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  • TENEX signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SMART Power Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea)

    On 16 April 2019, in the field of the 11th International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019, TENEX signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SMART Power Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea). The companies intend to begin a dialogue aimed at defining perspective mutually beneficial directions of cooperation, including supply of the fuel for Korean-designed small-sized commercial modular reactors,…

  • Stalin’s Approval Rating Among Russians Hits Record High – Poll

    Stalin’s Approval Rating Among Russians Hits Record High – Poll

    A record 70 percent of Russians approve of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history, according to a poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster on Tuesday. Stalin’s image has been gradually rehabilitated in the 2000s from that of a bloody autocrat to an “outstanding leader.” President Vladimir Putin has revived the Soviet…

  • TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and IDOM sign MoU on joint international business development

    In the course of the XI Atomexpo-2019 International Forum, TVEL JSC and the Spanish company IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture S.A.U signed Memorandum of Understanding. The document was signed by Kosntantin Tulupov, Vice President for Business Development and TVEL JSC, and Xabier Ruiz Morín, Director of IDOM Nuclear Services.  The two companies consider various options and…

  • Russia to Send Soldiers to Central African Republic as Part of UN Force

    Russia to Send Soldiers to Central African Republic as Part of UN Force

    Russia will send up to 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a UN mission to help stabilize the country, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday. The decree said the Russian contingent would include military observers, staff officers and military communications specialists. Moscow has already sent military…

  • Calls to Ban Plastic Bags Mount in Russia as Trash Crisis Deepens

    Calls to Ban Plastic Bags Mount in Russia as Trash Crisis Deepens

    Russian lawmakers have stepped up calls to ban plastic bags over the past week amid mounting concerns about pollution and Russia’s national waste crisis. Moscow’s plan to export its waste to surrounding regions has riled Russian citizens in recent months, while nationwide trash reforms threaten to shut down garbage collectors in nine regions. In the…

  • The ATOMEXPO AWARDS presentation ceremony was held in Sochi

    On April 15, the ATOMEXPO AWARDS Presentation Ceremony was held in Sochi as part of the ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum. This international professional award acknowledges the contribution to the development and use of nuclear technologies for the benefit of humanity. The award competition was held in five categories: “Nuclear technologies: Improving the quality of life”…

  • At ATOMEXPO 2019, the mayors of nuclear cities discussed the draft international standard “Sustainable Development of Small and Medium-sized Cities

    On April 15 in Sochi, at the ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum, the heads of administrations of “nuclear” cities discussed the draft international standard “Sustainable development of small and medium-sized cities”, prepared by experts of the Technical Committee 268 “Sustainable cities and communities” of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Rusatom Infrastructural Solutions LLC , Technical…

  • Atomexpo-2019: Certificates of Conformity with IEC Standards for New USG Low Voltage Switchgear Line Awarded to JSC RASU and UEMZ

    April 15, 2019 – As part of the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO-2019, Mr. Andrey Butko, Chief Executive Officer, JSC RASU, and Mr. Nikolay Groshev, Deputy General Director for Civil Production, JSC Ural Electromechanical Plant (JSC UEMZ) received two certificates of conformity with the standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for low voltage switchgear (LVSG)…

  • Rusatom Healthcare, Rusatom International Network and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of cooperation

    On April 15, in Sochi, Rusatom Healthcare JSC, Rusatom International Network (RIN) industrial complex and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of cooperation in radiation technologies and nuclear medicine. The document was signed on the sidelines of the XI ATOMEXPO-2019 International Forum. On the part of…

  • JSC National Nuclear Research Center (Azerbaijan) and Rusatom International Network signed a memorandum of understanding on personnel training

    JSC National Nuclear Research Center (Azerbaijan) and Rusatom International Network signed a memorandum of understanding on personnel training for joint use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.  In Sochi (Russia), on April 15, on the sidelines of the international forum ATOMEXPO-2019, JSC National Nuclear Research Center, Azerbaijan, and Rusatom International Network, Russia, signed a memorandum…

