Russian Federation flag raised on board ROSATOM’s nuclear icebreaker “Arktika”

On October 21, the state flag of the Russian Federation was raised on board FSUE Atomflot’s (a ROSATOM company) universal nuclear-powered icebreaker “Arktika” in Murmansk. The list of event attendees included Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexey Likhachev, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation…

2nd Coronavirus Wave Could Be 10X Worse in Russia’s Regions, Disease Expert Says

A number of Russian regions risk facing a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is 10 times worse than the first, a senior Russian vector-borne disease expert said Tuesday. “The situation in the regions is very different,” Alexander Lukashev, who heads the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University’s (MSMU) Martsinovsky Institute of Medical Parasitology,…

Gazprom and VNG discuss issues related to gas supplies

October 21, 2020, 15:55 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of VNG, took place today via a video conference call. The parties discussed relevant issues of cooperation. It was noted that the amounts of gas supplied by Gazprom to Germany in August, September, and the first 20 days of October 2020 were higher than the…

Russian Mayor Urges Kicking Maskless Passengers Off Public Transit

Public transport passengers “can and should” kick out fellow passengers who don’t wear masks, the mayor of Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg said Tuesday.  The Sverdlovsk region, where Yekaterinburg is the administrative center, is Russia’s fifth most-affected federal subject by the coronavirus pandemic. It has confirmed a total of 33,425 Covid-19 cases and 718 deaths…

Muscovites Bid Farewell to Warm Fall Weather

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Controversial Russian Priest Dies During Coronavirus Rehabilitation

A senior Russian priest notorious for making controversial remarks about women has died at age 69 during his rehabilitation from the coronavirus, a Russian Orthodox Church spokesman announced Wednesday. Earlier this year, Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov was crowned “Sexist of the Year” by Russian feminists for claiming that women have “weaker minds” than men and comparing common-law…

Alexey Miller reelected as President of International Business Congress

Background The International Business Congress (IBC) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of 118 members from 23 countries, among them Gazprom, OMV AG, Bank of China, China National Petroleum Corporation, Comita D. D., DNV GL AS, Ernst and Young BV, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Pietro Fiorentini S.P.A., PetroVietnam, SAP LLC, Siemens, Shell, Schneider Electric,…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Oct. 20

Russia has confirmed 1,431,635 cases of coronavirus and 24,635 deaths. Oct. 20: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 16,319 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday, bringing its official number of cases to 1,431,635 and breaking the country’s record for new infections. Senior Russian healthcare professionals say they expect the country’s number of daily Covid-19 infections to peak at 20,000 before…

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg donates personal protective equipment for ambulance teams of Clinical Emergency Medical Service Station in city of Orenburg

News from projects and regions October 20, 2020, 14:30 Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg has donated personal protective equipment for the ambulance teams of the Clinical Emergency Medical Service Station in the city of Orenburg. During the ongoing pandemic, the Station handles over 1,200 ambulance calls per day, about half of which are made by the residents of Orenburg and adjacent areas, manifesting respiratory…

U.S. Charges Russians With Cyberattacks on Ukraine, French Elections, Olympics

Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged in the United States with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s power grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the Justice Department announced Monday. The six GRU agents were also accused of staging a malware attack called “NotPetya” that infected computers of businesses worldwide,…

Mass Fish Die-Off in Southern Russia Sparks Probe

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of a reservoir in southern Russia’s republic of Kalmykia this weekend, prompting fears of an environmental disaster. Witnesses filmed the fish carcasses lining the Arshan-Zelmen reservoir, describing an “absolutely terrible” smell and pointing to emissions from factories in nearby regions as a possible cause. Investigators have…

Tens of Thousands March in Belarus Despite Police Threat to Open Fire

Belarusian police on Sunday detained more than 200 people as tens of thousands marched against strongman Alexander Lukashenko in defiance of police threats to open fire after weeks of demonstrations. Crowds of demonstrators waving red-and-white opposition flags descended on a gritty industrial neighbourhood in southeast Minsk for a march along Partisan Prospect, a key transport…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Oct. 18

Russia has confirmed 1,399,334 cases of coronavirus and 24,187 deaths. Oct. 18: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 15,099 new Covid-19 cases Sunday, bringing its official number of cases to 1,399,334. Russia resumed flights with Serbia and Cuba on Oct. 15 and will resume flights with Japan from Nov. 1, the RBC news website reported, citing Russia’s air transport…

W. House Calls Putin Proposal on Nuclear Treaty ‘Non-Starter’

The United States on Friday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to extend the New START nuclear treaty for one year unconditionally, countering that both nations must cap warheads during the period. “President Putin’s response today to extend New START without freezing nuclear warheads is a non-starter,” said Robert O’Brien, the national security advisor. O’Brien…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Oct. 16

Russia has confirmed 1,369,313 cases of coronavirus and 23,723 deaths. Oct. 16: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 15,150 new Covid-19 cases Friday, bringing its official number of cases to 1,369,313 and breaking the record for new infections. Russia resumed flights with Serbia and Cuba on Oct. 15 and will resume flights with Japan from Nov. 1, the RBC…

Kyrgyzstan PM Claims Presidential Powers in Post-Vote Crisis

Kyrgyzstan’s new prime minister Sadyr Japarov claimed presidential powers on Thursday after the Central Asian country’s head of state Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned amid a post-election crisis. “The powers of the president and the prime minister have been transferred to me,” Sadyr Japarov told cheering supporters on Thursday, after Jeenbekov resigned and the parliament speaker refused…

Russia Suspends Aid Until Kyrgyzstan ‘Stabilizes’ – RBC

Russia has suspended its financial assistance to the cash-strapped Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan until political stability is restored there, the RBC news website reported Wednesday, citing a Finance Ministry source and another federal official.  The Kyrgyz government, a Russian ally, has been paralyzed since protesters chased out its president following disputed parliamentary elections on…