Sibneftegaz Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Sibneftegaz JSC celebrates the 25th anniversary of its operation. This is one of the key gas-producing subsidiaries of Rosneft Oil Company with the accumulated output exceeding 118 billion cubic metres. At the moment, the entity produces approximately 12 bcm annually. In order to expand its production, Sibneftegaz carries out the construction of major production facilities:…

Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy held a meeting with Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade

On the 23rd of May 2019 in Moscow Deputy Director General for International Relations of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy held a meeting with Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade. President of Rusatom – International Network A.A. Merten, President of JSC Rusatom Overseas E.M. Pakermanov and Chairman of CJSC…

Russia Demands Kosovo Release Detained Russian UN Worker

Russia‘s embassy in Serbia on Tuesday demanded that Kosovo immediately release a detained Russian national working at a United Nations mission in Kosovo, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported. The Russian national was detained in a Serb-populated municipality in Kosovo’s north during a police operation there, RIA said. “We demand the immediate release of the Russian and…

On This Day: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in the southern Russian city of Kislovodsk in 1918. He studied both mathematics and philosophy, literature and history before serving in the Great Patriotic War (the Soviet part of World War II) as an officer, later decorated for personal heroism. But despite his record, his criticism of Josef Stalin’s conduct of…

Russia Rejects New ‘Monroe Doctrine’ of U.S. in Latin America – Lavrov

The United States’ new foreign policy approach in Latin America goes against international law, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said after talks with his Cuban counterpart. U.S. national security advisor John Bolton has invoked the 1823 policy established by then-President James Monroe to warn other countries, including Russia and Cuba, against interfering in Venezuela.…

Russian Official Bodyslams Reporter Asking About Corruption, Faces Jail

A district head in Siberia is under investigation for body-slamming a state-run television journalist during an interview featuring questions about corruption allegations. The Rossia 24 news channel showed Sergei Zaytsev, who heads the Shirinsky district in the republic of Khakasia, snatching the reporter’s microphone and throwing him to the ground. Zaytsev told local media that…

PhosAgro Board Elects Independent Director Xavier Rolet as Chairman

Moscow – PhosAgro (“PhosAgro” or “the Company”) (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that its Board of Directors has elected Independent Director Xavier Rolet as its Chairman. The Board of Directors also re-elected as its Deputy Chairman Andrey G. Guryev, Vice President of the Russian Union…

Russian Army Introduces New Military Rank

Russia’s armed forces have introduced a new military rank of sergeant major, “experimenting” with 370 of the new recruits in the southern district. Plans to add the new rank as part of Russia’s military reform have been considered since the early 2010s. A sergeant major would undergo grueling recruitment procedures and oversee the military’s sergeant…

PhosAgro AGM Approves Dividends

Moscow – The Annual General Meeting of shareholders (AGM) of PhosAgro (“the Company”) (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR) has approved a final dividend payment for 2018 of RUB 6.6 billion, which represents RUB 51 per ordinary share (RUB 17 per GDR) from undistributed net profit for 2018. The dividend record date was set as 10 June…

On This Day: Mikhail Sholokhov

Born on May 24,1905, Mikhail Sholokhov was a Russian writer and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature for his massive work on the Cossacks of southern Russia, “And Quiet Flows the Don.” After joining the Red Army at the early age of 15, Sholokhov returned from Moscow in 1925 to his home: a…

Russia and Congo have signed the intergovernmental agreement of the cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy

During an official visit of President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso, on May 23, 2019 in Moscow the Intergovernmental Agreement concerning the cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy was signed. Director General of ROSATOM Aleksey Likhachev signed the document for the Russian party. For the Republic of…

Russian Police Official Decries Falling Living Standards for Police, Declares $600K Salary

Russia’s deputy chief of police declared an income of 38 million rubles ($588,000) two days after complaining that law enforcement officers’ living standards are falling. Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Gostev’s income grew tenfold between 2017 and 2018, according to declarations published on Thursday, making him the richest police officer in Russia. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk…

Oleg Vakhovsky put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut

Release May 24, 2019, 13:45 Oleg Vakhovsky has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut. Oleg Vakhovsky was born in 1971 in Artyomovsk, Donetsk Region. He graduated from the Gubkin State Academy of Oil and Gas, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation, and received an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the…

Okroshka: Summer’s Simple Pleasure

Late spring and early summer are all about change and transition. Glass windows are swapped out for screens, kids flee school for summer holidays, and wool sweaters and coats take their annual trip to the dry cleaner. In Russia, for many the summer months mean the slower, simpler life of the dacha, where there are…

Gas Supply to Domestic Market. Executing Russian Regions Gasification Program Press Conference held

Listen to audio For Gazprom’s Press Conferences audio broadcast please dial: +7 495 719-35-77 (Russian) +7 495 719-30-00 (English) Materials May 22, 2019, 02:30 pm (Moscow time) [embedded content] Participants: Gennady Sukhov, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, Gazprom; Sergey Gustov, Director General, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz.