Political scientist: Putin predicted a gas crisis for Europe 11 years ago

Political scientist: Putin predicted a gas crisis for Europe 11 years ago

According to the Russian leader in 2010, countries will have to travel to Siberia for firewood.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced 11 years ago that Europe is threatened by a gas crisis, as EU countries refuse to enter into long-term contracts with Russia.

As political analyst Nikita Danyuk reminded the media on the Youtube show “Let me tell you,” announced Vladimir Putin, then Prime Minister of the country. such a prospect at an economic forum in Berlin.

He pointed out that the crisis could threaten Europe and due to the reluctance to develop nuclear power and pointed out that Germany has an inefficient energy policy.

Then Putin expressed his perplexity, that the German authorities will & # 8220; drown & # 8221; in the country.

“You don't want gas, you don't develop nuclear power … And what will you be & # 8211; heating with wood?” & # 8211; he said.

The Prime Minister added that otherwise Germany would have to travel to Siberia for them, causing big laughs among those present.

Danyuk pointed out that the president & # 8211; a “brilliant strategist” who fully understands the situation in the world, which proved more than 10 years ago capable of predicting the energy crisis to which Europe is doomed.

According to the political scientist, Putin had by then already understood the danger of spot fuel prices and stressed the prospect of long-term contracts, relying on the & # 8220; common sense & # 8221; and no & # 8220; selfish intention & # 8221;.

As Topnews previously wrote, Poland's claim to & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; led to a sharp rise in blue fuel prices in Europe.

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Moldova first bought gas not from Russia

Moldova did not buy Russian gas for the first time

The amount of the purchase will be 1 million cubic meters.

The state-owned enterprises of Moldova and Poland, Energocom and PGNiG, signed a contract under which the Polish side commits to supply 1 million cubic meters of gas. This volume will arrive in the country on October 26.

According to representatives of the Moldovan government, the delivery is a test, since in the history of the country there have been no purchases not from & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;.

In addition, the message from the authorities indicates their intention to & # 8220; balancing the low pressure in the natural gas supply system '.

At what price the blue fuel will be purchased is not indicated.

It is known that the market price of fuel is about $ 1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters, Russia supplies them for 790, although in 2020 Moldova paid about $ 150 for the same volume.

Recall that the decision to find a new supplier was adopted after the announcement of an energy crisis in the country on October 22.

According to RBC, with the standard of 3 billion cubic meters per year (1.8 billion is consumed by Transnistria), the contract with & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; expires in Chisinau in November.

The Russian side, namely “Gazprom”, under the new agreement offers Moldova a price 25% lower than the market price. The condition is to pay the debt & # 8211; $ 709 million.

The Chisinau official does not agree to such conditions and insists on an audit, which would establish how such debt arose.

According to the Prime Minister of Moldova Andrei Spinu, the countries have agreed to carry out joint control.

As for the contract with Poland, the fuel will be delivered to Moldova via checkpoints on the border with Ukraine. It is known that the tender for the supply was won by Warsaw in cooperation with ERU (Ukrainian-American business group).

In addition, in the middle of the crisis in Moldova, Ukraine has pledged to supply its neighbor 700 million cubic meters of fuel and an additional 16 million as condition of return, reports RIA Novosti.

Earlier , Topnews wrote that previously Moldovan President Sandu demanded that the Russian military leave the country. She did it from the UN podium.

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Economist Delyagin spoke of the impending 'zeroing' of Russian savings, calling the timing

Economist Delyagin spoke of the impending 'zeroing' of Russian savings, calling the timing

The specialist indicated when the savings of Russian citizens will be “reduced to zero”.

Economist Mikhail Delyagin has made a forecast that by the end of 2021 inflation in the Russian Federation could exceed the level by 7.4 percentage points.

On the air of the YouTube channel & # 8220; Aurora & # 8221; he admitted that such a depreciation of the currency would actually lead to a devaluation of the ruble.

This, in turn, would lead to & # 8220; zeroing & # 8221; savings of Russian citizens.

According to the expert, if commodity prices continue to rise and this process cannot be slowed down by the start of next year, the Russia will enter a new wave of inflation in January after activity resumes at the end of public holidays.

