Supplies of Russian gas to Hungary and Croatia via new route commence

October 1, 2021, 17:00 Today, Hungary and Croatia started receiving Russian natural gas via a new route: the gas is supplied by the TurkStream gas pipeline and further across the national gas transmission systems of Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary. Supplies via this route were made possible thanks to a new gas trunkline built in Hungary by FGSZ Ltd., as well as the completion of expansion of the national gas transmission…

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Taking Delivery of Copters, Mali Lauds Russia Partnership

Mali Defense Minister Colonel Sadio Camara saluted a burgeoning partnership with Russia after taking delivery of four Russian military helicopters. Camara enthusiastically welcomed “the reliability and serious nature of this partnership — which has always given us satisfaction.” The development of the hardware which Camara said was from the Russian Federation is likely to raise…

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ROSATOM presented the latest projects in the field of nuclear technologies at the European Conference on Research Reactors

Representatives of ROSATOM spoke about advanced projects and solutions in the field of nuclear technologies at the European Conference on Research Reactors (RRFM), which was held from September 24 to 30, 2021 in a hybrid format. The event, organized by the European Nuclear Society, brought together more than 170 experts from 18 countries representing government…

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Gazprom ramping up gas production

Message to the Media October 1, 2021, 12:50 According to preliminary data, Gazprom produced 378.1 billion cubic meters of gas in January–September of 2021, which is 17.3 per cent (or 55.7 billion cubic meters) more than in the same period of last year. Gazprom ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 15.9 per cent (or by 23.9 billion cubic meters) over said period of 2021. The Company…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | October 1

Russia has confirmed 7,535,548 cases of coronavirus and 208,142 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 596,000. Oct. 1: What you need to know today Russia on Friday recorded its highest coronavirus death toll for a fourth day running. A government tally reported 24,522 new…

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Russia Makes Covering Military Corruption News Grounds for ‘Foreign Agent’ Status

News organizations in Russia risk being labeled “foreign agents” for covering corruption, crime and other issues within the military and space industries, under new rules that will likely further strain the country’s media landscape. The Federal Security Service (FSB) published a 60-point list of information Tuesday that is not classified as a state secret, but…

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25-year anniversary of Russian gas supplies to Greece

September 30, 2021, 19:10 Twenty-five years ago, in September 1996, the first pipeline supplies of Russian gas to Greece commenced. Over the past quarter of a century, Gazprom has exported upwards of 54 billion cubic meters of gas to this country. The annual amount of supplies has grown by more than 15 times. All these years, the cooperation has relied on a long-term contract with the Greek corporation DEPA.…

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Russian Editor of Investigative Outlet Charged With Illegal Border Crossing

Russian authorities added prominent investigative journalist Roman Dobrokhotov to the country’s wanted list, his lawyer said Thursday, charging him with illegally crossing the Russian border. Dobrokhotov, editor-in-chief of The Insider, tweeted that Federal Security Service (FSB) agents searched his parents’ home at 6:00 a.m. as part of an investigation into the alleged illegal border crossing. Electronic devices were…

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Deripaska-Linked Firms Sent Thousands to Moscow On Election Day. Some Said They Were On Standby for a Pro-Kremlin Rally.

Thousands of employees from companies linked to sanctioned oligarch Oleg Deripaska were dispatched to Moscow for a business trip on the final day of voting in Russia’s parliamentary elections, and some of them told The Moscow Times they were expected to be on standby for a pro-government rally in the capital. Several enterprises partly owned…

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Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements

Russia’s LGBT, radical feminist and child-free groups should be recognized as “extremist,” the chairman of an influential government commission said Wednesday. “LGBT ideology, radical feminism and child-free movements should be recognized as extremism — an extremist ideology,” the state-run TASS news agency cited Andrei Tsyganov, chairman of a commission for the protection of children at…

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ROSATOM, KAMAZ, Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and Sakhalin Region Development Corporation Join Forces to Develop Environmentally Safe Transport on Sakhalin Island

September 29, 2021, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia – Rusatom Overseas JSC (a company of ROSATOM), KAMAZ PTC, Far East and Arctic Development Corporation JSC and Sakhalin Region Development Corporation JSC have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the development and application of hydrogen technologies in the transport sector on Sakhalin Island. The parties will consider…

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Russia Labels More Independent Media Outlets, Activists ‘Foreign Agents’

Russia added the independent news site Mediazona and the police monitoring website OVD-Info to its registry of “foreign agents” Wednesday, amid what critics describe as a widening crackdown on independent voices in the country. The Justice Ministry also added Mediazona editor-in-chief Sergei Smirnov, as well as its co-founder Pyotr Verzilov, to a list of individuals…

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Russia Threatens YouTube Block Over RT German Spat

Russia has decried YouTube’s decision to delete the state-funded RT broadcaster’s German-language channels as “information warfare,” saying it could block German media or even YouTube itself in retaliation. YouTube said Tuesday it had deleted RT’s DE and DFP channels for repeatedly breaching its coronavirus misinformation policy. The German government, responding to accusations of involvement from…

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Conditions for connecting consumers to gas in 156 localities created by Gazprom since early 2021

September 29, 2021, 09:40 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information on the implementation of a socially-oriented and cost-effective system of gas infrastructure expansion and gas supplies to serve the needs of the population. It was noted that gas infrastructure expansion is the most ambitious socially significant project of Gazprom. The Company continues to implement the instructions of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, for expediting additional gas grid…

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Russia Vows ‘Retaliation’ for YouTube Blocking RT’s German Channels

The Russian government has decried YouTube’s decision to delete the state-funded RT broadcaster’s German-language channels as “information warfare” and said it will block German media in Russia in retaliation. The video streaming website on Tuesday deleted RT’s DE and DFP channels for breaching coronavirus misinformation policy. “This is a real media war declared by the…

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Severstal acquires itellectual rights to iovative rolled steel materials from Arcaum Alloys

September 29, 2021 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announces the acquisition of more than 40 patents and patent applications from Arcanum Alloys Inc., an American company that develops and produces steel alloy diffusion technology. In September 2019, Severstal became the lead investor in Arcanum Alloys’ most recent…

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Police Search Communist Party Offices as Online Voting Controversy Continues

Moscow authorities attempted to raid the Communist Party’s city headquarters Tuesday, minutes before a group of party lawyers was preparing to file a lawsuit to challenge controversial online voting results from last week’s parliamentary elections. Police also blocked one of the party’s leading parliamentarians from gaining access to his office in the State Duma, where…

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Free Speech a ‘Core Value,’ YouTube CEO Says After Blocking Russian Opposition Videos

YouTube considers free speech to be one of its “core values” despite its removal of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s voting strategy videos ahead of Russia’s parliamentary elections, the video streaming site’s CEO told Bloomberg Television on Monday.   Google-owned YouTube sparked cries of censorship both in Russia and abroad when it blocked the “Smart Voting”…

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15-year contracts signed for supplies of Russian gas to Hungary

September 27, 2021, 17:05 Gazprom Export and MVM CEEnergy Ltd. today signed in Budapest two long-term contracts for supplies of Russian gas to Hungary. The documents were signed in the presence of Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, and Elena Burmistrova, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom Export. Both contracts, which in total envisage supplies of up to 4.5 billion…

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EU Denounces Alleged Russian Hacking Ahead of German Vote

The European Union on Friday condemned alleged Russian cyberattacks that have targeted Germany in the run-up to this weekend’s election for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor.  “Some EU Member States have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as ‘Ghostwriter,’ and associated these with the Russian state,” foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.  “Such activities are unacceptable as…

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