Russia Failed to Properly Investigate Activist Estemirova’s Murder, ECHR Rules

Europe’s top human rights court said it has found no evidence of Russian state involvement in the 2009 murder of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova but ruled that authorities failed to properly investigate the case. The ruling was met with criticism from Estemirova’s daughter, Lana, who called the decision “upsetting and infuriating” and pledged to…

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Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the six months ended June 30, 2021

August 30, 2021, 18:00 2Q 2021 IFRS Results Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The table below presents the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income for the six months ended June…

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Navalny Spokeswoman Flees Russia Amid Widening Dissident Exodus – Reports

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s spokeswoman, one of his last close associates remaining in the country, has fled Russia, Interfax reported Monday. Kira Yarmysh’s reported departure comes amid a growing exodus of opposition-leaning journalists and dissidents that The New York Times calls “the biggest wave of political emigration” in Russia’s post-Soviet history. Kremlin critics point…

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Well Construction Center created at Gazprom

August 30, 2021, 16:00 The opening ceremony for the industry-specific Well Construction Center (WCC) took place today in Tyumen. Taking part in the event via a video link were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Head of Department at Gazprom, Vyacheslav Tyurin, Director General of Gazprom Invest, and Vsevolod Cherepanov, Director General of Gazprom Nedra. The…

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Russia Warns West Against Blocking Afghanistan’s Gold Reserves

Russia has urged Western countries not to freeze Afghanistan’s gold and foreign exchange reserves abroad following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. In an interview with the state-run Rossiya 24 broadcaster, Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s presidential envoy to Afghanistan, warned that such a move ultimately harms ordinary Afghans. “If our Western colleagues really care about the…

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Alexey Miller and Peter Szijjarto discuss gas supplies to Hungary

August 30, 2021, 13:50 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties reviewed the key issues and prospects of their cooperation in the gas sector, including gas supplies to Hungary. Also discussed at the meeting was the work of the Hungarian party towards…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 30

Russia has confirmed 6,901,152 cases of coronavirus and 182,429 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. August 30: What you need to know today Russia on Monday reported 18,325 new coronavirus cases and 792 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection against…

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‘Context.Diana Vishneva’ Shatters the Classical Dance Wall

Context. Diana Vishneva, a festival of international contemporary choreography, kicks off on Sunday, bringing together ground-breaking choreography from Spain, Estonia and Russia and showcasing an extraordinary premiere inspired by Farah Pahlavi, the widowed empress of Iran. Making room for new Russian dance Vishneva, the festival’s artistic director, would like to firmly establish Russian choreography in…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 28

Russia has confirmed 6,863,541 cases of coronavirus and 180,840 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. August 28: What you need to know today Russia on Saturday reported 19,492 new coronavirus cases and 799 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection against hospitalization,…

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Alexey Miller and Rainer Seele express appreciation for strategic cooperation between Gazprom and OMV

August 27, 2021, 16:25 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 St. Petersburg. The parties expressed appreciation for the strategic cooperation between Gazprom and OMV, noting in particular their successful collaboration on the development project for the Yuzhno-Russkoye field. For instance, the engineering and technological solutions…

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What’s On in Moscow Aug. 27-29

Spasskaya Tower International Music Festival Every year when summer meets autumn, Red Square is transformed into a stage and thousands of people come to watch marching, twirling, dancing, high-stepping military bands and groups from all over the world. This year it appears that the coronavirus has kept many of the popular performers in their home…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 27

Russia has confirmed 6,844,049 cases of coronavirus and 180,041 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 27: What you need to know today Russia on Thursday reported 19,509 new coronavirus cases and 798 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine offers strong protection…

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Police Visits of Navalny Supporters’ Leaked Addresses Spread to St. Petersburg – Reports

Police visits of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s supporters have spread to St. Petersburg, Russian media reported early Friday after rights activists said several hundred Moscow residents were subjected to similar visits recently. At least 1,200 Moscow-based Navalny supporters whose addresses leaked online were visited by law enforcement authorities in the past two weeks, according to…

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Board of Directors discusses prospects for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in Russian regions through 2030

August 27, 2021, 10:20 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the prospects for the expansion of the gas supply and gas infrastructure network in Russian regions through 2030. It was noted that Gazprom, being a socially-oriented company, has for many years pursued the creation of conditions for connecting residential and industrial consumers to gas as one of its key activities. As per the list of instructions…

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Gazprom maintaining stable operation since beginning of coronavirus pandemic

August 27, 2021, 10:15 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the Gazprom Group’s areas of activity affected by the coronavirus pandemic and endorsed the measures that are being undertaken by the Company to help the Group adapt to the sanitary, epidemiological and other quarantine-related restrictions. It was highlighted that Gazprom’s response to the spread of the COVID-19 infection had been prompt and…

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Gazprom focusing on preferential use of domestic software

August 27, 2021, 10:10 The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information about the current status of the Gazprom Group’s efforts towards the digitalization of its business and the 2020 results of the implementation of the Action Plan for Gazprom’s transition to preferential use of domestic software. Gazprom’s activities are underpinned by continuous technological development. The creation and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, including digital ones,…

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Taliban Rule Will Be a ‘Threat’ to Russia and the World, Top Panjshir Resistance Member Warns

The Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan will lead to a blossoming of radical Islam in the region and will threaten Russia’s security, a senior member of the Anti-Taliban National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) told The Moscow Times on Thursday. “Russia should be concerned about the rise of the Taliban. The country will become a terrorist…

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No Non-Slavs or Excess Fun in Branded Material, Russia’s Public Services Portal Says

The Russian government’s public services portal should avoid showing non-Slavic people and excessive fun in its advertising materials, its branding book that resurfaced on social media this week recommends. Russia’s Communications Ministry admitted Thursday that the 2015 brand book was “inappropriate” and plans to issue a new set of guidelines. The “Gosuslugi” public services portal provides…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 26

Russia has confirmed 6,824,540 cases of coronavirus and 179,243 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 26: What you need to know today Russia on Thursday reported 19,630 new coronavirus cases and 820 deaths, a new record fatality count since the start of the…

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Pussy Riot’s Lucy Shtein Sentenced for Navalny Protest ‘Virus Violations’

Pussy Riot member and Moscow municipal deputy Lucy Shtein has been sentenced to one year of so-called “restricted freedom” for promoting a protest that called for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s release. Shtein is one of 10 opposition figures accused of violating coronavirus restrictions on mass events by calling for the unauthorized protest on Jan.…

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The expedition to the North Pole, organized by ROSATOM for talented schoolchildren and students from Russia, has ended

On August 24, 2021, the educational expedition to the North Pole “Icebreaker of Knowledge. Homo Science project” was completed. Project organized by ROSATOM for talented schoolchildren and students from Russia. Project was organized by the Rosatom State Corporation for talented schoolchildren and students from Russia. More than 80 schoolchildren and students from all over Russia…

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