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  • One in Four Russians Willing to Give Up Plastic Bags – Poll

    One in Four Russians Willing to Give Up Plastic Bags – Poll

    Almost 40 percent of Russians would consider no longer using plastic bags, according to a state-funded survey published on World Environment Day. The UN’s World Environment Day takes place on June 5 every year to raise environmental awareness. Greenpeace estimates that more than 26 billion plastic bags are handed out annually in shops across Russia. A total…

  • Rosneft Allocates over 370 Billion Roubles for Environmental Activities in Five Years

    Rosneft Allocates over 370 Billion Roubles for Environmental Activities in Five Years

    Environment protection is one of the priorities for Rosneft. The Company has allocated more than 370 billion roubles for environmental activities over the past five years. In December 2018, the Company approved its public statement — “Rosneft: contributing to implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, confirming its commitment to high social and ecological standards.…

  • Russia’s FSB Is Interrogating Teens Over Essay Competition, NGO Warns

    Russia’s FSB Is Interrogating Teens Over Essay Competition, NGO Warns

    Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers are intimidating high schoolers who won a history essay competition, the Memorial human rights group has said. Memorial has organized the history essay-writing contest for high school students since 1999. The NGO was labeled a “foreign agent” in 2016 under a Russian law targeting organizations that take part in…

  • China, Russia Say They Will Upgrade Relations for New Era

    China, Russia Say They Will Upgrade Relations for New Era

    China and Russia agreed on Wednesday to upgrade their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. The decision was made at a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. news China’s Panda Diplomacy Puts a Smile on ‘Best Friend’ Putin’s Face Read more During…

  • Russia Proposes Slovakia Join Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream

    Russia Proposes Slovakia Join Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream

    Russia and Slovakia are in talks about Bratislava joining the Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream gas pipeline projects, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as saying on Wednesday. “We need to find common points and mutually beneficial cooperation areas concerning connecting Slovakia to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as well as to…

  • ROSATOM will continue to supply Slovakia’s NPPs with nuclear fuel

    TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and the Slovak power generation company Slovenské elektrárne a.s. have signed contractual documents on supply of nuclear fuel to nuclear power plants in Slovakia for 2022-2026 with the possibility of the contract extension to 2030. The agreements have been negotiated following the victory of TVEL in the public international tender…

  • ROSATOM will continue to supply Slovakia’s NPPs with nuclear fuel

    TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and the Slovak power generation company Slovenské elektrárne a.s. have signed contractual documents on supply of nuclear fuel to nuclear power plants in Slovakia for 2022-2026 with the possibility of the contract extension to 2030. The agreements have been negotiated following the victory of TVEL in the public international tender…

  • Most Russian Ministries Lack Online Transparency — Study

    Most Russian Ministries Lack Online Transparency — Study

    Only four out of Russia’s 22 ministry websites are transparent, a government audit has revealed. Experts commissioned by Russia’s Audit Chamber assessed the ministries’ openness of information, data and dialogue, assigning a letter grade to each of the three categories. Only the interior, culture, finance and energy ministries received AAA ratings, according to the study…

  • Russia and Slovakia strengthen their partnership in the nuclear sphere

    On June 5, 2019, during the visit of Prime Minister of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini to Moscow, a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was signed between ROSATOM and Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. On the part of ROSATOM, the document was signed by Director General…

  • Ex-U.S. Marine Illegally Isolated by Russia in Spy Case – Activists

    Ex-U.S. Marine Illegally Isolated by Russia in Spy Case – Activists

    A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying is being illegally isolated in a Moscow pre-trial detention center and prevented from communicating with visitors, Russian rights activists and U.S. diplomats said. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28 and…

  • Arrested U.S. Investor’s Cameo Casts Shadow Over Putin’s Davos

    Arrested U.S. Investor’s Cameo Casts Shadow Over Putin’s Davos

    The good news for Russian President Vladimir Putin is that his premier investment event won’t be dominated this year by discussions about sanctions. The bad news is that attention will be fixed instead on the arrest of American private equity manager Michael Calvey. Calvey, who remained a Russia advocate even after sanctions caused foreign investment to shrivel…