Delyagin pointed to the likelihood of repeating last year's scenario, when property prices rose rapidly in mid-January.

He is convinced that the hike in the key rate will not bring significant results and, on the contrary, may lead to a worsening of the situation in macroeconomics.

& # 8220; The increase in the key rate of the Central Bank will not give tangible results, but, on the contrary, may cause a worsening of the macroeconomic situation & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; he said.

Delyagin added that the two main problems in our economy are the so-called hunger for money and a shortage of money in circulation, which is exacerbated by the rise rates.

Previously, TopNews had written that Delyagin had warned the Russians with deposits against the & # 8220; great collapse imminent & # 8221; dollar.

The specialist explained what awaits the holders of deposits in rubles.

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Eternal flame is extinguished at Chisinau military memorial after failed gas negotiations with Russia

 The eternal flame is extinguished at the Chisinau military memorial after the failed gas negotiations with Russia. In Moldova, due to the gas crisis, there was a temporary shutdown of the blue fuel supply of the Eternal Flame at the Memorial of Military Glory in Chisinau.

According to & # 8220; Interfax & # 8221; with reference to the Moldovan Ministry of Defense, the department asked the company & # 8220; Chisinau-Gaz & # 8221; about stopping the gas at Eternal Flame due to pressure drop due to pressure drop in gas supply lines, as well as due to A strong wind that can put out the fire.

The department recalled the emergency regime established from October 22 to November 20 by the Parliament of Moldova due to the situation in the energy sector.

Thus, the Ministry of Defense is convinced that a gas leak that could threaten security must be avoided.

& # 8220; The fire will remain extinguished until the gas crisis is resolved ' & # 8211; said in the message of the Ministry of Defense of Moldova.

At present, the Eternal Flame gas supply in Chisinau has been restored. This is reported by the Moldova 1 TV channel with reference to the Prime Minister of the country Natalia Gavrilitsa.

According to her, the gas supply was restored a few hours after the shutdown, and she called the situation with the shutdown a technical error, pointing out that The Eternal Flame should not be linked to calls from the country's leaders to save gas.

Against this background, it became known about the unsuccessful completion of the two-day gas negotiations between Russia and Moldova with the participation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Kozak, a well-informed source wrote to RIA Novosti.

He noted that the Russian Federation offered a 25% discount, and for this, Moldova must repay the accumulated debt of around $ 700 million within three years, and these payments do not take into account the fuel supplied. in Transnistria.

However, Chisinau insisted on a 50% discount and indicated a lack of funds.

“Historic debt is a very large debt that we do not recognize. We don't think this should be part of the gas contract negotiations. This is a topic for a separate conversation, it should be discussed in a different context, “Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilica said on Moldova 1 airwaves. She is quoted by RIA Novosti.

Reminder that from October 1, 2021 of the year & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; extended the contract with Chisinau for the supply of gas for a month, while the price rose to $ 790 for 1,000 cubic meters.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Russia had made a request from the EU for the supply of gas. In this regard, it became known details of gas supplies via & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221 ;.

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Ukraine offered Europe an alternative to Nord Stream 2

Ukraine offered to the & # 39; # 39; Europe an alternative to & ldquo; Nord Stream-2 & rdquo;

According to Zelensky, Ukraine has offered Russia a 50% discount on gas transit to Russia. 39; EU.

Ukraine has offered the EU an alternative to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov made a statement that the country is ready to increase gas transit capacity from Russia to Europe

He said the system allows the transit of large volumes of blue fuel, especially in the current crisis period.

He called on EU countries to develop special conditions for the transit of additional volumes of gas through Ukraine, and not less than 55 billion cubic meters per year.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a proposal to provide & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; 50% discounts on gas transit to Europe beyond the contractual figures.

& # 8220; Considering the current transit tariff, the discount will be, I guess, 50% & # 8221;, & # 8211; He said.

Recall that Vladimir Putin previously spoke about the advantages of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. According to him, supplying blue fuel through the new system is 5.6 times more environmentally friendly than supplying through Ukraine.

