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Culture: outrun - regulations
Russia's ministry of transportation has created a set of rules and regulations for electric scooters.
Russia's ministry of transportation has created a set of rules and regulations for electric scooters.
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Science: Irish Times - Russian Arctic - oceanographers
The bottle took what experts called an unusual route to end up in the Russian Arctic 4,000 kilometers east of Ireland.
The bottle took what experts called an unusual route to end up in the Russian Arctic 4,000 kilometers east of Ireland.
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Politics: sidestepped - alternative
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow any alternative to his rule.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow any alternative to his rule.
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Health: South Africa - unfounded - developer - vaccine
…produce information to show that South Africa's concerns were completely unfounded.
Sputnik V's developer has said it would produce information to show that South Africa's concerns were completely unfounded.
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Finance: Sofia Sandurskaya - News Agency - in-person
…only essential workers in the Russian capital, a city of 12 million, will be permitted to go to work in-person.
From Oct. 28-Nov. 7, only essential workers in the Russian capital, a city of 12 million, will be permitted to go to work in-person.
She said the role of gas in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (illustration) is recognized in the European…Interfax
Politics: European Union - European Commission - Burmistrova
…European Union and by the global community.
She said the role of gas in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is recognized in the European Union and by the global community.
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Culture: Russian Ministry - Cosmos - Kosmos-2551 - fireball
…2551 of the Russian Ministry of Defense
The fireball in the night sky was actually a new reconnaissance spacecraft Cosmos-2551 of the Russian Ministry of Defense
…United Kingdom have announced We have seen it in Moscow (archive) and the Moscow region, we have three…Interfax
United Kingdom - Channel One - mutation - Popova
…program on Channel One television.
My colleagues were saying just a few days ago that we are seeing another mutation, another one that our colleagues in the United Kingdom have announced We have seen it in Moscow and the Moscow region, we have three such cases, and we are following the developments very closely, Popova said in an interview aired on the Pozner program on Channel One television.
…Mongolia has already taken a number of measures to provide the project with state support. (Andreas Hugentobler)Interfax
Culture: Mongolian Government - Gazoprovod Soyuz Vostok
…Mongolia has already taken a number of measures to provide the project with state support.
ss The Government of Mongolia has already taken a number of measures to provide the project with state support.
Putin spoke about transgender (illustration) people: according to the Russian president, it is dreadful when… EvanescerePravda
putin - dreadful
Putin spoke about transgender people: according to the Russian president, it is dreadful…
Putin spoke about transgender people: according to the Russian president, it is dreadful when children are told that a boy can become a girl and
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Politics: Shavkat Mirziyoyev - sidestepped - alternative
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow any alternative to his rule.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow any alternative to his rule.
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Politics: Georgy Ambartsumyan - Council Chairman - ally
…there has been a military coup in Sudan.
According to regional, Sudanese media, there has been a military coup in Sudan.
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Politics: Golos - designated
…foreign agent” just weeks ahead of parliamentary elections.
The Golos NGO was designated a “foreign agent” just weeks ahead of parliamentary elections.
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Politics: sidestepped - alternative
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow…
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sidestepped political reforms that would allow any alternative to his rule.
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Natural gas, electricity and fuel prices have risen to record levels in Europe.: Archive KoyosNeftegazru
low-carbon - Petersburg - shocks - vulnerable
…dependent on imports and consumes a large amount of gas.
Natural gas, electricity and fuel prices have risen to record levels in Europe. Italy is particularly vulnerable to price shocks as it is highly dependent on imports and consumes a large amount of gas.
The main thing is involvement in new projects in Bolivia (archive) concerning direct lithium… Pedro SzekelyInterfax
Finance: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - Mayta
…following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The main thing is involvement in new projects in Bolivia concerning direct lithium extraction, Mayta said during a press conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Once completed, the Soyuz (archive) Vostok gas pipeline will become an extension of Russia's Power of… SkeezeNeftegazru
Politics: Gazprom Management Committee - Mongolian - extension
Once completed, the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline will become an extension of Russia's Power of…
Once completed, the Soyuz Vostok gas pipeline will become an extension of Russia's Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline in Mongolian territory
Small NPPs are considered as optimal solution for a sustainable power supply to consumers in… (Basil D Soufi)Neftegazru
Culture: large-scale - coal-fired - grids - NPPs - sustainable
Small NPPs are considered as optimal solution for a sustainable power supply to consumers in…
Small NPPs are considered as optimal solution for a sustainable power supply to consumers in remote areas away from central grids, where construction of large-scale power facilities is not rational.
