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  • Kovyktinskoye field right on track for commercial production

    Kovyktinskoye field right on track for commercial production

    Release April 22, 2019, 15:00 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Sergey Levchenko, Governor of the Irkutsk Region, took place today in St. Petersburg. The parties highlighted the strategic nature of the ongoing cooperation. Gazprom continues to make extensive efforts in the region to shape the Irkutsk gas production center on the basis of the Kovyktinskoye field. Work is proceeding on schedule…

  • Yandex Food Courier Reportedly Dies From Over-Exhaustion, Sparking Outrage in Russia

    Yandex Food Courier Reportedly Dies From Over-Exhaustion, Sparking Outrage in Russia

    A Yandex Food delivery man’s death while working in St. Petersburg has triggered outrage on social media over the Russian company’s treatment of its couriers. Artyk Orozaliev died at age 21 on Wednesday after what his colleagues said was a 10-hour-straight bicycle shift for Yandex Food. His relatives told local media that Orozaliev’s death was…

  • ROSATOM, WorldSkills Russia and BCG join forces to help solve urgent ‘skills gap’ issue

    15th April 2019, Sochi, Russia – During the 11th Atomexpo International Forum, ROSATOM  unveiled the new “Mission: Talent” initiative together with its partners, WorldSkills Russia and BCG, aimed at dealing with one of the most pressing issues of our time: the growing skills gap and talent deficit. As part of the ‘Mission: Talent’ initiative, the…

  • Vintage Tram Cars Parade Down Moscow’s Streets

    Vintage Tram Cars Parade Down Moscow’s Streets

    Vintage tram cars paraded down Moscow’s streets on Saturday to mark the 120-year anniversary of the tram service’s opening. The event, which takes place each spring, reached record attendance with more than 250,000 spectators, the local mos.ru news website reported. Here’s a look at the parade’s display of historic, Soviet-era models and the innovative trams…

  • Moscow Activists Mark Lenin’s Birthday With Calls to Take Down Statue

    Moscow Activists Mark Lenin’s Birthday With Calls to Take Down Statue

    Anti-Communist activists have made a visual call to take down Moscow’s largest surviving statue of Lenin on the Soviet leader’s 149th birthday. Several republics of the former Soviet Union have dismantled and replaced Lenin statues since the USSR collapsed in 1991. Russian politicians have continued to debate whether to bury Lenin’s body or preserve it…

  • Rosneft took part in all-Russia ecological clean-up event Green Spring

    Rosneft took part in all-Russia ecological clean-up event Green Spring

    Rosneft took part in all-Russia ecological clean-up event Green Spring.  The opening ceremony took place in Sokolniki Park in Moscow. As part of the event, the Company employees planted young birch trees and painted a children’s playground. Green Spring is an annual project implemented by Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation named after V.I. Vernadskiy and All-Russian Society…

  • Russia’s Far East Braces for Fresh Wildfires

    Russia’s Far East Braces for Fresh Wildfires

    A region in Russia’s Far East has bolstered its capabilities to combat wildfires after the first wave injured dozens and left hundreds more homeless. Wildfires that tore through Zabaikalsky region injured at least 34 people, four of them critically, and left more than 400 people homeless. Authorities estimate the blaze, which was swept in from Mongolia by high winds,…

  • Ukraine’s Election Result Pleases Both Russia’s Opposition and the Kremlin

    Ukraine’s Election Result Pleases Both Russia’s Opposition and the Kremlin

    Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and actor with no political experience, swept to victory on Sunday in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election, in a race that has fascinated the country’s looming neighbor to the north. The victory triggered speculation in Russia on Sunday that relations between the neighboring countries might improve. It also presented…

  • Trump’s Secret Moscow Skyscraper Pursuit Exposed Him to Kremlin

    Trump’s Secret Moscow Skyscraper Pursuit Exposed Him to Kremlin

    Felix Sater argued that a skyscraper in Moscow bearing Donald Trump’s name could be the key to putting the real-estate tycoon in the White House. “Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it,” Sater, a Moscow-born businessman, wrote to Trump’s then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Nov. 3, 2015, according to…

