The Gazprom gas company, Russia's largest, intends to cut its industrial atmospheric emissions causing greenhouse effect by one third, by the year 2012. This is according to what Alexander Solovyanov, Gazprom's head of the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy Saving, said at 4th International conference on energy saving entitled 'Russia's Participation in the Global Market Mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol'. Mr. Solovyanov further said that, in 2002, Gazprom's emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere had amounted to 232 million tonnes. He added that, according to expert estimates, the use of new technologies will allow cutting the figure by 86 million tonnes over the following 10 years, which Alexander Solovyanov believes to be 'a considerable achievement'.
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia