Monday, June 1, 2020
The Russian industry considers developing heavy drones to control the border in Arctic regions, First Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Border Guard Service Head Vladimir Kulishov told TASS on Thursday. "In the interests of carrying out border guard activity in remote Arctic areas and Far Eastern seas,...
Four people died in a Mi-8 helicopter crash at Ugolniye Kopi airport in Russia’s Chukotka, a source in the Chukotka Autonomous Region government told TASS. "Four people died. The preliminary reason for the crash is a technical malfunction," the source said. A source in the Ministry of Defense also said that...
Kazakhstan‘s new leadership, faced with concurrent challenges of volatile oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, has approved nineteen new renewable energy projects worth $1.1 billion in the country’s latest effort to go green and diversify its energy supply, EURACTIV reported. To date, there are already 97 operating renewable energy facilities...
Russian corporations VEB.RF, Rostec, and Rosatom have partnered to construct at least 25 waste-to-energy plants that will process sorted municipal solid waste to power some of Russia’s largest communities. The parties plan to build the plants in Russia’s largest tourist centers, as well as in cities with populations of at...
Russia's 'Go Green' ambitions are about to get a significant boost from the VEB.RF corporation, with the focus being on attracting private investments for pursuing national environmental goals, Environmental Finance reported. VEB.RF is working on the first-ever national standard of green finance to help achieve this goal, in sync with...
Two people injured in the fire at a private hospice in Krasnogorsk (Moscow Region) have died in hospital, according to TASS. The death toll from the fire has risen to 11. "Tonight, the death toll from the tragedy that took place and a private living facility on Tenistaya Street in...
Russian companies have pleaded to the government for the suspension of enforcement of environmental regulations during the coronavirus pandemic, Kommersant reported. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), an influential lobby group, warned that existing regulations would lead to an “uncontrolled spread of the disease,” according to its head...
Alexey Miroshnichenko, vice-chairman of VEB.RF, in an op-ed for Green Economy Coalition, reflects on how COVID-19 is reshaping global priorities, and how new policies are channeling investment towards sustainability in Russia. "At the end of March, I was looking forward to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, where I was due...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the initiative to broaden the practice of ‘green corridors’ to promote the movement of goods in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) amid the coronavirus pandemic, RIA Novosti reports. "For import to the EAEU territory of socially important goods, food, drugs, medical equipment and individual protective gear...
Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) increased in 2019 investments in ecology projects by 21.6% to 39.5 billion rubles ($538 million), the company reported, according to 1-Line. Nornickel’s industrial assets are located in Russia’s Norilsk Industrial District, on the Kola Peninsula and in the Trans-Baikal Region, as well...