  • Russia Ordered to Pay $1.8M Over Chechen Abductions

    Russia Ordered to Pay $1.8M Over Chechen Abductions

    Russia must pay $1.8 million to the families of 20 people abducted from Chechnya during separatist fighting in the 2000s, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has in recent years awarded damages to the relatives of individuals who disappeared during the second Chechen war of 1999-2009. Activists…

  • U.S. Seeks Russian Support on Iran at Key Israel Meeting

    U.S. Seeks Russian Support on Iran at Key Israel Meeting

    The United States believes Russia may be more amenable than in the past to addressing U.S. and Israeli concerns about Iran’s influence, including in Syria, when national security leaders meet in Jerusalem this month, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. The United States announced last week that John Bolton, White House national security adviser, would…

  • World Bank Cuts Russia’s 2019 Economic Forecast

    World Bank Cuts Russia’s 2019 Economic Forecast

    The Russian economy will grow by 1.2 percent in 2019, the World Bank said in at least the third downgrade Tuesday. The Washington-based institution previously downgraded its forecast of Russia’s growth from 1.8 percent to 1.5 percent in early 2019, then again to 1.4 percent in April. Its latest revision — made in the twice-yearly…

  • Half of Russians Are Worried About the Environment Where They Live — Survey

    Half of Russians Are Worried About the Environment Where They Live — Survey

    Almost half of Russians are concerned about the environment in their regions, according to a study by the Moscow-based NAFI Research Center obtained by the state-run TASS news agency. Environmental issues have taken center stage at protest rallies across Russia over the past year, with citizens drawing attention to concerns including landfills, air pollution and…

  • U.S. and Russia Spar Over ‘Unsafe’ Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria

    U.S. and Russia Spar Over ‘Unsafe’ Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria

    A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly. “While the Russian aircraft was operating in international airspace, this interaction was irresponsible,” the Sixth…

  • Severstal to develop its ow digital busiesses

    Severstal to develop its ow digital busiesses

    June 5, 2019 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has established a new unit that will be focused on the development of digital businesses. The team will be headed by Sergey Khabarov, previously investment director at Genome Ventures, an innovative human capital development business. The new unit will…

  • Maximum daily deliverability of Russian UGS facilities to exceed 843 million cubic meters of gas by next winter

    Maximum daily deliverability of Russian UGS facilities to exceed 843 million cubic meters of gas by next winter

    Release June 4, 2019, 18:20 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the operating results of the Company’s subsidiaries and organizations over the 2018–2019 autumn/winter period and discussed the measures to be taken for ensuring uninterrupted gas supplies to consumers in the upcoming winter. It was noted that in the past winter Gazprom, as in previous years, had provided its consumers in Russia and abroad with the required gas…

  • Putin Inaugurates Memorial to Jewish WWII Resistance

    Putin Inaugurates Memorial to Jewish WWII Resistance

    President Vladimir Putin has inaugurated on Tuesday a monument dedicated to Jewish heroes of resistance in Nazi concentration camps and ghettos during World War II. Putin opened construction of the monument at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January 2018. Members of the Jewish resistance “are…

  • Igor Sechin Holds Keynote Speech at Annual Shareholder Meeting of Rosneft Oil Company in St. Petersburg

    Igor Sechin Holds Keynote Speech at Annual Shareholder Meeting of Rosneft Oil Company in St. Petersburg

    The Annual Shareholder Meeting of Rosneft Oil Company is held on June 4, 2019 in St. Petersburg. Rosneft Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin held a keynote speech reviewing the results of the Company’s work in 2018. «Rosneft is the largest oil and gas company in the Russian Federation, as well as globally in terms of reserves…

  • Rosneft Joins Global Initiative on Methane Emission Reduction

    Rosneft Joins Global Initiative on Methane Emission Reduction

    Rosneft Oil Company has joined the initiative of the world’s leading oil and gas companies and signed “The Guidelines for Methane Emission Reduction in Natural Gas Supply Chain” (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines). The Company’s Strategy related to compliance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, approved by the Board of Directors,…