  • JSC “CDBMB” will purchase blanks for NPP pumping equipment from ŽĎAS

    JSC “CDBMB” (belongs to the Engineering Division of Rosatom – JSC Atomenergomash) has concluded a long-term contract with the Czech company ŽĎAS for delivery of forgings for manufacture of pumping equipment. The contract has been signed in the course of the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO-2019. Under the contract, the Czech company will provide JSC “CDBMB”…

  • VEB.RF and Rosatom intend to cooperate in NPP construction project in Uzbekistan

    VEB.RF (Vnesheconombank) and the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation signed a cooperation agreement. The parties expressed their intention to cooperate in the implementation of the project on construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan. The ceremony was held during the 11th ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum in Sochi Nuclear for better life. The document was…

  • Russia and Ethiopia map their cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy

    April 15, 2019, Sochi. – Russian Federation and the Republic of Ethiopia have signed a three-year roadmap for establishing cooperation on the construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP) and a Center for nuclear science and technology (CNST) in the African country.  The document was signed within the framework of the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO…

  • Russia and Serbia strengthen cooperation in the field of training personnel and public awareness in nuclear technologies

    On April 15, 2019, during the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019, Russia and Serbia signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs). The first document defines the areas of cooperation in the field of personnel education and training, and the second establishes the principles of forming public opinion about peaceful use of nuclear technology. From the Russian…

  • Rosatom and TMK signed a cooperation agreement

    On 15 April 2019, Rosatom State Corporation and the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) signed a cooperation agreement during the 11th ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum in Sochi The document was signed by Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, First Deputy CEO of Corporate Development & International Business, and Alexander…

  • Fakel sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy emerges victorious in 2018/2019 snocross season

    Fakel sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy emerges victorious in 2018/2019 snocross season

    News from projects and regions April 15, 2019, 16:00 On April 13–14, Novy Urengoy hosted the 7th round of the 2019 Russian Snocross Championship and Tournament organized by the National Russian Motorcycle Federation. After the final round of the competition, the Fakel sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy was declared the winner of the Russian Snocross Championship in team standings.…

  • Russia Has Ceased ‘All’ Cooperation With NATO, Foreign Ministry Official Says

    Russia Has Ceased ‘All’ Cooperation With NATO, Foreign Ministry Official Says

    Russia has stopped all cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said in an interview with state media on Monday. The Western alliance suspended military and civilian cooperation with Russia in the spring of 2014 in response to Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Several disputes, including a naval…

  • ROSATOM and the Eurasian Development Bank have signed an agreement on mutual understanding and cooperation

    Sochi, April 15, 2019 — Ilya Rebrov, Chief Financial Officer of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, and Vsevolod Smakov, Head of Directorate for Industry of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), signed an agreement on mutual understanding and cooperation at the 11th ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum. The agreement opens up prospects for joint work with…

  • The heads of Russian and French municipalities signed a cooperation agreement on ATOMEXPO 2019

    The heads of Russian and French municipalities of the territories where final disposal sites of radioactive waste are located signed a cooperation agreement on the fringes of the International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019. The document was signed by the head of the Association of ZATO Alexey Golubev and President of municipalities community of Vendeuvre-Soulaines of Aube…

  • ‘Weakling Chicks’ Are Replacing ‘Real Men,’ Russian Church Official Says

    ‘Weakling Chicks’ Are Replacing ‘Real Men,’ Russian Church Official Says

    Russia’s “real men” are being replaced by “scrawny chickens,” a Russian Orthodox official said on Monday as heated debates surround the concept of toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement in the West. Many Russian women raise their children independently due to the country’s high divorce rate — in 2016, Russians were 1.6 times more likely…

  • Russia’s Trash Reform Risks Shutting Down Collectors in 9 Regions

    Russia’s Trash Reform Risks Shutting Down Collectors in 9 Regions

    Trash collection companies in at least nine Russian regions are at risk of shutting down over unpaid bills, the Vedomosti business daily reported on Monday. The difficulties are blamed on nationwide reforms tasking regions with choosing operators to collect waste that took effect on Jan. 1. The reforms have been criticized for increasing the costs of…

