier this month by the European Union and the United States. “The Russian government has repeatedly shown its…

  • Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Health ‘Deteriorating’ in Prison, Aides Say

    Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Health ‘Deteriorating’ in Prison, Aides Say

    Alexei Navalny’s health is “deteriorating” in prison and his lawyers weren’t allowed access to him for their latest scheduled meeting, the jailed Kremlin critic’s aides said Wednesday, warning that his life may be in danger.  Navalny, who was moved to a prison colony east of Moscow this month, started complaining of severe back pain and numbness…

  • Socialite Sobchak Faces Blowback for Interview With Russian Serial Rapist

    Socialite Sobchak Faces Blowback for Interview With Russian Serial Rapist

    Russian socialite and television presenter Ksenia Sobchak is facing widespread criticism for interviewing a convicted serial rapist after he was released from prison earlier this month.  Viktor Mokhov, 70, spent 17 years in a corrective labor colony after being convicted in 2005 of abducting and repeatedly raping two teenage girls. He held his victims captive in a…

  • Russian Deputies Back Law to Prolong Putin’s Rule

    Russian Deputies Back Law to Prolong Putin’s Rule

    Russian lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation allowing President Vladimir Putin to hold office for two additional terms, paving the way for him to stay in power until 2036. Putin, already in power for more than 20 years, proposed the change as part of constitutional reforms that Russians overwhelmingly backed in a vote last year. They…

  • Green Investments of Rosneft’s Samara Group of Enterprises Reach more than 4.5 Billion Roubles in 2020

    Enterprises of Rosneft Oil Company’s Samara group–Samaraneftegaz, the Novokuibyshevsk, Syzran and Kuibyshev refineries, Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company and Oil and Additives Plant–allocated over 4.5 billion roubles for environmental protection activities in 2020

  • Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group

    Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group

    Chechen authorities have detained dozens of relatives of two gay men who were forcibly returned to the southern Russian region to face terrorism charges, a rights group told the independent Dozhd broadcaster Wednesday. The Moscow-based LGBT Network rights group said Salekh Magamadov, 20, and Ismail Isayev, 18, fled Chechnya last year but were arrested and returned…

  • Telegram Raises $1Bln, With Russian Direct Investment Fund Buying Bonds

    Telegram Raises $1Bln, With Russian Direct Investment Fund Buying Bonds

    Telegram has sold more than $1 billion in bonds to international investors, founder Pavel Durov announced Tuesday —  with Russia’s state-run Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) now among the firm’s backers. Durov, who founded Russia’s leading social network VKontakte before launching messaging app Telegram, said the investment will “enable Telegram to continue growing globally, while sticking…

  • Trial Subjects For Russia’s Second Coronavirus Vaccine Urge Probe Into Effectiveness

    Trial Subjects For Russia’s Second Coronavirus Vaccine Urge Probe Into Effectiveness

    Clinical trial volunteers for Russia’s second coronavirus vaccine have demanded the country’s Health Ministry launch an investigation to explore claims the jab does not produce an immune response. The group — which is currently taking part in Phase 3 studies for Russia’s EpiVacCorona shot, a peptide vaccine developed by the Vektor Institute in Novosibirsk —…

  • Russia Probes Artistic Human Corpse Exhibition After Uproar

    Russia Probes Artistic Human Corpse Exhibition After Uproar

    Russia will probe an artistic exhibition of preserved human corpses after the display sparked an uproar among conservative religious groups and public figures. German anatomist Gunter von Hagens’ traveling “Body Worlds” exhibition opened at Moscow’s VDNKh exhibition center on March 12. Its display of donated human bodies and organs aims to educate visitors “by looking inside…

  • Americans More Pessimistic Than Russians on Improving Ties – Poll

    Americans More Pessimistic Than Russians on Improving Ties – Poll

    Russians are on average more optimistic than Americans toward the prospect of warmer relations between the countries, though both remain largely pessimistic, a new poll by the independent Levada Center has said Wednesday. If only 10% of American respondents said they believe U.S.-Russian ties would improve in the next decade, 19% of Russian respondents held…

