Russia: MMK social investments up in 2019

In 2019, MMK Group’s financial contributions to charitable causes and social programs increased by almost 4% YoY, reaching 2.5 billion rubles. At the same time, the share of the plant itself in the group’s total volume of social and charitable expenses amounted to around 70%, totaling almost 1.8 billion rubles, 11.6% higher than in 2018.…

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Russia: Nornickel wants budget support for housing and ice class ships

Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel has suggested the government cover 50% of spending on 85-billion ruble renovation of housing in the city of Norilsk, and subsidize construction of ice-class ships and upgrade of port infrastructure. Sources said that the Industry and Trade Ministry had preliminarily approved the company’s request for state support, the majority of…

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