& # 8220; Movement along the bottom of the Baltic Sea without any emissions occurs & # 8221; , & # 8211; noted the President of Russia.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the Eternal Flame was extinguished in Chisinau. This happened after unsuccessful negotiations with Russia on the gakh with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

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The dollar and the euro collapsed after raising the policy rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

The dollar and the euro collapsed after raising the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

At a press conference on the key rate, Elvira Nabiullina put a brooch with a bow and arrows.

The day before, the Central Bank raised the key rate to 7.5%.

The head of the Russian financial regulator Elvira Nabiullina announced an increase of 0.75% compared to the previous level.

She noted that the corresponding decision was taken due to too high inflation, which reached 7.8%.

The markets reacted immediately to the hike in the key rate: the ruble began to appreciate strongly. After the news on the key rate was released, the dollar immediately collapsed 1.8% & # 8211; up to 69 rubles 81 kopecks, falling below 70 rubles for the first time since June 2020.

The euro lost 1.66% and settled at 81 rubles 30 kopecks, the lowest level since July 2020.

The media drew attention to the fact that Elvira Nabiullina came to the press conference at a key pace with a pin in the shape of a bow and arrow.

 Dollar and euro collapsed after raising the key rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By the way, Senator Vasily Ikonnikov is convinced that the increase in the key rate will cause the cost of loans to rise, as well as restrict economic activity in Russia.

In an interview with RIA Novosti, he said he did not welcome the Central Bank's decision.

He is confident in the need to look for other instruments to curb inflation, pointing the finger at the NWF, whose funds are not being used.

& # 8220; We must change the financial and economic policy situation & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; the CouncilFed member is sure of that.

The next Bank of Russia key rate meeting is scheduled for December 17th.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Nabiullina had decided to fate the denomination ruble. The head of the Central Bank has commented on the rumors about it.

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The price of meat, sausages and ready meals will increase in Russia in the coming days

In the coming days, the prices of meat, sausages and semi-finished products will increase in Russia

Pork ribs, beef tenderloin and ready-made products will increase more than the others.

More than a dozen of the largest Russian companies engaged in the production of meat products announced that at 7 & # 8211; 20% of their products will increase in price.

The jump will take place at the end of October – beginning of November of this year.

Among the goods, prices will increase, there are sausages, sausages, semi-finished meat products and a number of others.

As reported by & # 8220; Izvestia & # 8221; with reference to the representatives of large retail chains, the reason for the increase in the cost of products was the rising prices of raw materials, packaging, egg mixes as well as detergents.

As for the level of price increase, the price of finished meat products will increase more than others, for example, sausages, salami, meatballs, chicken cutlets and meatballs may become more expensive by 10%.

Meat and poultry producers also expect prices to rise.

Representatives from one of the big retail chains said chicken carcasses could increase by 8% to one, tenderloin – by 7%, pork and beef – from 10 to 20%.

The price of beef tenderloins and pork ribs will increase more than others.

However at the Agriculture Ministry, the media reported that a number of steps have already been taken to stabilize the situation. Thus, livestock enterprises will receive compensation for the purchase of animal feed, 10 billion rubles were allocated for this purpose.

As Topnews previously wrote, in early August, experts allowed the introduction of a meat tax in Russia.

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Media: Germany could shut down Nord Stream 2 forever on May 9

Media: On May 9, Germany May Shut Down Nord Stream 2 Forever

Analysts have estimated the deadline for considering the Russian certification application.

Experts suggest that on the way to the launch of the Russian-German project & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221; the reluctance of the German authorities to give the green light may arise.

According to analysts at the edition & # 8220; Free Press & # 8221; citing Spglobal, certification of the pipeline may not take place in the next six months.

According to media reports, the request of the operator of the project by the German side, Bundesnetzagentur, was accepted in September.

and blue fuel access begins January 8. And if before that date the German side does not allow the start, the European Commission will have another two-month chance for further consideration of the Russian request, then the German regulator may delay it for the same period.

Prevent until January 8 the start of the capable gas pipeline of the Polish oil company PGNiG, which actively opposes “SP-2”.

Thus, the final decision on & # 8220; North Flux-2 & # 8221; can be announced by the German side on May 8.

It is known, as the media note, that the victory over the Third Reich is celebrated on this day. In Russia, due to the difference in time zones, the decision will be known on May 9.