  • Armenia Lifts Martial Law Months After Karabakh War

    Armenia Lifts Martial Law Months After Karabakh War

    Armenia lifted martial law on Wednesday, five months after the end of its brutal war with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The decision to lift the order came as part of a deal between Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the opposition to defuse a political crisis sparked by Armenia’s crushing defeat in the six-week conflict.…

  • Gazprom adds over 480 billion cubic meters to its gas reserves through geological exploration in 2020

    Gazprom adds over 480 billion cubic meters to its gas reserves through geological exploration in 2020

    March 24, 2021, 11:05 Gas reserve addition rates have been surpassing production rates for 16 consecutive years. The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the ongoing work for resource base support, geological surveys, and geological exploration performed by the Company. It was highlighted that Gazprom, which has the largest reserves and output of natural gas in the world, is effectively expanding…

  • Gazprom continuing to enhance corporate governance quality

    Gazprom continuing to enhance corporate governance quality

    March 24, 2021, 10:35 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the current state of corporate governance, corporate ethics, and transparency of activities at Gazprom. It was highlighted that year after year the Company systematically enhances its corporate standards taking into account, inter alia, the opinions of the investment and expert community. As a result, the corporate governance system conforms to the listing…

  • Debt for gas supplies reduced in most Russian regions in 2020

    Debt for gas supplies reduced in most Russian regions in 2020

    March 24, 2021, 10:25 Leaders in debt reduction include the Moscow, Ulyanovsk and Volgograd Regions, the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Astrakhan Region. Heat suppliers are increasing the level of their payments and reducing their debt. At the same time, debt remains a pressing issue in the development of the domestic gas market. The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information on improving the payment…

  • Russia, After Confusion, Says Coronavirus Re-Vaccination Possible

    Russia, After Confusion, Says Coronavirus Re-Vaccination Possible

    Russian health officials said Tuesday that re-vaccination with any of Russia’s domestically produced coronavirus vaccines after receiving the country’s Sputnik V shot is possible, clarifying earlier remarks suggesting that antibodies could destroy future vaccine components. Natalia Pshenichnaya, senior epidemiologist at national consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, said earlier in the day that the Sputnik V shot’s long-term…

  • Gazprom reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves 3.92 million tons of fuel equivalent on fuel and energy in 2020

    Gazprom reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves 3.92 million tons of fuel equivalent on fuel and energy in 2020

    March 24, 2021, 09:45 Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 14 per cent against 2019. 3.27 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 305.9 million kWh of electricity saved. Gazprom and Gazprom Neft rank first among Russian oil and gas companies according to the international climate rating compiled by CDP. The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company’s ongoing efforts for environmental protection, energy efficiency enhancement,…

  • Putin Receives Russian Coronavirus Vaccine – Kremlin

    Putin Receives Russian Coronavirus Vaccine – Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin got his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, his spokesman told state media, receiving one of the country’s three domestically developed jabs.  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin is feeling well and will have a full working day Wednesday. Putin’s delay in getting vaccinated while boasting of Russia’s Sputnik V…

  • Russia Recognizes Sisters Who Killed Abusive Father as Victims

    Russia Recognizes Sisters Who Killed Abusive Father as Victims

    Russian investigators have recognized three sisters accused of murdering their abusive father as victims in the criminal case against their father, lawyers said Tuesday, a move that activists called a “breakthrough” in their case.  Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan admitted to killing their father in July 2018 after he subjected them to years of physical,…

  • Russia to Offer Carbon Credits With Far East Digital Forest Platform – Bloomberg

    Russia to Offer Carbon Credits With Far East Digital Forest Platform – Bloomberg

    Russia is creating a digital platform to collect satellite and drone data on its vast forests in the Far East with the aim of offering them on the carbon offset market, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The Lesvostok.rf system, when it launches later in 2021, will allow the government to lease sections of forest to enterprises, which…

