Russia, Ukraine reach gas transit deal

Moscow and Kiev on Monday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, after months of difficult talks but just ahead of a looming New Year deadline.

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North Korea warns of grave economic challenge

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned top ruling party officials of the “grave situation” facing the nuclear-armed state’s economy and called for urgent corrective measures. Continue Reading

1,200 Indian students opted to study in Russia

In the field of education, there has been an increase in students opting to study in Russia. There was a 30 per cent jump in students with over 1,200 Indians opting to study in Russia for higher studies in 2019, said Consulate General of Russian Federation, Consul-General, O Avdeev. Continue Reading

China slams Pompeo comment on VETO

China Monday hit back at the US for criticising its blocking of a UN Security Council resolution over civilian aid, accusing Washington of “politicising humanitarian issues.” Continue Reading

Russia, China vetoes to block United Nations decree

Russia and China used their vetoes to block a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended for a year cross-border humanitarian aid to four million Syrians.

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United States opposes draft resolution proposed by of China and Russia

The United States said that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate UN sanctions on key North Korean exports, calling the measure “premature” at a time when Pyongyang is threatening to conduct “an escalated provocation” and is refusing to meet with US officials to discuss denuclearisation.

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BRICS need to develop talent: DG Rosatom

“The member countries of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – grouping have been net exporter of talent so far, and now the need has come to reverse the trend and build a talent development ecosystem,” said the director general of Russia`s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Likhachev. Continue Reading

Power unit at Russia plant enters operation 30 days before schedule

Novovoronezh, Russia – unit two at the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II, containing ROSATOM’s flagship Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor, was put into commercial operation 30 days ahead of schedule after the green light from Russia’s regulator Rostechnadzor. Continue Reading

Unmanned haul trucks successfully tested

BelAZ, Belarusian manufacturer of haulage and earthmoving equipment, and ZYFRA, Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider, and its subsidiary VIST Group, recently announced that their first two autonomous mining dump trucks – BELAZ-7513R – with a lifting capacity of 130 tons have been deployed in the mines in Khakassia, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Continue Reading