Russia

U.S. Senate Votes Against Extending Sanctions On Rusal

U.S. Senate Votes Against Extending Sanctions On Rusal

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal is seeing more light at the end of the sanctions tunnel after the United States Senate rejected legislation that would have kept the world’s second-biggest aluminium producer under sanction. On Wednesday the upper house of Congress...

Events

Source: Kremlin Prepares RUB10 Billion Purchase Of Aluminium From Rusal

In a bid to lend support to the sanctioned Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal, the Russian government has plans in place to purchase up to 50 thousand metric tons of aluminium from the struggling firm. Per an unidentified source who spoke with Reuters, the Kremlin issued a decree on Monday setting aside RUB10 billion […]

U.S. Government Extends Rusal Sanction Reprieve To Early January

The Trump administration announced on Friday another month-long extension of a reprieve from sanctions for En+ Group, Rusal, and GAZ, noting the progress founder Oleg Deripaska is making toward divesting his interests in the firms. Per a press release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the trio of […]

Despite U.S. Sanctions, Rusal Records 55% Rise In Profits In Third Quarter

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal released results for the third quarter yesterday. Though still laboring under sanctions imposed on it by the Trump administration, Rusal posted a 55-percent jump in net profits in the just-ended quarter. In the third quarter Rusal smelted 940 thousand metric tons of primary aluminium, up by 1 percent on […]

Yielding To U.S. Pressure, Oleg Deripaska Steps Down From En+ Group

Following through on promises made this summer to United States government regulators, U.C. Rusal’s parent company En+ Group announced on Friday that founder Oleg Deripaska has passed the company’s reins to a successor. In a brief press release issued on Friday, the company said that the move was made as part of a larger initiative, […]

United States Government Extends Rusal Sanctions Deadline To December 12

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted another month’s reprieve to Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal with its announcement on Friday that the expiration date of the company’s general licenses has been pushed back to December 12. According to OFAC, the extension embodied in General Licenses 13E, […]