What’s On in Moscow Aug. 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,…

Leaked Audio Reveals Alleged Secret Session to Rig Russia Election Results – Novaya Gazeta

A leaked audio recording published by the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper on Thursday has revealed alleged efforts to coordinate “falsification” of votes in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday announced it has launched a rapid-response inquiry into the recording. According to Novaya Gazeta, the recording was made by an unnamed…

Cooperation agreements signed for implementing projects in Russia’s Far East

September 3, 2021, 14:00 A number of documents were signed today in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, at the Eastern Economic Forum 2021 in Vladivostok. Gazprom, the Sakhalin Region, and State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom signed a Cooperation Agreement in the field of hydrogen energy. The document outlines the main areas of cooperation between the parties in the implementation of the construction…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains Project on Sakhalin Transitions to Implementation Stage

Following the concept review and based on the integrated financial model, the Government of the Sakhalin Region, Russian Railways JSC, ROSATOM and Transmashholding JSC have signed a protocol for the railway transportation project based on hydrogen fuel cell trains on Sakhalin. The protocol was signed by Valery Limarenko, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, Kirill Komarov,…

ROSATOM, Nornickel and the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Repair Center sign a cooperation agreement on designing and building a dual-fuel diesel LNG icebreaker

During the Eastern Economic Forum, ROSATOM, Norilsk Nickel PJSC (“Nornickel”) and the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center JSC (“FESRC JSC”) entered into a cooperation agreement on designing and constructing a dual-fuel diesel LNG icebreaker. The following representatives of the parties signed the agreement in the presence of Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM,…

ROSATOM and Russia’s Far East and Arctic Development Ministry sign cooperation agreement on development of Great Northern Sea Route

Vladivostok, 3 September 3, 2021 – ROSATOM signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic in the framework of the VI Eastern Economic Forum. On behalf of ROSATOM, the agreement was signed by Director General Alexey Likhachev. On behalf of the Ministry for the Development of…

ROSATOM and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug government sign cooperation agreement on strengthening region’s social and physical infrastructure

Vladivostok, September 3, 2021 – ROSATOM signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum. The agreement was signed by Director General Alexey Likhachev on the part of ROSATOM and by the Governor-Prime Minister Roman Kopin on the part of the Government of the…

11 Endangered Species ‘Likely Extinct’ Within Russia, Ministry Says

Eleven endangered species are now “likely extinct” within Russia, according to a Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology assessment cited by the Kommersant business daily. These species include the European sea sturgeon, crested ibis, western capercaillie, Jankowski’s Bunting, monk seal, onager and Przewalski’s horse, the assessment said.  While overhunting and poaching put the European bison…

World’s biggest helium hub comes onstream

September 3, 2021, 09:20 The first of the Amur GPP’s three helium units is put in operation. The second production train of the Amur GPP is launched. The hub’s annual capacity exceeds 4,000 operations with helium containers. The commissioning ceremony for the world’s biggest Logistics Center for the servicing of helium containers (helium hub), which will be used to deliver liquid helium to the…

Russia to Fully Ban Single-Use Plastic Products By 2024 – Minister

Russia plans to ban the use of disposable plastics by 2024, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Alexander Kozlov said Thursday.   Banned goods would include disposable plastic straws, plates, glasses, lids and appliances; coffee capsules; cotton swabs; opaque and colored PET (thermoplastic polyester) bottles; boxes and packs for tobacco products; blister packaging (except for medicines); egg…

The Sakhalin Government and NovaWind JSC signed a wind energy cooperation agreement

The Government of the Sakhalin Region and NovaWind JSC (ROSATOM’s wind power division) signed an agreement to cooperate in wind farm construction projects. The document was signed by Alexey Belik, Head of the Sakhalin Government, and Alexandr Korchagin, CEO of NovaWind JSC. The agreement focuses on examining the feasibility of constructing wind generation facilities in…

A Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University “MSU Sarov” opened in Sarov

A new branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University “MSU Sarov” September 1, 2021 opened its doors in Sarov (Nizhniy Novgorod Region). President of RAS Aleksandr Sergeev, Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev, Director of Branch “MSU Sarov” Vladimir Voevodin, top managers of ROSATOM and Russian Federal Nuclear Center –  All-Russia Research Institute of Experimental Physics…

