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2014-04-02 04:20:27

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info Russia's control over energy supplies and distribution systems in Ukraine and Western Europe could be reduced if the United States relaxed energy exports. Diminishing Russia's economic leverage over Ukraine and Western Europe could be a key component of America's policy response to the Crimea crisis, writes Nick Loris from The Heritage Foundation in World Review...

2014-03-12 16:24:23

DUSSELDORF, Germany, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not the ruthless aggressor the West makes him out to be, argues Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Germany's leading financial newspaper Handelsblatt. The West is engaged in what Americans in their more clear-headed moments would call "pit bull politics" - a policy of shoot-from-the-hip attacks driven by instinct, not reason. Pit bull politics is politics with teeth bared but no...

2013-12-26 08:23:35

MOSCOW, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern nanocenter to emerge in Obninsk On December 20, Russia's first and Europe's major technological complex for the production of foam glass ICM Glass Kaluga, of the project company Rusnano, was commissioned in the industrial park Borovskoye. The ceremony was attended by the Kaluga Region's Governor Anatoly Artamonov and chairman of Rusnano's board Anatoly Chubais. The facility is aimed at hi-tech production of...

2013-11-27 12:23:01

KYIV, Ukraine, November 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyiv wants to settle disputes about the Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union by having negotiations involving all three parties - EU, Russia and Ukraine - before the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. Such statement was made by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during his interview with five Ukrainian TV channels today. The parties should discuss relations in terms of the Free Trade Area with the EU...

2013-10-15 12:20:45

KYIV, Ukraine, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A project involving Ukrainian gas transport system has made it to the list of 250 key energy infrastructure projects, adopted by the European Commission on October 14, 2013. The projects will receive funding of EUR 5.85 billion during 2014-2020. Financing these energy infrastructure projects would create most benefits to European consumers, according to EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger. Ukrainian energy...

2013-09-27 12:23:01

MILAN, September 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Milan, the leaders of South Stream and Gazprom make their case of the pipeline's value for Europe Security of supply, diversification of energy sources and a strong partnership between the energy enterprises of Europe: these were the questions addressed at "South Stream: The Evolution of a Pipeline", a conference held today in Milan, where leaders of South Stream and Gazprom, along with governmental partners and sector...

2013-09-19 08:27:23

MOSCOW, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dancers from elite club Golden Girls have followed Moscow University journalism students and published a calendar in honour of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and his anti-war in Syria position. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/642122-c ) The...

2013-09-11 12:21:22

KYIV, Urkaine, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new agreement between German electric utilities company RWE and Ukrainian state oil and gas managing company Naftogaz has been signed on September 5, 2013, informed Eduard Stavytskyi, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, as quoted by rbc.ua. The newly signed document regulates both gas supply to Ukraine and gas storage in the Ukrainian underground facilities, reports Unian. The cooperation with a German...

2013-08-22 04:20:31

KYIV, Ukraine, August 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine continues to diversify the sources of gas import by expanding the routes of reverse supply of gas, said the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Eduard Stavytskyi. So far, Ukraine has been importing gas directly from Russia and through reverse supplies from the EU (through Poland and Hungary). Soon, he said, the Ukrainian government will open two more reverse gas supply routes through Romania and Slovakia....

2013-06-18 20:21:02

VENICE, Italy, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wende Museum recently acquired a significant collection of early post-Soviet stock vouchers, privatization certificates, and Ponzi scheme coupons that dominated alternative currencies of the early 1990s in Russia. Vouchers and certificates, given to workers at the various factories and collectives as ownership shares, were bought or otherwise obtained by Russian businessmen who would be become known as The Oligarchs, including Mikhail Chernoi ,...