  • Rosneft Launches Second Field of Erginsky Cluster

    Rosneft Launches Second Field of Erginsky Cluster

    Rosneft has put into commission the West Erginskoye field that is a part of the Erginsky cluster. Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Oil Company Igor Sechin ordered to launch the first oil shipment via teleconference during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company that is taking place in St. Petersburg. The West Erginskoye…

  • PhosAgro Delegation Headed by Board of Directors Chairman Xavier Rolet and CEO Andrey Guryev to Take Part in SPIEF-2019

    PhosAgro Delegation Headed by Board of Directors Chairman Xavier Rolet and CEO Andrey Guryev to Take Part in SPIEF-2019

    St Petersburg – A delegation from PhosAgro (“PhosAgro” or “the Company”) (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, will take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (“SPIEF” or “the Forum”) on 6-8 June 2019. SPIEF is a major event for the entire business community and for…

  • Russia’s Yandex Pushes Back Against Pressure to Share Encryption Keys

    Russia’s Yandex Pushes Back Against Pressure to Share Encryption Keys

    Russian internet giant Yandex said on Tuesday it wanted to abide by the law but not to violate its users’ privacy after a media report said security services had demanded it hand over its encryption keys. The RBC media portal reported earlier on Tuesday that Russia‘s Federal Security Service (FSB) had asked Yandex to hand over…

  • Moscow’s Muslims Celebrate the End of Ramadan

    Moscow’s Muslims Celebrate the End of Ramadan

    Muslims across Moscow came to the Cathedral Mosque at Prospekt Mira, one of the largest mosques in Europe, to celebrate the end of the religious holiday of Ramadan on June 4, 2019. An estimated 200,000 to 320,000 people participated in the celebrations in Moscow.

  • On This Day: Ufa Train Disaster

    On This Day: Ufa Train Disaster

    On June 4, 1989, a railway accident in the Iglinsky District (then the Bashkir A.S.S.R, Soviet Union) killed 575, injuring 800 more. Many passengers were children coming to or from summer camp or holidays by the seaside. It remains the deadliest postwar rail disaster in Russia. While the incident happened about 50 kilometers east of…

  • Violence Erupts Between Protesters, Riot Police at Russian Landfill Site

    Violence Erupts Between Protesters, Riot Police at Russian Landfill Site

    Opponents of a controversial landfill in northwest Russia clashed with riot police in the latest violent episode of ongoing protests against plans to take in garbage from Moscow. Protests against the $162 million landfill in Shiyes, Arkhangelsk region have become a symbol of Russia’s growing trend of issues-based local activism. Almost a year of demonstrations…

  • Tourists Avoid Moscow Due to Perceived High Costs, Lack of Safety – Study

    Tourists Avoid Moscow Due to Perceived High Costs, Lack of Safety – Study

    Tourists are not traveling to Moscow because they think it’s too expensive and unsafe, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey obtained by Russia’s RBC news website on Tuesday. BCG polled 3,500 tourists and classified their answers into two categories to reflect the respondents’ biases and structural barriers. The consulting group didn’t disclose the…

  • Kremlin Says Russian Military Specialists Are Still in Venezuela, Contradicting Trump Tweet

    Kremlin Says Russian Military Specialists Are Still in Venezuela, Contradicting Trump Tweet

    The Kremlin said on Tuesday it didn’t know where U.S. President Donald Trump had got the idea Moscow had removed most of its military specialists from Venezuela, who it said continued to work there. Trump tweeted on Monday that Russia had told the United States it had removed “most of their people” from Venezuela, where Moscow has…

  • Tinder Denies Sharing Russian Users’ Data With FSB

    Tinder Denies Sharing Russian Users’ Data With FSB

    The Tinder dating app has denied sharing the personal data of its Russian users amid reports that it had been added to a registry of entities required to hand over such data to the authorities. Russia said on Monday it had added Tinder to a list of entities required to hand over user data and…

