Navalny Ally Sobol Sentenced for Visiting Alleged FSB Poisoner’s Apartment

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s close associate Lyubov Sobol was sentenced to a year of community service Thursday for visiting the apartment of an alleged security agent implicated in his poisoning. Sobol was detained in December when she appeared outside the home of alleged Federal Security Service (FSB) chemical weapons expert Konstantin Kudryavtsev. Navalny and the…

U.S.-Funded RFE/RL to Move Staff Out of Russia Over Crippling ‘Foreign Agent’ Fines – BBC

The U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) news outlet has offered some of its staff the opportunity to leave Russia as it faces crippling “foreign agent” fines, BBC Russia reported Wednesday. The move comes after Russia fined RFE/RL nearly $1 million for violating tagging requirements related to its “foreign agent” designation. Russia’s newly tightened “foreign…

Russian Police Raid Independent Student Outlet Over Navalny Video

Russian police have raided independent student-run publication DOXA’s Moscow offices and charged leading staffers with inciting minors to illegally protest, the outlet said Wednesday. Russian authorities demanded earlier this year that DOXA take down its video explaining that students shouldn’t be afraid to voice their opinions at the Jan. 23 pro-Navalny protest and that it was unlawful…

Management Committee proposes dividend amount of RUB 12.55 per share for 2020

April 14, 2021, 15:20 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the proposals to the Board of Directors regarding the distribution of Gazprom’s profit and the dividend payout based on the Company’s operating results for 2020. The Management Committee endorsed the proposal to allocate a portion of Gazprom’s undistributed profits from the previous years for the dividend payout. The dividends will make up RUB 297.1 billion, or RUB 12.55 per share. The overall amount of dividends…

Belarus Leader’s Ex-Spokesman, Veteran Opposition Leader Detained – State Media

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s former spokesman-turned-critic who was reported missing in Russia has been detained alongside a veteran opposition leader on unspecified charges, state media said Tuesday. Political analyst Alexander Feduta, 56, served as Lukashenko’s first press secretary in 1994 before falling out with him the next year and defecting to the opposition. Amnesty International…

Delo Group and ROSATOM switch port terminals in Novorossiysk to green wind power

On April 13, 2021, during International exhibition TransRussia-2021, Delo Group, the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia, and JSC Atomenergoprom, a company consolidating ROSATOM civil assets, signed an agreement for joint actions to promote switching of logistics terminals to low-carbon green energy sources. The agreement was signed by CEO of Delo Management Company (parent…

Severstal becomes worldsteel Steel Sustaiability Champio

April 13, 2021 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, has been recognised as a Steel Sustainability Champion by The World Steel Association (worldsteel). Every year, the Steel Sustainability Champions Programme commends those steel companies that are most clearly demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development. This is the…

Russian ‘Thief-in-Law’ Shot Dead in Moscow Gym

Ali Heydarov, a Russian “thief-in-law” known as Albert Ryzhiy, was shot dead in a northwest Moscow gym Monday afternoon, Interfax reported.  “Thief-in-law” is a Russian term referring to powerful members of the criminal underworld. Security camera footage published by the 47news.ru news website shows Heydarov using an elliptical as an unknown man enters the gym,…

Feasibility analysis approved for Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline construction project

April 12, 2021, 15:55 The feasibility analysis regarding the construction project for the Soyuz Vostok gas trunkline was approved today. The analysis was performed by Gazprom within the framework of the comprehensive feasibility analysis regarding the project for pipeline supplies of Russian gas across Mongolia to China. The Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline will become an extension of Russia’s Power of Siberia 2 gas…

In Leaked Tapes, MH17 Suspects Discussed Buk Transfer Hours Before and After Plane Downing

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine frequently discussed the movements of the Buk missile system that investigators believe was used to down Flight MH17 in July 2014, the Dutch Nieuwsuur current affairs program reported Sunday, citing leaked recordings of their phone calls. Nieuwsuur obtained tapes of thousands of phone calls made by MH17 suspect Sergei Dubinsky…

Severstal lauches ew techical facility to stregthe waste processig ad recyclig capabilities

April 12, 2021 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announces the opening of a full-cycle testing and piloting facility at the Cherepovets Steel Mill (CherMK, part of PAO Severstal) to test and pilot new waste processing technologies and associated by-products. The aim of the research laboratory is to…

Kremlin Says Not Moving Toward War With Ukraine

The Kremlin on Sunday said it was not moving toward war with Ukraine as Russia increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine’s eastern breakaway territories.  In recent weeks fighting has intensified between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists controlling two regions in the country’s east, raising concerns of major escalation in the long-running conflict. …

In Photos: Long-Awaited Spring Arrives in Moscow

Following weeks of bitter winter weather that held its grip on Russia’s capital despite the start of calendar spring, Muscovites finally have a chance to enjoy some warmer temperatures and sunshine. This winter season was marked by record-setting snowfalls and some of the coldest temperatures Moscow has seen in recent years, making the springtime’s arrival…

Russia Moves Ground Troops, Ballistic Missile Systems Near Ukraine Border – British Analysts

British defense analysts said Thursday they have identified Russian ballistic missile systems deployed alongside over a dozen tank and rocket launcher units on the Ukrainian border amid concerns of renewed hostilities. Military monitors and the White House say Russia has amassed the largest concentration of forces near eastern Ukraine since the conflict between Ukrainian forces…