Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Approach 450K

New infections have been steadily dropping since mid-May when officials were reporting daily increases of around 11,000 cases. Officials say Russia’s high virus count is the result of mass testing and that a steady decline in new infections and its low fatality numbers mean the country can begin to return to normal. Yet critics have…

Russian-U.S. Tensions Rise in Syria as Moscow Expands Presence – Reports

Tensions flared between Russia and the United States as the Russian military reportedly seeks to expand its presence in U.S.-controlled northeastern Syria, news outlets reported this week. The latest flare-up follows the Russian military’s reported attempt to build a base near the Turkish and Iraqi borders last week. President Vladimir Putin has ordered talks with Russia’s ally…

Gazprom Workers’ Union allocates funds to combat coronavirus

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:50 Trade unions within the Gazprom Workers’ Union Interregional Organization have provided over RUB 70 million to support the efforts aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The funds are to be used to purchase protective and preventive products: face masks, disinfectants, non-contact thermometers, germicidal lamps, bactericidal air recirculators, medications, etc. The Presidium of the…

Subscriber base of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk’s online services grows by over 9,000 users

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:45 Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Izhevsk has taken stock of the work done by its subscriber service in the first five months of 2020. From January through May of this year, more than 9,000 users created personal accounts at the мойгаз.смородина.онлайн website, as a result of which its subscriber base expanded to 55,461 people. This period of operation partially overlapped…

Call center of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don provides customer support over 122,000 times in stay-at-home period

News from projects and regions June 3, 2020, 18:30 The remote customer support services offered by Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Rostov-on-Don worked even more effectively in the period of self-isolation. The company’s call center received over 122,000 inquiries and submissions from March 31 to May 31. The operators receive more than 1,600 calls a day. In April and May, the specialists of the call…

Have a Taco Party This Weekend

This weekend you can pretend it’s summer by ordering in a Mexican meal from the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park. A big variety of meaty and meatless dishes for two (or many more) is 3,500 rubles, which includes free delivery within the Third Ring Road and Horchata Blanca (a traditional Mexican rice drink). For the “do-it-yourself”…

‘Let American Imperialism Collapse’: How Is Russian TV Covering U.S. Protests?

Cities across the United States have been rocked by a week of protests against police brutality and injustice toward African-Americans that have at times turned violent and destructive. Multiple incidents involving police violence against demonstrators and journalists were broadcast live at riots nationwide following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 3

There have been 432,277 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 5,215 deaths. June 3: 3 things you need to know today Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and some service sector businesses will be able to re-open, he said. The city will…

Russia’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Emerged in January, Moscow Official Says

Russia saw its first coronavirus infection in mid-to-late January, a Moscow city official has said, contradicting official reports which say that Russia’s “patient zero” appearing in March. The statement comes amid reports that China, the country where the pandemic originated, withheld critical information about the new coronavirus from the World Health Organization in the early…

Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reach final investment decision on Semakovskoye field

June 2, 2020, 19:00 Gazprom and RusGazDobycha reached a final investment decision on the project for the development of the Semakovskoye gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The field, which is located in the waters of Taz Bay and partly on land in the Taz Peninsula, is classified as large: its recoverable gas reserves exceed 320 billion cubic meters. During the preparatory stage, the project…

Russian Political Ad Bashes Gay Marriage

A video backing constitutional reforms that President Vladimir Putin is putting to a national vote next month sparked widespread criticism Tuesday for its anti-gay message. In the video made by a media group called Patriot linked to U.S.-sanctioned Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, a small boy from a Russian orphanage finds out he is being adopted by…

All employees of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk to be tested for coronavirus

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

Russia Prices Economic Recovery Plan at $70Bln

Russia will launch a 5 trillion ruble ($73 billion) recovery plan next month to offset economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The program of increased spending will last until the end of 2021 with the aim of bringing Russia’s unemployment…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 2

There have been 423,741 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 5,037 deaths. June 2: 3 things you need to know today Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and some service sector businesses will be able to re-open, he said. The city will…

Russian Army to Test Coronavirus Vaccine on Troops

Russia’s military said it has recruited dozens of volunteers among its ranks for two-month clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine set to begin Wednesday. Bioweapons researchers are working with health officials on developing a coronavirus vaccine, one of 47 that Russian officials say are in various stages of development. The military said preclinical trials for…