In last year’s rating Kovtun was ranked number 73, Flash Nord writes. The rating, which is made by Ekho Moskvy, Ogonyok and Interfax, has Speaker in the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko on first place, Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina on second place and Head of Russia’s Account Chamber Tatyana Golikova on third.
Marina Kovtun, who has held position as Governor of Murmansk Oblast since April 2012, is one of only three female governors in Russia. The others are Natalya Komarova of the Khanty-Mansiisky autonomous region and Svetlana Orlova of Vladimir Oblast. Valentina Matviyenko was Governor of St. Petersburg in the period 2003-2011.
The Norwegian oil company did not discover much-desired hydrocarbons at the Atlantis structure in the Barents Sea. Meanwhile, the Austrian OMV is drilling with success at its neighboring license areas.
While foreign countries over the last 20 years have cashed out for scrapping Russia’s Cold War fleet of nuclear submarines, Moscow puts its money into building new advanced vessels for underwater warfare.