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  • Krasnodar: Come for the Sea, Stay for the Champagne

    Krasnodar: Come for the Sea, Stay for the Champagne

    This summer, when international travel is difficult or impossible, tourists are flocking south to the resort towns on the Black Sea or Sea of Azov. But after a few days of lying on the beach, you and your family might want to see what else the Krasnodrar region has to offer. You’re in luck! If…

  • Putin’s Trust Rating Falls to New Low Amid Far East Protests

    Putin’s Trust Rating Falls to New Low Amid Far East Protests

    Russians’ trust in President Vladimir Putin fell to a new low in July as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in anti-Kremlin protests in the Far East, according to newly published results from the independent Levada Center pollster. Only 23% of respondents named Putin when asked to identify which politicians they trust…

  • ROSATOM approved the sectoral sustainable development policy

    On July 27, 2020 ROSATOM approved the Unified Sectoral Sustainable Development Policy. The main purpose of the document is the structuring and alignment of activities in the field of sustainable development of the nuclear sector. The document secures the position of the state-owned corporation regarding sustainable development issues, including goals, objectives and main principles of…

  • Russia to Help Syria Build Replica Hagia Sophia Following Turkish Mosque Conversion

    Russia to Help Syria Build Replica Hagia Sophia Following Turkish Mosque Conversion

    Russia will help Syria construct a replica of the Hagia Sophia that will operate as an Orthodox cathedral, a Russian lawmaker has said after Turkey converted the iconic Istanbul museum into a mosque this month.  The UNESCO World Heritage site’s conversion has sparked outcry worldwide, with political and religious leaders saying the structure had been…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 29

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 29

    Russia has confirmed 828,990 cases of coronavirus and 13,673 deaths. July 29: 3 things you need to know today Russia’s coronavirus vaccine could be administered to civilians as soon as Aug. 15, Interfax cited a source at the state-run Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology as saying. The source said the Health Ministry will likely register the vaccine,…

  • Russia Coronavirus Cases Approach 830K Amid Vaccine Race, Lifted Lockdown

    Russia Coronavirus Cases Approach 830K Amid Vaccine Race, Lifted Lockdown

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Fire and Brimstone: The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Coronavirus-Denying Rebel Priest

    Fire and Brimstone: The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Coronavirus-Denying Rebel Priest

    In a forest outside Yekaterinburg, pilgrims chant and wave banners in their annual midnight procession in honor of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia and a saint in the Russian Orthdox Church. But this year’s pilgrimage to the spot where the emperor and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks on July 16, 1918,…

  • Ceremony marks start of machine assembly of ITER reactor in France

    France, Saint-Paul-l?s-Durance, July 28, 2020. The ceremony marking the start of the machine assembly of ITER, the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor, has taken place online. Russia plays a significant role in this project’s development, alongside the member states of the European Union, United States, India, China, South Korea, and Japan. The assembly and…

  • Finland Suspects Russian Jets Violated Airspace

    Finland Suspects Russian Jets Violated Airspace

    Two Russian fighter jets are suspected of violating Finnish airspace off the coast of Helsinki on Tuesday, the Finnish Defense Ministry said.  The incident “occurred over the Gulf of Finland near Helsinki at around 2:00 p.m. Finnish time (11:00 GMT)” and the border surveillance authority has opened an investigation to confirm the violation, the ministry said…

  • Russian Court Fines Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

    Russian Court Fines Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

    Russian judges on Tuesday slapped the anti-corruption group founded by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with fines and convicted its director for refusing to delete a film about President Vladimir Putin’s top ally. The film is an expose which accuses former prime minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a huge luxury property empire.  Published in 2017 by…

  • Beat Film Fest Kicks Off Aug. 1

    Beat Film Fest Kicks Off Aug. 1

    Beat Film Festival, founded in 2010, is likely to become the headliner of this summer’s cultural events in Moscow. It launches on Aug. 1, when the city’s movie theaters are allowed to open after their long downtime during the coronavirus quarantine.  This year the films will be shown online and offline, sometimes with discussions including…

  • Russian Ex-Journalist Charged With Treason Rejects Deal Requiring Him to Reveal Sources

    Russian Ex-Journalist Charged With Treason Rejects Deal Requiring Him to Reveal Sources

    Ivan Safronov, a journalist-turned-space adviser arrested on treason charges, has turned down a plea deal that would have required him to disclose his journalistic sources, his lawyer told Interfax on Tuesday. Safronov, who was a well-respected reporter for 10 years before becoming media adviser to the head of Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos, was charged…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 28