At the same time, Germany will not be to blame for this period: the summons of four and four months from the date of filing the certification sets such a period.

As Topnews previously wrote, Ukraine was given the option to delay the launch of the pipeline for two months.

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Potential for exporting drinking and mineral water to Russia is increasing

Export potential of drinking and mineral water is growing Russia

In the field of trade in beverages in Russia, there are practically no products that do not meet the standards and standards of the law.

Rospotrebnadzor in his research for the first 6 months of 2021 found that the share of goods with identified violations is only 1.9% of all products on the market.

The beverage industry is controlled by various control mechanisms and authorities, including a special water quality monitoring system. Consequently, the illegal circulation of counterfeit products which do not meet the standards is effectively suppressed.

The situation in the market at the moment seems to be quite stable, but some negative dynamics are still observed, and it is mainly related to the coronavirus pandemic. The main consequence is a decrease in production volumes.

One of the effective solutions may be to enter foreign markets, increasing the volume of overseas water supply. The volume of Russia's packaged water exports in 2018 amounted to just over 108 million liters. Most were sent to Belarus – 37 million liters. A year later, an increase in the total volume of exports from Russia to 120 million liters was recorded.

Mineral and soft water is in demand abroad, as it contains a lot of salts and minerals necessary for the human body.

The list of buyers even includes a country as exotic as Jordan, which purchases the products from the Visma CJSC factory in Karachev, the Republic of Circassians under the name of Arkhyz 19 liters of drinking water in bottle mined in the North Caucasus mountains in the village of Arkhyz of the same name. The “Santalovskiy Spring” bottled water is also one of the export market leaders.

The main sales areas likely to increase export volumes are the countries of the post-Soviet space, Southeast Asia, Persian Gulf, Africa, EU, China and India.

Interestingly, the People's Republic of China as a whole accounts for 25% of the world's bottled water consumption. So far, the import share of products imported here is not very large, however, it shows an upward trend – it has increased 2.6 times over the past five years.

Russia supplies only about 0.5% of all imported goods to China in the category of soft drinks and water.However, from 2016 to 2018, exports of mineral water to China # 39; Middle Kingdom almost doubled: 4.5 thousand tons → 7.6 thousand tons. Similar indicators are typical for natural and artificially mineralized waters: 2.8 thousand tons → 5.8 thousand tons.

Domestic manufacturers have a good prospect of offering quality products with unique properties and advantages. In order to strengthen the export potential of this product category, an important step is to introduce a program for improving the logistics patterns and branding of products from Russia.

The categories of medicinal and medicinal table water have increased in demand in our country and the countries of the post-Soviet space, whereas if the Chinese consumer is not not yet sufficiently aware of the functional values ​​of such water.

The state should contribute to the development of the export potential of Russian products by ensuring coordinated technical regulation, by establishing contacts with foreign trade networks and large resellers, increasing the competitiveness of Russian production. Experts believe that a particularly important measure is the abandonment of tighter control over the beverage market, the rejection of digital branding in particular.

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Media found out how Russians' wages will change due to November non-working days

The media found out how the wages of Russians will change due to the days off in November

Due to the introduction of days off from October 30 to November 7, a change in the salary working citizens are expected in our country.

In Russia, wages will change due to the introduction of additional non-working days from October 30 to November 7, 2021.

These days employees will be on vacation, but they will receive their wages in full.

However, according to lawyer Andrei Andreev, this will only affect employees of state institutions.

It should be noted that the salaries of some employees during this period, on the contrary, may increase.

The lawyer noted that those who come to work on declared non-working days will receive a salary at their usual amount.

& # 8220; However, the employer, at its discretion, may pay these employees twice. We are also awaiting a request from job seekers for various part-time job formats & # 8221;, & # 8211; quotes a Life lawyer.

He noted that most of all at this time workers can get a hybrid or remote work format.

Among them are IT, Telecommunications, Accounting, Advertising, Consulting and a number of other fields.

Also at this time the demand for couriers, movers, packers, catering representatives for catering & # 8220; take away & # 8221; will increase

Earlier, TopNews wrote about this. that Putin declared non-working days from October 30 to November 7, 2021.

This decision was made due to the increased incidence of the coronavirus.

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