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South Stream returning to Austria


It is planned to obtain all the required construction permits before the end of 2015. First gas supplies are scheduled for 2017. The Austrian section will reach its full capacity by January 2018. “The relevancy and the benefits of South Stream for Europe are undisputed. The South Stream project is aimed at enhancing the energy security of European consumers, which has always been Gazprom's top priority. In addition, it should be noted that Gazprom and OMV have a sound international legal basis for implementing this project, which is the agre... Read More »

Aeroflot Presents New Menu in Business Class


Aeroflot traditionally develops its in-flight meals based on passenger comments and suggestions. The latest menu has been created by a taste panel including the airline’s key partners, journalists and celebrities at a degustation held on April 22 in Moscow’s Tinatin restaurant. Recipes for the new Business Class menu were designed by a world-class team of professionals. Aeroflot passengers can enjoy culinary delights from Thierry Mona of LSG Sky Chefs as well as dishes from guest stars Kamel Benamar of Moscow’s Vanile and Bolshoi restaurants... Read More »

Russian Railways to invest USD30m in large-scale environmental project for the disposal of persistent organic pollutants


The event was attended by Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice President at Russian Railways, Sergei Korotkov, Director of the Centre for International Industrial Cooperation at UNIDO in the Russian Federation, Klaus Tirkko, Director of the Department of the Stockholm Convention of the Environmental Management Branch at UNIDO, Viktor Zagrekov, Deputy Director of the Department of International Organisations at Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Irina Fominikh, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Ecol... Read More »

Alexey Miller: Only South Stream may offer now extra guarantees of energy security to Europe


It was pointed out that South Stream was progressing in strict compliance with the schedule. The Bulgarian Republic will soon sign contracts for materials and equipment procurement as well as for installation works, personnel training and commissioning of a pipeline section. Similar activities are being carried out in the Republic of Serbia. The main construction operations in Bulgaria and Serbia are scheduled for this summer. In Hungary FEED is currently underway in addition to the spatial planning and environmental impact assessme... Read More »

Gas reserve in Russian and Belarusian UGS facilities to exceed 71 billion cubic meters by winter


During the past autumn/winter period Gazprom Group ensured sustainable gas supplies to Russian consumers as well as gas exports. The maximum daily gas production was secured at the level of 1.648 billion cubic meters. January 30, 2014 saw a historic peak of daily gas withdrawal within the Unified Gas Supply System coverage area – 1.79 billion cubic meters. On January 31 a new deliverability record was set over the entire history of UGS facilities operation in Russia – 725.2 million cubic meters a day, nearly corresponding to the maximum poss... Read More »



In the course of production of high-octane gasoline components, the hydrogen fluoride alkylation units generate waste, currently removed for utilization. The new technology developed by LUKOIL specialists makes it possible to produce calcium fluoride from this waste, which can be used in the metal industry and completely replace the imported fluorspar, a natural equivalent of calcium fluoride, which is in high demand in the market. ... Read More »

Alfa-Bank extends 20 mln EUR to the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus under the syndicated loan — Russia


For the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus this is a debut deal in the market of syndicate lending. The facility floating interest rate is 4.25 percentage points against three months’ EURIBOR. The facility is structured in two tranches with the terms up to one year for the total amount of 20 mln and 110 mln EUR correspondingly. Arrangers of the loan were financial institutions of Western Europe and Russia, including: AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft m.b. H., ОАО «Alfa-Bank», VTB Bank AG (Germany), ZAO «GLOBEXBANK», ОАО «MDM Bank», ЗАО... Read More »

ММВА-ACI Russia names Alfa-Bank Best Forex Desk 2013


Olga Solyankina, Senior Foreign Exchange Dealer at Alfa-Bank was awarded with the «Gold Diploma» in the category «Best Dealer in the Interbank Lending Market 2013». Having become the winner for the third time in a row (2010, 2012, 2103), Olga also received «The Lord of Money Market». Alfa-Bank was ranked second in the category «The Best Money Desk 2013». «Keeping on top is always more difficult than to make it, — said Alexander Krasny, Head of Foreign Exchange at Alfa-Bank. — I wish to thank my team that in the truest sense of the word wo... Read More »

The Gazprom International football team wins the Spоrtbоx.ru Industry and Natural Resources 2014 Cup


The international tournament for the Spоrtbоx.ru prizes took place for the first time at the Spartak stadium at the Fyodor Cherenkov Academy in Moscow. The games were held in the "5 outfield players and a goalkeeper" format. Victory in the championship matches placed Gazprom International in first place (after matches with MRTS 3-2 and TMK Group 2-0), with victory in the Cup and automatic exemption from the playoffs for the Spоrtbоx.ru Joint Cup, in which teams from Gazprombank, VTB Bank, Moscow Credit Bank, Spetssvyaz, Republican Finance Co... Read More »

Aeroflot Integrated Management System Certified in Accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Standards


The certificate was handed by Tomas Vit, the head of TÜV SÜD Central Eastern Europe, and CEO of TÜV SÜD Russia Oscar Ozols. TÜV SÜD Russia, the official representative of one of the world’s leading companies for international certification TÜV SÜD, examined the airline’s compliance with the international standards imposed on integrated management systems. Comprehensive check took place in Aeroflot on February 3-7, 2014. Auditors visited key divisions responsible for product quality and customer service; production safety; security; service o... Read More »

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