Norway Rejects Moscow’s Claim It Violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there escalated. Russia complained earlier in February that Oslo-imposed rules were restricting activities of Russian organizations there, calling for bilateral consultations, and on Thursday accused Norway of…

Russia-Turkey Tensions in Syria, Explained

Deadly fighting has led Russia and Turkey to the brink of conflict in Syria as the battle over the war-torn country’s final rebel bastions intensified this week.  Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation in northwest Syria’s Idlib, Russian and Turkish officials said. Moscow…

Yuri Annenkov’s ‘Revolution Behind the Door’

The private Museum of Russian Impressionism opened its 2020 season with yet another blockbuster exhibition entitled “Yuri Annenkov: Revolution Behind the Door.” Yuri Annenkov (1889-1974) is a Russian-born artist, whose career spanned most of the 20th century.  “Revolution Behind the Door” is a truly unique exhibition, since Annenkov’s works are scattered in many collections all…

Russia Represented at Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival, which showcases a wide variety of films from all corners of the globe, opens today. The Moscow Times has assembled a list of the most prominent inclusions by Russian directors, which are among the most anticipated features of the festival.  “Gunda” Saint Petersburg-based director Victor Kosskovsky has produced a documentary with…

Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov’s Departure Say About Modern Russia

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Black Smog Raises Siberian City’s Alarms

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Gazprom looking to maintain and strengthen its leadership position in Europe while expanding into Asia

Release February 20, 2020, 15:55 The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the Company’s international marketing strategy. It was highlighted that Gazprom is the largest gas supplier to Europe. In December, the Company started delivering pipeline gas to China. In addition, LNG from the Gazprom Group’s portfolio is being supplied to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. Gazprom’s marketing strategy is aimed at maintaining and strengthening the Company’s leadership position in the European…

Overdue debt of Russian consumers for gas supplies reduced by RUB 5.3 billion in 2019

Release February 20, 2020, 15:50 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the information on improving the payment discipline with regard to domestic gas supplies, as well as on the measures being taken to settle the outstanding consumer debt for the gas supplied, including the interaction with government authorities to perfect the current legislation that regulates the procedure of paying for gas. It was noted that the Company…

Trump Offered to Pardon Assange If He Denied Russia Helped Leak Democrats’ Emails, Lawyer Says

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks’ publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday. Assange appeared by videolink from prison as lawyers discussed the management of his hearing next week to decide whether he should be…

Mikhail Rosseev elected Member of Gazprom Management Committee

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 20, 2020, 10:00 On February 19, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Mikhail Rosseev as a Member of the Gazprom Management Committee for a five-year term. Background Mikhail Rosseev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Chief…

2 More Russians Infected With Coronavirus

Two Russian citizens from a quarantined cruise ship have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected Russian nationals to three, Russia’s Embassy in Japan said Thursday. One Russian passenger of the Diamond Princess liner has been hospitalized on suspicion of contracting the virus, the embassy said Tuesday. More than 620 passengers…

Severstal ivests i ew log-rage wire mill at CherMK log-rage rollig mill

February 20, 2020 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces the construction of long-range wire mill 170 in the long-rolling production segment at Cherepovets Steel Mill (part of Severstal’s Russian steel division). The total investment is expected to amount to approximately 11 billion rubles. Alexander Shevelev, CEO…

Gazprom and OMV discuss cooperation-related issues

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 19, 2020, 18:15 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today in Moscow. The parties…

ROSATOM took part at the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Sciences and Applications in Egypt

On the 15-18 February, 2020, in Egypt, Hurghada was held the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Sciences and its Applications, organized by the Egyptian Society for Nuclear Sciences and Applications. The event was held under surveillance of the Egyptian Ministry of Energy and Renewable Energy and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority. ROSATOM acted as one…

China ‘Dumbstruck’ by Russia’s Coronavirus Entry Ban – Kommersant

Chinese diplomats were at a loss after Russia barred entry to Chinese citizens as a coronavirus prevention measure, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday.  Russia announced the temporary entry ban for Chinese tourists, workers, students and private travelers starting Thursday. The suspension does not affect non-Chinese nationals traveling from China, and Chinese transit passengers will…

ROSATOM’s representatives took part in the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security

On February 10-14, 2020 in Vienna (Austria), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Agency) hosted the third International Conference of Nuclear Security (ICONS 2020). The event gathered together more than 1,600 experts from 134 states. The Russian delegation included representatives of MFA of Russia, ROSATOM and its organizations, Rostechnadzor and FCS of Russia. The ministerial…

Severstal lauches flexible steelmakig uit capable of processig high volumes of liquid cast iro

February 19, 2020 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is reconstructing shaft furnace No. 1 in the electrical steel smelting and processing production facility at Cherepovets Steel Mill (part of Severstal’s Russian steel division). The total investment will amount to about 3 billion rubles. The project is…

Working meeting held between Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee and Mongolia’s Ambassador

MediaNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitionsImage and video libraryPeriodicalsPress ServiceNews and eventsAlexey Miller’s columnPress ConferencesPhoto essaysOn-the-spot reports, articles, interviewsForums and exhibitions Release February 18, 2020, 19:25 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Davaa Dulamsuren, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, took place today…

U.S. Sanctions Russia’s Rosneft Over Venezuela Support

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian oil firm Rosneft that President Donald Trump’s administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department increase the pressure on Russia, which the United States sees as the main backer of Maduro’s…

ROSATOM participated in SMR-2020 in Prague

SMR-2020, the annual conference devoted to small moduclar reactors, took place in Prague on 13 February 2020. The Conference was organized by the Nuclear Physics Department, the Czech Technical Unifersity in Prage, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.    At the Conference, Artem Larionov, Senior Specialist at…

“Sadko” Premiers to Mixed Reviews

This Valentine’s Day marked the first time in 36 years that the epic Rimsky-Korsakov opera “Sadko” has been staged at the Bolshoi Theater. Directed by Dmitry Chernyakov, the sold-out premiere was a much-anticipated event in the Moscow arts scene.  Chernyakov is known for his audacious directorial style, which over the years has earned him both…