The Feminist Face of Russian Protests

On Feb. 23, Daria Serenko, a Moscow political activist, was finally released from a fifteen-day jail sentence.  Daria had been arrested for an Instagram post she had made in 2021 that featured “extremist” symbols associated with anti-corruption firebrand Alexei Navalny. She was exhausted. Her only wish was to get some sleep. The next day when…

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Olympic Star Oksana Baiul Launches Program to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Hollywood —Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul says she still cannot believe what is happening in her home country. In an emotionally charged roundtable session before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association the skating star said when “Putin announced the invasion I couldn’t believe it.”  “I speak to people [in Ukraine] frequently and what Russian soldiers…

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ROSATOM official commentary about Russian specialists at the Rovno NPP

The Communications Department of ROSATOM confirmed that on 23 February, four employees of the central branch of Atomspetstrans JSC – Vladimir Lapin, Ilgiz Khusnetdinov, Ivan Kryachko and Vladislav Shishkin – delivered goods to the Rovno NPP in accordance with contractual obligations. Since then, the Russian specialists have been unable to return to Russia. Through the…

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Hollywood Stars Stand Up for Ukraine

Since Putin unleashed Russia’s war on Ukraine on Feb. 24, a number of Hollywood celebrities have publicly condemned Russia’s actions. Through Instagram posts, heartfelt speeches or raising funds for Ukrainian victims, Hollywood celebs seem to have come together to help the war-torn country.  Here are just some of the celebrities who raised their voices to…

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Russian Actress Criticizes Famous Father’s Support of Ukraine War

A Russian actress has criticized her well-known actor father’s support for the war against Ukraine, in a high-profile example of how the war has split many Russian families. Vladimir Mashkov spoke at Friday’s massive rally marking the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and supporting Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.  “We are Russian…

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ROSATOM will use the experience of professional skills championships’ winners in the NPP design

ROSATOM has launched educational program for the “Engineering Design” competency on the basis of the Engineering Design (Atomenergoproekt JSC ICC “Engineering Design”, part of the ROSATOM Engineering Division) industry competence center. The training course is intended for specialists of the Joint Design Institute of Atomenergoproekt JSC (JDI) involved in the design of nuclear power facilities.…

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Young Russians View Moscow’s Attack on Ukraine with Responsibility, Not Guilt

Collective guilt and responsibility are major issues for young Russian people since the start of Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine and harsh backlash from the international community.  Many began to question if  they should share responsibility for the state’s wrongdoings. The Moscow Times spoke to almost three dozen young people from Russia about…

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Russia To Spend $2.7 Mln on Videos to ‘Maintain Public Safety’

Russia’s Education Ministry will allocate nearly $3 million to create “digital educational content,” according to a tender filed on the public procurement portal Tuesday. The 300-million-ruble tender includes the creation of at least 3,000 scripted teaching plans and a thousand videos. One of the specified goals is the “formation of Russian civil identity among students…

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Tomsk Polytechnic University hosted a ROSATOM Career Day for international students

On March 15, 2022, Tomsk Polytechnic University hosted a ROSATOM Career Day for international students. It gathered more than 150 students from ROSATOM partner universities from Egypt, Ghana, Bolivia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Kazakhstan. On the online platform, they were able to communicate with representatives of 12 foreign companies, national nuclear agencies and ROSATOM enterprises, meet…

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Star Russian Dancer Quits Bolshoi Over War

Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova has quit the Bolshoi in Moscow to join the Dutch National Ballet, it was announced Wednesday, becoming the biggest star to leave Russia over the war in Ukraine. The 30-year-old’s departure from Russia’s most prestigious cultural institution carries echoes of defections during the Cold War. Smirnova, considered one of the greatest…

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ROSATOM Engineering Division) has Conducted the First Supervisory Audit of the Integrated Management System

Atomstroyexport JSC (ASE JSC) and Atomenergoproekt JSC (being part of ROSATOM Engineering Division)have undergone successfully the first supervisory audit of the integrated management system against the requirements of  ISO 9001:2015 international standards (quality management system), ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management system) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). The audit was implemented by the…

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ROSATOM is again among the best employers in Russia according to the country’s biggest recruitment platform

ROSATOM is yet again among the leaders of the “Best Employers of Russia” of 2021 rating, which was compiled by the HeadHunter recruitment platform. ROSATOM scored the first place among industrial companies in three categories: “Power Engineering, Mining and Raw Materials Processing”, “Industrial Manufacturing” and “Manufacturing and Industrial Companies.” This year, the amount of job…

