Russia Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Canadians Over Navalny

Russia on Monday announced tit-for-tat sanctions against nine senior Canadian officials, including the justice minister, following similar measures from Ottawa over the treatment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that the nine Canadians had been banned from entering Russia “for an undetermined period.” The banned Canadians include Justice…

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Russia Seeks to Transform Far North Region Into ‘Carbon-Free Zone’

Russia’s Far North region of Murmansk will become a testing ground for “green” technologies in a bid to achieve carbon neutrality, according to an agreement signed between state innovation corporation Rusnano and regional authorities. The Carbon-Free Zone seeks to test renewable technologies and systems which can later be expanded nationwide, including electric transportation and sustainable…

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Man Breaks Into U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Citing ‘Universal Conspiracy’ – Reports

A man has broken into the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and claimed that a “universal conspiracy” motivated him, the RBC news website reported Monday, citing police sources.  It wasn’t immediately clear what “universal conspiracy” the unnamed Russian national was referring to. RBC reported that the man told police he climbed over the Embassy’s fence in…

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Change in date of Press Conference

June 7, 2021, 12:55 Dear members of the media and representatives of investment and finance companies, Please be advised of the changes to the schedule of the Press Conferences of Gazprom’s top management to be held in the lead-up to the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting. The ‘Gas infrastructure expansion in Russian regions‘ Press Conference will start on June 11 at 10:00 am (instead of June 9 at 02:00 pm as previously planned). Information Directorate, Gazprom +7 812 609-34-21 +7 812 609-34-32+7 812 613-29-27 Investment Community…

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Russia Deports Ukrainian IT Expert Suspected of Spying – Reports

Russia has deported a Ukrainian information and communications technology expert on suspicion of collaborating with Kiev’s counterintelligence, Interfax reported Monday, citing the Federal Security Service (FSB). The FSB accuses Oleksiy Semenyaka of receiving orders from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). He reportedly confirmed during questioning that he had maintained contacts with and consulted SBU…

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Kremlin Critic Dmitry Gudkov Flees to Ukraine

Prominent Kremlin critic and former opposition lawmaker Dmitry Gudkov said on Sunday he had left Russia for Ukraine due to pressure from authorities ahead of the September parliamentary elections.  Gudkov’s departure comes as the Russian opposition says the authorities are stepping up a campaign of intimidation against dissenters and potential challengers, claims the Kremlin has rejected. “I…

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The Svekolnik Smoothie

And just like that — it’s summer. It caught me unawares. I haven’t put my winter clothes away and I still reach for socks in the morning. Until the hot weather began in earnest this week, I was still firmly in hot soup mode, so much so that I lugged home from the market a…

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Gazprom prioritizing environmental conservation in its activities

June 5, 2021, 11:00 June 5 is World Environment Day and Ecologist Day. Environmental conservation is a priority in the activities of Gazprom. The Company implements the best available technologies, pays the utmost attention to improving energy efficiency, and reduces the carbon footprint of its products year after year, making a substantial contribution to the low-carbon economic growth of Russia and the countries importing Russian…

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Gazprom to take part in creating park of 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod

June 4, 2021, 19:05 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed current issues related to their cooperation. Particular attention was paid to the ongoing implementation of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion program for 2021–2025. It was noted…

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Gazprom and Comita discuss cooperation prospects

June 4, 2021, 18:55 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Danilo Durakovic, President of the Comita Group of Companies, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties discussed the prospects of cooperation between the companies, including those in the area of science and technology. Background The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 is being…

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Alexey Miller and Alexey Dyumin, Governor of Tula Region, look into Gazprom’s regional activities

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 August 2020, Gazprom and the Tula Region signed the gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion program for 2021–2025. Upon the execution of the five-year program, gas…

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Gazprom and OMV maintaining strategic cooperation

June 4, 2021, 17:30 A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. The parties looked into the current issues and prospects of their strategic cooperation. In particular, consideration was given to the success of joint development of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, where total gas production…

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ROSATOM, Metalloinvest and Air Liquide agreed to evaluate a joint project in low carbon hydrogen production

On June 4, in the frame of the XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum JSC Rusatom Overseas (a company of ROSATOM), Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the world market, one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, and Air Liquide, a leading producer of…

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What’s On in Moscow June 4-6

Music among the stars On Friday night on the 90th floor of one of the Moscow City towers, Ian Maksin will perform a concert on his cello accompanied by his group Zaria. The Russian-American musician sings and plays a fusion of music inspired by the Balkans, South America, the Middle East, Mongolia and other places…

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Gazprom expanding adoption of hi-tech solutions

June 4, 2021, 15:25 A number of documents on sci-tech cooperation were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexey Likhachev, Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, and Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of State Space Corporation Roscosmos, signed a Cooperation Agreement. The parties are interested in creating a unified system for geotechnical…

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Gas use-related agreements signed

June 4, 2021, 14:55 A number of documents in the area of gas use were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Nikolai Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, and Sergey Tsivilev, Governor of the Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass, entered into an Agreement on gas supply and gas infrastructure expansion in Kuzbass, including through coalbed methane (CBM)…

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Gas processing-related documents signed

June 4, 2021, 14:45 A number of documents in the area of gas processing were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021. RusKhimAlyans, Linde, and Renaissance Heavy Industries entered into an EPC contract. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Linde. The contract stipulates that…

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Roadmaps signed to expand use of high-tech products from five Russian regions for benefit of Gazprom

June 4, 2021, 14:20 A number of roadmaps to expand the use of high-tech products, including import-substituting ones, for the benefit of the Company were signed today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 by Gazprom and five constituent entities of the Russian Federation, namely the Republics of Bashkortostan and Buryatia, the Voronezh Region, the Tomsk Region, and the Tyumen Region. The documents…

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Moscow Launches University Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Moscow will launch a coronavirus vaccination drive at universities across the Russian capital, a city official told state media Friday. “We really want to make vaccinations against Covid-19 convenient and comfortable for as many people as possible, therefore we’re regularly updating vaccination points,” Deputy Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova told the government-run Rosiiskaya Gazeta…

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Targeting Navalny, Putin Bans Extremist-Linked Election Candidates

President Vladimir Putin signed legislation Friday banning anyone with links to “extremist” organizations from running in elections, a harbinger for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s team that is awaiting a court ruling to label it “extremist.”  The changes to Russia’s election law prohibit leaders, sponsors and rank-and-file members of “extremist” groups from seeking office for…

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ROSATOM, KAMAZ and Rosseti at SPIEF agreed on cooperation for development of electric transport in Russia

On June 4, 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ROSATOM, KAMAZ (Russian vehicles manufacturer) and Rosseti (Russian national electric grids company) signed an agreement on development of a comprehensive solution for electric transport, charging infrastructure and their maintenance in Russian regions and municipalities. The initiative is aimed at broader application of environment-friendly transport…

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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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