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 28

    Russia has confirmed 823,515 cases of coronavirus and 13,504 deaths. July 28: 3 things you need to know today The European Union won’t open its borders to Russian citizens until at least mid-August, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing a source in one of the EU member states’ delegations. The EU is revising its “white list”…

  • Northern Russian Region Counts More Covid-19 Cases Than Neighboring Norway or Finland

    Northern Russian Region Counts More Covid-19 Cases Than Neighboring Norway or Finland

    The number of infections in northern Russia’s Murmansk region has surpassed those of the two countries it neighbors, according to official data. The Murmansk region has confirmed a total of 9,791 coronavirus cases as of Tuesday. To the region’s east, Finland has confirmed 7,404 cases and Norway has registered 9,132.  Finland and Norway each have…

  • Coronavirus Travel Bans Push Russians to Seek Foreign Passports

    Coronavirus Travel Bans Push Russians to Seek Foreign Passports

    Russians have been trying to obtain foreign passports and residence permits in unprecedented numbers since the coronavirus pandemic shut borders worldwide, Forbes Russia reported Monday. Demand for foreign residence permits was up 20% in March-May 2020 compared with the same period last year, Forbes reported, citing data from the Knight Frank real estate consultancy and…

  • Nearly Half of Russians Support Anti-Kremlin Protests in Far East – Poll

    Nearly Half of Russians Support Anti-Kremlin Protests in Far East – Poll

    Nearly half of Russians say they approve of a recent wave of anti-Kremlin protests in the Far East, according to an independent Levada Center poll published Tuesday. Mass protests broke out this month after the arrest of the Khabarovsk region’s popular governor Sergei Furgal and his replacement with a Putin-appointed lawmaker from an outside region.…

  • Jailed Russian Ex-Journalist Safronov Isolated With Suspected Coronavirus

    Jailed Russian Ex-Journalist Safronov Isolated With Suspected Coronavirus

    Ivan Safronov, a former journalist arrested on treason charges, has been isolated in jail with suspected coronavirus, prison watchdog representatives told Interfax on Monday. Safronov was arrested this month shortly after leaving his decade-long journalism career to become a media adviser to Russia’s space chief. He was placed in pre-trial detention in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison…

  • EU Borders Closed to Russians Until Mid-August – TASS

    EU Borders Closed to Russians Until Mid-August – TASS

    The European Union will remain closed to Russian citizens until at least mid-August, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing a source in one of the EU member states’ delegations.  After three months of being closed to nonessential travel, the EU reopened its borders on July 1 to visitors from countries that were considered…

  • Russia Coronavirus Cases Pass 820K

    Russia Coronavirus Cases Pass 820K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Hundreds Evacuated Over Fire in Moscow Women’s Jail

    Hundreds Evacuated Over Fire in Moscow Women’s Jail

    Hundreds were evacuated after a fire broke out Monday at a pre-trial detention center for women in Moscow, Russian news agencies reported. “850 people were evacuated” after a fire broke out in the prison in southeastern Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency quoted the Moscow branch of the prison service as saying. White smoke rose…

  • Well-Preserved Mammoth Discovered in Russian Arctic as Permafrost Thaws

    Well-Preserved Mammoth Discovered in Russian Arctic as Permafrost Thaws

    Reindeer herders in northern Siberia have found a well-preserved wooly mammoth skeleton as climate change thaws the vast region’s permafrost layer at a rapid pace. The surprise archaeological find came during a historically hot summer in Siberia and the Russian Arctic, which is one of the world’s fastest-warming regions. Archeologists are working to find more…

  • Messoyakhaneftegaz Implements Unique APG Utilization Scheme

    Messoyakhaneftegaz, a joint venture of Gazprom Neft and Rosneft, has commissioned an underground gas storage facility at the West-Messoyakha license area

  • Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Breaching New Ceasefire

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists of Breaching New Ceasefire

    Moscow-backed separatists on Monday breached a tense ceasefire in eastern Ukraine just hours after it began, the Ukrainian army said, but the separatists denied the accusation. The ceasefire came into force from midnight Sunday and had been agreed last week by negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and the international monitor group OSCE.  The Ukrainian army said…

  • Russian Athletes Should Face ‘Blanket Ban’ in Tokyo, Says Whistleblower

    Russian Athletes Should Face ‘Blanket Ban’ in Tokyo, Says Whistleblower

    Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency in December banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data. Russia is appealing…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 27

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 27

    Russia has confirmed 818,120 cases of coronavirus and 13,354 deaths. July 27: 3 things you need to know today Russia plans to administer its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals next month before its clinical trials are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Thursday. Russian schools across the country will re-open for the new school year on Sept. 1,…