  • Severstal reports Q1 2019 fiacial results

    Severstal reports Q1 2019 fiacial results

    April 22, 2019 PAO Severstal (MICEX-RTS: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s leading steel and steel-related mining companies, today announces its Q1 2019 financial results for the period ended 31 March 2019. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 2019 $ million, unless otherwise stated Q1 2019 Q4 2018 Change, % Q1…

  • Ukrainian TV Comic Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide, Exit Poll Shows

    Ukrainian TV Comic Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide, Exit Poll Shows

    Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried…

  • Russia Says It Received Debt Payment From Venezuela on Time

    Russia Says It Received Debt Payment From Venezuela on Time

    Russia has received a debt payment from Venezuela under the terms of a $3.15 billion restructuring deal agreed to in 2017, Russian news agency Interfax reported, citing Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. The debt payment was due in March, but Siluanov said at the beginning of April that a grace period gave Venezuela another month to…

  • Into the Frying Pan: 9 Top Russian Cookbooks

    Into the Frying Pan: 9 Top Russian Cookbooks

    Writing about cookbooks should not be a minefield, but in trying to nail down exactly what constitutes a “Russian” cookbook, I often feel the need of a sturdy flak jacket.  When you focus on a region whose physical and political borders have ebbed and flowed as often as Russia’s has, culinary history can well become controversial if not positively incendiary.…

  • Admitted Russian Agent Butina Asks U.S. Court to Be Lenient

    Admitted Russian Agent Butina Asks U.S. Court to Be Lenient

    Maria Butina, who has admitted to working as a Russian agent to infiltrate an influential U.S. gun rights group and make inroads with conservative activists and Republicans, asked the court to sentence her to time served ahead of her April 26 sentencing, according to court documents. Butina, 30, a former graduate student at American University who…

  • U.S. Calls On Countries to Deny Airspace to Russian Planes Destined for Venezuela

    U.S. Calls On Countries to Deny Airspace to Russian Planes Destined for Venezuela

    The U.S. State Department spokesperson has called on countries to “follow Malta’s example” and block Russian military planes en route for Venezuela from using their airspace. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Malta refused a Russian request to use its airspace to fly military aircraft from Syria to Venezuela on April…

  • Rosneft Threatens to Ban Reuters in Russia Over Venezuela Report

    Rosneft Threatens to Ban Reuters in Russia Over Venezuela Report

    The Rosneft oil giant has threatened to ban Reuters from operating in Russia after the international news agency released a report saying that Venezuela had sold oil to Russia in an attempt to evade U.S. sanctions. Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has started passing invoices from its oil sales to Rosneft, Reuters reported Friday, citing…

  • U.S. Ignored Russia’s Nuclear War Prevention Pact – Reports

    U.S. Ignored Russia’s Nuclear War Prevention Pact – Reports

    Russia sent the United States a draft joint declaration on how to prevent nuclear war, only to never hear back from Washington, the Kommersant business daily reported on Friday. The U.S. and Russia are suspending the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty this summer. The only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons —…

  • Kremlin Says Mueller Report Shows No Evidence of Russian Meddling

    Kremlin Says Mueller Report Shows No Evidence of Russian Meddling

    The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian state had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mueller’s report, released on Thursday, details extensive contacts between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian operatives who, it said, sought to tilt the election in Trump’s favor. However,…

  • Half of Russia’s Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say

    Half of Russia’s Alcohol Sold Illegally, Regulators Say

    Almost half of the alcohol products sold in Russia last year were on the market illegally, the state Federal Alcohol Market Regulation Service (Rosalkogolregulirovanie) said this week. Sales of alcoholic beverages in Russia rose by 4.6 percent in 2018, according to Nielsen estimates, while official statistics show a 1.5-percent decline in vodka sales to 786…

  • Mir Card Payment System Looks Beyond Russia

    Mir Card Payment System Looks Beyond Russia

    After Western sanctions gutted Russia’s financial system five years ago, a new bank card began appearing in the wallets of many Russians. Now the country is hoping to introduce its cards, known as Mir cards, to foreign markets where Russian nationals live and travel, Vladimir Komlev, the head of Russia’s National Card Payment System (NSPK),…