  • On This Day: On April 15, 1949 Singer Alla Pugacheva Was Born

    On This Day: On April 15, 1949 Singer Alla Pugacheva Was Born

    On this day in 1949, Alla Borisovna Pugacheva was born and went on to become the Soviet Union’s and Russia’s most famous, celebrated, and prolific singer. Alla Borisovna — no surname required — started training her powerful voice at the age of five. By the time she was studying in a music institute, she was…

  • Official opening ceremony of the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 took place in Sochi

    On 15 April 2019, the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 was officially opened in Sochi. Over 3.600 guests from 74 countries registered for the Forum this year (six more than last year). Among the new countries represented at the Forum are Qatar, Bahrain and Nicaragua. This year the participants will have a busy business program,…

  • Opposition Leaders Arrested in Ingushetia After Violent Protests

    Opposition Leaders Arrested in Ingushetia After Violent Protests

    At least two opposition leaders in Russia’s republic of Ingushetia have been arrested on charges of attacking police shortly after being released from detention following protests against a divisive border-change deal. Thousands took to the streets in Ingushetia last month over a land swap deal signed last fall with the neighboring republic of Chechnya in…

  • Russia’s Rusal to Build Aluminum Plant in U.S.

    Russia’s Rusal to Build Aluminum Plant in U.S.

    Russia’s biggest aluminum producer Rusal has agreed on a joint project to build a rolling mill in the U.S. just three months after the Trump administration lifted sanctions on the metals giant. In April 2018, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Rusal and other companies in which he owns stakes, citing…

  • Alleged Islamic State Members Killed During FSB Raid in Siberia

    Alleged Islamic State Members Killed During FSB Raid in Siberia

    Two suspected Islamic State members were killed during a shootout in the Siberian town of Tyumen following a raid by the Federal Security Service (FSB). Russia‘s National Anti-Terrorism Commitee released footage in the early hours of Saturday showing security measures around the streets where the raid took place. According to the committee, the FSB obtained…

  • On This Day: April 13, 1990

    On This Day: April 13, 1990

    On this day, on April 13, 1943, the German army under Adolf Hitler announced the discovery of mass graves near the village of Katyn not far from Smolensk. The Nazis accused the Soviet Union of the mass murder of Polish officers. For almost five decades, the Soviet Union denied all responsibility, insisting that the murders…

  • ‘Stalingrad’ by Vasily Grossman

    ‘Stalingrad’ by Vasily Grossman

    In June a new translation of a new version of Vasily Grossman’s “Stalingrad” is being released. Edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan and translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, it promises to, if not revolutionize readers’ understanding of Vasily Grossman, then at least expand and augment it. We couldn’t wait to…

  • Putin’s Salary Halved in 2018, Kremlin Says

    Putin’s Salary Halved in 2018, Kremlin Says

    President Vladimir Putin earned less than half in 2018 than he did the previous year, the Kremlin announced on Friday. Putin earned 18.7 million rubles ($291,000) in 2017, the state-run RIA Novosti news outlet quoted a Kremlin announcement as saying. His pay in 2018 fell to 8.6 million rubles ($134,000). Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s yearly…

  • UN Committee Sides Against Russia in First Domestic Violence Ruling

    UN Committee Sides Against Russia in First Domestic Violence Ruling

    Russia has breached the rights of a Chechen domestic abuse victim, a United Nations women’s rights panel ruled on Friday in what has been called the UN’s first decision on domestic violence in the country. Domestic violence complaints have skyrocketed since President Vladimir Putin passed a 2017 law decriminalizing first-time abuse where beatings resulted in…

  • Russia Fines Facebook For Failing to Provide Information on User Data

    Russia Fines Facebook For Failing to Provide Information on User Data

    A court in Russia fined Facebook on Friday for failing to tell authorities where it stores Russian user data, Russian news agencies reported, a ruling that highlights wrangling between tech giants and Moscow as it ramps up internet controls. The court fined Facebook 3,000 rubles ($47) for not providing information in line with legislation that…