  • Russia’s Wildfires Double in Size Within Week – TASS

    Russia’s Wildfires Double in Size Within Week – TASS

    Wildfires currently burning across Russia have doubled in size over the past week, the state-run TASS news agency reported Monday, citing a source in the Federal Forestry Agency. “Over the week, the total area of ​​forest fires has more than doubled,” TASS quoted its source as saying. “The most difficult situation is developing in Siberia…

  • ‘Russia, Wake up’: Far East Protesters Seek to Set Example for Entire Country

    ‘Russia, Wake up’: Far East Protesters Seek to Set Example for Entire Country

    KHABAROVSK — As they have for nearly three weeks, the first protesters started to gather at Lenin Square in the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East at 7 pm on a recent weekday evening. They were soon joined by independent Russian journalists and a small army of YouTube bloggers, a growing profession in Russia as…

  • Russia’s Naval Fleet Goes on Display in Annual Parade

    Russia’s Naval Fleet Goes on Display in Annual Parade

    Russia held its annual Navy Day commemorations in St. Petersburg on Sunday with a parade that showed off the country’s best ships, nuclear submarines and naval aviation. The parade took place as President Vladimir Putin has boasted of the Navy’s growing capabilities and amid ongoing tensions with NATO. Here’s a look at the nautical display…

  • On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Fortuneteller

    On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Fortuneteller

    Rimma, age 85  I have always been interested in the unknown. I was born on the 25th lunar day, that means I am prone to insight and intuitions. My destiny is to interact with people, my karmic task is to serve them. I have been learning and practicing numerology and esotericism for 40 years already.…

  • Siberian Shaman Gives Up Anti-Putin Crusade

    Siberian Shaman Gives Up Anti-Putin Crusade

    A Siberian shaman who made national headlines for attempting to trek to Moscow and “cast out” Putin from power won’t restart his journey, he said after being discharged from the mental asylum he was forced into earlier this year. In a statement carried by local media, Alexander Gabyshev said he wishes to focus on his…

  • Russia Coronavirus Cases Approach 820K

    Russia Coronavirus Cases Approach 820K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Ex-Vedomosti Journalists Launch New Outlet Following Pro-Kremlin Censorship Scandal

    Ex-Vedomosti Journalists Launch New Outlet Following Pro-Kremlin Censorship Scandal

    Former senior editors and journalists from the Vedomosti business daily are launching a new media project after the appointment of a pro-Kremlin editor-in-chief sparked accusations of censorship and a mass departure of staff from the paper. VTimes aims to continue Vedomosti’s tradition of independent journalism and editorial objectivity. “More than ever before Russia needs independent…

  • Russia and Ukraine Hail Peace Efforts Ahead of New Ceasefire

    Russia and Ukraine Hail Peace Efforts Ahead of New Ceasefire

    President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday welcomed efforts to resolve Ukraine’s conflict with Kremlin-backed separatists during a phone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin ahead of a ceasefire starting Monday. Moscow and Kiev agreed to implement a ceasefire in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass during negotiations earlier this month, as a precondition for a broader…

  • Russian Election Activists Arrested at Conference

    Russian Election Activists Arrested at Conference

    Members of the Russian “United Democrats” movement, which campaigns for meaningful elections, were arrested in the western Tatarstan region on Saturday, the group said on Facebook. Russian special forces seized the members in the Tatarstan capital Kazan “to investigate their involvement in terrorism,” the group said, without giving details. Anastasia Burakova, one of the movement’s…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 26

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 26

    Russia has confirmed 812,485 cases of coronavirus and 13,269 deaths. July 26: 3 things you need to know today Russia plans to administer its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals next month before its clinical trials are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Thursday. Russia plans to restart international flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania on Aug. 1…

  • Russia Coronavirus Cases Continue Steady Rise Past 810K

    Russia Coronavirus Cases Continue Steady Rise Past 810K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • By the Book: ‘The Soviet Diet Cookbook’

    By the Book: ‘The Soviet Diet Cookbook’

    Behind many a successful food writer stands an inspirational grandparent. This is certainly true of Anna Kharzeeva, author of “The Soviet Diet Cookbook: Exploring Life, Culture and History — One Recipe at a Time.”  With the help of her grandmother, Yelena Moiseyevna, Kharzeeva, a thirty-something Muscovite, set out to explore the world of Soviet-era cuisine by…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 25

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 25

    Russia has confirmed 806,720 cases of coronavirus and 13,192 deaths. July 25: 3 things you need to know today Russia plans to administer its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals next month before its clinical trials are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Thursday. Russia plans to restart international flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania on Aug.…