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Crime: pre-Revolutionary - Russian Hunt - Peculiarities
Rogozhkin was a master of both comedy and drama, television and film.
Rogozhkin was a master of both comedy and drama, television and film.
Politics: redistribution - framing - Interfax - prohibit
News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only,…
News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution.
Health: asymptomatic - proactively - 387
…387 asymptomatic cases identified proactively, the headquarters said.
Over the past day, 37,930 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in 85 regions of Russia, including 3,387 asymptomatic cases identified proactively, the headquarters said.
Politics: European Commission - EU Council - net-zero
The European Commission has launched the 1st tranche of its 'Fit for 55%' measures that will…
The European Commission has launched the 1st tranche of its 'Fit for 55%' measures that will put the EU on track for a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and net-zero emissions by 2050
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Crime: conspiring - TRT Haber - broadcaster
…Chechen dissidents living in Turkey.
Turkish media reports that the group were conspiring against Chechen dissidents living in Turkey.
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Shake-Up - Sochi - 21st
…Sochi will host the 18th Annual Meeting of…
On October 18–21, 2021, Sochi will host the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled: “Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State”. The plenary session…
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Entertainment: fascinating - histories - Aurora - eleven
…histories of Russians of ages past.
Eleven recent biopics highlight fascinating histories of Russians of ages past.
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Vykhod-2 - gravity - simulation - lunar
…basic actions on the lunar surface.
The video demonstrates a simulation of basic actions on the lunar surface. Low gravity was made possible with the help of the Vykhod-2 simulator
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Foreign Ministry - luxury - welcome
…have the luxury to welcome them in our country.
Why are these ten ambassadors making such statements? I told our Foreign Ministry that we do not have the luxury to welcome them in our country. Is it your
Earlier in Sevastopol, as in the rest of the Crimean Peninsula, QR codes were introduced for… (Grook Da Oger)Pravda
Politics: Crimean Peninsula - Black Sea - lockdown
Earlier in Sevastopol, as in the rest of…
Earlier in Sevastopol, as in the rest of the Crimean Peninsula, QR codes were introduced for visiting public places
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Health: Moscow Mayor Sobyanin - News Agency - non-essential
…services to halt the coronavirus surge.
Moscow Mayor Sobyanin orders a shut-down of most non-essential services to halt the coronavirus surge.
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President Vladimir Putin - Black Sea - naftali
Naftali Bennett arrived in Russia to meet with…
Naftali Bennett arrived in Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin for talks expected to focus on Iran.
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European Union - re-open - descending - Afghanistan
…open its mission in the country.
The Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan said the European Union would be right to re-open its mission in the country.
Politics: Patrushev - constructive - Promising - innovation
Slovenia is an important partner of Russia.
Slovenia is an important partner of Russia.
Culture: Naftogaz Ukrainy - Ukraine LLC - Danilov - Gazprom
…Ukraine to EU member countries, totaling no less than 55 bcm per year, Danilov said.
The government of Ukraine will act together with Naftogaz Ukrainy and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LLC to determine the special terms and conditions for the transport of additional volumes of natural gas by the Gas Transmission System of Ukraine to EU member countries, totaling no less than 55 bcm per year, Danilov said.
News: yugras - ming - richest
Yugras economy is entirely dominated by the oil industry
Yugras economy is entirely dominated by the oil industry
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News: URALS - exported - ship - barrels - 740
…quarters of 2021 respectively.
The country exported oil and gas worth over $7.7 billion in 1H 2021. The average daily oil production in Azerbaijan was 740 000 and 700 000 barrels in the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2021 respectively.
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News: fabulous - sprites - vegetarians - vegans - diets
…await you this weekend in Moscow.
Fabulous films, healthy foods, wood sprites and more await you this weekend in Moscow.
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Crime: Anna Akhmatova - Osya - Petersburg - safely - scare
…has returned safely back home.
After a brief scare, the oldest cat at the poet Anna Akhmatova's museum in St. Petersburg has returned safely back home.
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Viking - Vladimir Tomilov - longship - Angara
…style longship sails the waters of…
For the first time in history, a Viking-style longship sails the waters of the Angara river near Lake Baikal.
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Dining: pastries - savory - cheerfully - weekdays - messes
…that even a Russian husband will love.
