Gazprom and OMV enhancing sci-tech cooperation

Release June 19, 2019, 10:00 The Joint Coordinating Committee for scientific & technical cooperation and partnership between Gazprom and OMV held a meeting in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was run by Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Head of Department at Gazprom, and Johann Pleininger, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV. The meeting participants reviewed issues related to the integrity…

Russian Authorities Cannot Prohibit Rallies Over Security, Top Court Rules

Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the authorities cannot refuse authorization for rallies over their inability to provide security, the state-run TASS news agency has reported. Authorities in the Siberian city of Irkutsk rejected activist Valery Teterin’s request to hold a rally last fall, citing Teterin’s inability to define how organizers would ensure public order…

On This Day: Ivan Goncharov

On June 18, 1812 Russian writer Ivan Goncharov was born in Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk). Born into a wealthy merchant family, Goncharov went to boarding school and university in Moscow before relocating to St. Petersburg where he worked as a government translator and private tutor. He served for nearly 30 years as an official: first in…

Gazprom saves RUB 12 billion on fuel and energy resources in 2018

Release June 18, 2019, 16:00 Gazprom’s Coordinating Committee for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency held a meeting today. The meeting was moderated by Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Head of the Coordinating Committee. Taking part in the meeting were Gennady Sukhov, Member of the Company’s Management Committee, Head of Department, and heads of the structural units and subsidiaries of Gazprom. The meeting participants reviewed the…

Scientists of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS Expand Black Sea Dolphins Research Programme with Rosneft’s Support

The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences has started vast field studies of the Black Sea dolphins, with support of Rosneft Oil Company. The marine expedition took off from Sochi. Following a shipboard phase, scientists of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology are to take on special research of a part of…

Scientists of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS Expand Black Sea Dolphins Research Programme with Rosneft’s Support

The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences has started vast field studies of the Black Sea dolphins, with support of Rosneft Oil Company. The marine expedition took off from Sochi. Following a shipboard phase, scientists of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology are to take on special research of a part of…

Russia Dismisses Accusations of Meddling in EU elections

 An official from Russia‘s security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month’s European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday. An EU review into elections to its parliament, published on Friday, said there was evidence both Russian and European online sources had sought to promote…

Russian Runner Suspended for Working With Banned Coach – Reports

Russian runner Artyom Denmukhametov has been provisionally suspended for working with banned coach Vladimir Kazarin, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday. Athletes are not allowed to receive training, strategy, nutritional or medical advice from coaches or medical staff serving doping bans, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules — and they face sanctions if…

Rosneft Awarded for Participation in Green Spring Environmental Campaign

Rosneft has been awarded for its active involvement in the Green Spring—the Russia-wide environmental volunteer clean-up—and badged “For Initiative and Significant Contribution to Protection of the Environment.” Over 15,000 employees from over 80 subsidiaries of Rosneft Oil Company took part in the environmental campaign. Throughout the month, the Company’s employees were cleaning the area of…

The flagship project of the Russian VVER-TOI NPP was found to comply with the EUR requirements

European power generation companies agreed that the most advanced Russian project of the VVER-TOI NPP complies with the European Utility Requirement (EUR). The ceremony of handing of the corresponding certificate was held in St. Petersburg on June 13.  Atomenergoproekt JSC (a company of Rosatom engineering division) is the general designer of VVER-TOI, Hydropress Design Bureau…

Putin Sacks High-Ranking Police Generals Over Golunov Case

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed two high-ranking police generals involved in the case against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov. Major General Yuri Devyatkin, the head of the Interior Ministry’s drug trafficking department, and Major General Andrei Puchkov, head of the Interior Ministry’s Moscow department, were dismissed Thursday, according to a Kremlin decree. Interior Minister Vladimir…

Putin Vows to Back Moldovan President in Fight Against ‘Usurpers’

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has vowed to support embattled Moldovan President Igor Dodon against “usurpers” in the country’s ongoing constitutional crisis. On Sunday, Moldova’s constitutional court suspended Dodon’s powers and appointed former Prime Minister Pavel Filip as the country’s acting president. Dodon’s ministers have refused to resign, resulting in two separate governments claiming power in…