  • Russia Coronavirus Cases Continue Steady Rise Past 800K

    Russia Coronavirus Cases Continue Steady Rise Past 800K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Anger at Kremlin Grows in Latest Massive Russian Far East Protest

    Anger at Kremlin Grows in Latest Massive Russian Far East Protest

    KHABAROVSK — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Russia’s Far East for the third Saturday running for the latest rally in an unprecedented protest movement that is gaining momentum and taking on an anti-Kremlin bent. Now entering their third week, the protests in the Khabarovsk region on the border with China kicked…

  • U.S. Says Photos Show Russian Arms Supplies to Libya Rebels

    U.S. Says Photos Show Russian Arms Supplies to Libya Rebels

    Russia continues to supply a broad range of arms to Libyan rebels including fighter jets, air defense missiles, land mines, and armored vehicles through the state-backed mercenary Wagner Group, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday. The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Wagner-supplied military equipment “on the front lines” of the Libyan conflict…

  • Chechnya’s Kadyrov ‘Sanctions’ Pompeo, Accuses Him of ‘Ordering’ George Floyd’s Killing

    Chechnya’s Kadyrov ‘Sanctions’ Pompeo, Accuses Him of ‘Ordering’ George Floyd’s Killing

    The head of Russia’s republic of Chechnya has declared “all the sanctions” in his region on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, baselessly claiming that the U.S. official ordered the killing of African-American man George Floyd that sparked anti-racism protests in the United States. Pompeo’s State Department placed Ramzan Kadyrov on its blacklist of human…

  • Russia Rejects Space Weapon Claim as ‘Propaganda’

    Russia Rejects Space Weapon Claim as ‘Propaganda’

    Russia on Friday dismissed accusations from the United States and Britain that it had tested an anti-satellite weapon in space as “propaganda.” Moscow responded after the United States Space Command on Thursday accused Russia of test-firing an anti-satellite weapon in space and warned the threat against U.S. systems was “real, serious and increasing.” The head…

  • Russia to Vaccinate Medics for Coronavirus in August

    Russia to Vaccinate Medics for Coronavirus in August

    Russia plans to administer its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals next month before its clinical trials are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Thursday. Russia’s adenoviral vector-based vaccine developed by military and government researchers is in Phase II trials with plans to launch the next and final phase sometime after Aug. 3. The vaccine…

  • Komsomolsk Refinery is the Winner of the Energy Ministry’s Contest for the Most Community-Focused Company

    Komsomolsk Refinery became the winner of the Energy Ministry’s contest for the most community-focused company in oil-and-gas industry in 2020 in the nomination for developing the healthy lifestyle culture and promoting the standards of healthy lifestyle among employees

  • Barred Belarus Opposition Candidate Flees to Moscow

    Barred Belarus Opposition Candidate Flees to Moscow

    A Belarussian opposition politician barred from presidential elections has fled to Moscow fearing arrest, his campaign team told AFP on Friday. Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election and his regime has cracked down on the opposition ahead of the ballot, detaining protesters and would-be candidates.  Valery…

  • Armenian-Azeri Brawl Erupts in Moscow Amid Border Clashes

    Armenian-Azeri Brawl Erupts in Moscow Amid Border Clashes

    A mass brawl erupted between ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the Russian capital of Moscow overnight following clashes on the border between two ex-Soviet republics, according to media reports. The latest fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out along the two countries’ shared border, claiming at least 17 lives and marking the deadliest confrontations between…

  • Russia to Resume Flights With Britain, Turkey, Tanzania From Aug. 1

    Russia to Resume Flights With Britain, Turkey, Tanzania From Aug. 1

    Russia plans to restart international flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania on Aug. 1 more than four months after closing its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russia grounded nearly all international flights in late March to slow the coronavirus outbreak, allowing only special flights evacuating Russians from abroad and other flights authorized by the…

  • St. Petersburg Pneumonia Cases Surge Tenfold Amid Coronavirus

    St. Petersburg Pneumonia Cases Surge Tenfold Amid Coronavirus

    Russia’s second-largest city St. Petersburg has registered 10 times the number of community-acquired pneumonia cases in May 2020 than it did in May 2019, according to official data. The surge comes as St. Petersburg’s health authorities began reporting a drop in new coronavirus infections from 300 per day earlier in July to fewer than 200…

