Alexey Miller and Franklin Molina Ortiz, Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, discuss current and prospective projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” In 2018, Gazprom and the Bolivian state oil and gas company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) signed an Agreement of Strategic Cooperation. Gazprom in partnership with TotalEnergies (50 per cent, project operator),…

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Gazprom and Wintershall Dea emphasize importance of natural gas for transition to low-carbon economy in Europe

June 3, 2021, 23:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board of Wintershall Dea, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current issues of their cooperation, paying special attention to joint projects. Particular mention was made of the successful start of production operations at Blocks 4A and 5A in the Achimov formations…

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Russia’s gas supplies to Serbia more than double in 2021 versus last year

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” Starting from January 1, 2021, Gazprom began supplying gas to Serbia, as well as to Bosnia and Herzegovina, via a new route. Gas from Russia is transmitted by the TurkStream offshore gas…

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Russian gas exports to Slovakia reach all-time high in 2020

June 3, 2021, 23:20 A working meeting with the delegates from the Slovak Republic took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Richard Sulik, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, and Ivan Korcok, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, reviewed the current…

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Belarus TV Broadcasts Interview With Jailed Activist

Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested after his plane was forced to land in Minsk, appeared on state television Thursday evening in an interview that rights campaigners say was conducted under duress. Looking uncomfortable in the video, Protasevich — the co-founder and former editor of opposition Telegram channel Nexta which coordinated anti-government demonstrations —…

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Russian Opposition Activist Released Without Charges: Lawyer

A prominent Russian opposition activist and former lawmaker, who was detained and faced possible jail ahead of parliamentary elections, was released Thursday evening without charges in a rare about-face. Russia’s opposition says that authorities have in recent months been stepping up a campaign of intimidation against dissenters ahead of a parliamentary vote in September, allegations…

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ROSATOM and TMH have signed term sheet for transaction regarding assets of TMH-Energy Solutions

On the sidelines of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas, and Kirill Lipa, CEO of Transmashholding, have signed term sheet for transaction regarding assets incorporated under TMH-Energy Solutions company. The parties intent to close the deal by the end of 2021 subject to results of due diligence and…

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Gazprom and SOCAR review cooperation prospects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” SOCAR is Azerbaijan’s largest state-owned petroleum company engaged in oil, natural gas and gas condensate exploration, production, processing, transportation and sales. In order to expedite the interaction with the…

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ROSATOM and Russian State Space Corporation signed a cooperation agreement on implementation of joint projects

On June 3, 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ROSATOM and ROSCOSMOS (the Russian State Space Corporation) signed a cooperation agreement. ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev and ROSCOSMOS Director General Dmitri Rogozin signed the document. The agreement defines key areas of the joint activity, in particular, on the issues of import replacement projects,…

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Gazprom and VNG discuss Germany’s growing gas demand

June 3, 2021, 17:15 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of VNG, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current areas and long-term prospects of cooperation between the companies in the context of the growing demand in the European gas market. It was noted that…

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Russia Imprisons 6 Jehovah’s Witnesses for ‘Extremism’

Russia has sentenced six Jehovah’s Witnesses to multi-year prison terms on extremism charges, the religious organization said Thursday. Rights advocates decry Russia’s prosecutions of Jehovah’s Witnesses — which has been banned in Russia as an “extremist” group since 2017 — as infringements of religious freedom. A district court in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk sentenced…

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Gazprom and State Hermitage Museum sign Agreement of Intent

June 3, 2021, 16:50 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director General of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an Agreement of Intent today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The document outlines the main avenues of cooperation with regard to the implementation of joint social-and-cultural projects which cover, inter alia, activities related to exhibitions, expositions, and education.…

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Gazprom and Uniper discuss further cooperation

June 3, 2021, 16:45 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Markus Rauramo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Uniper, and Klaus-Dieter Maubach, Chief Executive Officer of Uniper, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties reviewed the prospects of further cooperation in the gas sector, including potential supplies of Russian helium. Special attention…

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Russia, Belarus Spy Agencies Join Forces Against ‘Destructive’ West

Russia’s and Belarus’ intelligence agencies have joined forces against “destructive” Western activities in the wake of Minsk’s highly criticized plane diversion to arrest a dissident, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) announced Thursday. SVR chief Sergei Naryshkin met his KGB counterpart less than two weeks after Belarusian authorities ordered a European flight to land in…

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Head of ROSATOM took part in the SPIEF-2021 session “Russia in the Race for Top Global Managerial Talent”

On June 3, 2021, in Saint-Petersburg, Director General of ROSATOM Aleksei Likhachev took part in the SPIEF-2021 session “Russia in the Race for Top Global Managerial Talent” at the 24th Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum. First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergei Kirienko, Head of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad…