How to make three kinds of savory stuffed pastries that even a Russian husband will love.
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Politics: kirill - moskva - Zykov
Russians who had the jab say they are being…
Russians who had the jab say they are being punished for the country’s low vaccination rate.
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Entertainment: Joel Souza - filming - cartridges - pistol
Director Joel Souza, who was accidentally…
Director Joel Souza, who was accidentally wounded by actor Alec Baldwin while filming a motion picture remains in critical condition
Earlier it became known that Turkmen (archive) schoolchildren, in addition to annual fees… DavePravda
Eductaion: Republic Berdymukhamedov - schoolchildren
…were obliged to pay for the purchase of hand sanitisers
Earlier it became known that Turkmen schoolchildren, in addition to annual fees for Berdymukhamedov's portraits, were obliged to pay for the purchase of hand sanitisers
Health: encountering - variants - Khafizov - Alpha
Probably, it may be approximately 10%, according to foreign studies,…
Probably, it may be approximately 10%, according to foreign studies, more transmissible, i.e., more contagious, than the original Delta.
timeline - analyze - USSR
…accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the new Russian state.
The project's goal is to reconstruct as fully as possible the timeline of the last few months of 1991 and to give everyone interested in understanding the historical processes of that period the opportunity to study and analyze the events that led to and accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the new Russian state.
Finance: tankers - floating - defined - storage - barrels
Iran may have some 69 million barrels of oil in floating storage waiting on tankers to…
Iran may have some 69 million barrels of oil in floating storage waiting on tankers to travel to buyers when U.S. sanctions on its crude oil exports are removed
Soviet Union
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Culture: half-century - 1945-1953 - reinterpretation
In Dobrenko's telling, 1945-1953 are the most important years in the history of the USSR and Russia.
In Dobrenko's telling, 1945-1953 are the most important years in the history of the USSR and Russia.
Politics: Soviet Union - timeline - analyze
…events that led to and accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the new Russian state.
The project's goal is to reconstruct as fully as possible the timeline of the last few months of 1991 and to give everyone interested in understanding the historical processes of that period the opportunity to study and analyze the events that led to and accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the new Russian state.
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Health: coronavirus - pandemic - forensic - anatomical
…652 cases of coronavirus infection have…
As many as 92,652 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the Crimea since the beginning of the pandemic; 2,894 patients have died
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Politics: remake - duel - Marine Le Pen
…formerly known as the National)
The journalist has cast doubt on the expected remake of the 2017 duel between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen (National Rally, formerly known as the National)
The EU's gas storage sites are currently filled to just 75.7% of capacity compared with 95.2% a year ago (Images Money)Neftegazru
ukrainian - storage
…7% of capacity compared with 95.2% a year ago
The EU's gas storage sites are currently filled to just 75.7% of capacity compared with 95.2% a year ago
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Politics: podcast - Siberia - mixing - AFP - Lithuania
Podcast | A new series produced by four AFP journalists based in Moscow and Paris.
Podcast | A new series produced by four AFP journalists based in Moscow and Paris.
Finance: spike - RUB - 726
The company is predicting record revenues this year
The company is predicting record revenues this year
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News: Mikheil Saakashvili - Chornomorsk - unloaded - Poti
Saakashvili, who was hiding in the trailer, climbed into the driver's cabin on the port's grounds.
Saakashvili, who was hiding in the trailer, climbed into the driver's cabin on the port's grounds.
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Health: President Vladimir Putin - home-grown - Volgodon
Russia Reports Record Covid Deaths and Cases
Russia Reports Record Covid Deaths and Cases
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Finance: explosion - deployed
…industrial explosives factory southeast of Moscow
A fire broke out early Friday morning at an industrial explosives factory southeast of Moscow
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Politics: COVID - epidemic - 24 - 028 - 015
Over the past 24 hours, a record 1,028 people have died…
Over the past 24 hours, a record 1,028 people have died of COVID-19 in Russia. As many as 1,015 people died on October 19
Russia would not come to the rescue of Europe just to compensate for the mistakes that Russia did…Pravda
Politics: European Union - United States - trends - Glasgow
Russia would not come to the rescue of Europe just to compensate for the mistakes that Russia did…
Russia would not come to the rescue of Europe just to compensate for the mistakes that Russia did not make, taking into consideration the fact that the EU threatens
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Culture: analogues - United Aircraft Corporation - rubles
…years ago amid sanctions. The implementation of the Superjet New program will cost less than 120 billion rubles .