  • Moscow Real Estate Prices Among World’s Fastest-Growing

    Moscow Real Estate Prices Among World’s Fastest-Growing

    Moscow’s real estate costs rose at some of the highest rates in the world last year, the global real estate and investment firm CBRE Group said Thursday. The city of some 12.5 million people has seen its cost of living fall this year and it ranked outside the world’s 50 most expensive cities last year.…

  • Explore “Life After Life” in St. Petersburg

    Explore “Life After Life” in St. Petersburg

    Melancholy, peace, nostalgia… these and other emotions are described by visitors as they make their way through darkened halls filled with art, accompanied by the lonely sound of a piano and the faint scent of sandalwood incense. “Life After Life,” the new exhibition at the Manege, explores death, one of the most universal themes in…

  • Russia to Send ‘Outstanding Citizens’ to Space for Free

    Russia to Send ‘Outstanding Citizens’ to Space for Free

    Russia’s state space agency plans to send “outstanding citizens” to the International Space Station (ISS) at no cost in exchange for their achievements, the agency’s head announced on Thursday. The Roscosmos space agency plans to send tourists to the ISS in late 2021 under a deal signed with the U.S. tourism firm Space Adventures. Dmitry…

  • The innovation Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II has started first power stage

    On April 11, 2019, Novovoronezh Phase II (a branch of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC, part of ROSATOM’s Power Division) has started the first power program at Unit 2 after getting a permit from the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia.  Novovoronezh Plant Manager Vladimir Povarov said that the permit from Rostechnadzor meant that…

  • On This Day: Yury Gagarin Orbits Earth on Vostok 1

    On This Day: Yury Gagarin Orbits Earth on Vostok 1

    On this day in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin became the first human to travel into outer space. On board the “Vostok 1,” Gagarin successfully orbited earth in his space capsule. During the journey, which lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes, Gagarin said little. The only known statement recorded from him: “Flight is proceeding normally.…

  • Delegation of French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Visited PDC DUGR JSC

    The visit of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) delegation to the production location of JSC “Pilot and Demonstration Center for Decommissioning of Uranium-Graphite Reactors” took place in Seversk on April 8-12, 2019. TENEX experts also took part in the visit. During the visit, the French delegation learned about ROSATOM’s unique expertise…

  • Cosmonautics Day: Russia’s Space Exploration In Photos

    Cosmonautics Day: Russia’s Space Exploration In Photos

    Three years later, Belka and Strelka gained a place in history as the first animals to survive space orbit. Accompanied by a rabbit, 42 mice, two rats, flies and several plants, the duo and all their traveling companions made it safely back to earth. Sergei Preobrazhensky, Nikolai Sitnikov / TASS

  • Richest 3% Russians Hold 90% of Country’s Financial Assets – Study

    Richest 3% Russians Hold 90% of Country’s Financial Assets – Study

    The wealthiest 3 percent of Russians owned 89 percent of all financial assets in 2018, according to joint research by the Higher School of Economics and the state-run VEB Bank. This is the first time a comprehensive study of wealth inequality has been attempted in Russia, the Kommersant business daily reported on Friday. Last month,…

  • Russians Not Under Threat in Sudan Following Military Coup, Embassy Says

    Russians Not Under Threat in Sudan Following Military Coup, Embassy Says

    Russians traveling in Sudan are not in danger after the ouster of the African nation’s longtime leader and ongoing unrest, the Russian Embassy in Khartoum said Thursday. An estimated 140 Russian citizens are registered as residing in Sudan, where a military coup overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, a close ally of Russia, after 30 years of…

  • Russian Lawmaker Spotted ‘Ghost-Voting’ for Internet Isolation Law

    Russian Lawmaker Spotted ‘Ghost-Voting’ for Internet Isolation Law

    Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has presumably cast a vote for a controversial bill tightening internet controls while on a working trip to his home region. Shrugging off an outcry from opposition politicians and rights activists, the 450-seat lower chamber of parliament voted in a second reading to pass a largely unchanged version of…

