Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has proposed banning foreign companies from owning critical information infrastructure facilities, Izvestia writes on Thursday. The MPs insist that IT systems and telecommunications of government agencies and key fields of industry should belong to Russian legal entities. Source Tass
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he was pleasantly surprised at the pace of construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, and noted that maintaining such a pace would allow Russia to become the world’s largest LNG producer. Source: Sputnik
NATO is offering jobs to Russian-speaking actors ready to play civilians in the alliance’s military drills, according to a job advertisement. The group says it’s seeking actors to represent Russian-speaking “Civilians on the Battlefield,” such as farmers or shopkeepers, in unspecified conflict regions. Source: RT
French politicians have cautioned construction-materials giant LafargeHolcim about the consequences of supplying cement for the 3000km wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build along the border with Mexico. Source Global Cement