The Russian authorities initiated the development of the Superjet New aircraft model several years ago amid sanctions. The implementation of the Superjet New program will cost less than 120 billion rubles .
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Fyodor Lukyanov - plenary - 18th - moderator
Vladimir Putin took part in a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Vladimir Putin took part in a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. The plenary session’s moderator was Fyodor Lukyanov,…
Local oil & gas (illustration) companies in Russia want to operate crypto mining farms on their oil rigs using… VarodrigNeftegazru
Culture: Vasiliy Shpak - rigs - farms - generate
Local oil & gas companies in Russia want to operate crypto mining…
Local oil & gas companies in Russia want to operate crypto mining farms on their oil rigs using APG to generate power.
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Health: Moscow Sklifosovsky - pandemic - receding
While the pandemic is receding in many countries, Russia's outbreak is worse than ever.
While the pandemic is receding in many countries, Russia's outbreak is worse than ever.
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Politics: European Commissioner - Frans Timmermans
…will not travel to Moscow to discuss climate action ahead of the crucial COP summit.
The European Commissioner for Climate Action Frans Timmermans will not travel to Moscow to discuss climate action ahead of the crucial COP summit.
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Health: Elvira Nabiullina - coronavirus - Central Bank
…partial lockdowns and spiralling inflation.
The Russian economy faces a surge in coronavirus cases, partial lockdowns and spiralling inflation.
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Politics: Alexei Navalny - European Parliament
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny won the EU's Sakharov…
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny won the EU's Sakharov Freedom of Thought prize.
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Politics: Vladimir Putin - pernicious - counterbalance
…alternative to pernicious Western trends and policies.
The Russian president laid out the Russian alternative to pernicious Western trends and policies.
PogoPogo
Crime: Scott Amey - transparency - Renzo Velez - illustration
Last year, we saw unprecedented federal spending.
Last year, we saw unprecedented federal spending. But the practices behind that spending have needed reform for decades. POGO’s Scott Amey testified before two House subcommittees about improving transparency and efficacy of federal spending.
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Transnistria - wedged - Romania - hiked
Officials said Russia hiked prices above what people could afford…
Officials said Russia hiked prices above what people could afford and is not providing the required volumes of natural gas.
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Crime: Interior Ministry - Krivonosova - portraying
…Russia's police spokeswoman on a satirical YouTube series.
Larisa Krivonosova has already been fined and jailed for portraying Russia's police spokeswoman on a satirical YouTube series.
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Crime: workshop - ensuing - disruption - technology
…there were 17 people working in the workshop.
Fifteen people were killed in the explosion and ensuing fire. At the time of the incident, there were 17 people working in the workshop.
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Science: state-run
Russia will lobby for its sanctioned energy giants to…
Russia will lobby for its sanctioned energy giants to be freed from Western sanctions in order to support green investment.
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Crime: Eurosibenergo - UC Rusal - obscene
…and his three companies En , UC Rusal and Eurosibenergo in 2018.
The US authorities imposed sanctions against Oleg Deripaska and his three companies En , UC Rusal and Eurosibenergo in 2018.
Politics: Moldovan - Gavrilita - imposing - fulfil - briefing
…pressure in the country's gas system, she said at a briefing on Friday.
The state of emergency will be imposed due to a gas shortage and a drop in pressure in the country's gas system, she said at a briefing on Friday.
Finance: Forbes Russia - Vedomosti - publishes
…Director of Business News Media, which publishes the Vedomosti newspaper.
Prozorov was Executive Director of Forbes Russia prior to his new appointment and, before that, General Director of Business News Media, which publishes the Vedomosti newspaper.
Politics: European Commission President Ursula - fossil
The EU believes that the current price hikes in the energy sector should lead the…
The EU believes that the current price hikes in the energy sector should lead the bloc to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels toward renewable energy
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Health: Moskva News Agency - Denis Grishkin - coronavirus
…fatalities from the coronavirus for four consecutive days.
Russia has reported more than 1,000 daily fatalities from the coronavirus for four consecutive days.
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Politics: Alexander Avilov - unvaccinated - moskva
More than half of Russians are unvaccinated, and many…
More than half of Russians are unvaccinated, and many intend to remain that way.
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Sport: Irtysh River - 23-year-old - translates
…from the Russian word 'medved' which translates into English as 'bear'.
