Alexey Miller: construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline fully completed

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ЕРС contract signed for natural gas liquefaction plant within Gas Processing Complex near Ust-Luga

Background RusKhimAlyans is implementing the project for the Gas Processing Complex (GPC) within the Complex for processing ethane-containing gas (CPECG) near the settlement of Ust-Luga. The GPC of the CPECG is an integrated complex for natural gas processing and liquefaction. The complex will have the biggest capacity in Russia and one of the largest in the world in terms of gas processing (45 billion cubic meters…

Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev has paid a working visit to the Belarusian NPP Unit 2 construction site

On September 9, Alexey Likhachev, the Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, has paid a working visit to the construction site of the Belarusian NPP Unit 2 (Rosatom engineering division is the general designer and the general contractor of the project) was held. During the visit, Alexey Likhachev witnessed the progress of the…

Independent Russian News Outlets Launch Campaign Against ‘Foreign Agent’ Tags

Several dozen Russian news outlets have launched a campaign in support of independent journalism Wednesday amid mounting pressure on their profession in the run-up to next week’s parliamentary elections. The “There Are No Foreign Agents, There Are Journalists” campaign comes as Russian authorities target a growing number of media outlets and individual journalists with the…

Mobile laser complex designed by SRC RF TRINITI successfully passed tests during EMERCOM of Russia’ exercises in the Arctic

ROSATOM participates in the first pilot research exercises run by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Affairs for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM of Russia) “Safe Arctic” where it demonstrates operation of the mobile laser complex (MLC) for elimination of accident consequences. MLC has been designed by JSC…

Russian Emergencies Minister Dies in Arctic Drills

Russian Emergency Situations Minister Yevgeny Zinichev, an ally and former bodyguard of President Vladimir Putin, has died at age 55 while trying to save a prominent filmmaker during strategic drills in the Arctic, the ministry said Wednesday. “We regret to inform you that Zinichev tragically died while performing official duties saving someone’s life during interdepartmental…

Leaked Audio Instructs Russia Poll Watchers to Ignore Voter Fraud – Reports

Russian media published an audio leak Tuesday that they say shows a ruling pro-Kremlin party official instructing poll watchers to ignore voter fraud at the upcoming election. The United Russia party, which was founded by President Vladimir Putin and consistently backs his initiatives, is seeking to maintain its lower-house majority in the Sept. 17-19 parliamentary elections…

Alexey Miller and Vladimir Semashko discuss preparation of Belarusian gas transmission system for autumn/winter period

September 7, 2021, 16:50 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties discussed the state and prospects of energy cooperation, focusing in particular on the ongoing preparation of the gas transmission system in Belarus for its operation in the autumn/winter…

Prominent Rights Lawyer With Navalny Links Flees Russia Amid Pre-Election Exodus

A prominent Russian defense lawyer involved in high-profile cases and himself facing criminal charges said Tuesday he has fled the country amid an ongoing exodus of opposition-leaning figures ahead of this month’s elections. Ivan Pavlov headed Team 29, a legal group that self-disbanded this summer after Russian authorities declared it an “undesirable” organization with foreign links, a…

Rosatom facilities launch the first Commercial Dispatch system based on intelligent energy storage to reduce electricity costs

Atomenergopromsbyt JSC (part of NovaWind JSC, Rosatom’s wind power unit) and with RENERA LLC (a power storage subsidiary of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) put into commercial operation the Commercial Dispatch system comprising an intelligent energy storage unit with a 300 kW capacity (300 kWh energy volume).  The pilot project is accomplished at the site of…

JSC Atomenergoprom obtains ‘Robust’ ESG score from V.E, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions

JSC Atomenergoprom, the company that consolidates nuclear civil assets of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom or ROSATOM, was awarded a score of 56/100 for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance by V.E, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions. The score, which is 12 points higher than its 2020 ESG Assessment, indicates a ‘Robust’ approach to…

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Mass Crimean Tatar Detentions

Ukraine has accused Russian security agents of detaining dozens of Crimean Tatars in what it called an ongoing crackdown on individuals who oppose Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Federal Security Service (FSB) officers had initially detained five Crimean Tatars, including a senior member of the ethnic minority’s self-governing body, late last week, Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova…

Russia Blocks Navalny Voting Strategy Website Ahead of Election

Russian authorities have blocked a website that promotes jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s anti-ruling party voting strategy in this month’s parliamentary elections. Senior Navalny aide Leonid Volkov said state internet regulator Roskomnadzor started blocking the website for the “Smart Voting” strategy that seeks to unseat pro-Kremlin ruling party incumbents by rallying support behind their most promising…

Blacklisted Russian Investigative Outlet Relaunches With Look at Defense Chief’s PR Machine

An independent Russian investigative outlet that was banned as “undesirable” and its journalists labeled “foreign agents” has relaunched as a new entity, with an investigation into the alleged PR machine of the country’s defense chief. Proekt’s former chief editor Roman Badanin announced Monday that his new outlet is called “Agentstvo,” a play on the journalists’…

ROSATOM and FESCO to create Northern Sea Route transport and logistics hub at Commercial Port of Vladivostok

Vladivostok, 3 September 2021 – FESCO Transportation Group and ROSATOM-subsidiary JSC Atomenergoprom plan to create a transport and logistics hub on the territory of Commercial Port of Vladivostok PJSC (a part of FESCO) in the framework of ROSATOM’s project to support Eurasian container cargo transit. A corresponding cooperation agreement was signed by FESCO’s Chairman of…

Russian Ultra-Nationalist Who Campaigned Against Sushi Ad’s Black Model Arrested – Reports

The leader of a Russian ultra-nationalist hate group has been arrested, one of the group’s administrators wrote on its Telegram channel. Vladislav Pozdnyakov, founder of the “Male State” — an anti-women, anti-liberal social media group — launched a campaign of threats and abuse against a sushi company last week for running an advert featuring a…

What’s On in Moscow Sept. 3-5

Chekhov’s Dachshunds On Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., the Anton Chekhov estate of Melikhovo is holding its 15th annual dachshund festival. Why? Because Anton Chekhov was one of the first owners of dachshunds in Russia. He got a pair of them from his friend and editor, Nikolai Leikin. They were named by Chekhov’s sister,…