  • The Russia-Trump Links in Mueller’s Report, Explained

    The Russia-Trump Links in Mueller’s Report, Explained

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller may not have found evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, but his report details extensive contacts between the campaign and Russian operatives who sought to influence the U.S. election. Many of the contacts in the report were already known. They included former national security adviser…

  • Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

    Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

    In stuffy room with painted black walls, a group of students clap vigorously as if applauding a performance. Then they seem to be a shower, rubbing their faces and necks, before throwing their arms forward with loud shouts of “Ha!” From the front of the room, an older man observes them intently. For an outsider…

  • Putin Ally to Ukraine’s Probable New Leader: Do Deal and Get Territory Back

    Putin Ally to Ukraine’s Probable New Leader: Do Deal and Get Territory Back

    Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin’s closest ally in Ukraine said. Viktor Medvedchuk, a prominent figure in Ukraine’s Russia-leaning opposition, outlined the prospect in an interview before a presidential election runoff in…

  • Venezuela Skirts U.S. Sanctions by Funneling Oil Sales Via Russia – Reports

    Venezuela Skirts U.S. Sanctions by Funneling Oil Sales Via Russia – Reports

    President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cash flow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of Venezuela’s cash-strapped government on Russia as the…

  • Russia, U.S. Cannot Support a UN Call for Libya Truce, Diplomats Say

    Russia, U.S. Cannot Support a UN Call for Libya Truce, Diplomats Say

    The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Russia objects to the British-drafted resolution blaming eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar for the latest…

  • Gazprom and Shell praise Sakhalin Energy

    Gazprom and Shell praise Sakhalin Energy

    Справка Royal Dutch Shell is a British-Dutch oil and gas holding company focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in more than 70 countries. Gazprom and Shell are jointly engaged in the Sakhalin II project, which includes Russia’s first LNG plant. The project operator of Sakhalin II is Sakhalin Energy (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share, Shell – 27.5 per cent minus one share, Mitsui – 12.5 per cent,…

  • Mueller Probe Did Not Establish Trump Coordination With Russia, U.S. Attorney General Says

    Mueller Probe Did Not Establish Trump Coordination With Russia, U.S. Attorney General Says

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered some details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia‘s role in the 2016 U.S. election before making it public, emphasizing that it found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow. Barr, a Trump appointee, gave a news conference ahead of the planned release of the…

  • Moscow’s Monuments Get a Spring Shower

    Moscow’s Monuments Get a Spring Shower

    When you’re serious about your city’s statues, it isn’t just your home that needs spring cleaning. Muscovites headed outside to give the capital’s famous monuments a solid scrubbing and clean off the winter dirt. Here’s a look at Moscow’s statues getting spruced up for the new season:

  • Abramovich Partner’s Marijuana Business Returns Him to Forbes’ Richest Russians List

    Abramovich Partner’s Marijuana Business Returns Him to Forbes’ Richest Russians List

    A marijuana business has helped Roman Abramovich’s associate Andrei Bloch return to Forbes magazine’s list of richest Russians. Bloch briefly served as president of oil producer Sibneft from 1998 until Abramovich sold it to Russia’s state energy firm Gazprom in 2005. Bloch and another partner bought Abramovich’s Unimilk dairy business in 2004 — which merged…

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Meet Putin in Moscow This Month — Kremlin

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Meet Putin in Moscow This Month — Kremlin

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will travel to Russia in the second half of this month and meet President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The announcement coincided with a moment of discord in efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to reach a deal with Kim to end nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.…

  • Internet Added $60Bln to Russia’s Economy in 2018, Study Says

    Internet Added $60Bln to Russia’s Economy in 2018, Study Says

    Russia’s internet sector has contributed 3.9 trillion rubles ($60.8 billion) to the overall economy last year, an 11 percent increase from 2017, according to the Russian Association of Electronic Communications. The study correlates with Kremlin estimates that Russian internet companies account for about 4 percent of gross domestic product. E-commerce accounts for half of Russia’s…

