Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources estimated the damage to the environment caused by the fuel oil spill near the city of Vladimir in November last year at 32.5 mln rubles ($429,707), the agency said in a statement on its website on Monday. According to the statement, the...
Russia’s energy ministry said on Monday a stranded container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal has highlighted the safety and sustainability of its Northern Sea Route (NSR) and Russian energy pipelines, Reuters reports. These “are highly secure and hold competitive positions in terms of transportation costs as well as by reliability...
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have been invited to the summit on climate change organized by the United States online in April, US President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday, according to the White House’s press corps, TASS informed. The US president said he has not...
Russia plans to cut state funding for the green energy sector by nearly a quarter, or 22%, The Moscow Times reports, citing Kommersant. The government’s budget for its 2025-2035 renewables program will be cut from 400 billion rubles ($5.4 billion) to 313 billion rubles ($4.3 billion), unnamed sources told Kommersant,...
The problem of water supplies to Crimea can be resolved by summer to make vacationing on the peninsula trouble-free, Crimea’s envoy to the Russian president and deputy prime minister of the republic’s government, Georgy Muradov, said in an interview with the Izvestia daily, TASS reports. "I think that a solution...
Russia is concerned over Iran's decision to start enriching uranium at its Natanz plant with new advanced IR-4 centrifuges, and it calls both on Tehran and on Washington to exercise restraint, deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov. "We take it seriously, we are concerned. We have been calling and we keep...
On Wednesday, some users from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Latvia reported issues with access to YouTube, Google and other services, Sputnik reports. The issues began at 12:23 p.m. Moscow time (09:23 a.m. GMT). Issues with access to Google, YouTube and other internet services that some Russian users might have encountered...
Russia’s snowy hinterland is set for an abnormal spell of relatively warm weather this week, with the mercury pushing up well beyond normal. Last year saw record-breaking summers, thawing ice and forest fires throughout Siberia, RT reported. Much of the vast Asian territory of the country will enjoy unusually moderate...
Russia’s Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday it expects it will be another week before it has an idea of when it can restart two waterlogged mines in Siberia, Reuters reports. Nornickel, the world’s largest palladium producer and a leading nickel producer, partly suspended operations at the Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines...
Non-renewable energy was used to move frozen wind turbines back online in Texas during last month’s deep freeze, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, The Moscow Times reports. An unprecedented winter storm in the southern U.S. state knocked out half of its wind power as well as natural gas and...