Saturday, September 24, 2022
Russia’s biggest restaurant group is counting on the country’s meat-loving population to embrace Meatless Mondays, a global health initiative encouraging people around the world to go meatless one day a week, The Moscow Times reports. Rosinter launched their Meatless Mondays initiative in restaurants in six major cities mid-October. It encourages...
Thawing of once permanently-frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is increasingly putting buildings, pipelines and other infrastructure at risk of damage, Bloomberg writes. According to Alexander Krutikov, deputy minister for the Far East and Arctic development, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the...
Russia’s state-run gas behemoth Gazprom is the world’s third-largest producer of carbon emissions, a new scientific study has revealed, according to The Guardian. The analysis from the U.S.-based Climate Accountability Institute shows Gazprom, which emitted 43.23 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in the past 50 years, is ranked...
Smokers in Russia are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of fires caused by human error, AFP reported. From October 1, any "open fire", including lighting cigarettes on balconies of residential houses or hotels is banned, a decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...
A new bill to introduce excise taxes on electronic cigarettes was drafted by Russia’s healthcare ministry, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing minister Veronika Skvortsova. In the past decade, Russia has tightened tobacco sales regulations as part of a wider campaign to reduce smoking. “The manufacturers of these products...
The appearance of a gas odor in some areas of Moscow may be due to its increased odorization, Mosgaz reported. Odorization - this gives the domestic gas a sharp aroma. This process is carried out at gas distribution stations outside the city, Kommersant reported. “Mosgaz is currently receiving appeals from...
A recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn’t posed any radiation threat, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, without specifying the circumstances of the mysterious incident, the Associated Press reports.  Putin emphasized that neighboring nations haven’t recorded any spike in radioactivity. “These are the objective...
German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions is supplying a new coal handling system to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) in Russia, Mining Magazine reports.  The system will be the centerpiece of a new terminal for coal exports in the Port of Lavna near Murmansk, on the western shore of Kola...
Russia is considering a full ban on lumber exports to its largest trade partner, China, if Beijing fails to deal with illegal logging, the country’s minister of Natural Resources and Environment has warned in an interview with Vedomosti. “China should have a clear understanding that if it fails to engage...
Russia’s Transport Ministry is considering a proposal by the State Duma’s Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to restrict the operation of transport vehicles that have hit their service life limit, TASS reported on Wednesday citing a ministry official. "Proposals have been received, they are under consideration," the...