  • French Police Seek Russian Consulate Employee Over Bike Thefts

    French Police Seek Russian Consulate Employee Over Bike Thefts

    French police have issued an arrest warrant for a driver at the Russian consulate in Strasbourg suspected of selling dozens of stolen bikes while on the job, sources close to the inquiry said Monday. The suspect, a Russian citizen in his 40s, does not have diplomatic immunity and was brought in for questioning on Feb.…

  • Navalny Allies Say Will Stage Fresh Protests When 500K Sign Up

    Navalny Allies Say Will Stage Fresh Protests When 500K Sign Up

    Alexei Navalny’s allies announced new protests in support of the jailed Kremlin critic Tuesday, holding off on setting a date until their online campaign reaches half a million potential participants. The team launched a website to gather signatures of supporters willing to take to the streets again after some of the largest rallies in Russia’s recent history…

  • France May Start Sputnik V Vaccinations in June – Official

    France May Start Sputnik V Vaccinations in June – Official

    France could start using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in its national vaccination drive as early as June, France’s Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune told the France Info radio broadcaster Tuesday.  “The EU may use the Russian vaccine after it is certified [by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)] and France, in turn,…

  • 3 Russian Soldiers Killed in Supersonic Bomber Accident

    3 Russian Soldiers Killed in Supersonic Bomber Accident

    Three Russian soldiers have died in a supersonic bomber accident at a military airfield near Moscow, state media reported Tuesday. Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed the deaths of three soldiers as a result of the Tupolev Tu-22M3 incident at the Shaykovka air base in the Kaluga region, the TASS news agency said. “An ejection seat went…

  • Norway Blocks Sale of Rolls-Royce Engine Maker to Russian Group

    Norway Blocks Sale of Rolls-Royce Engine Maker to Russian Group

    Norway said Tuesday it would block Rolls-Royce’s sale of a Norwegian engine maker to Russia over concerns that Moscow could get its hands on sensitive technology. The Scandinavian country, a NATO member, two weeks ago asked Rolls-Royce to temporarily halt the sale of Bergen Engines while it examined the consequences a sale would have on…

  • Russia Forecasters Warn Over Siberia Forest Fires

    Russia Forecasters Warn Over Siberia Forest Fires

    The vast Russian region of Siberia will face hot and dry weather this year leading to more forest fires, forecasters said on Tuesday, linking the blazes to climate change.  Devastating forest fires have ripped across Siberia with increasing regularity over the past few years, which the country’s weather officials and environmentalists have linked to climate…

  • Аssembly of reactor of Belarus NPP Unit 2 completed

    Specialists have completed the assembly of the reactor plant of Power Unit 2 of Belarus NPP (general designer and general contractor is ROSATOM Engineering Division) for ensuring the hot and cold run stage. The assembly process included the installation of the reactor internals, the loading of dummy fuel assemblies, the installation of the protective tube…

  • Russian Book Fair Scraps Navalny Aide’s Novel Presentation

    Russian Book Fair Scraps Navalny Aide’s Novel Presentation

    The Non/Fiction international book fair has scrapped a scheduled presentation of a novel authored by jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh, the book’s publisher said Monday. Yarmysh is currently under house arrest alongside nine other Navalny allies and local opposition deputies for calling on supporters to join nationwide protests in his support earlier…

  • Russian Foreign Minister Says EU ‘Destroyed’ Relations with Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Says EU ‘Destroyed’ Relations with Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused European Union leaders of “destroying” relations with Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday.  “There are no relations with the European Union as an organization. The entire infrastructure of these relations has been destroyed by the unilateral decisions of Brussels,” Lavrov was quoted as saying during a…