  • No Chestnut Trees, No Honey — Beekeeping at Risk in Russia’s South

    No Chestnut Trees, No Honey — Beekeeping at Risk in Russia’s South

    A sharp decline in chestnut trees caused by a parasitic fungus in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region is threatening the area’s honey production, according to local beekeepers and scientists. Asya Minasyan and her husband say they used to produce 500 kilograms of honey per year, but that the situation now is changing rapidly. “The bee is…

  • Sanctions-hit GAZ Wants Government Bail-Out – Kommersant

    Sanctions-hit GAZ Wants Government Bail-Out – Kommersant

    Oleg Deripaska’s van maker GAZ is asking the government for almost 30 billion rubles ($468 million) in support because it claims U.S. sanctions could slash production by almost 40 percent in the second half of the year, the Kommersant business daily reported on Thursday. Kommersant cited a March 29 letter from GAZ Deputy General Director…

  • Russia Bans Oil, Coal Exports to Ukraine

    Russia Bans Oil, Coal Exports to Ukraine

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning Russian exports of coal, crude oil and oil products to Ukraine, he told government officials in televised comments on Thursday. Starting June 1, the export of products listed in the decree will require a special permit, Interfax reported. The decree will also ban the import into Russia of…

  • Trump Adviser Visits Moscow for Kremlin Talks

    Trump Adviser Visits Moscow for Kremlin Talks

    Fiona Hill, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, visited Moscow this week and discussed bilateral relations with Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. Ties between Washington and Moscow are at post-Cold War lows and later on Thursday a long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election…

  • Russia Drops to 149th out of 180 Countries in World Press Freedom Index

    Russia Drops to 149th out of 180 Countries in World Press Freedom Index

    Russia has been rated 149th out of 180 countries for press freedom, according to an annual index published by international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Russia and Turkey (ranked 157th) continue to be the biggest players in the suppression of free speech in the region, RSF researchers said. A recently passed law that punishes “fake…

  • More than 40 cooperation agreements were signed at ATOMEXPO 2019

    On April 16, the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum 2019, a global industry discussion event organized by Rosatom State Corporation, finished its work in the Main Media Center of Sochi.  This year, the number of cooperation agreements, memoranda and contracts signed in the margins of the forum has increased. More than 40 signing ceremonies were held…

  • ‘Drained and Weak’ Polar Bear Appears 700km South of Habitat in Russia’s Far East

    ‘Drained and Weak’ Polar Bear Appears 700km South of Habitat in Russia’s Far East

    A young male polar bear has washed up on an ice floe in Russia’s Far East 700 kilometers south of its natural habitat, triggering efforts to rescue the endangered animal. Polar bears’ dangerous encounters with humans are becoming more frequent as climate change melts the sea ice where the creatures roam. A polar bear invasion…

  • ROSATOM and Cuba to collaborate in nuclear energy skills development for peaceful use

    16th April 2019, Sochi – ROSATOM and Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, have signed a memorandum of cooperation education and training in the field of nuclear energy on the sidelines of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum. The memorandum was signed by the Deputy Director General For International Relations of ROSATOM, Nikolay Spassky, and…

  • Baltic Leader Set to End Decade-Long Silence by Meeting Putin

    Baltic Leader Set to End Decade-Long Silence by Meeting Putin

    The almost decade-long hiatus in high-level meetings between Baltic presidents and Russia’s Vladimir Putin is set to end this week. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — home to sizable Russian-speaking minorities — have had an uneasy relationship with the Kremlin since communism collapsed. Putin’s annexation of Crimea from nearby Ukraine in 2014 and the ensuing military…

  • Russian Billionaire Brothers Crush It With Gaming Powerhouse Playrix

    Russian Billionaire Brothers Crush It With Gaming Powerhouse Playrix

    Almost two decades ago, in a remote Russian city best known for its butter and linen, two brothers shared a bedroom and a Pentium 100-powered computer they used to code their first game. Wall Street wants a piece of what they’ve built since. Playrix has met with some of the biggest banks “and visited their…

