Construction of ice-resistant platform for Gazprom’s field on Arctic shelf begins in Astrakhan

June 25, 2020, 13:50 Platform to be operated in extreme climate conditions. Several Russian shipbuilding centers engaged in construction process. Cutting-edge solutions for industrial and environmental safety. A foundation-laying ceremony for an ice-resistant platform (ICP) of Gazprom, which will be used in the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field, took place today at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region.…

Aeroflot Still Flying Abroad Despite Russia’s International Travel Ban – Vedomosti

Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has been secretly flying passengers abroad for nearly a month despite state-mandated grounded flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday. Russia grounded nearly all international flights in late March to slow the coronavirus, allowing only special flights evacuating Russians from abroad and other government-authorized flights. Aeroflot…

Russia Peddles Putin’s WWII Essay to German Historians – DW

Russian diplomats have been accused of attempting to influence academic freedom by sending President Vladimir Putin’s recent essay on World War II to German historians for future research, the Deutsche Welle broadcaster reported Wednesday. Putin’s 9,000-word screed, published last week in a U.S. magazine, defends the Soviet non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany and blames Western powers for appeasing…

Deadline approaching to submit voting ballots for annual General Shareholders Meeting

June 25, 2020, 10:45 The voting on the agenda of Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting closes today at 06:00 pm (Moscow time). The Meeting quorum and the voting results will be determined on the basis of votes represented by the voting ballots and declarations of intention received before the closing time. Starting from June 5, 2020, the shareholders were given an opportunity to send their filled-out ballots by mail…

Severstal uses Artificial Itelligece to further boost productivity at Cherepovets Steel Mill

June 25, 2020 A team of specialists from Severstal Digital, part of PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest steel and steel-related mining businesses, working with experts in flat rolled products from the Cherepovets Steel Mill have successfully increased the productivity of a machine learning model that controls the speed of the Mill’s continuous pickling…

Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Leningrad Region resuming maintenance services for gas equipment in households and apartments

News from projects and regions June 24, 2020, 15:00 Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Leningrad Region is resuming routine operations pertaining to the provision of maintenance services for gas equipment in households and apartments.<o:p> Inspections will be performed according to the schedule, which was updated after the temporary suspension of services due to anti-epidemic restrictions. Residents of the region will be notified of the upcoming inspections within the timeframes…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 24

There have been 606,881 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 8,513 deaths. June 24: 3 things you need to know today Starting Tuesday, Moscow’s indoor dining, fitness clubs, swimming pools and public sports and recreation facilities will reopen after being closed for months due to the coronavirus. Russia held its landmark Victory Day parade on…

Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Yoshkar-Ola offering new online service for making contracts

News from projects and regions June 23, 2020, 20:00 Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Yoshkar-Ola, which supplies natural gas in the Republic of Mari El, is offering a new service on the company’s corporate website: applications for gas appliance maintenance contracts and gas supply contracts can now be submitted online. Gas appliance maintenance contracts and gas supply contracts are essential for every homeowner receiving…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 23

There have been 599,075 cases of coronavirus infection reported in Russia so far and 8,359 deaths. June 23: 3 things you need to know today Starting Tuesday, Moscow’s indoor dining, fitness clubs, swimming pools and public sports and recreation facilities will reopen after being closed for months due to the coronavirus. More than one-quarter of Russians know at least…

Voronezh gas workers help 49 veterans of WWII

News from projects and regions June 23, 2020, 15:00 Employees of Gazprom Gazoraspredeleniye Voronezh are completing the process of replacing gas-based equipment in the homes of 49 veterans of the Great Patriotic War residing in Voronezh and the Voronezh Region. The company has a permanent program for free-of-charge gas connections, replacement of gas stoves, instantaneous water heaters, boilers and gas meters, and technical maintenance at households…

Coronavirus Frontline Doctors Ordered to Vote on Changes Allowing Putin to Stay in Power

Russian health workers treating coronavirus patients across the country say they are being pressured by their superiors to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power through 2036. “We simply don’t have a choice,” a doctor at the Syktivkar Republic Infectious Diseases hospital in Russia’s remote northern republic of…

Russia’s Coronavirus Death Spike Explained by Methodology, Statistics Chief Says

Russia’s state statistics agency published higher coronavirus death figures for April than previously reported because it receives more complete data than the national coronavirus crisis center, its chief has said. The Federal Statistics Service, or Rosstat, more than doubled April’s death toll to 2,712 earlier this month after including cases where Covid-19 may not have directly…

Moscow Cultural Life Is Slowly Reawakening

Finally, summer cafes, libraries and museums are expected to reopen in Moscow. Starting from June 16, exhibition halls and museums are gradually opening all over Moscow. In almost every museum, visitors will only be able to buy electronic tickets, and everyone, including guests and exhibition staffers, are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.…

Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Approach 600K Ahead of Victory Day Parade, Constitutional Vote

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that…

Moscow Braves a Summertime Flood

As if a global pandemic and months of quarantine weren’t enough to drown our spirits, Moscow was hit with heavy rains and hail over the weekend, leading to flash floods that flooded streets and passageways. While two people are reported to have been hit by lightning during the storm, Muscovites nonetheless trudged through the weather…