Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division becomes partner of the 32nd World IPMA Congress

Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division acts as a partner of the 32nd World IPMA Congress for project management. The congress takes place in St. Petersburg from September 21 to September 23, 2021. Representatives of 70+ countries are participating in the event, including project managers, consultants, professors, representatives of state authorities and business. The congress participants…

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U.S. Says Russians ‘Prevented’ From Exercising Rights in Election

The U.S. State Department cast doubt Monday on the integrity of Russia’s parliamentary election, saying a government crackdown on critics had “prevented” citizens from exercising their civil rights. “The September 17-19 Duma elections in the Russian Federation took place under conditions not conducive to free and fair proceedings,” said State Department spokesperson Ned Price, adding…

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French Defense Minister in Mali Amid Russian ‘Mercenary’ Tensions

France’s defense minister met her counterpart in Mali on Monday, amid rising tensions with the war-torn Sahel state over reports that it plans to hire Russian mercenaries, and the potential for delayed elections. Former colonial power France last week warned Bamako against signing a deal with private-security firm Wagner, after claims that Mali’s army-dominated government…

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Russian Opposition Calls Foul After Ruling Party Landslide in Parliamentary Elections

Russia’s opposition called for protests on Monday after accusing the authorities of rigging highly anticipated elections to the country’s parliament. As polls closed on Sunday, early results from the Far East and Siberia had suggested that the pro-Kremlin United Russia party might lose ground in an election that had turned on difficult issues of rising…

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Russia and Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy

September 20, 2021 in Vienna, on the margins of the 65th IAEA General Conference, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Ministry of Energy and Power Development of Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. On the Russian side, the document was signed…

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The reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI for Unit 1 delivered to Kursk II construction site

Having travelled for 1,800 kilometers, the “atomic heart” – the reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI – has arrived at Kursk II construction site in Kurchatov. This is the most essential equipment of Unit 1. At the stage of NPP operation, nuclear fuel is located inside the reactor pressure vessel and controlled nuclear reaction runs releasing large…

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Alexey Miller and Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez discuss gas cooperation

September 20, 2021, 17:00 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Fatih Donmez, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, took place today. The meeting discussed the state and prospects of cooperation in the gas sector. Particular attention was paid to gas supplies. The parties expressed appreciation for the work of the Blue Stream and TurkStream gas pipelines, which…

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Russian Communist Party Says Won’t Recognize Moscow E-Voting Results

Russia’s Communist Party will not recognize electronic voting results which reversed its candidates’ strong leads in the country’s parliamentary elections held over the weekend, a party official said Monday.  Several Communist Party candidates who appeared set to win their races suddenly fell behind candidates from the ruling, pro-Kremlin party as soon as election officials started…

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President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Erdogan made a working visit to the Akkuyu NPP site

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a working visit to the construction site of the country’s first Akkuyu nuclear power plant. During the visit, the President was accompanied by Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Finance and Treasury Lütfi Elvan and Minister of…

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Putin’s Party Says Secures Parliament Supermajority

President Vladimir Putin’s party United Russia claimed a landslide victory in parliamentary and regional elections that have been marred by claims of widespread voter fraud after an unprecedented crackdown on monitors and opposition candidates. According to Interfax, Andrei Turchak, United Russia’s general council secretary, told reporters that the results as of early Monday showed the party…

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As it Happened: Russia Votes

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): Monday Sept. 20 10:00 With 80.1% of votes counted, United Russia was ahead with 49.42% of the vote, followed by the Communist Party with 20.25%. Voting by party…

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Russia Votes | Sept. 19

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): Sunday Sept. 19 10:00 According to the Central Election Commission, nationwide turnout for in-person voting is at 31.51% as of the end of Saturday. 08:00 Voting has resumed in Moscow…

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The Exotic Glamor of Eggplant Caviar

The very mention of “eggplant caviar” will make even the most recalcitrant Russian smile. This is not an indication that they love eggplant, but rather a devotion to classic Soviet cinema. The phrase reminds them of a fabulously funny moment in the hit 1970s time-travel film, “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession,” based on a play of the same…

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Telegram Messenger Blocks Navalny Bot During Russian Election