  • Russia Explores $164Bln Worth of Arctic Projects – Reports

    Russia Explores $164Bln Worth of Arctic Projects – Reports

    Russia’s environmental ministry has proposed more than 100 oil and gas extraction, infrastructure and tourism projects in the Arctic valued at 10.5 trillion rubles ($164.2 billion), the RBC news website reported Thursday. President Vladimir Putin has promised tax incentives and other benefits to encourage companies to develop the Arctic region and the Northern Sea shipping…

  • Russia Says It Will Help Venezuela, Cuba to Weather U.S. Sanctions

    Russia Says It Will Help Venezuela, Cuba to Weather U.S. Sanctions

    Russia considers new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba to be illegal and it plans to do everything to support its allies in Caracas and Havana, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton announced a series of new sanctions against…

  • 11 LGBT Activists Detained at St. Petersburg Protest

    11 LGBT Activists Detained at St. Petersburg Protest

    Russian police detained 11 LGBT activists on Wednesday at a Silence Day protest in the city of St. Petersburg. The yearly event meant to raise people’s awareness of LGBT problems in the country gathered around 50 people who sealed their mouths with red tape and marched through the city’s streets. Russia passed a law in…

  • The Board Recommeds Divided Paymet

    The Board Recommeds Divided Paymet

    April 18, 2019 The Board of Directors of Severstal (“Severstal”, “the Company”) (LSE: SVST; MICEX-RTS: CHMF), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, is recommending a dividend of 35.43 roubles per share for the three months ended 31 March 2019. Approval of the dividend is expected at the Company’s EGM…

  • Ukraine Investigates Presidential Front-runner Zelenskiy’s Alleged Russian Financing – Reports

    Ukraine Investigates Presidential Front-runner Zelenskiy’s Alleged Russian Financing – Reports

    Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) is reportedly investigating allegations that presidential front-runner Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s campaign could be financed by Kremlin-linked figures. Polls have forecast a heavy defeat for President Petro Poroshenko in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections on Sunday. Zelenskiy, a comedian and actor with no political experience, won twice as many votes as…

  • As Russians Raise Funds for Notre Dame, Critics Point to Russia’s Destroyed Historical Churches

    As Russians Raise Funds for Notre Dame, Critics Point to Russia’s Destroyed Historical Churches

    Russians expressed their support for France in the wake of Monday’s devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with both condolences and monetary donations. Yet even as the Culture Ministry announced plans to call on the Russian public to raise funds to help restore the 12th-century cathedral, Russian critics have pointed to several historic…

  • Russian Scientists Are Developing ‘Lasso’ to Round Up Space Debris – Reports

    Russian Scientists Are Developing ‘Lasso’ to Round Up Space Debris – Reports

    Russian scientists are proposing pulling space debris out of Earth’s orbit using a device that has been called a “space lasso.” Around 7,200 metric tons of space debris capable of damaging satellites or spacecraft currently orbit the Earth, scientists estimate. Several proposals on how to deal with the growing issue have been collected ahead of…

  • CNIITMASH and Bureau Veritas signed Memorandum of Understanding

    The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the State Research Center of the Russian Federation JSC “RPA “CNIITMASH” (belongs with JSC Atomenergomash, a machine-building division of ROSATOM) and Bureau Veritas Exploitation S.A.S (France) at the venue of Atomexpo Forum on the 15th of April.  The document was signed by Victor Orlov, General Director of CNIITMASH…

  • PJSC ZIO-PODOLSK and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland) have signed Consortium Agreement

    PJSC ZiO-Podolsk (subsidiary of Atomenergomash, Manufacturing Division of ROSATOM) and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Switzerland) signed the Consortium agreement for cooperation in the area of waste-to-energy recycling plants construction. The agreement was signed at the XI International Forum Atomexpo in city of Sochi. The parties agreed to set up a consortium with the purpose to…

  • The ATR AES Fund and the Control, Information, and Regional Development Organization have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation during the ATOMEXPO-2019

