Gazprom ramps up gas production and supplies over 8.5 months of 2021

Message to the Media September 15, 2021, 15:05 According to preliminary data, Gazprom produced 357.7 billion cubic meters of gas in the first 8.5 months of 2021, which is 17.8 per cent (or 53.9 billion cubic meters) more than in the same period of last year. Gazprom ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 14.8 per cent (or by 21.3 billion cubic meters) over said period…

International Investigative Consortium OCCRP Exits Russia

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which has authored several high-profile investigative reports into fraud in Russia and the post-Soviet world, has announced its closure in Russia on Wednesday. Since its founding in 2006, OCCRP has released bombshell reports into alleged multibillion-dollar offshore schemes involving figures close to Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of…

Team Navalny Heavily Backs Communist Candidates to Oust Pro-Kremlin Incumbents

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team has published its long-anticipated roster of candidates it hopes supporters will rally behind to oust pro-Kremlin incumbents during this weekend’s parliamentary elections. With virtually all of Navalny’s allies shut out from the ballot, his team says it is backing a total of 1,234 candidates for Russia’s lower-house State Duma…

Russian Foreign Minister’s Secret Mistress Wields Ministry Influence, Owns Elite Property – iStories

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has a secret mistress who wields significant influence within the ministry and owns several luxury properties, according to a new investigation by the Important Stories (iStories) investigative outlet published Tuesday. Svetlana Polyakova, who has worked at the Foreign Ministry since 2014, has a “long-standing and very close” relationship with Lavrov,…

Alexey Miller and Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s Prime Minister, discuss cooperation issues

Background Gazprom Armenia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, supplies natural gas to Armenia’s domestic market. In addition, the company transports, stores, distributes and sells gas, as well as upgrades and expands the gas transmission system and underground gas storage facilities in the Republic of Armenia. In 2020, Gazprom supplied 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas to Armenia.

Kola NPP: Russian nuclear workers told Armenian journalists about experience in upgrading VVER-440 units

An Armenian delegation of mass media representatives and nuclear power experts paid a visit to Kola NPP to learn from experience in upgrading and service life extension of power units. The press tour participants were journalists from Golos Armenii, information agencies Sputnik Armenia, Novosti-Armenia, specialists from Scientific and Educational Foundation Noravank and CJSC RI ARMATOM.…

Siberia Chess Match Ends in Double Murder

What started as an ordinary game of chess in Siberia took a dark turn and ended in double murder, Russian authorities said Monday. According to the Krasnoyarsk region Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, a conflict erupted Sunday in the stairwell of an apartment block where a game was underway between two 34-year-old neighbors. They were…

‘The Leftward Turn Is Inevitable’: In Lenin’s Hometown, Russian Communists Strive for Soviet Revival

ULYANOVSK – When Airat Gibatdinov was born in 1986, Mikhail Gorbachev’s Perestroika had already set the Soviet Union on its path to oblivion. But now, the local lawmaker and deputy head of Russia’s revived Communist Party in Ulyanovsk  — the Volga riverside hometown of the U.S.S.R.’s founding father Vladimir Lenin — has dedicated his life…

Belarus Leader Eyes $1Bln Russian Arms Deal

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday said Minsk planned to buy $1 billion worth of Russian arms as he oversaw massive Moscow-led military drills that rattled some EU countries. Sporting green military uniform at a test range near the city of Baranovichi in western Belarus, the strongman praised Russian and Belarusian troops for their “high state of…

4 Killed in Siberia Plane Crash

Four people were killed and 12 others injured Sunday after a plane crashed in eastern Siberia, Russian authorities said. The L-410 plane carrying 16 people on a short-range flight crashed during a second landing attempt in the Irkutsk region, trapping passengers inside. The Czech-made aircraft operated jointly by the regional airlines SiLA and Aeroservis was flying…

What’s On in Moscow Sept. 10-12

Fireworks for the big day Russia’s capital turns 874 on Saturday. There’ll be firework displays in 26 locations around Moscow at 9 p.m. to celebrate, including Gorky Park, Sokolniki and various spots along the Moscow River.  While there are fewer events than usual because of Covid, and everyone must follow guidelines and register for all…

Russia to Test-Block Domains Used by Navalny Apps, Sparking Online Privacy Fears – Kommersant

Russian authorities are preparing to block major domain name systems (DNS) in what experts warn would hurt online privacy and allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny link to efforts to block his websites. According to the Kommersant business daily, Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor had urged state companies to switch from Google and Cloudflare’s DNS…

Working meeting of Alexey Likhachev, the head of Rosatom, and Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, was held in Minsk

On September 9, a working meeting of Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom State Corporation, and Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, took place in Minsk in the course of visit to the Republic of Belarus, where the progress of Belarus NPP construction project (the general designer and general contractor being ASE,…

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…