Contents tagged with Saint Petersburg

  • Lavrov asks Central African Republic to speed up investigation into Russian journalists' deaths

    At a meeting with Foreign Minister of Central African (CAR) Republic Sylvie Baïpo-Temon during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asked to speed up the investigation into the murder of three Russian journalists committed in July 2018.

    Lavrov also said that Russia is ready to help CAR to normalize the situation in the country.

    Russian journalists Orkhan Jemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30, 2018, close …

  • Russian citizens protest against 'garbage reform'

    On Sunday 3 February, protesters rallied in dozens of Russian cities against the so-called “garbage reform” and the domestic waste landfills, all under the slogan “Russia is not a dump”.

    The protest organizers, which include the citizen initiative “Svobodny Sever” (“Free North”), claim that rallies were organized in more than 20 Russian regions. The portal MBKh Media reports that there were protests in 53 cities in 32 regions, including major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg and much …

  • German government allocates €12 million of assistance for Leningrad Siege victims

    Germany’s government has said that it will allocate € 12 million to upgrading hospitals for war veterans in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), a German-Russian meeting center for the Russian and German public, as well as assistance for people who survived the Siege of Leningrad, Deutsche Welle reports.

    German and Russian foreign ministers Heiko Maas and Sergey Lavrov announced this in a joint statement, welcoming the German government’s humanitarian gesture.

    “We are confident that this …

  • Act of terror in Russia, initial information points to radical Islamists

    On April 3 there was an explosion in a Saint Petersburg metro. The device went off while the train was traveling the stretch between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut metro stations. According to official information, 10 people were killed and 47 injured. However, the local media talks about 14 casualties. The authorities have not yet confirmed this information.

    The investigative committee announced that criminal proceedings were being initiated according to article 205 of …

  • Nissan to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees at St. Petersburg Factory

    The employment press service of Saint Petersburg's citizens reported that more than 250 employees will be fired from the Nissan Motor Company in March of this year. The Nissan authorities in Saint Petersburg spoke about alleged cuts in late December. However, the exact number of employees subject to dismissal is still unknown.

    The Governor of Saint Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko, stated that there would be a reduction of 300 employees. Glavnoe reported that about 100 jobs would be saved.

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