  • ‘Brazen’ Import Ban Prompts Belarus to Close Russian Pipeline

    ‘Brazen’ Import Ban Prompts Belarus to Close Russian Pipeline

    The president of Belarus has ordered the closure of a Russian oil export pipeline for repairs in retaliation to Moscow’s “brazen” import ban. Belarus and Russia have seen a new flare-up in bilateral tensions barely two months after an amicable meeting between their presidents in Sochi. In late March, the two countries’ Foreign Ministries exchanged…

  • Russian Footballer Exits Car, Assaults American Pedestrian in Moscow

    Russian Footballer Exits Car, Assaults American Pedestrian in Moscow

    A star Russian football player has sparked national outrage this week after stepping out of his Mercedes at a traffic light to beat up a pedestrian who had bumped against his car. The victim is reportedly a U.S. citizen who is working as a translator in Russia’s capital. The incident took place in the aftermath…

  • Severstal reports Q1 2019 operatioal results

    Severstal reports Q1 2019 operatioal results

    April 12, 2019 PAO Severstal (MICEX-RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, today announces its operational results for Q1 2019. Q1 2019 GROUP HIGHLIGHTS  Hot metal output increased 6% q/q in Q1 2019 to 2.36 mln tonnes (Q4 2018: 2.23 mln tonnes) following short-term maintenance works…

  • ATOMEXPO 2019 to Feature Discussion on Nuclear Technologies as a Driver of Scientific and Technological Innovation

    The “Nuclear Technologies as a Key Driver of Scientific and Technological Innovation” roundtable will be held as part of the ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum on April 16, 2019.  The event will bring together Russian and international experts to talk about the contribution of nuclear technologies to the development of scientific and technical process and their…

  • ATOMEXPO 2019 to Feature Roundtable on “Risk Management: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement”

    On April 15, a roundtable entitled “Risk Management: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement” will take place as part of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum. The roundtable has been organized by State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, with representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Nuclear Association (WNA) taking…

  • Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Says Planning Joint Deal With Baring Vostok

    Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Says Planning Joint Deal With Baring Vostok

    Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF plans a joint investment in the next couple of months with Baring Vostok, the private equity group whose executives are facing charges in Russia of fraud, RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev told Reuters. A Moscow court on Thursday ruled that Michael Calvey, the U.S. citizen who heads Baring Vostok, should be…

  • Russia’s Hypersonic Ballistic Missile and Laser System in Final Tests, Putin Says

    Russia’s Hypersonic Ballistic Missile and Laser System in Final Tests, Putin Says

    Russia is entering the final testing phase of its nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile dubbed Satan-2, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Russia announced plans in 2013 to develop the ICBM to replace a Cold War standby known in the West as “Satan,” or the RS-20B Voyevoda in Russia. Putin unveiled Satan-2 with an array of other…

  • ATOMEXPO 2019 Roundtable to Focus on Finding the Best Mix of Nuclear and Renewables for Achieving Sustainable Development

    ROSATOM and World Nuclear Association will host a roundtable of presentations and discussion to examine how we can deliver an energy system that can meet the aspirations of the world’s growing population and help achieve global long-term climate change objectives as part of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum in Sochi on April 15–16, 2019. What…

  • Moscow Court Extends U.S. Investor Calvey’s House Arrest

    Moscow Court Extends U.S. Investor Calvey’s House Arrest

    Update: Moscow’s Basmanny district court has ruled to extend Calvey’s house arrest through July 14, the state-run TASS news agency reported on Friday. A Moscow court has ruled to move detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey from pre-trial detention to house arrest, Russian media reported Thursday. In February, Russia detained Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok…

  • Moscow Court Releases U.S. Investor Calvey on House Arrest

    Moscow Court Releases U.S. Investor Calvey on House Arrest

    A Moscow court has ruled to move detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey from pre-trial detention to house arrest, Russian media reported Thursday. In February, Russia detained Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, on suspicion of fraud along with three other partners in the fund. Calvey denies the allegations, saying the case…

