An energetic discussion is going on in Western mass media regarding the future fate of the Nord Stream 2 trans-Baltic pipeline, which was supposed to provide the EU with an additional 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. The controversy accompanied the project from the very beginning and recently it flared up with a new vigor after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the results of a toxicological examination, allegedly carried out in the Bundeswehr secret laboratories.
We decided to create “Mining in Russia” as a place for everyone to share news and opinions on mining and oil & gas industries. We feel it is important to remember that modern technological advancements were made possible by hard-working people deep down under the surface. Now that we enter the era of 4th industrial revolution “Mining in Russia” sets out to pay tribute to industry professionals and familirize our readers with new trends and techologies in Russia and beyond.
The governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, following the Moscow authorities, banned mass events from March 16 to April 30, 2020. The relevant decree is published on the website of the city government. It provides for a ban on any gatherings of over a thousand people. This is stricter than in the capital. There the restrictive threshold is five thousand people. In addition, the document recommends that employers refrain from events involving foreigners.
While almost 90% of the Zambian population are employed in agriculture, the country’s economy is, however, powered by the mining sector. Is working in mining engineering considered prestigious in Zambia? What living opportunities may it provide? Here is what a Zambian-born graduate of St. Petersburg Mining University who returned back home six years ago has to say on these and other questions.