Uncovering the Secrets of Russian Costume

Embroidered silver plumes of gala dresses and sumptuous kokoshniki lavishly embroidered with pearls… fine brocade dresses of the Tsar’s ladies in waiting and couture dresses of contemporary Russian designers… ecclesiastical garments and exquisite royal outfits from the famous 1903 Winter Palace costume ball — the evolution of Russian fashion comes alive as more than a…

Results for eight months: Gazprom confidently surpassing last year’s results

Message to the Media September 1, 2021, 14:30 According to preliminary data, Gazprom produced 337.2 billion cubic meters of gas in January–August 2021, which is 17.9 per cent (or 51.2 billion cubic meters) more than in the same period of 2020. Gazprom ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 10.9 per cent (or by 15.6 billion cubic meters) over said period of 2021. The Company increased…

Another three modern sports centers to open in St. Petersburg

September 1, 2021, 14:20 Photos The construction of three sports and health centers under the Gazprom for Children program has been completed in St. Petersburg. The centers are located in the settlement of Metallostroy (Kolpinsky District), in the town of Petergof, and in the Moskovsky District. The commissioning permits for the facilities have been obtained. It is planned to open the centers in September. The complexes in Metallostroy and…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 1

Russia has confirmed 6,937,333 cases of coronavirus and 184,014 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 596,000. Sept. 1: What you need to know today Russia on Wednesday reported 18,368 new coronavirus cases and 790 deaths. Slovakia will halt the use of Sputnik V due…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 31

Russia has confirmed 6,918,965 cases of coronavirus and 183,224 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 596,000. August 31: What you need to know today Russia on Monday reported 17,813 new coronavirus cases and 795 deaths. Slovakia will halt the use of Sputnik V due…

Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the six months ended June 30, 2021

August 30, 2021, 18:00 2Q 2021 IFRS Results Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The table below presents the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income for the six months ended June…

Navalny Spokeswoman Flees Russia Amid Widening Dissident Exodus – Reports

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s spokeswoman, one of his last close associates remaining in the country, has fled Russia, Interfax reported Monday. Kira Yarmysh’s reported departure comes amid a growing exodus of opposition-leaning journalists and dissidents that The New York Times calls “the biggest wave of political emigration” in Russia’s post-Soviet history. Kremlin critics point…

Well Construction Center created at Gazprom

August 30, 2021, 16:00 The opening ceremony for the industry-specific Well Construction Center (WCC) took place today in Tyumen. Taking part in the event via a video link were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Head of Department at Gazprom, Vyacheslav Tyurin, Director General of Gazprom Invest, and Vsevolod Cherepanov, Director General of Gazprom Nedra. The…

Russia Warns West Against Blocking Afghanistan’s Gold Reserves

Russia has urged Western countries not to freeze Afghanistan’s gold and foreign exchange reserves abroad following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. In an interview with the state-run Rossiya 24 broadcaster, Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s presidential envoy to Afghanistan, warned that such a move ultimately harms ordinary Afghans. “If our Western colleagues really care about the…

Alexey Miller and Peter Szijjarto discuss gas supplies to Hungary

August 30, 2021, 13:50 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties reviewed the key issues and prospects of their cooperation in the gas sector, including gas supplies to Hungary. Also discussed at the meeting was the work of the Hungarian party towards…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 30

Russia has confirmed 6,901,152 cases of coronavirus and 182,429 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 596,000. August 30: What you need to know today Russia on Monday reported 18,325 new coronavirus cases and 792 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection against…

‘Context.Diana Vishneva’ Shatters the Classical Dance Wall

Context. Diana Vishneva, a festival of international contemporary choreography, kicks off on Sunday, bringing together ground-breaking choreography from Spain, Estonia and Russia and showcasing an extraordinary premiere inspired by Farah Pahlavi, the widowed empress of Iran. Making room for new Russian dance Vishneva, the festival’s artistic director, would like to firmly establish Russian choreography in…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 28

Russia has confirmed 6,863,541 cases of coronavirus and 180,840 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 596,000. August 28: What you need to know today Russia on Saturday reported 19,492 new coronavirus cases and 799 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection against hospitalization,…

Russia’s Excess Death Toll Hits 600K

Russia recorded almost 64,000 excess fatalities in July as a brutal third wave of the coronavirus swept across the country, encountering an under-vaccinated population and overwhelmed hospitals in its path. In a report released late Friday evening, the Rosstat state statistics service said 215,000 people died in July 2021 — more than in any single…