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s “Smart Voting” bot has disappeared from the Telegram messenger app following similar moves by Apple and Google on Friday at the start of a three-day parliamentary vote in Russia. The bot, which instructed Navalny supporters which candidate they should back to unseat Kremlin-aligned politicians, was removed after Telegram announced it…

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Russia Votes | Sept. 18

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): 08:00: Voting has resumed in Moscow on the second day of Russia’s 2021 State Duma Elections. 00.30: Telegram founder Pavel Durov said on Friday evening that the instant messenger…

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Speech delivered by Alexey Miller at “Challenges and Opportunities at the Growing Energy Markets in Asia” conference (General Meeting of International Business Congress)

September 17, 2021, 17:15 Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, dear friends, Economic growth means growth in energy consumption. And it is, without doubt, essential for the countries of Asia and Asia-Pacific to have an eco-friendly energy mix. This, in turn, means that their energy mix has to include a substantial share of natural gas as the most eco-friendly, reliable and affordable natural resource of all. And…

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International Business Congress holds 24th General Meeting

Background The International Business Congress (IBC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of more than 100 companies and organizations from 23 countries, among them Gazprom, 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, OMV AG, Pietro Fiorentini S.P.A., Petrovietnam, SAP LLC, Siemens,…

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What’s On in Moscow Sept. 17-19

Opera legends Opera stars including Placido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazon will sing in honor of Russian soprano Anna Netrebko’s 50th birthday on Saturday in the State Kremlin Palace. Leading Russian music producers Filipp Kirkorov and Igor Krutoy will also perform. Ticket prices start at 5,000 rubles ($69) and are as high as 65,000…

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Russia Votes | Sept. 17

10.20: Over 10% of Russians that applied for electronic voting have already voted, the Ministry of Digital Science said. 10.13: Apple and Google deleted jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s apps from their online stores after Russian authorities threatened jail time for their employees, Navalny’s aides said Friday. 08.01: Polling stations have opened in Russia’s regions that belong to…

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Apple, Google Delete Navalny App on Day of Russian Parliamentary Vote

Apple and Google have deleted jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s apps from their online stores after Russian authorities threatened jail time for their employees, Navalny’s aides said Friday. The move comes as voting gets underway in parliamentary elections overshadowed by an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition. The Navalny app contained recommendations for its supporters to…

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Gazprom Group and LUKOIL creating joint venture to develop major oil-and-gas cluster in YaNAA

September 16, 2021, 17:15 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexander Dyukov, Director General of Gazprom Neft, and Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties discussed the state and prospects of strategic interaction between the Gazprom Group and LUKOIL aimed at, inter alia, implementing joint projects for the exploration, production,…

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Gazprom Management Committee endorses revised investment program and budget for 2021

September 16, 2021, 15:00 Gazprom’s overall amount of investments for 2021: RUB 1,185 billion. Growth from the investment program approved in December 2020: RUB 283 billion. Final investment program and budget to be approved by the Gazprom Board of Directors. The Gazprom Management Committee endorsed the revised drafts of the investment program and budget (financial plan) for 2021. As per the revised investment program for 2021, the…

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Breakaway Ukrainian Region to Bus Russian Passport Holders to the Polls

Authorities in eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) have readied nearly 1,000 buses and trains to neighboring Russia for residents to cast ballots in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, a move slammed by officials in Kiev. An estimated 600,000 Russian passport holders from the DPR and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), separatist-held regions that have…

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Russia Starts Blocking Google Docs After Navalny Shares Anti-Kremlin Vote Strategy – Monitor

Russian mobile network providers have begun blocking Google Docs after jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team used the platform in its campaign to defeat ruling party incumbents, independent monitors said Wednesday. The outages affected users of Russia’s state-run telecommunications provider Rostelecom, as well as the mobile networks Megafon and MTS, according to GlobalCheck, a service…

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Rosatom to build a plant in Kaliningrad region for production of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems

RENERA, Rosatom’s integrator company for energy storage business (a subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom), and the Government of Kaliningrad Region have signed an agreement on accomplishment of an investment project, aimed at building of a plant for production of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems in Russia’s Western exclave region.  Enertech International Inc.,…

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