Head of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev and Minister in charge of the upgrade of the Paks NPP János Süli visited the construction site of Paks-2 NPP (Hungary)

On November 5, 2019, Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev and the Minister in charge of the upgrade of the Paks NPP János Süli visited the construction site of Paks-2 NPP.  During the visit, the parties discussed the implementation of the project, and also held a meeting with the participation of employees of ROSATOM branch…

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry Opposes Call to Ban Deutsche Welle

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he did not support banning foreign media outlets including Germany’s Deutsche Welle from working in Russia, something that had been proposed by parliament, Interfax news agency reported. Russia‘s parliament accused Deutsche Welle in September of breaking election legislation and asked the foreign ministry to consider revoking the German…

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Putin Wants to ‘Replace’ Wikipedia With ‘Reliable’ Russian Version: 4 Takeaways From Speech

President Vladimir Putin convened a meeting of Russia’s language council Tuesday, where he warned that there is a war against the Russian language, recommended replacing Wikipedia and called for the introduction of uniform language norms.  Chaired by presidential adviser Vladimir Tolstoy, the 48-member council is charged with developing state policy on protecting and promoting the…

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Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk holds Family Spartakiada Games

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk hosts Dancesport Cup

Background Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, develops seven fields, including four gas fields, two gas and condensate fields, and one oil, gas and condensate field. The company’s facilities, among them three gas production sites and three gas production directorates, are located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, Kamchatka, and Yakutia. Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk takes part in the state-run Eastern…

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U.K. Delays Publishing Report on Russia Poll Meddling, Calls It ‘Standard Procedure’

The British government was accused by opponents of sitting on a parliamentary report examining alleged Russian meddling in British politics because it might contain embarrassing revelations about Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his party. The report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cleared by the security services but it has not yet been…

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One in Three Russians Supports Criminal Cases Against Navalny Allies – Poll

Almost one-third of Russians support police raids and criminal cases against prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies, according to a survey from the independent Levada Center pollster published Tuesday. Police have carried out mass nationwide raids against Navalny’s associates and frozen a number of bank accounts in recent months as part of a criminal investigation…

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Russia Disbands Prominent Activist’s Human Rights NGO

Russia’s Supreme Court has disbanded veteran activist Lev Ponomaryov’s civil rights group months after authorities labeled it a “foreign agent,” Interfax reported Friday. Russia’s Justice Ministry blacklisted For Human Rights as a foreign agent alongside two of Ponomaryov’s other NGOs in February after an inspection into its political activity while receiving funding from abroad. Ponomaryov,…

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‘Putin’s Chef’ Ordered to Pay for Mass Child Poisonings

A Moscow court has ordered catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin’s company to compensate the parents of schoolchildren who suffered food poisoning last year, Interfax reported Friday. The parents sued Prigozhin’s business alongside other companies, schools and officials this spring for the December 2018 dysentery outbreak in several state-run daycare centers and kindergartens. Officials confirmed 127 overall…

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Rosenergoatom: Novovoronezh-2 NPP’s newest power unit enters commercial operation 30 days ahead of schedule

November 1, 2019, Novovoronezh, Russia – Unit No.2 at the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II, containing ROSATOM’s flagship Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor, was put into commercial operation 30 days ahead of schedule, after the green light from Russia’s regulator Rostechnadzor. The full commissioning marks a key event for the Russian nuclear industry.  “Hundreds of nuclear…

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Russia, Serbia Follow ‘Slavic Shield’ With Second Joint Military Drill

Russia and Serbia have carried out successive joint military exercises in the past week, including Russia’s first use of its advanced S-400 missile defense system abroad. Analysts argue that Serbia pursues close ties with fellow Orthodox Christian and majority-Slavic Russia to gain leverage for maneuvering with the West. Serbia is negotiating entry into the European…

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Gazprom and BASF promote technology cooperation

Release October 31, 2019, 18:40 Leading-edge technologies are serving to improve operational efficiency of Gazprom. Sochi hosted an expanded 5th conference on promoting the relationship in the area of gas processing held by the Coordinating Committee for Strategic Cooperation between Gazprom and BASF. The conference included a discussion of possible cooperation in technological innovation, digitalization of business processes, and localization of BASF chemical production in Russia. To that end,…

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Russian Activists Organize Halloween Flashmob Against Domestic Violence

Russian activists from the Consortium of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations launched a Halloween social media flashmob — #LawOrDeath — to push for a 2017 law that largely decriminalized domestic violence to be overturned. “This day has become an occasion for those who like to rattle other people’s nerves,” said Tatiana Belova, the originator of the idea…

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7 Kremlin-Linked Mercenaries Killed in Mozambique in October — Sources

Seven Russian Wagner Group mercenaries have been killed in two separate shooting incidents involving Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province this month, two Mozambique army sources told The Moscow Times. In a previously unreported attack that took place on Oct. 10 in Cabo Delgado’s Macomia district, two Russian Wagner soldiers were shot…

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3 Quotes From Putin’s Trip to Hungary

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a one-day visit to Hungary, where he mourned the plight of Christians in the Middle East and analyzed his Ukrainian counterpart’s ideologies. The Moscow Times picked out three remarks Putin made alongside his right-wing conservative counterpart Viktor Orban and other officials Wednesday: On Christianity: “Although the Middle East is the…

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Russian Kids Are Patriotic, Apolitical and Tolerant of LGBT People — Study

Russian schoolchildren are largely unwilling to participate in political protests but are concerned about the environment and tolerant of LGBT people, according to a newly published sociological study on the views of youngsters in the country. The report follows the involvement of thousands of young activists in anti-government protests that gripped Moscow this summer. Russian…

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Russian gas imports further growing in Hungary

Release October 30, 2019, 21:35 Demand is already 22 per cent more than 2018 total supplies. Activities to develop Hungary’s gas transmission system are underway. 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 in Budapest, Hungary. The parties discussed the current status and the prospects of their…

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Facebook Suspends Accounts Tied to Putin Ally Over Alleged Africa Meddling

Facebook said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections. The campaigns targeted people in Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Sudan and…

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