Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Friday, March 23, 2018


Former German chancellor Schroeder elected Rosneft board chairman

Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream AG

Share on Facebook September 29, 2017, Reporter : BNN/ TASS, Reader : 457

Ex-German Chancellor Schroeder Photo: TASS news

MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. The Russian government approved German ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as a candidate to head Rosneft's Board of directors, a source familiar with the text of the document told TASS

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder was appointed on Friday chairman of Russian state-controlled oil producer Rosneft. The decision was reported earlier this week by TAAS, which cited sources saying a directive from the Russian government had approved the decision in mid-September.

Chair of the shareholder committee of the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream AG, Schröder has been a staunch supporter of Putin’s state-led energy projects and opponent of sanctions against Russia.

“The addition of Schröder as an independent director will, without a doubt, support international business development,” Rosneft Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin was quoted by Bloomberg as saying at the shareholders meeting in St Petersburg on Friday.


More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Why is the double-headed eagle Russias national symbol?

The imperial bird with two heads simultaneously facing East and West has been Russia's official coat of arms for centuries, with...

Photos Russia preparing for war? Anti-missile system tested

MOSCOW, Russia - In a bid to prevent any incoming threats, the Russian military said that it had tested a new anti-missile rocket....

Photos After safest year on record, 71 killed in Russian jet crash

MOSCOW, Russia - After 2017 was declared as the safest year on record for air travel, a Russian airliner crashed on Sunday, leaving all...

Photos Idlib battle: Russian Su-25 jet shot down by Syrian rebels

MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian Defense Minister said in a statement issued on the TASS news agency that a Russian Su-25 warplane had been...

Photos Russia tells citizens: Avoid U.S. travel, we’re being hunted

MOSCOW, Russia - As ties between the U.S. and Russia continue to worsen, now the Russian Foreign Ministry has warned its citizens...

Photos Russia launches 11 satellites from its Vostochny cosmodrome

MOSCOW, Russia - On Thursday, Russia made its first orbital launch of 2018, with its Soyuz rocket, carrying the country’s two...

Photos Putin calls U.S. list of Russian oligarchs an unfriendly act

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Late on Monday, shortly before a midnight deadline, the U.S. Treasury Department released a list of prominent...

Photos Navalny arrested at massive anti-corruption rally in Russia

MOSCOW, Russia - On Sunday as hundreds of his supporters rallied across the country in a nationwide day of protest, the Russian...

Photos On Trump’s anniversary, Moscow urges him to end Russo-phobia

MOSCOW, Russia - As the U.S. President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of being in office, Russia’s top diplomat urged...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Friday, March 23, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery