Articles by Vladimir Soldatkin



Port Dispute Could Impact Oil Exports

  • 15 December 09
  • Reuters
Some traders fear that Transneft might cut or reduce supplies to the Black Sea's largest port.

LUKoil Closes Refinery After Pipeline Reversal

  • 05 October 09
  • Reuters
LUKoil said its decision to stop its refinery was a result of the decision by Ukraine's pipeline company, Ukrtransnafta, to stop pumping crude along the Lysychansk-Kremenchug-Odessa Refinery route Thursday.

LUKoilТs Q2 Profit Beats Expectations

  • 31 August 09
  • Reuters
LUKoil said its net profit for the period fell 44 percent to $2.32 billion due to plummeting oil prices, though a poll of 10 analysts gave an average forecast of $1.8 billion.

Gazprom Profit Falls 61%, Tops Forecasts

  • 27 August 09
  • Reuters
Gazprom saw net profit fall in the first quarter, when it paid more for Central Asian gas and incurred foreign exchange losses, but is expected to bounce back in the rest of 2009.

Trutnev Wants Easier Access for Foreigners

  • 27 July 09
  • Reuters
The government should think about easing foreign investorsТ access to its resources in the changed world after the boom years, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Yury Trutnev said Friday.

Gazprom Neft Moves to Take Over Sibir Energy

  • 19 June 09
  • Reuters
Gazprom Neft moved on Thursday to take operational control of mid sized oil firm Sibir Energy, installing its legal expert as Sibir's new head in the latest government push to dominate the energy sector.

China Offers $25Bln Oil Loan

  • 18 February 09
  • Reuters
China has agreed to lend Rosneft and Transneft $25 billion in return for supplies from huge new eastern Siberian oilfields that will power its economy for the next two decades.

Gazprom Neft to Acquire More Assets

  • 23 June 08
  • Reuters
Gazprom Neft plans to acquire new assets and so cannot yet predict its 2008 dividends, the firmТs president, Alexander Dyukov, said Friday.

Trutnev Sets New Rules on Equity Investments

  • 27 December 07
  • Reuters
Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev said his ministry would propose easing access to state auctions of large oil, gas and metal deposits by foreign companies but would tighten control over large-equity deals.

Trutnev Sets New Rules on Equity Investments

  • 27 December 07
  • Reuters
Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev said his ministry would propose easing access to state auctions of large oil, gas and metal deposits by foreign companies but would tighten control over large-equity deals.

Jagr Shot Sends Avangard to Semis

The prediction that legendary Czech forward Jaromir Jagr would earn his team a semifinal place in 2005 would not have shocked many in the hockey world 12 months ago.

Stormy Ending Plagues Soccer Season

The final day of this year's Premier League action had crowd trouble, poor refereeing and bad football.

Kalinichenko Seals Title for Spartak

Spartak Moscow has won the Premier League for the fifth time in a row, by beating Rostselmash Rostov 1-0.

Russia Puts Luxembourg to the Sword

Russia easily beat Luxembourg 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier at Dynamo Stadium on Wednesday.

StankinaТs Long Walk to Victory

Irina Stankina has been training intensely since the age of seven, paying off with multiple titles and a Guiness World Record as the youngest athletics world champion.

Radionov Readies for Euro 2008 Bid

Russia, led by Vladimir Radionov of the Russian Soccer Union, wants to host the Euro 2008 championships.

Fortress Makhachkala Stormed by Brazilians

Anzhi Makhachkala lost its first home game in over a year and a half when it was beaten by Spartak.

Syomin's Men Prevail In Struggle of Lokos

Lokomotiv Moscow kept pace with Spartak on Sunday as it won at home against Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod.

Spartak Slumps Amid Crowd Trouble

Spartak Moscow fans went on the rampage in Voronezh even before the defending champion lost 1-0 to Fakel.

CSKA Win Worsens Spartak Nightmare

Lokomotiv Beats Spartak in Nail-Biter

Panov Slays Spartak to Leave on High Note

Torpedo's Flair in Attack Fails to Impress Spartak

Champions Put End to Black Sea Side's Run

Loko Fails to Profit From Spartak Loss

Lokomotiv Moves Top as Russia Prepares for U.S.

Moscow Giants Play Out Dirty Draw

League Soccer Season Starts in Fits

Lokomotiv Expecting Repeat Win

Spartak Humiliates CSKA 4-0