Gazprom’s positions to remain stable in long run

Release December 12, 2019, 15:00 The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the information about the impacts of the events of 2019 on the long-term outlook for the global energy market. It was highlighted that the ongoing growth in natural gas consumption around the world is one of the chief trends of 2019. China continues to demonstrate significant growth. In 2018, the country’s gas consumption went up by 18 per cent.…

Gazprom Management Committee endorses drafts of investment program and budget for 2020

Release December 12, 2019, 14:40 Gazprom’s overall amount of investments for 2020: RUB 1,104.7 billion. Gazprom’s borrowings for 2020: RUB 557.8 billion. Final investment program and budget to be approved by Gazprom Board of Directors. The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the Company’s preliminary operating results for 2019 and the projected investment program and budget (financial plan) for 2021–2022. The Management Committee also endorsed the…

Russian TV Pulls Ukraine President’s Comedy Series After Putin Joke

A Russian television channel has pulled a popular Ukrainian comedy starring current President Volodymyr Zelenskiy the day after its premiere, the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday. Zelenskiy, 41, played a disgruntled teacher whose viral rant catapults him into Ukraine’s presidency in the series called “Servant of the People.” Partly thanks to the sitcom’s popularity, Zelenskiy…

Management Committee endorses Gazprom’s revised Dividend Policy

Release December 12, 2019, 14:30 It is proposed that dividends be calculated based on adjusted net profit under IFRS. Target level of payouts – at least 50 per cent – is to be reached in three years. New version of Dividend Policy will be submitted for approval by Gazprom Board of Directors. The Management Committee endorsed the draft new revision of Gazprom’s Dividend Policy. The document, which was developed as part of the effort to streamline the financial strategy…

Russia and the Republic of the Congo continue cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy

On December 10, 2019, a delegation of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of the Republic of the Congo headed by Minister M. P. E. Cussu-Mawungu arrived to Moscow by an invitation of Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev. The Congolese delegation was familiarized with capabilities and competences of the Russian nuclear industry…

Staff changes

Release December 11, 2019, 19:20 Andrey Fick has been appointed Head of Department 644. Andrey Fick was born in the Krasnodar Territory in 1969. He graduated from Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute in 1993, majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technologies. He obtained his second university degree from Kuban State Technological University in 2000, majoring in Cryo-Engineering. He has an MBA degree and a PhD degree in Engineering. He has been a member of Gazprom’s team…

‘It Starts With a Cup, Ends With a Shooting’: 3 Putin Quotes on Human Rights

Russian authorities were right to jail protesters for throwing plastic cups at police during mass anti-government rallies in Moscow this summer, President Vladimir Putin said at a human rights meeting Tuesday. Putin this fall replaced the presidential human rights council’s longtime chairman and key liberal members with what observers called ultra-loyalist figures. Its new head,…

Start of the reactor plant equipment hot run at the Power Unit No.1 of Belarus NPP

On 11 December, 2019 specialists of Power Unit No.1 of Belarus NPP (the General Designer and the General Contractor – Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division) have proceeded to the reactor plant hot run – the most large-scale stage of the commissioning works before physical start-up. According to Mr. Vitaliy Polyanin, Vice-President and Director of Belarus…

ROSATOM and Orano subsidiaries sign contract to grow Russian capacities for depleted uranium reconversion

Electrochemical Plant (ECP, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region, East Siberia) and Orano Projects (France) have signed the contract for supply of equipment for construction of the second installation for de-fluorination of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) on the site of ECP.  The document is signed by Sergey Filimonov, Director…

ROSATOM took part in the 5th Arab Forum on the Nuclear Energy Prospects for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination

December 9, 2019, Cairo (Egypt) – ROSATOM took part in the Fifth Arab Forum on the Nuclear Energy Prospects for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination held in Cairo from December 2 to 4.  The conference organized by Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) and Nuclear Power Plants Authority. It brought together stakeholders of nuclear industry of…

Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov Dies at 83

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‘Chernobyl’ Nabs 4 Golden Globe Nominations

HOLLYWOOD — “Chernobyl” captured Golden Globe nominations Monday in every category it entered, including the best television category.  The highly acclaimed HBO miniseries was nominated for best television limited series or motion picture made for television. The show’s leading actors also received recognition, with Jared Harris nominated for best actor, Emily Watson for best supporting…

ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on joint development of the transportation and logistics business

On December 9, 2019, ROSATOM and Delo Group signed documents on JSC Atomenergoprom’s equity investments in Delo Group with an ownership interest of 30%. For ROSATOM the document was signed by Director of JSC Atomenergoprom Kirill Komarov; for Delo Group it was signed by President of Delo Group Sergey Shishkarev. According to the signed documents,…

2,000 Russian Santa Clauses Are Coming to Town

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Russian Gallery Puts Stickers Over Nude Art

An art gallery in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg has censored nude paintings over what organizers called parents’ concerns for children, the 360 TV news channel reported. The five-day art exhibition displayed a painting of the naked Roman goddess Venus with a small curtain covering her entire body below the shoulders. Stickers were also strategically…