  • Russia’s First Artificial Heart for Infants Developed in Moscow

    Russia’s First Artificial Heart for Infants Developed in Moscow

    Russian engineers announced on Thursday they have shrunk an artificial heart for infants, giving children with heart defects a new lease on life. A synthetic replacement for the heart remains one of the long-sought holy grails of modern medicine. A functional artificial heart — first successfully implanted in a human in 1982 — lowers the…

  • Chechen Court Overturns $140M Gas Debt Write-Off

    Chechen Court Overturns $140M Gas Debt Write-Off

    A Chechen court has overturned an earlier ruling ordering Russian gas giant Gazprom to write off 9 billion rubles ($140 million) of the region’s gas debt. Unpaid debts on utility bills are a widespread problem in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, where local media reported extensive raids and mass blackouts over unpaid bills by as many as…

  • Athletes Caught Doping in Russia to Face Fines Under New Bill

    Athletes Caught Doping in Russia to Face Fines Under New Bill

    Russian lawmakers have passed a bill on Thursday to criminalize doping in athletics years after the country was thrust into a doping scandal. Several Russian sports bodies and athletes have been banned from international competition since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence of widespread doping. Since late 2016, coaches and other…

  • Gazprom Management Committee proposes record dividends of RUB 10.43 per share for 2018

    Gazprom Management Committee proposes record dividends of RUB 10.43 per share for 2018

    Release April 11, 2019, 14:05 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed issues associated with arranging and holding the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. The Management Committee endorsed the proposal to convene the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom in St. Petersburg at 10 a.m. on June 28, 2019. The registration of the Meeting participants is to be carried out on June 26 (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and on June 28 (from 9 a.m.). In addition, the…

  • Putin Announces Arctic Expansion Plans at International Forum – Highlights

    Putin Announces Arctic Expansion Plans at International Forum – Highlights

    With Russia’s economy faltering under an onslaught of Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the 5th International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg this week to promote the resource-rich region’s development. Presentations and panel discussions between more than 3,600 Russian and international lawmakers, scientists and businesspeople wrapped up on Wednesday. Delegates discussed topics including the Northern…

  • Russian Officials Condemn Julian Assange’s Arrest in London

    Russian Officials Condemn Julian Assange’s Arrest in London

    Russian officials have spoken out against Britain’s arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, expressing hopes that the whistleblower’s rights will be respected. Assange was arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police after Ecuador withdrew his asylum which had allowed him to take refuge in the country’s embassy in the United Kingdom since 2012. A video widely shared…

  • ATOMEXPO 2019 to become Platform for International Discussion on Training Professionals for the Economy of the Future

    On April 15, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Union ‘Agency of Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers’ (WorldSkills Russia) will host a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Human Capital as a Factor for Economic Growth: From National Interests to International Corporation’.    Participants in the discussion will include: Director General the World Nuclear Association…

  • Eight More Activists Detained in Northern Russia Following Landfill Protests

    Eight More Activists Detained in Northern Russia Following Landfill Protests

    Eight activists who participated in a protest in northern Russia against Moscow’s plans to ship waste to surrounding regions were detained Wednesday, Interfax reported. Between 2,000 and 3,000 protesters gathered for Sunday’s demonstration in Arkhangelsk, calling for the region’s governor to resign over the 10.5 billion ruble ($160.7 million) Shiyes landfill’s construction, media outlets reported.…

  • Russian Lawmakers Criticize Sudan Coup as ‘Unconstitutional’

    Russian Lawmakers Criticize Sudan Coup as ‘Unconstitutional’

    Russian lawmakers have spoken out against what they called an “unconstitutional” military coup in Sudan that has reportedly ousted longtime leader and close Russian ally Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s military deployed troops in Khartoum and surrounded the presidential palace on Thursday following months of protests against al-Bashir’s regime; al-Bashir stepped down soon after, Reuters reported. In January, Russia’s Foreign…