Tag: Russia

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Royal United Services Institute urges blocking flow of microelectronics to Russia

August 9, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

RUSI looked at 27 Russian weapons systems used in Ukraine including cruise missiles, communication systems and electronic warfare complexes and found 450 unique components made outside Russia. Most were designed in the USA but 77 cane from Japan, Taiwan, South […]


Russia to pull out of ISS

July 27, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Speaking to President Putin as reported by the Kremlin, Borisov said: “You know that we are working within the framework of international cooperation at the International Space Station. Undoubtedly, we will fulfil all our obligations to our partners, but the […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

EU Shipowners Race to Move Russian Oil Before Sanctions Kick In

July 17, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Tanker owners in Europe are shipping as much Russian crude as possible before energy sanctions against Moscow take effect in December. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Western nations have pledged to wean themselves off crude from Moscow and […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

France’s Total Joins Qatar as First Foreign Partner in $30 Billion LNG Project

June 13, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Qatar tapped French oil giant TotalEnergies SE TTE -2.43%▼ as its first foreign partner in a $30 billion liquefied natural gas project, as the Persian Gulf emirate pledges to help Europe secure new supplies of gas as it weans itself […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Russian takeover of Chernobyl site challenges the ‘peaceful, safe and sustainable’ branding of nuclear energy

March 25, 2022


At least seven forest fires continue to burn around the Russian-held Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine, raising fears radionuclides could spread from the defunct facility. Earlier this week, the Ukrainian parliament issued a statement blaming the fires on shelling or […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Russia’s Energy Industry Is Starting to Feel the Bite of Sanctions

March 23, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, and the wave of Western sanctions in response, is starting to hit Russia’s economic engine: Its prodigious oil-and-gas industry. The U.S. and Canada have barred the little Russian oil they import, while the European […]


House Votes to Strip Russia of Its Favorable Trade Relations Status

March 17, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 424-8 to suspend normalized trade relations with Russia, another step forward in the ongoing effort to inflict economic damage on Vladimir Putin and his regime for the unjustified invasion of Ukraine. Lawmakers also […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Russia Casts Doubt on Future Participation in International Space Station

March 2, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Russia’s space agency raised doubts this week about its future involvement in the International Space Station, adding new uncertainty as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration makes plans to start winding down the research facility. Roscosmos is skeptical about continuing […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Biden Announces $35 Million Investment in Domestic Rare Earth Elements Supply Chain

February 23, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

In the midst of an uncertain future for America’s increasingly unstable relationship with Russia and China, some of the world’s largest exporters of rare-earth minerals, President Biden on Tuesday announced a multi-million dollar investment in a California-based rare earth facility, […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Sanctions Leave Jeep Maker Stellantis’s Russian Plant in Limbo

February 23, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Stellantis NV is prepared to shift or limit production in Russia if Western sanctions disrupt those operations, the auto maker’s CEO said Wednesday, a sign of how the car industry is navigating the fallout of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

OPEC+ Expected to Stick to Planned Output Hike

August 27, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

OPEC and its allies are expected to press on with their planned revival of oil production when they meet next week, as prices bounce back from their August stumble. The coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Russia gradually is restoring […]