Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt handed over the licensing documentation for El Dabaa NPP construction to ENRRA

June 30, 2021, Cairo, Egypt – Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) of Egypt handed over the licensing documentation for Units 1 and 2 of El Dabaa NPP construction to Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulation Authority (ENRRA). This marked an important milestone in the implementation of El Dabaa NPP Project in the path forward to issue…

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Electric power and capacity from the ROSATOM’s Marchenkovskaya wind farm have entered the wholesale market

The Marchenkovskaya wind farm began supplying electric power and capacity to the wholesale electric power and capacity market from July 1, 2021. The Marchenkovskaya wind farm located in Zimovniki, Rostov Oblast, with an installed capacity of 120 MW, consists of 48 wind turbine generators. Local content of facility equipment, as confirmed by the Ministry of…

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Russia Tags 4 Khodorkovsky-Linked NGOs ‘Undesirable’

Russia on Thursday designated four European civil society and educational groups associated with exiled former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky as “undesirable,” a move that risks significant jail time for those affiliated with them. The four NGOs blacklisted by Russian prosecutors are the Britain-registered Khodorkovsky Foundation and its subsidiary Oxford Russia Fund, the Future of Russia Trust…

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Putin’s Phone-In Hit by ‘Cyberattacks’

A televised phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday was targeted by “powerful” cyberattacks, the state-run Rossiya 24 network which broadcast the event said. Shown on Kremlin-friendly media, the annual session with Putin sees the president field in real time queries submitted by Russians throughout the country. This year’s phone-in on Wednesday, which lasted nearly…

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Russian Band Releases Pro-LGBT Video

Russian band Sansara on Tuesday released a pro-LGBT video for their single “We Will Become Better.”  The video is about “two people who love each other but forbid themselves because of societal judgment around their relationship, and so unfortunately it cannot happen,” its writer Evgeny Primachenko told The Moscow Times. The clip has so far…

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Russia Hands Out Longest Jail Terms Yet to Jehovah’s Witnesses

A Russian court has handed the country’s longest prison sentence yet to a Jehovah’s Witness, the independent news website MediaZona reported Wednesday.  More than two dozen Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sentenced and scores more are currently in prison or under house arrest since Russia declared the Christian denomination an “extremist” organization in 2017.  Courts began…

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Putin Takes Russians’ Questions at Annual Marathon Call-In

Russian President Vladimir Putin took questions from the public Wednesday in his annual marathon call-in.  This year’s Direct Line event, the first since the start of the pandemic and Putin’s 18th overall, focused heavily on domestic issues, particularly Covid-19 vaccination efforts and urging skeptical Russians to get vaccinated.  Russia has been grappling with a record-setting…

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Russia Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station

Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned space freighter carrying supplies to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress spacecraft launched at 02:27 am Moscow time (2327 GMT) from the Kazakh steppes and reached its target orbit, the Roscosmos space agency said in a statement. Docking…

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Russia Confirms First Delta Plus Variant Cases

Russia has confirmed the first Delta Plus coronavirus variant infections within its borders days after media sounded the alarm about the presence of the potentially more dangerous new strain. Consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said Friday it was looking into an influenza research expert’s remarks to a St. Petersburg-based newspaper that the first case of infection…

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Russia Won’t Hit 60% Vaccination Target By Autumn, Kremlin Says as Virus Surges

Russia will not meet its widely publicized goal of reaching herd immunity against coronavirus through vaccination by this fall, the Kremlin said Tuesday as the country struggles against the highly infectious Delta variant, record-breaking deaths and a lagging vaccine uptake. President Vladimir Putin’s office made the admission after the independent Dozhd broadcaster reported that the…

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ROSATOM presented RW management solutions to African companies

ROSATOM presented the NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) management principles at a product webinar held for companies of Central and South Africa. The event brought together representatives of analytical agencies, investment and energy companies, scientific and research organizations, municipalities, as well as the oil industry of the region. TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom was appointed…

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Russian Journalists Investigating Top Cop’s Wealth Raided, Detained

At least one Russian investigative journalist has been detained and police searches are underway in the homes of two others early Tuesday after they announced a new report into Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev’s alleged hidden wealth. The Proekt investigative outlet said its deputy editor-in-chief Mikhail Rubin was detained outside the home of the report’s author…

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Western Schools Teach Children That Jesus Was Bisexual, Russian Foreign Minister Says

Updated at 4:12 p.m. on June 29 to add Zakharova’s statement. Some western schoolchildren are taught that Jesus Christ was bisexual and non-binary, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wrote in a sweeping critique of liberal democracies Monday. Lavrov made the unsupported claim as an example of the “boundlessly permissive” United States and Europe imposing a…

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Russia, China Extend Treaty, Hail Ties

The leaders of China and Russia on Monday announced the extension of a 20-year-old friendship treaty, hailing increasingly close ties and the “stabilizing role” of their relationship. The Kremlin published a joint statement from Russia and China to mark two decades since the treaty was signed, as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping held a televised meeting by video link.…

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Joint volunteer action with the participation of representatives of Paks NPP and ROSATOM companies took place in the city of Kalocsa (Hungary)

On June 24-25, 2021, the first joint volunteer action with the participation of representatives of Paks NPP, Paks-2 NPP, ASE EC JSC (Russian General Contractor) and Rosatom Central Europe took place in the city of Kalocsa (Hungary). Over 20 volunteers from Hungarian and Russian nuclear companies repaired and painted benches on the nursing home premises,…

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Gazprom collaborating on hydrogen energy technologies with Russian scientists

June 28, 2021, 10:50 A meeting of the Sustainable Development Council led by Oleg Aksyutin, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee – Head of Department at Gazprom, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), and Nikolai Kasimov, Member of the RAS, took place in St. Petersburg. The meeting discussed the completed and planned joint studies conducted by Gazprom and the RAS in the field of hydrogen energy. The studies…

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Of Vaccines and Varenye

As Moscow grapples with a third wave of coronavirus, the thorny issue of vaccine hesitancy has emerged as the biggest roadblock to achieving that desired herd immunity. An overwhelming majority of Russians flatly refuse to get the widely available Sputnik vaccine, despite all inducements or mandates from the government. This should surprise no one. A…

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What’s On June 25-27

Since this week the epidemiological situation in Moscow is even worse than last week, the city is maintaining the restrictions already implemented. Most outdoor theaters, playgrounds, food courts, children’s playrooms in malls, and zoos will remain closed. Restaurants and bars must close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Theaters, movie theaters, museums and other cultural…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 25

Russia has confirmed 5,409,088 cases of coronavirus and 132,064 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 475,000. June 25: What you need to know today Russia on Friday confirmed 20,393 new coronavirus cases, the highest number since January, and 601 deaths. Moscow recorded 7,916 cases…

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