    On April 16, 2019, during the XI International ATOMEXPO-2019 Forum held in Sochi, a Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed between the Fund for municipal corporations advancement ‘The Association of the nuclear power plants locations’ (ATR AES, Russia) and the Control, Information and Regional Development Organization (TEIT, Hungary). On behalf of the ATR AES, the…

  • Rosenergoatom is ready to advise the novice countries on any aspects related to safe and reliable NPP operation jointly with the WANO

    The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM) is ready to support the novice countries on any aspects related to safe and reliable NPP operation jointly with the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). This statement was made by Oleg Chernikov, the First Deputy Director of NPP production and operation…

  • Russian Photographer Shoots Moscow With Blade Runner Aesthetics

    Russian Photographer Shoots Moscow With Blade Runner Aesthetics

    With his work, Russian photographer Konstantin Vikhrov (@begushiy_po_ebenyam) attempts what he calls an “aesthetic-semantic” game, contrasting neon colors against dark shadows. The results are gloomy cyberpunk scenes reminiscent of film classic Blade Runner, capturing the bright but bleak sides of the capital. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Military Intelligence Hit Squad

    Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Military Intelligence Hit Squad

    Ukraine’s security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a presidential election on Sunday. The issue of how to deal with Russia, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and backs pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine,…

  • Russia Completes Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to China for $2.5Bln

    Russia Completes Delivery of Su-35 Fighter Jets to China for $2.5Bln

    Russia has completed the delivery of Su-35 combat aircraft to China in defiance of U.S. sanctions, Russia’s military and technical cooperation agency told state media Tuesday. Russia and China signed a $2.5 billion deal on the delivery of 24 Sukhoi Su-35s in 2015, making it the first foreign buyer of the fourth-generation multirole air superiority…

  • CNIITMASH, AEM and TAPROGGE GMBH (Germany) signed Cooperation Agreement

    The Cooperation Agreement was signed between the State Research Center of the Russian Federation JSC “RPA “CNIITMASH” (belongs with JSC Atomenergomash, a machine-building division of ROSATOM), JSC Atomenergomash and TAPROGGE GmbH (Germany) at the venue of Atomexpo Forum on the 15th of April. The document was signed by Victor Orlov, General Director of CNIIT-MASH, Alexander…

  • SNIIP, Atomenergomash and Elkon Elektrik of Turkey have signed Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation

    On April 15, 2019, Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation and Joint Activities between JSC Atomenergomash, JSC SNIIP and Elkon Elektrik (Turkey) was signed at the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO-2019. According to the document, the parties plan to develop cooperation to implement joint projects for the localization of the production of certain types of marine electric and…

  • Russia’s Fast-Growing ‘Youth Army’ Aims to Breed Loyalty to the Fatherland

    Russia’s Fast-Growing ‘Youth Army’ Aims to Breed Loyalty to the Fatherland

    At first glance Ivan Mertsalov seems like an average teenager. He plays music, watches sports and is not yet sure what he wants to do with his future. Yesterday he wanted to be an actor, today a lawyer, tomorrow it’ll probably be something else. But unlike most teenagers, Mertsalov, 15, can take apart and reassemble…

  • Russian Scientists Find Liquid Blood in Extinct Siberian Foal Dating Back 42K Years

    Russian Scientists Find Liquid Blood in Extinct Siberian Foal Dating Back 42K Years

    Researchers who found the body of a 42,000-year-old foal frozen in the Siberian permafrost have retrieved liquid blood from the extinct animal that might help bring its species back to life, media outlets reported on Tuesday. According to The Siberian Times, a group of scientists from Russia and South Korea wants to clone an extinct…

  • Russia’s Dagestan, Chechnya Halt Border Talks Amid Ingushetia Unrest

    Russia’s Dagestan, Chechnya Halt Border Talks Amid Ingushetia Unrest

    Russia’s republics of Dagestan and Chechnya have suspended negotiations over border delineations following months of public anger over Chechnya’s land swap deal with neighboring Ingushetia. Protests reignited in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia last month to demand the resignation of its governor, who signed the land swap agreement with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in…

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