  • Russian Billionaire Abramovich Sues Author Catherine Belton for Defamation

    Russian Billionaire Abramovich Sues Author Catherine Belton for Defamation

    Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has launched a defamation lawsuit against author Catherine Belton over claims that he had bought the club at President Vladimir Putin’s orders. According to Belton’s critically acclaimed 2020 book “Putin’s People,” Abramovich allegedly bought Chelsea in 2003 at Putin’s direction as part of an effort to…

  • Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Prison Like Being a ‘Stormtrooper’

    Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Prison Like Being a ‘Stormtrooper’

    “At this moment, I imagine that I’m filming a Russian remake of Star Wars, where instead of imperial stormtroopers there are prisoners in pea jackets and hats with earflaps,” Navalny said.  “Defending the interests of the Emperor, space prisoners travel from planet to planet, suppressing the rebels. But wherever they are, at exactly 6:05 am…

  • Anton Dzhalyabov put in charge of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk

    Anton Dzhalyabov put in charge of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk

    March 22, 2021, 19:00 Anton Dzhalyabov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk. Anton Dzhalyabov was born in 1980. He graduated from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation. He has been employed with Gazprom for 19 years. Between 2002 and 2020, he rose through the ranks from Oil and Gas Production Operator to Head…

  • Putin Slams Vaccine Criticism, to Get Jab on Tuesday

    Putin Slams Vaccine Criticism, to Get Jab on Tuesday

    President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed foreign criticism of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and said he would get vaccinated himself on Tuesday. Speaking at a televised meeting with health officials, the 68-year-old Russian leader described recent remarks in Europe questioning the need for the Russian vaccine as “strange.” “We are not imposing anything on anyone……

  • Kremlin Push Against Opposition Ramps Up Ahead of Fall Elections

    Kremlin Push Against Opposition Ramps Up Ahead of Fall Elections

    On a frosty March morning, a group of anti-Putin opposition activists gathered in a Soviet-era hotel on Moscow’s outskirts to plan their strategy for September elections to the country’s national parliament. Ten minutes later, the police arrived. Herded into police vans and shipped off to jail, around 200 attendees were charged en masse with participating…

  • Unit 6 of Leningrad NPP commissioned for commercial operation

    On March 22, 2021, VVER-1200 reactor-enabled Unit 6 was commissioned at the Leningrad NPP. Andrey Petrov, Director General of Rosenergoatom (part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM), signed the corresponding order. Pilot operation with 15-day comprehensive tests preceded the unit’s commissioning. On March 10, following the tests, Russian nuclear watchdog Rostechnadzor confirmed the facility…

  • St. Petersburg’s Surrounding Region Faces Sputnik V Shortages – Reports

    St. Petersburg’s Surrounding Region Faces Sputnik V Shortages – Reports

    The Leningrad region of Russia which surrounds its second-largest city St. Petersburg is facing shortages of the country’s homemade Sputnik V vaccine, local media reported Monday. While Moscow has boasted of its global deliveries of Sputnik V, which has been approved in over 50 countries, concerns over Russia’s capacity to produce enough doses for its…

  • Rosneft Ramps Up Efforts to Sustainable Water Use

    Annually on March 22, the World Day of Water is celebrated – the most valuable natural resource, without which life on Earth would be impossible

  • Rosneft Plants Over 1.5 Million Trees in 2020

    In 2020, Rosneft Oil Company and its subsidiaries planted more than 1.5 million seedlings of various types of trees

  • Russia’s Turkic, Persian Communities Ring in Spring With Nowruz

    Russia’s Turkic, Persian Communities Ring in Spring With Nowruz

    Russia’s Turkic and Persian communities on Sunday marked the first day of the astrological year with the celebration known as Nowruz, or Persian New Year. The ancient holiday marks the time of renewal and new beginnings. Nations that traditionally mark Nowruz believe that a lavish celebration can bring a successful and prosperous year. Largely forgotten…

