Rostechnadzor issued the statement of conformance of Unit 6 of Leningrad NPP to requirements of technical regulations and project documentation

On March 10, Head of the North European Interregional Department for Supervision over Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Rostechnadzor Sergey Perevoshchikov delivered the statement of conformance of Unit 6 to requirements of technical regulations and project documentation to Director of Leningrad NPP Vladimir Pereguda. The day before, the final 15-day integrated tests of the new…

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Russia to Display Advanced Armata Tanks at Red Square Parade

Russia plans to display state-of-the-art Armata T-14 tanks at its World War II victory parade on Red Square this spring, its manufacturer announced Thursday. The T-14’s developers tout its next-level firepower, maneuvering and remote-control capabilities, as well as its unmanned turret and improved design for better survival prospects for its three-person crew.  The 14-wheel main…

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Gazprom delegation’s working visit to Mongolia

March 11, 2021, 11:55 Flight made along the proposed route of the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline. Action plan of the Joint Working Group for 2021–2022 signed. A Gazprom delegation headed by Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, paid a working visit to Mongolia. The visit involved a flight along the proposed route of the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline, which will become…

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Poland Accuses Deported Russian Diplomat of Spreading Coronavirus – Reports

Polish officials have accused a deported Russian diplomat of endangering others by failing to self-isolate when he got infected with coronavirus earlier this year, Polish media reported Wednesday. Poznan consul Igor Oshchepkov was among the Russian diplomats that Poland, Germany and Sweden expelled in February in retaliation to Moscow’s identical steps for the European diplomats’…

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Russian Guard to Train Journalism Students on Protest Coverage – Reports

Russia’s National Guard will train journalism students to safely cover mass protests, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday. The lessons will be organized after the detentions of and use of force against dozens of journalists at mass nationwide rallies in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny earlier this year. Moscow’s police chief earlier Wednesday defended…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 10

Russia has confirmed 4,351,553 cases of coronavirus and 90,275 deaths. March 10: What you need to know today Russia on Wednesday confirmed 9,079 new coronavirus cases and 466 deaths. Morocco and Kenya have authorized Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, The Russian Direct Investment Fund announced Wednesday.  Tunisia on Tuesday received a shipment of 30,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik…

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Russia Says ‘Equipment Failure’ Behind Government Website Outages, Not Twitter Slowdown

Russia blamed “equipment failure” at the state internet provider for mass government website outages after authorities said they will slow down Twitter for Russian users Wednesday. The websites of the Kremlin and Russian government as well as both chambers of parliament briefly went down after Russia announced it will slow Twitter’s loading speed within the country…

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In Photos: Eurasia’s Highest Volcano Erupts in Russia’s Kamchatka

Eurasia’s highest active volcano, Kluchevskaya Sopka, erupted in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula earlier this month.  Luckily for those who are not able (or too scared) to witness the equally dangerous and spectacular natural phenomenon with their own eyes, the continuous explosive activity is being documented on camera and widely shared on social media.  Kluchevskaya Sopka was…

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Putin Greenlights Prison Phone Jamming to Combat Scams

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation Wednesday allowing phone companies to jam communication in prisons in order to prevent scams. The legislation’s authors say that convicts use contraband cellphones to commit fraud and witness intimidation as well as control the actions of fugitive members of criminal organizations. Under the newly signed amendments to Russia’s criminal…

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Russia to Work With U.S. on Climate Change, Envoy Says

Russia and the United States will work together to tackle climate change-related issues in a rare moment of cooperation between the two powers with increasingly frayed ties, President Vladimir Putin’s representative on climate issues said Tuesday. Ruslan Edelgeriyev identified protection of the rapidly warming Arctic, forest sector projects and nuclear energy as key priorities in Russian-U.S.…

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Russia’s Internal Navalny Protest Estimates Higher Than Acknowledged – Meduza

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)’s internal estimates for recent marches in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny placed the protester count at much higher numbers than officially acknowledged, the Meduza news website reported Tuesday. The data is reportedly part of the highly secretive FSB military counterintelligence unit’s first known comprehensive review of public…

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Russia Demands EU Apology Over Vaccine ‘Roulette’ Jab

Russia is demanding a public apology from the European Union’s medicines regulator for comparing its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to “Russian roulette.” Christa Wirthumer-Hoche, management board chairwoman of the Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency (EMA), made the errant remark Monday while advising EU members against emergency use authorization of Sputnik V. “Such comments are inappropriate and…

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Russian Women Strike for Equal Rights

Russian women in cities nationwide held a strike for equal rights ahead of International Women’s Day.  In cities like Moscow, Kazan and Ulyanocsk, protesters called on the authorities to abolish all “repressive, sexist and homophobic laws,” to pass anti-domestic violence legislation and to institute laws against sexual harassment in the workplace. “We planned the strike…

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March 8 at the Hyatt Regency

International Women’s Day may have started out as a way to support women workers, but it has morphed into a day to fete, celebrate, and treat the favorite women in your life. The Hyatt Regency in Petrovsky Park offers to ways to share some love — while enjoying great food, music and ambiance. Heritage Restaurant Brunch…

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ROSATOM subsidiary acquires 49% stake in Korean power storage company

RENERA LLC, ROSATOM’s integrator company for the energy storage business (subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) has finalized the deal to acquire 49% share of Enertech International Inc, a South Korean manufacturer of electrodes, lithium-ion storage cells and energy storage systems.  The signed agreement also includes building a facility for manufacturing of lithium-ion cells…

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Alexey Miller discusses gas cooperation with Vladimir Semashko and Viktor Karankevich

March 5, 2021, 17:40 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, and Viktor Karankevich, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus, took place today in Moscow. Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the ongoing heating season. It was noted that Gazprom is reliably providing Belarus…

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Germany Convicts 2 Citizens for Violating EU-Russia Arms Embargo

Germany has convicted two of its citizens on charges of violating the European Union’s arms embargo with Russia, the DPA news agency reported Friday.  German investigators said the two defendants sold equipment for missile production to a Russian entrepreneur seven times between 2016-2018, bypassing export checks by using fictitious recipients, Deutsche Welle reported. The Russian…

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Russian NGOs Plead With Putin Over ‘Indirect’ Foreign Funding Rules – Kommersant

Dozens of Russian non-profits have pleaded for President Vladimir Putin to strike down upcoming requirements to disclose their donors’ foreign funding, the Kommersant business daily reported Friday. The dormant rules set to reactivate this spring will leave the homeless, elderly, orphans and seriously ill without support due to fewer donations, said a group representing 57…

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