  • Russia’s Kommersant Faces Fines for Disseminating State Secrets – Reports

    Russia’s Kommersant Faces Fines for Disseminating State Secrets – Reports

    Russia’s Kommersant business daily, plagued by a censorship scandal that led to a mass walkout of its reporters, is now facing fines under a law that punishes media for disseminating state secrets. Under the law prohibiting “abuse of the freedom of mass media,” the disclosure of state secrets by a news outlet is punishable by fines between…

  • Russia Told U.S. ‘Most of Their People’ Have Left Venezuela, Trump Says

    Russia Told U.S. ‘Most of Their People’ Have Left Venezuela, Trump Says

    President Donald Trump said on Monday that Russia told the United States it had removed “most of their people” from Venezuela, where Moscow has maintained military and economic ties with socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Trump posted a message on Twitter about the alleged Russian drawdown while on a state visit to London but did not…

  • Russia Tests New Missile Defense System, Military Says

    Russia Tests New Missile Defense System, Military Says

    Russia has tested a new unidentified missile at a launch site where the country had previously test-launched missiles designed to protect Moscow’s airspace, the Russian military said. The Russian Defense Ministry test-launched its anti-ballistic missile at the Sary-Shagan missile testing site in Kazakhstan at least twice in 2018. Those tested missiles had been deployed to…

  • Gazprom’s Football for Friendship international children’s social programme breaks Guinness World Record

    Gazprom’s Football for Friendship international children’s social programme breaks Guinness World Record

    Release June 3, 2019, 20:40 The 7th season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) international children’s social programme organized by Gazprom concluded in Madrid. The final events of the project, which was carried out with support from FIFA, UEFA, and national football federations and associations, took place from May 28 through June 2 within the framework of the official programme of the UEFA Champions League…

  • Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II has started pilot commercial operation

    Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II with a Generation III+ reactor has started the stage of pilot commercial operation (PCO). The plant is a branch of the Rosenergoatom Concern JSC which is part of Power Division of ROSATOM.  PCO is part of the set of activities to put the plant in operation. It consists of…

  • What Are Russian Millennials Most Concerned About?

    What Are Russian Millennials Most Concerned About?

    Unlike their peers abroad, who worry about climate change, Russian millennials say they’re most concerned by corruption and inequality, according to a recent poll by Deloitte. We headed to the streets of Moscow to ask young Russians what their major concerns are.

  • Russia Faces 2020 Olympics Ban Over Alleged Forged Docs – The Times

    Russia Faces 2020 Olympics Ban Over Alleged Forged Docs – The Times

    Russia could be banned from competing in the second consecutive Olympics over allegedly forged medical documents, Britain’s The Sunday Times reported. High jumper Danil Lysenko, 22, had been one of the Russians cleared to compete internationally for having demonstrated he was training in a doping free-environment. However, he lost his status and was provisionally suspended…

  • Russia Rejects Ukraine’s Case Over Rebel Support at UN Court

    Russia Rejects Ukraine’s Case Over Rebel Support at UN Court

    Russia told a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday that the court lacks jurisdiction in a case filed by Ukraine against Moscow over its alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. In a 2017 filing to the ICJ, also known as the World Court, Ukraine asked judges to…

  • Crimean Economy Named Fastest Growing in Russia

    Crimean Economy Named Fastest Growing in Russia

    Russian-annexed Crimea has experienced the fastest economic growth in Russia in 2019 so far, the RBC news website reported on Monday. Crimea has received large cash injections from Moscow since 2014, when Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. More than $13 billion in Russian funds will have been spent on the Crimean economy…

  • Russia Requires Tinder to Share User Data – Reports

    Russia Requires Tinder to Share User Data – Reports

    The Tinder dating app is now required to share its user data with Russian authorities, according to Russia’s Roskomsvoboda internet rights group. Legislation that came into force in 2016 requires social media companies to store user data on servers located in Russia and provide this data to the authorities on demand. Russia last year issued…

  • Kremlin Rebuffs Trump on Syria, Says Military Action in Idlib Is Justified

    Kremlin Rebuffs Trump on Syria, Says Military Action in Idlib Is Justified

    The Kremlin rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, saying on Monday it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there. Trump on Sunday urged Russian and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Idlib, following a Friday Kremlin statement that…