  • Russia Says Regrets U.S. ‘Passed Up’ Chance for Putin-Biden Talks

    Russia Says Regrets U.S. ‘Passed Up’ Chance for Putin-Biden Talks

    Moscow said Monday it regretted that Washington did not respond to President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to organize public talks with U.S. President Joe Biden. “One more opportunity has been passed up to look for a way out of the dead end in Russia-U.S. ties,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  “Responsibility for that rests…

  • EU Approves Sanctions Over Russia, China, Myanmar Abuses

    EU Approves Sanctions Over Russia, China, Myanmar Abuses

    EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday approved sanctions over abuses in China, Myanmar and Russia, as the bloc expands measures targeting global rights breaches. The 27 nations are due to place four Chinese officials and one state-run entity on a blacklist over Beijing’s crackdown on the Uighur minority after ambassadors gave the go-ahead last…

  • Russian Police Break Up Weeklong Anti-5G Protests

    Russian Police Break Up Weeklong Anti-5G Protests

    Police in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg have broken up weeklong protests against the construction of a 5G wireless technology tower, local media reported Monday. Anti-5G activists set up tents to prevent works at the construction site in the Yekaterinburg district of Uralmash last Tuesday, arguing that the tower is unsafe for locals and illegal.…

  • Russia Charges Governor, Pharma Exec in Major Bribery Case

    Russia Charges Governor, Pharma Exec in Major Bribery Case

    The governor of Russia’s Penza region and a leading pharmaceutical executive have been charged in a large-scale bribery case, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Monday.   Ivan Belozertsev, Biotek pharmaceutical group founder Boris Spiegel and suspected accomplices were detained over the weekend on suspicion of exchanging bribes for lobbying Biotek’s interests.  Investigators said Belozertsev accepted money and…

  • Indian Firm to Make 200M Doses of Russia’s Sputnik V

    Indian Firm to Make 200M Doses of Russia’s Sputnik V

    The backer of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine said Monday it had signed an agreement with an India-based pharmaceuticals giant for the production of up to 200 million doses of the jab a year. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, said in a statement it has partnered with the Virchow…

  • Russia to Soften Visa Policy for Tourists, Relatives of Russians

    Russia to Soften Visa Policy for Tourists, Relatives of Russians

    Russian lawmakers have moved toward easing visa rules for tourists and relatives of Russian citizens. The reforms introduced last week will allow foreign tourists with valid hotel bookings to stay in Russia for up to six months, up from the current maximum visa stay of one month.  Relatives of Russian citizens will be able to…

  • Most Russians Have Ditched Remote Working 

    Most Russians Have Ditched Remote Working 

    Most Russians who switched to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic have already returned to the office, according to a Rabota.ru survey of employees cited by the RBC news site. The poll found that just a quarter of Russians started working from home during the pandemic, and that more than half of those have now…

  • Putin Pilots Bumpy All-Terrain Rig on Siberian Holiday

    Putin Pilots Bumpy All-Terrain Rig on Siberian Holiday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a holiday in Siberia with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, piloted an all-terrain vehicle through thick woodland and traversed a swaying rope bridge, Kremlin footage showed.  Putin routinely appears on state television participating in various outdoor pursuits to project the image of a healthy and robust leader capable of leading the…

  • Katherine Zubovich’s Magnificent ‘Moscow Monumental’

    Katherine Zubovich’s Magnificent ‘Moscow Monumental’

    In its 874-year history, Moscow has grown from an obscure twelfth-century military outpost into a world-class capital city of over 20 million inhabitants. Along the way, the city has been reinvented over and over to suit the needs of its rulers. Ivan the Great made Moscow “The Third Rome” after the fall of Constantinople in…

  • Russia’s U.S. Envoy Returns to Moscow After ‘Killer’ Row

    Russia’s U.S. Envoy Returns to Moscow After ‘Killer’ Row

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States landed in Moscow on Sunday after being recalled for emergency consultations over the worst crisis in relations with the United States in years. U.S. President Joe Biden on television earlier this week called the Russian leader a “killer” spurring a terse quip from Vladimir Putin who responded that, “it…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 21