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Rusatom Overseas and Air Liquide completed a feasibility study for the construction of a hydrogen production complex on Sakhalin Island

Rusatom Overseas and Air Liquide announced the completion of a feasibility study for the construction of a hydrogen production complex on Sakhalin Island and presented the results at a meeting with the Government of the Sakhalin Region. Based on the positive results of the feasibility study, RAOS and Air Liquide are preparing for the next…

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New Satellite Images Indicate Ongoing Russian Military Buildup on Ukraine Border

New satellite images released by the U.S.-based technology company Maxar appear to reveal continuing Russian military buildup near Ukraine, despite a flurry of international efforts to defuse the Ukraine crisis.  Stephen Wood, a senior director at Maxar, told CNN that the firm identified new large deployments of troops and equipment in annexed Crimea as well…

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Biden Urges Americans to Leave Ukraine as Fears of Russian Invasion Mount

U.S. President Joe Biden urged Americans Thursday to immediately leave Ukraine, as Russia’s live-fire drills and build-up of troops around the ex-Soviet state deepened fears of an invasion. Washington-Moscow tensions are at their highest since the Cold War, with some U.S. estimates saying some 130,000 Russian soldiers are grouped in dozens of combat brigades near…

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Russian Animated Film Nominated for Oscars 2022

The Russian short film “Boxballet,” directed by Anton Dyakov, was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short category, the Russian news agency TASS reported Tuesday.  “I’m very happy,” Dyakov told TASS, commenting on the nomination. “I think that Russian non-profit animation deserves to be talked about and highlighted.”  “Boxballet,” an eccentric, 2D-animated short,…

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Moldova’s unilateral approach to auditing debt of Moldovagaz inconsistent with agreements reached in October 2021

Message to the Media February 8, 2022, 16:55 The meeting of the Supervisory Board of Moldovagaz slated for February 2, 2022, did not take place due to non-attendance by representatives of the Moldovan Government. The Supervisory Board was supposed to harmonize the approaches to be used in auditing the debt owed by Moldovagaz to the Gazprom Group for consumer gas supplies to the right bank of the Dniester, as provided for…

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Russian Teacher Forced Out Over Reciting Poems By Soviet ‘Enemies of the People’

A St. Petersburg high-school teacher said she was forced to quit for reciting the work of poets who had been declared Soviet “enemies of the people” to her students. Serafima Saprykina said her secondary school’s director reprimanded her at an emergency meeting in December for reciting Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky’s works to her 10th-grade…

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Russian Theater Execs Protest Ministry’s ‘Traditional Values’ Push

The heads of some of Russia’s most prominent theaters have voiced their opposition to a proposed Culture Ministry initiative that aims to “strengthen traditional values” in Russian arts and culture.  The Culture Ministry unveiled its full proposal — entitled “Fundamentals of State Policy for the Preservation and Strengthening of Traditional Russian Spiritual and Moral Values”…

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Gazprom and CNPC sign agreement to supply Russian pipeline gas to China via Far Eastern route

February 4, 2022, 12:05 This is the second long-term sales and purchase agreement for gas to be signed by the companies. The Far Eastern route is going to increase the amount of Russian gas supplies to China by 10 billion cubic meters. Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement for natural gas to be supplied via the Far Eastern route. The…

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Documents signed for lithium production project at Kovyktinskoye field

February 3, 2022, 14:05 A set of documents aimed at implementing the project for the production and processing of formation brines (saline groundwaters) from the Kovyktinskoye field of Gazprom in order to obtain lithium compounds and other valuable components was signed today at a meeting held via a video link. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation,…

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ROSATOM Infrastructure Solutions Acquires Controlling Interest in Quadra Power

Rosatom Infrastructure Solutions (RIS, a ROSATOM company) announces that it has acquired 82.47% of Quadra’s stock capital from ONEXIM Group. The parties signed the contract on January 31, 2022, in Moscow. “Rosatom Infrastructure Solutions manages ROSATOM’s heat and electric power generation facilities and implements comprehensive utility upgrade projects in cities where nuclear power plants are…

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Gas production and supplies: results for January

February 1, 2022, 14:30 According to preliminary data, Gazprom produced 47.4 billion cubic meters of gas in January 2022, which is 0.5 billion cubic meters (or 1 per cent) more than in the same period of last year. Gazprom ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 3.2 per cent (or by 1.1 billion cubic meters) over said period of 2022. The Company’s gas exports to the countries beyond the FSU…

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