  • Moscow Getaway to Nikola-Lenivets Art Park

    Moscow Getaway to Nikola-Lenivets Art Park

    After four months of coronavirus lockdown and counting, we all could use an escape from Moscow’s urban expanse. Nikola-Lenivets, a sprawling open-air art park filled with wonders both natural and manmade, is a great option for getting away from the noise without breaking social distancing. Covering 650 hectares of Ugra National Park in the Kaluga…

  • Russia Jails Air Traffic Controllers Over Total Chief Death

    Russia Jails Air Traffic Controllers Over Total Chief Death

    Russia on Thursday handed three air traffic controllers jail terms for the deaths of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and crew members in a collision with a snowplow in Moscow. The CEO of the French oil giant was killed along with two pilots and a flight attendant when his private jet crashed into a snowplow…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 24

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 24

    Russia has confirmed 800,849 cases of coronavirus and 13,046 deaths. July 24: 3 things you need to know today Russia plans to administer its experimental coronavirus vaccine on healthcare professionals next month before its clinical trials are completed, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Thursday. Russia plans to restart international flights to Britain, Turkey and Tanzania on Aug. 1 more…

  • Belarus’ Lukashenko Threatens to Kick Out Foreign Press Over Protest Coverage

    Belarus’ Lukashenko Threatens to Kick Out Foreign Press Over Protest Coverage

    Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has threatened to kick out foreign journalists he accuses of stirring up protests against him ahead of next month’s election. Lukashenko, 65, faces what analysts call the toughest re-election campaign in his 26 years in power. Three of his main election rivals have been either jailed or barred from running, prompting…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 23

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 23

    Russia has confirmed 795,038 cases of coronavirus and 12,892 deaths. July 23: 3 things you need to know today Valentina Matviyenko, the head of Russia’s upper house of parliament, said current progress made it possible for the vaccine to enter mass production by the end of 2020. The vaccine’s creator Denis Logunov echoed her claim, telling Meduza that the Gamaleya institute…

  • Russian Moviegoers ‘Not Ready for Dramas’ Amid Pandemic, Culture Ministry Says

    Russian Moviegoers ‘Not Ready for Dramas’ Amid Pandemic, Culture Ministry Says

    Russian cinemas will delay premiering heavy dramas after reopening because viewers “aren’t ready” for heavy dramas amid the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Wednesday. Russia closed down movie theaters, museums and other cultural establishments after the outbreak first hit the country in late March. Russia’s Culture Ministry lifted the nationwide ban last week, leaving it up…

  • Melting Arctic Permafrost Threatens Russian Energy Firms’ Bottom Line – Morgan Stanley

    Melting Arctic Permafrost Threatens Russian Energy Firms’ Bottom Line – Morgan Stanley

    Rapidly melting Arctic permafrost poses the greatest threat to major Russian energy producers’ infrastructure and financial indicators, according to a new Morgan Stanley report obtained by the Vedomosti business daily. Gazprom, Novatek, Alrosa and Norilsk Nickel — whose fuel tank leaked after sinking into thawing permafrost in May, resulting in a major environmental disaster —…

  • ROSATOM manufactures the first full refueling batch of MOX fuel for BN-800 fast reactor

    The Mining and Chemical Combine in Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region (East Siberia) has manufactured the first full reload batch of fresh uranium-plutonium MOX fuel for BN-800 fast reactor, operated at Beloyarsk NPP. The 169 fuel assemblies have been accepted by Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russian NPPs, and its authorized representative VPO ZAES, which has confirmed the…

  • Relatives of Murdered Chechen Dissident in Austria Claim Responsibility, ‘Repent’ to Kadyrov

    Relatives of Murdered Chechen Dissident in Austria Claim Responsibility, ‘Repent’ to Kadyrov

    The extended family of a Chechen dissident murdered in Austria earlier this month has claimed responsibility for his killing and attempted to absolve the Russian region’s Kremlin-backed leader. Two ethnic Chechens were arrested after the body of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s reported “personal foe” Mamikhan Umarov, 43, was found in Vienna on July 4. Suspicions…

  • A Wave of Sexual Harassment Claims Is Rocking Russia’s Independent Media

    A Wave of Sexual Harassment Claims Is Rocking Russia’s Independent Media

    Читайте русскую версию здесь. As her shift at Russia’s investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper was coming to an end on a late Monday afternoon last January, Elizaveta Kirpanova stopped by a senior reporter’s office to catch up. Kirpanova, a 23-year-old reporter who had just completed her first year at the respected paper, was working on a…

  • Rosneft Discovers New Oilfield With More Than 20 Million Tonnes Of Oil Reserves

    RN-Vankor, an enterprise of the Rosneft Oil Company production complex, has discovered a new field on the border of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District