Putin proposes extending term of Russia's Central Bank chiefBusiness & Economy March 22, 21:49
Mayor says investigation into London attack is underwayWorld March 22, 21:16
Ukrainian radicals urge Poroshenko to nationalize Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 22, 20:51
Peru is back on 2018 Dakar Rally track alongside with Bolivia, ArgentinaSport March 22, 20:08
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — policeWorld March 22, 19:59
Stadium in Russia's Dagestan to be named after pole-vault queen IsinbayevaSport March 22, 19:19
Top pilots to fly Su-30SM jets over Moscow on Victory DayMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:53
Russian design bureau ready to integrate BrahMos missiles into frigates for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:50
London police say they are treating Westminster incident as terrorismWorld March 22, 18:45
MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed an idea to name a tanker operating at Yamal LNG project after Total CEO Christophe de Margerie who died in the air crash.
Chairman of Russia’s second largest gas producer Novatek board chairman Leonid Mikhelson has put forward this initiative to the head of state. He informed the president at a working meeting late on Thursday evening about the progress in Yamal LNG project which is being implemented jointly with China’s energy giant CNPC and France’s energy major Total.
“I would like to say that we have lost a perfect partner Christophe de Margerie. We decided to make this initiative, asked his family to name a tanker which will deliver the produce after him,” Mikhelson said. “We have started this project together with him. I believe that this decision would be correct.He was a person enjoying high respect in the world,” the Novatek head noted.
“He was a dignified man and this is certainly absolutely suitable to immortalize his memory,” Putin replied. “He was a good and reliable partner,” the Russian head of state said.
Christophe de Margerie died in the jet crash at Moscow airport Vnukovo overnight to October 21. A four-seat jet Falcon en route from Moscow to Paris collided with a snowplough, caught fire and crashed on the runway. The head of the French concern and three crew died in the crash. Investigation into the incident continues.