  • Russian Troops to Join UN Force in Central African Republic Soon

    Russian Troops to Join UN Force in Central African Republic Soon

    Russia will in the near future send 30 military personnel to the Central African Republic where they will form part of a United Nations mission to help stabilize the country, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian foreign ministry official as saying. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree in April on the despatch of the…

  • ‘Christ Is Risen, Life is for Thieves’: Russian Prisoners’ Easter Celebration Sparks Scandal

    ‘Christ Is Risen, Life is for Thieves’: Russian Prisoners’ Easter Celebration Sparks Scandal

    Leaked footage of Russian prisoners chanting criminal underworld slang during their Easter celebrations has sparked scandal in a prison system already under national scrutiny. Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) has been rocked by scandal in the past year as footage of guards violently beating inmates has leaked. Last fall, FSIN launched a probe into lax…

  • Kremlin Hopes Detained U.S. Investor Calvey Will Be Freed

    Kremlin Hopes Detained U.S. Investor Calvey Will Be Freed

    The Kremlin on Monday called an embezzlement case against prominent U.S. investor Michael Calvey regrettable and said it hoped he would be freed from house arrest and be able to attend an economic forum in St. Petersburg later this week. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the RT TV channel in an interview that Calvey was…

  • Russia’s Aeroflot Scales Back Superjet Flights Following Fatal Crash

    Russia’s Aeroflot Scales Back Superjet Flights Following Fatal Crash

    Russian airline Aeroflot has scaled back the number of Sukhoi Superjet 100 flights it operates after one of its planes made a crash-landing last month, killing 41 people, according to data provided by a flight tracking website. Flightradar24 data shows Aeroflot has also at times substituted Airbus or Boeing planes for the Superjet, the first…

  • Muscovites Dash Through Annual Color Run, in Photos

    Muscovites Dash Through Annual Color Run, in Photos

    What’s one way to make running fun? By adding lots of color (literally) to your race. Runners flocked to Moscow’s Luzhniki Olympic Complex on Sunday for the city’s seventh annual color run. During the 5-kilometer dash, runners doused themselves and each other with brightly colored powder as they flew by. Here’s a look at the…

  • Russian Schoolchildren Brought on ‘Whale Jail’ Tours, Activist Says

    Russian Schoolchildren Brought on ‘Whale Jail’ Tours, Activist Says

    Russian kindergarteners are being given tours of the controversial pens that hold 10 killer whales and 87 beluga whales in the country’s Far East, an animal rights activist said Monday. Images of the mammals kept in enclosures in a bay near the Sea of Japan port of Nakhodka first appeared after they were caught for…

  • Two People Missing After Blasts at Russian Military Plant, 22 Injured

    Two People Missing After Blasts at Russian Military Plant, 22 Injured

    At least two people were missing on Saturday after blasts at the explosives plant Kristall in the central Russian town of Dzerzhinsk, Interfax and RIA news agencies reported. “As we understand, two went missing,” deputy governor Dmitry Krasnov was quoted by RIA as saying in a statement broadcast by Russian state TV channel Rossia 24.…

  • Ramadan Where the Sun Never Sleeps: Fasting in St. Petersburg

    Ramadan Where the Sun Never Sleeps: Fasting in St. Petersburg

    For most Muslims in the world, the month of Ramadan requires abstaining from all food and drink for around 12 consecutive hours, between sunrise and sunset. But what about for those Muslims who live in Russia’s northern city of St. Petersburg, where the sun dips below the horizon at 10:00 pm and already rises at…

  • The Quiet Epic Journey of ‘Maybe Esther’

    The Quiet Epic Journey of ‘Maybe Esther’

    Katja Petrowskaja has us mesmerized from the first page of her book, “Maybe Esther.” We have no hesitation leaping on the Berlin – Warsaw train with her on a voyage of discovery across Eastern Europe, back in time, and into the very concept of memory.  Much of “Maybe Esther’s” immediate appeal is the ease with…