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 21

    Russia has confirmed 4,456,869 cases of coronavirus and 95,030 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. According to figures published by state statistics agency Rosstat, Russia’s real coronavirus death toll stands at 131,118, with the virus present in another 69,314 deaths. March 21: What you need to know today Russia on Sunday confirmed 9,299 new coronavirus cases…

  • Start Lent with Miso Mushroom Farro Pilaf

    Start Lent with Miso Mushroom Farro Pilaf

    There is no greater culinary contrast in Russia than the transition from Maslenitsa — the weeklong Shrovetide festival — to the somber beginning of Lent, the long fast which precedes Easter. From buttery pancakes with thick cottage cheese filling, fistfights, and a round-the-clock carnival atmosphere, the mood becomes far more contemplative and the diet positively…

  • U.S. Sentences Russian, North Macedonian in Cyber Fraud Case

    U.S. Sentences Russian, North Macedonian in Cyber Fraud Case

    The United States sentenced a Russian and a North Macedonian on Friday to prison for their roles in a vast cybercrime operation. Sergey Medvedev, 33, of Russia and Marko Leopard, 31, of North Macedonia, were sentenced to ten and five years respectively, according to a Justice Department statement. Both had previously pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy in…

  • Gazprom and TMK discuss their cooperation after merger of TMK and ChelPipe

    Gazprom and TMK discuss their cooperation after merger of TMK and ChelPipe

    March 19, 2021, 19:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Dmitry Pumpyansky, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMK, took place today in St. Petersburg. During the meeting, Dmitry Pumpyansky informed Alexey Miller of the results of the deal on the purchase of assets of Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant (ChelPipe) by TMK. The parties discussed the issues of long-term cooperation, in particular,…

  • Mandelshtam Street Opens at the Moscow Literature Museum

    Mandelshtam Street Opens at the Moscow Literature Museum

    This week the Dal State Literature Museum held the opening of a new project and exhibition. The museum is opening a new section on the history of 20th century literature, which they launched with an exhibition called Osip and Nadezhda Mandelshtam Street. The exhibition was made in collaboration with the Mandelshtam Center at the Higher…

  • Russian Police Raid Khodorkovsky-Backed Media, Opposition Group

    Russian Police Raid Khodorkovsky-Backed Media, Opposition Group

    Russian police on Friday raided the Moscow offices of an opposition movement and media outlet backed by exiled Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the latest move against the former oligarch, the groups said. The raids on Open Russia and MBKh Media came after police last weekend arrested around 200 opposition politicians and municipal councillors at…

  • Turkey’s Erdogan Criticizes Biden Over ‘Killer’ Putin Remark

    Turkey’s Erdogan Criticizes Biden Over ‘Killer’ Putin Remark

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized U.S. leader Joe Biden’s remarks describing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “killer,” the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported Friday.   Biden ignited a diplomatic crisis with Moscow on Wednesday when he answered “I do” after being asked in an ABC News interview if he thinks Putin is a “killer,”…

  • ROSATOM started manufacturing pump sets for Tianwan NPP (China)

    Petrozavodsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology (part of ROSATOM machine-building division Atomenergomash) has started manufacturing guide vanes for reactor coolant pump sets (RCPS) which will be erected at Tianwan NPP Unit 7 (China). Guide vanes are a part of RCPS internals, and they consist of top and bottom disсs between which there are 13 guiding blades.…

  • Bulgaria Breaks Up Suspected Russia-Linked Spy Ring

    Bulgaria Breaks Up Suspected Russia-Linked Spy Ring

    Bulgarian prosecutors on Friday said six people had been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia, including several defense ministry officials in the EU and NATO member state. The officials are accused of passing classified information to the head of the alleged spy ring, an ex-intelligence officer. His wife, who has joint Russian-Bulgarian nationality, “played…