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  • Fire and explosions kill 16 people at Russian gunpowder plant

    22 October 2021

    An explosion in a gunpowder workshop killed 16 people on October 22 in the Ryazan Region of Russia. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said that “violations in the technological process" had led to the fire breaking out....

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  • No one injured after explosion and fire at major Russian gas processing plant

    11 October 2021

    An explosion resulted in the closure of an important gas processing plant in Russia’s far east on October 8. The blast occurred at state-controlled Gazprom’s Amur Gas Processing Plant, one of the world’s largest gas processing facilities....

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  • Construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline completed, Gazprom says

    10 September 2021

    Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed on September 10. The pipeline, which will transport gas from Russia to Germany, has caused controversy with critics saying it will increase Western Europe’s reliance on Russian gas....

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  • Series of explosions at ammunition depot kills 15, injures 98 in Kazakhstan

    30 August 2021

    An arms depot explosion in southern Kazakhstan killed 15 people and injured 98 others on August 26. Kazakhstan’s Emergency Ministry confirmed the death toll after further bodies were found amongst the rubble following search and rescue efforts on August 30. One person remains missing, the ministry said....

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  • Russian chemical plant fire kills seven

    03 August 2021

    A fire at a chemical plant in southern Russia killed seven people on July 29. The seven people were initially taken to hospital but later died of their injuries. The incident happened at the Kamenski chemical factory in the Rostov region of Russia....

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Internet outage caused by data centre fire, says Russia – but Google disagrees 15 March 2021

Russian authorities have claimed that a destructive data centre fire in Strasbourg on March 10 was responsible for the disruption of access to a large number of websites, including Google and YouTube....

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Russian mining giant fined record £1.4 billion for role in May 2020 oil spill 12 February 2021

A court in Russia has upheld a fine of 146 billion rubles (£1.4bn/$2bn) for mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) as a result of its role in one of the country’s worst oil spills in history. The leak on May 29 involved around 21,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaking from a power plant belonging to a subsidiary of Nornickel, the world's leading nickel and palladium producer....

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Refinery explosion kills one, injures another in Russia 26 January 2021

An explosion and fire at the Ufaorgsintez oil refinery in central Russia killed one worker and injured another on January 25. Russian news sites report that two methane-hydrogen tanks exploded at the Rosneft operated refinery....

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Thermal power plant explosion kills three, injures three in Uzbekistan 21 January 2021

Three people were killed and three others were injured by an explosion at a thermal power plant in Uzbekistan on January 20. The blast happened at 11:42 local time in the fifth power unit of the Novo-Angren plant in the east of the country....

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Belarusian nuclear plant reopens after transformer explosions halt production 23 November 2020

Belarus’s new Astravets nuclear power plant has resumed operations after a series of transformer explosions halted production on November 8, just one day after President Alexander Lukashenko officially opened the country’s only nuclear power plant....

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