  • Photographer Captures Everyday Russia

    Photographer Captures Everyday Russia

    Dmitry Markov is a Russian photographer who has been capturing images of everyday life in his home country since 2005.  He has also worked as a volunteer in an orphanage and as an assistant tutor at a charitable organization that works with people with disabilities. Today, Markov is based in Pskov, a western Russian city…

  • Pushkin, Lomonosov, Tupolev: Russian Airports Get a Name Change

    Pushkin, Lomonosov, Tupolev: Russian Airports Get a Name Change

    Out with the old, in with the new. Airports in dozens of Russian cities will now bear the names of their famous residents after President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on the name change Friday. Here’s a look at some of the newly minted names of some of Russia’s most popular airports. Hopefully, this will help…

  • 4 in 10 Russians Say Country on the Wrong Track – Survey

    4 in 10 Russians Say Country on the Wrong Track – Survey

    Four out of 10 Russians believe their country is going in the wrong direction, a poll by the independent Levada Center polling agency said. Approval for Russia’s direction peaked at 61 percent in 2008 – the tail end of the economic boom – and at 60 percent shortly after the Crimean annexation in 2014. It…

  • New Ukraine President Hopes EU Sanctions on Russia Remain

    New Ukraine President Hopes EU Sanctions on Russia Remain

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday he hopes that European Union sanctions on Russia will remain in place until Ukrainian territories are returned, according to a statement released on the presidential website. The West imposed sanctions on Russia following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. “Thank…

  • ‘A Corner of Heaven’ in Moscow: Krutitskoe Podvorye

    ‘A Corner of Heaven’ in Moscow: Krutitskoe Podvorye

    This medieval church residence is a window into the distant past and an island of peace in a bustling metropolis. May 31, 2019 – 15:03 According to legend, Krutitskoe Podvorye was founded in 1261, when the Muscovy lands were under the rule of the Golden Horde. Initially, the residence was a monastery. It then became…

  • Russia Says It’s Turkey’s Duty to Stop Fighting in Syria’s Idlib

    Russia Says It’s Turkey’s Duty to Stop Fighting in Syria’s Idlib

    The Kremlin said on Friday it was Turkey’s responsibility to stop rebels in Syria’s Idlib province from firing on civilian and Russian targets, signaling it would continue to back a Syrian government offensive there despite Ankara’s protests. The month-long offensive, the biggest escalation of the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his enemies since last summer,…

  • Kosovo Declares Russian UN Staffer Persona Non Grata

    Kosovo Declares Russian UN Staffer Persona Non Grata

    The Kosovo government said on Friday that a Russian national working for the UN mission would not be allowed back into the country after his expulsion. It said the UN staffer, Mikhail Krasnoshchenkov, had been declared persona non grata. The UN mission, UNMIK, said on Thursday the Russian had sustained injuries when he was arrested during a…

  • Notice on holding the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of PJSC PhosAgro

    Notice on holding the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of PJSC PhosAgro

    PJSC PhosAgro (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR) (“PhosAgro”, the “Company”), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, hereby informs / notifies its shareholders that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders is to be held on 24 June 2019, Form of the Extraordinary General Meeting: absentee voting. One can inform himself about the data…

  • Trust in Putin Doubles After Kremlin Criticizes Poll

    Trust in Putin Doubles After Kremlin Criticizes Poll

    Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has more than doubled hours after the Kremlin asked sociologists to explain why his trust and approval ratings differ. A state-funded survey published May 24 said that trust in Putin slipped to a 13-year low of 31.7 percent. The Kremlin on Thursday asked the VTsIOM pollster to explain how…

  • Russia Launches Its Most Powerful Telecom Satellite

    Russia Launches Its Most Powerful Telecom Satellite

    Russia has launched a powerful European-made communications satellite for the state energy giant Gazprom from Kazakhstan. Gazprom’s space subsidiary, Gazprom Space Systems, runs Yamal satellites to broadcast to customers in Russia, western and central Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. France’s Thales Alenia Space company manufactures the satellites for Gazprom. The Yamal-601 satellite launched…

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