Interestingly, the boxer's last name, Medvedev, is derived from the Russian word 'medved' which translates into English as 'bear'.
Finance: ACI Russia - Interfax - overwhelming - survey
…while some experts allowed for an increment of 25 bps to 7.0%.
The overwhelming majority of analysts surveyed by Interfax expected the key rate to rise 50 bps to 7.25%, while some experts allowed for an increment of 25 bps to 7.0%.
Synergy University - Rosgosstrakh - analytical
…000 rubles per month would be enough for 21.4 percent of respondents.
The amount of income below 40,000 rubles per month would be enough for 21.4 percent of respondents.
Politics: redistribution - framing
News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only,…
News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution.
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Politics: agrees
…neither Moscow nor Washington wants one, so…
Everyone agrees that US-Russian relations are in a perilous state. No one believes a reset is possible; indeed, neither Moscow nor Washington wants one, so…
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Finance: fossil - rationing - grid - relies
…which generated close to 90% of the country’s…
In places such as Kazakhstan, the growing crypto mining industry relies primarily on fossil fuels, which generated close to 90% of the country’s electricity last year
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Health: Sofia Sandurskaya - News Agency - moskva - 339
…339 cases over the past 24 hours.
The coronavirus information center reported 1,036 fatalities and 36,339 cases over the past 24 hours.
News: localization - tonnes - transform - plates - 65
…with a capacity of 65,000 tonnes of transformer steel per year.
The investment in the project, as previously reported, will be about $150 million, with a capacity of 65,000 tonnes of transformer steel per year.
Finance: Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian - Teheran Times
Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian said his ministry welcomes…
Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian said his ministry welcomes foreign investment in the country’s renewable energy industry, Teheran Times reported
Health: UN Security Council - Valdai Club - pandemic
…permanent UN Security Council members, everyone upheld it in principle, and it could be done.
If we talk about my initiative on holding a meeting of heads of state of the five permanent UN Security Council members, everyone upheld it in principle, and it could be done.
During a routine round at 12:54 a.m.Interfax
Culture: non-radioactive - millimeters - circulates - defective
During a routine round at 12:54 a.m.
During a routine round at 12:54 a.m.
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Health: Sputnik-vaccinated Russians - Covid-19 - drugmakers
European drug regulators are waiting for additional data before continuing the approval process.
European drug regulators are waiting for additional data before continuing the approval process.
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Politics: 34-year-old - lyubov - Sobol - website - dissent
Lyubov Sobol has been placed on a wanted list in Russia, as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on dissent.
Lyubov Sobol has been placed on a wanted list in Russia, as authorities press ahead with a crackdown on dissent.
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News: Samsung Electronics Rus Company - protected - invention
The case was filed after Switzerland'…
The case was filed after Switzerland's Sqwin SA opposed the use of the Samsung Pay payment service in Russia
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Health: Sofia Sandurskaya - News Agency - variant - moskva
…more infectious than Delta.
The new variant was detected in Russia in July and is approximately 10% more infectious than Delta.
PogoPogo
Politics: National Security Analyst Mark Thompson - dissent
…National Security Analyst Mark Thompson.
The Bunker, delivered to our subscribers Wednesdays at 7 a.m., is a newsletter from the desk of National Security Analyst Mark Thompson. Sign up here to receive it first thing, or check back Wednesday afternoon for the online version.
Finance: Rosgeo CEO Sergei Gorkov - Competencies - geological
These are foremost African and Asian countries, where there is demand for participation of Russian…
These are foremost African and Asian countries, where there is demand for participation of Russian companies in various stages of geological exploration.
Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita - reliant - storage
Moldova does not have any storage capacity and is completely reliant on Russian gas
Moldova does not have any storage capacity and is completely reliant on Russian gas
Crime: Gloria Palace - Albanian - fiancé - lifeless
…their daughter and her fiancé — arrived at Gloria Palace on October 15 at night.
The family of Russians — parents, their daughter and her fiancé — arrived at Gloria Palace on October 15 at night. A room at this hotel costs from 70 to 120 euros
Politics: Russian Foreign Ministry - ethno-political
The participating countries of the Moscow-format consultations call on the current Afghan leadership to take…
The participating countries of the Moscow-format consultations call on the current Afghan leadership to take further steps to improve governance and to form a truly inclusive government that adequately reflects the interests of all major ethno-political forces in the country.