Russia Equals Covid Death Record

Russia reported 820 deaths from Covid-19 on Thursday equalling August’s record, while Moscow reported its highest number of daily cases since July. The government’s Covid-19 information center said Moscow had recorded 3,445 new cases in the past 24 hours.  Russia has the fifth-highest number of recorded Covid-19 cases in the world and the highest death…

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Moscow Sees Spike in Covid Hospitalizations After Election Weekend

Moscow’s coronavirus hospitalizations have shot up in the past week, authorities said Wednesday after the Russian capital held three-day parliamentary and local assembly elections. Hospitalizations are up 15% compared to the previous week and new infections have risen by 24%, according to Moscow’s deputy mayor and Covid-19 response center chief Anastasia Rakova. The Delta variant accounted…

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Military Transport Plane Vanishes Off Radars in Eastern Russia

A military transport plane with six people on board vanished from radars in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday. The An-26 was performing a “technical flight” when its communication systems stopped sending signals 38 kilometers from the Khabarovsk city airport, the ministry said. A Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) helicopter…

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Gazprom and Shell review current issues of joint activities

Background Royal Dutch Shell plc is a British-Dutch oil and gas concern focused on hydrocarbon production, processing and marketing in more than 70 countries. The company is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. Gazprom and Shell are bound by the Agreement of Strategic Cooperation. Russia’s first LNG plant is operating as part of the Sakhalin II project. The project operator of Sakhalin II is Sakhalin Energy (Gazprom – 50 per cent plus one share,…

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Kirill Serebrennikov’s ‘Flu’ Comes to Russia

Last week Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Petrov’s Flu,” the director’s first film since his release from house arrest, premiered with a bang at Moscow’s elegant Art Theater.   The film had already been shown to Western festival audiences. At the Cannes festival “Petrov’s Flu” cameraman Vladislav Opelyants won the well-deserved CST Award for Technical Artistry. Serebrennikov did…

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Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division becomes partner of the 32nd World IPMA Congress

Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division acts as a partner of the 32nd World IPMA Congress for project management. The congress takes place in St. Petersburg from September 21 to September 23, 2021. Representatives of 70+ countries are participating in the event, including project managers, consultants, professors, representatives of state authorities and business. The congress participants…

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U.S. Says Russians ‘Prevented’ From Exercising Rights in Election

The U.S. State Department cast doubt Monday on the integrity of Russia’s parliamentary election, saying a government crackdown on critics had “prevented” citizens from exercising their civil rights. “The September 17-19 Duma elections in the Russian Federation took place under conditions not conducive to free and fair proceedings,” said State Department spokesperson Ned Price, adding…

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French Defense Minister in Mali Amid Russian ‘Mercenary’ Tensions

France’s defense minister met her counterpart in Mali on Monday, amid rising tensions with the war-torn Sahel state over reports that it plans to hire Russian mercenaries, and the potential for delayed elections. Former colonial power France last week warned Bamako against signing a deal with private-security firm Wagner, after claims that Mali’s army-dominated government…

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Russian Opposition Calls Foul After Ruling Party Landslide in Parliamentary Elections

Russia’s opposition called for protests on Monday after accusing the authorities of rigging highly anticipated elections to the country’s parliament. As polls closed on Sunday, early results from the Far East and Siberia had suggested that the pro-Kremlin United Russia party might lose ground in an election that had turned on difficult issues of rising…

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Russia and Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy

September 20, 2021 in Vienna, on the margins of the 65th IAEA General Conference, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Ministry of Energy and Power Development of Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. On the Russian side, the document was signed…

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The reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI for Unit 1 delivered to Kursk II construction site

Having travelled for 1,800 kilometers, the “atomic heart” – the reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI – has arrived at Kursk II construction site in Kurchatov. This is the most essential equipment of Unit 1. At the stage of NPP operation, nuclear fuel is located inside the reactor pressure vessel and controlled nuclear reaction runs releasing large…

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Alexey Miller and Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez discuss gas cooperation

September 20, 2021, 17:00 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Fatih Donmez, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, took place today. The meeting discussed the state and prospects of cooperation in the gas sector. Particular attention was paid to gas supplies. The parties expressed appreciation for the work of the Blue Stream and TurkStream gas pipelines, which…

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Russian Communist Party Says Won’t Recognize Moscow E-Voting Results

Russia’s Communist Party will not recognize electronic voting results which reversed its candidates’ strong leads in the country’s parliamentary elections held over the weekend, a party official said Monday.  Several Communist Party candidates who appeared set to win their races suddenly fell behind candidates from the ruling, pro-Kremlin party as soon as election officials started…

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President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Erdogan made a working visit to the Akkuyu NPP site

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a working visit to the construction site of the country’s first Akkuyu nuclear power plant. During the visit, the President was accompanied by Vice President Fuat Oktay, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Finance and Treasury Lütfi Elvan and Minister of…

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Putin’s Party Says Secures Parliament Supermajority

President Vladimir Putin’s party United Russia claimed a landslide victory in parliamentary and regional elections that have been marred by claims of widespread voter fraud after an unprecedented crackdown on monitors and opposition candidates. According to Interfax, Andrei Turchak, United Russia’s general council secretary, told reporters that the results as of early Monday showed the party…

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As it Happened: Russia Votes

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): Monday Sept. 20 10:00 With 80.1% of votes counted, United Russia was ahead with 49.42% of the vote, followed by the Communist Party with 20.25%. Voting by party…

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Russia Votes | Sept. 19

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): Sunday Sept. 19 10:00 According to the Central Election Commission, nationwide turnout for in-person voting is at 31.51% as of the end of Saturday. 08:00 Voting has resumed in Moscow…

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The Exotic Glamor of Eggplant Caviar

The very mention of “eggplant caviar” will make even the most recalcitrant Russian smile. This is not an indication that they love eggplant, but rather a devotion to classic Soviet cinema. The phrase reminds them of a fabulously funny moment in the hit 1970s time-travel film, “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession,” based on a play of the same…

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Telegram Messenger Blocks Navalny Bot During Russian Election

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s “Smart Voting” bot has disappeared from the Telegram messenger app following similar moves by Apple and Google on Friday at the start of a three-day parliamentary vote in Russia. The bot, which instructed Navalny supporters which candidate they should back to unseat Kremlin-aligned politicians, was removed after Telegram announced it…

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Russia Votes | Sept. 18

Voting is open across Russia’s 11 time zones to elect the 450 members of the country’s lower chamber of parliament, the State Duma.  Here’s the latest (Moscow time): 08:00: Voting has resumed in Moscow on the second day of Russia’s 2021 State Duma Elections. 00.30: Telegram founder Pavel Durov said on Friday evening that the instant messenger…

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Speech delivered by Alexey Miller at “Challenges and Opportunities at the Growing Energy Markets in Asia” conference (General Meeting of International Business Congress)

September 17, 2021, 17:15 Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, dear friends, Economic growth means growth in energy consumption. And it is, without doubt, essential for the countries of Asia and Asia-Pacific to have an eco-friendly energy mix. This, in turn, means that their energy mix has to include a substantial share of natural gas as the most eco-friendly, reliable and affordable natural resource of all. And…

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International Business Congress holds 24th General Meeting

Background The International Business Congress (IBC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of more than 100 companies and organizations from 23 countries, among them Gazprom, Bank of China, China National Petroleum Corporation, Comita D. D., DNV GL AS, Ernst and Young BV, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, OMV AG, Pietro Fiorentini S.P.A., Petrovietnam, SAP LLC, Siemens,…

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