The consortium of ROSATOM enterprises won a tender to extract nuclear fuel at Fukushima NPP (Japan)

In April 2019, TENEX together with JSC “SSC RIAR” and FSUE “PA “Mayak” won the tender for the “Development of Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures (Development for Dust Collection System of Fuel Debris)” project which consists of research works on development of a system to collect the dust generated during the processing…

Final round of 8th corporate Fakel Festival opens in Sochi

Release May 12, 2019, 20:00 The opening ceremony for the final round of Gazprom’s 8th corporate Fakel Festival took place in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi. The event brought together over 1,600 people representing 40 delegations from Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and China. The Festival’s guests include delegations from Bolivia, France, Germany, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Over the course of three days, contestants…

Sergei Dorenko Dead at 59

Sergei Dorenko died on May 9 in Moscow. According to multiple media reports, he was riding his motorcycle not far from the city center when he had a heart attack, drove into the oncoming traffic lane and then slid to a stop. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and he apparently died on the…

Moscow’s Russian Romani Theater

When in Moscow, see what is unique to Moscow. That is the credo that sends tourists and expats to the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and even Bunker 42. It should also send everyone to the Romen Theater, the only dramatic and musical repertory theater in the world created by, run by, and dedicated to the…

Putin Aide Says Remarks About Ukraine’s Jewish Repopulation ‘Distorted’

Kremlin aide Sergei Glazyev has said a passage on an obscure nationalist website in which he entertained the possibility that Ukraine’s new president could populate the country’s war-torn southeastern region with Jews has been falsely interpreted. Glazyev, an economic adviser to President Vladimir Putin, wrote that Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s presidency could lead to “mass movement into…

St. Petersburg’s Scars of War

May 9 represents one of the biggest celebrations in Russia, but also the commemoration of the end of one of the darkest chapters in the history of the country. Although victorious in what Russians call the Great Patriotic War (their part of World War II), the Soviet Union lost over 27 million people. Leningrad paid…

Russian Athlete Savina Gets 12-Year Doping Ban

Russian middle distance runner Ksenia Savina has been suspended for 12 years after she was found to have taken a banned substance and then provided false medical documents to avoid sanctions, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Savina, whose ban essentially ends her career, tested positive in an out-of-competition test for the…

Seven Die in Siberian Avalanche

Seven Russian climbers died and two survived in an avalanche in the Altai mountains in Siberia, emergency officials said on Wednesday. The avalanche happened in a remote area on the border of Russia and Kazakhstan Monday, but the survivors were able to descend and report the incident on Tuesday, Interfax reported. The two female survivors…

On This Day: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Born on May 7, 1840, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky became the first Russian composer to break through into the international market with a lasting impact on music all over the world. Today he remains the most popular Russian composer of all time. Tchaikovsky was born in a small town in Vyatka Governorate (now Udmurtia) to a…

Putin Aide Says New Ukraine Leader Could Populate War-Torn Region With Jews

Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy could populate eastern Ukrainian land with Jews, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergei Glazyev said in an opinion piece published Monday. Glazyev’s blog post on an obscure nationalist website appeared on the day that Zelenskiy, who is himself Jewish, met with top Ukrainian Orthodox Jewish Hasidic rabbis. Kremlin officials and Russian…

Moscow Kicks Off Fountain Season

More than 500 working fountains are located across Moscow. Once used as sources of drinking water, they can be found anywhere from the city’s most photographed sightseeing spots to its quiet courtyards. Moscow city authorities traditionally open these fountains right before the start of warm weather in May. As a result, Muscovites see the launch…

7.5K Russians Sentenced for Bribery in 2018

Almost 7,500 people have been found guilty on charges of bribery last year, more than half of them for giving or taking less than $150, according to data released by the Russian Supreme Court’s justice department. Anti-corruption activists say official figures vastly underestimate the prevalence of bribery in a country that ranks low in transparency…

Three Killed in Russian Chemical Plant Blast

At least three people have been killed in a chemical plant explosion in central Russia, media reported and the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Three workers were killed and one hospitalized with injuries at the Azot plant owned by fertilizer producer Uralchem, Perm region’s 59.ru news website reported. The outlet quoted the regional safety administration…

Severstal aouces sale of Mii-Mill Balakovo

May 6, 2019 PAO Severstal (the “Company”) one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Abinsk Electric Steel Works LTD for the sale of Mini-Mill Balakovo. The consideration of the transaction will be $215 million. The transaction is expected to complete…