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Gazprom and TotalEnergies discuss joint projects

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” TotalEnergies handles the whole range of operations in the oil and gas sector from production to sales of marketable products to end consumers. Gazprom in partnership with TotalEnergies (50 per cent, project…

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Gazprom’s gas exports to Hungary grow by 14.6 per cent since beginning of 2021

June 3, 2021, 14:35 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 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The meeting focused on the current matters and opportunities with regard to strengthening cooperation in gas supplies. It was noted that in the first five months of 2021 Gazprom’s…

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Russia To Ditch Dollar From $185Bln Reserve Fund

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will ditch its holdings in dollars, dramatically increase its holdings of Chinese yuan and invest in gold for the first ever time, Russia’s Finance Ministry said Thursday. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that Russia’s $186-billion national welfare fund (NWF) would completely divest its $41…

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Agreement of Cooperation signed between Gazprom and Tsarskoe Selo Museum

June 3, 2021, 13:15 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Olga Taratynova, Director of the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site, today signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 the Agreement of Cooperation for the preservation of cultural heritage and development of the Tsarskoe Selo Museum. The signing ceremony took place in the restored interiors of the Lyons…

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Gazprom and ENGIE discuss cooperation-related issues

June 3, 2021, 13:00 A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE, and Catherine MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed the cooperation of their companies in the gas sector, highlighting in particular the growth in Russian gas supplies…

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Russia Raids Opposition Politician

Updated at 12:06 p.m. on June 3. Russian authorities stepped up its crackdown on opposition figures Tuesday morning, raiding apartments, offices and a summer house connected to a vocal anti-Kremlin politician and his relatives. Former parliamentarian and opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov said Russian security officers raided his family dacha early Tuesday, while security services also…

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Five-year program for gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in Sakhalin Region going on schedule

June 2, 2021, 21:20 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Valery Limarenko, Governor of the Sakhalin Region, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed the progress of the Sakhalin Region’s gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion program for 2021–2025. It was noted that both the Company and the Region are…

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Russia and Belarus review cooperation in gas sector

June 2, 2021, 21:10 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vladimir Semashko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Стороны рассмотрели актуальные вопросы сотрудничества в газовой сфере. Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM…

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Alexey Miller and Francois Fillon discuss development prospects of Europe’s energy market

June 2, 2021, 19:15 Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Francois Fillon, French politician, discussed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 the development trends and prospects of Europe’s energy market. The parties noted the essential role of natural gas in ensuring the reliable and well-balanced operation of Europe’s energy system. It was also emphasized that expanded use of natural gas is the…

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Alexey Miller and Gerhard Schroeder, Chairman of Shareholders’ Committee of Nord Stream AG, hold working meeting

June 2, 2021, 18:25 A working meeting between Alexey Miller Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Gerhard Schroeder, Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Nord Stream AG, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties highlighted the successful operation of the Nord Stream gas pipeline and exchanged views on the development prospects of Europe’s gas sector. Background Nord Stream AG has been…

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3D seismic surveys fully completed at Vaneyvisskoye and Layavozhskoye fields

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” Gazprom and LUKOIL are bound by the 2014–2024 General Agreement on Strategic Partnership, pursuant to which, among other things, LUKOIL supplies gas into Gazprom’s gas transmission system. The…

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Alexey Miller and Battsetseg Batmunkh, Mongolia’s Foreign Minister, discuss Soyuz Vostok project

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” On December 5, 2019, Gazprom and the Government of Mongolia signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The document provides for a joint assessment of the feasibility of the project for pipeline gas supplies…

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Russia Widens Opposition Crackdown With Bill, Jailing of Critic

Russian authorities widened a crackdown on the country’s beleaguered opposition on Wednesday as the legislature advanced a bill that would bar opponents from polls and a court jailed another well-known Kremlin critic. Russia’s opposition says authorities are stepping up a campaign of intimidation against dissenters ahead of a parliamentary vote in September, allegations the Kremlin…

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Gazprom expanding cooperation with World Energy Council

Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 2 to 5. This year’s main theme is “A Collective Reckoning of the New Global Economic Reality.” The World Energy Council is a global non-governmental energy organization, which was created in 1923. With its headquarters in London, the WEC currently connects more than 3,000 energy-related organizations via national…

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Germany-Russia Flights Resume After Tit-for-Tat Cancellations

Airline companies said flights between Germany and Russia had resumed Wednesday evening, after each country blocked the other’s incoming flights as part of the fall-out from tensions over Belarus. German airline Lufthansa told AFP that the Russian authorities had finally granted it clearance for passenger flights to Russia in June. “That means Lufthansa flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg…

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