OSCE Says Will Not Monitor Russian Duma Elections

International monitors said Wednesday they would not send observers to Russia for next month’s general election because of a limit on numbers imposed by Russian authorities. “We very much regret that our observation of the forthcoming elections in Russia will not be possible,” said Matteo Mecacci, director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and…

Russians Among Illegal Belarus-EU Border Crossers – Lithuanian Diplomat

Russian nationals are among the thousands of migrants illegally crossing the border from Belarus to Lithuania, a senior diplomat from the EU member state told Russian media Tuesday. Lithuanian officials say they suspect the migrant crisis is being orchestrated by the regime of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko in retaliation to EU sanctions over his crackdown on political opponents.…

Russia’s Color Revolution

At the trendy Khlebozavod and Flacon design factories — former industrial spaces turned into shops, galleries and cafes — it seems like everyone’s hair is rainbow-colored. Young men and women have hair that ranges in color tone from pale to neon: mint, lilac, blue, purple, various shades of pink. Some have all their hair dyed,…

Gazprom registered in St. Petersburg

August 4, 2021, 12:20 Photos State registration of amendments to the Articles of Association of Gazprom has been completed. The amendments include the change of the parent company’s location to St. Petersburg. Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service No. 15 for St. Petersburg has accordingly changed the information on Gazprom’s address in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. The new location of Gazprom is St. Petersburg. The new address of the…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 3

Russia has confirmed 6,334,195 cases of coronavirus and 160,925 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 3: What you need to know today Russia on Tuesday reported 22,010 new coronavirus cases and 788 deaths. The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where…

U.S., Russia Clash Over Embassy Staff Levels Again

The United States and Russia clashed Monday over the staffing allowed at their respective embassies despite the latest talks aimed at bringing more stability to a turbulent relationship. In an interview, the Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, deplored what he called “expulsions” of Moscow’s diplomats, saying the United States had become “persistent and creative…

Poland Offers Visa to Belarusian Olympic Athlete

Poland on Monday granted a humanitarian visa to Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who claimed her team tried to forcibly send her back to her authoritarian homeland from the Olympic Games in Japan.  The sprinter was in “direct contact” with Polish diplomats in Tokyo, said Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, adding that Warsaw would do “whatever…

Russian Amendments Legalize Trophy Hunting of Endangered Species, Activists Say

New amendments to Russia’s hunting law will effectively legalize trophy hunting of endangered animals, Greenpeace activists said Monday.  Russia is home to 13 endangered species: the Amur tiger, Central Asian and Far Eastern leopard, snow leopard, bison, saiga, Przewalski’s horse, Altai mountain sheep, gazelle, polar bear, Siberian crane, bowhead whale and gray whale. According to…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 2

Russia has confirmed 6,312,185 cases of coronavirus and 160,137 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 2: What you need to know today Russia on Monday reported 23,508 new coronavirus cases and 785 deaths. Russia has approved clinical trials of a combination of its Sputnik…

Severstal has successfully completed testig of a ew geeratio of large-diameter pipes for the costructio of mai gas pipelies

August 2, 2021 Severstal has successfully completed full-scale field pneumatic tests of a new generation of large-diameter pipes (LDP) of strength class X80 with high deformation capacity, confirming their readiness for use in the construction of main gas pipelines. The new generation of pipe products was developed as part of Severstal and Gazprom’s 2019-2022 Scientific and…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 1

Russia has confirmed 6,288,677 cases of coronavirus and 159,352 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. July 31: What you need to know today Russia on Sunday reported 22,804 new coronavirus cases and 789 deaths. Russia has approved clinical trials of a combination of its Sputnik…

What’s On July 30 – Aug. 1

The Changing of the Kremlin Guards This Saturday at noon you can once again see the Changing of the Presidential Guards in the Kremlin after another coronavirus surge necessitated a temporary halt. Although it is not strictly a performance, the guards twirl and swing and shoot their rifles and march in perfect harmony and symmetry.…

Russia Demands YouTube Block Navalny Channel — Ally

Russian authorities have demanded that YouTube block jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s popular channel that has published viral investigations into corruption and fueled anti-government protests in recent years, his senior ally said Friday.  The request comes less than a week after Russia’s internet regulator Roskomnadzor blocked 49 Navalny-linked websites and sought to ban his associates’…

Russian scientists have completed a project to predict the properties of corium at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP (Japan)

TENEX in a consortium with specialists of V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute JSC, SSC NIIAR (part of the scientific division of the ROSATOM), FSUE A.P. Alexandrov NITI, as well as the St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Geoecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences successfully completed work on a two-year project to study the impact…

Chief Editor of ‘Undesirable’ Investigative Outlet Will Not Return to Russia – Reuters

Chief editor of the independent investigative outlet Proekt, Roman Badanin, will not return to Russia amid what critics call a Kremlin crackdown on non-state news outlets, Reuters reported Thursday. Russia’s Justice Ministry added Badanin and three other Proekt journalists to its list of “foreign agents,” while the Prosecutor General’s Office outlawed the outlet itself as…

Russia’s Nauka Science Module Docks With ISS

Russia’s troubled laboratory module Nauka on Thursday successfully docked with the International Space Station, said the Russian space agency Roscosmos, after more than a decade of delays. “There is contact!!!” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter. Images released by Roscosmos showed the new addition to the Russian segment of the ISS docking with the…

Oleg Baklanov, Last Soviet Coup Plotter, Dies

Oleg Baklanov, the last member of a failed coup against then U.S.S.R. leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, has died aged 89, the head of the Russian space agency said on Wednesday. “Oleg Dmitriyevich Baklanov, who led our rocket and space industry and headed the ministry of general machine-building of the U.S.S.R., has passed away,” the head of…