Media: Pressure in Nord Stream could drop due to sabotage – pipes could collapse to bottom

Media: Pressure in Nord Stream may have dropped due to sabotage – pipes may have exploded at bottom

2″. < p>The media have suggested that the cause of the drop in pressure in the two 'Nord Stream' gas pipelines could be sabotage.

As the German edition Tagesspiegel writes, citing an insider of the German representative office of the project, an investigation is already underway, which the country's federal security agencies have joined.

< p>The authors report that “all evidence against” the fact that two emergencies #8211; it's just a coincidence. The source said a scenario in which what happened could not be a “targeted attack” cannot be imagined.

Remember that about the incident of “SP-2” became known by the media. The incident took place in Danish territory, not far from Bornholm, on September 26.

The pressure in the gas pipeline dropped sharply, and after a while the same thing happened at “SP-1&#8221 ;. Since September 2, as reported by “Gazprom”, due to a breakdown of the compressor station “Portovaya” no gas is pumped here, according to “Kommersant”.

The Danish Maritime Authority has declared a danger zone for shipping and introduced a restrictive perimeter of 5 miles .

Local authorities, according to the source, believe that there was sabotage, which was carried out by special forces & # 8211; by divers or from a submarine. There are two versions of the attack.

The first – Ukrainian or Kyiv-related forces should be held accountable, the second – the sabotage was committed by the Russian Federation, but under the guise of a "foreign flag".

According to RIA Novosti, Nord Stream AG assessed the state of ;emergency at " North Stream” and “Nord Stream-2” as an unprecedented situation.

According to the text of the appeal, the destruction that has occurred on three lines of gas pipelines at once is such that it does not ;is unclear when the infrastructure will be restored.

Speaking of leaks, Western media mentions one in Denmark and two – on Swedish territory, while all are "close to each other".

The Kremlin also reacted to the emergency. According to the official representative of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, the violations detected require immediate investigation and are of concern to the presidential administration.

Peskov admitted that the pressure has dropped “significantly” #8221;.

“We are extremely concerned about this news”, – quoted by the media.

The Kremlin spokesman also said that the nature of “some damage in the pipeline” is still unknown.

< p>Earlier, Topnews wrote that & #8220;Nord Stream” suspended by Russia for an indefinite period.

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Banks of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Armenia have suspended work with Russian Mir cards

Banks of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Armenia suspended work with Russian “Mir” cards

The reasons for this decision are given.

At the end of last week, the largest Turkish banks Is Bankasi and DenizBank stopped supporting and managing cards from the Russian payment system “Mir”.

As RIA Novosti explained in the East Bankasi Help Center, such a decision was taken in the context of the sanctions policy of the United States and Great Britain towards Russia.

At the same time, Denizbank ATMs simply return the card after reporting an error in the ATM transaction.

Meanwhile, after Turkish banks, the decision on the suspension of service cards “Mir” also accepted at People's Bank of Kazakhstan (Halyk Bank) and Vietnamese BIDV.

The press services of the two banks confirmed this information, and also explained that the financial organizations serve Mastercard, VISA, Western Union, JCB payment cards and UnionPay, but “World” not in the lists.

Their service is not carried out by vending machines or terminals.

Also about the suspension of the service “Mir& #8221; announced in Armenia. The Central Bank of Armenia explained that commercial banks in the country take this decision independently and also because of sanctions.

Meanwhile, at the request of “Izvestia' 8221; the Central Bank of the Russian Federation explained that foreign partners themselves decide on the management of the infrastructure for accepting “Mir” cards.

But the Bank of Russia indicated that it plans to continue to maintain a dialogue about expanding the geography of card acceptance.

ATOR, in turn, advised Russians to #39;take money with them when visiting or on business trips.


“The black lion can enter”: Manturov urged Russians to change their mentality and enjoy meat from fly larvae

“The black lion may enter: Manturov urged Russians to change their mentality and enjoy meat from fly larvae

Head of the Ministry of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Industry and Commerce assessed the need to change the taste preferences of Russians.

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov, believes that Russia should develop meat production from an “alternative” sources.

According to RBC, during the session of the Innofood exhibition in Sochi, the manager announced the need to change the mentality of Russians.

For example, Manturov does not see anything wrong with including protein from fly larvae in the “the black lion” diet.

He thinks that if other countries of the world use it in food, so the Russians must “ ;work with their mentality, and go “in step with the times”.

“The black lion can” enter. But we have to try,” the Commerce Department chief said.

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce added that one person can adapt to anything.

The official was prompted by the hamburgers presented at the ;exhibition with an alternative meat cutlet.

The presented product included a concentrate of the same black flies, as well as vegetables and aquafabs.

< p>According to Manturov, at the; exhibition “Innoprom” he tried vegetable meat twice and could not distinguish it from natural meat.

As the manager noted, the use of vegetable raw materials instead of animal protein is a global trend, to which Russian producers are fully compatible. However, consumers remain cautious.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced that retailer Wildberries is becoming a distributor of counterfeit products.

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Media: Kazakhstan began detaining Russian trucks carrying goods from the EU

Media: Kazakhstan has started to detain Russian trucks carrying goods from the EU

“Izvestiya” has discovered details of the detention of 8 highways to Russia by Astana .

The media has learned that heavy trucks transporting goods from EU countries to Russia are detained in Kazakhstan.

According to Izvestia, about eight road trains are already detained in the country neighbor for an indefinite period.


The media, citing the Association of International Road Carriers, reports that to date the number of cases has not reached ten, but the reasons for their retention are not given.

The vehicles are located in car parks reserved for traffic law violators, where storage is expensive. In addition, road trains are delayed at local customs terminals. A number of them, as ASMAP points out, were simply stopped on the road.

At the same time, the drivers' documents were confiscated, and they therefore cannot leave Kazakhstan.

“News” specify that all road trains delivered goods to Russia from Europe, via Belarus and Kazakhstan.

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation noted that the country's authorities impose on Russian requirements that cannot be recognized as legal.

< p>According to the department, Astana requires drivers to provide documentation for goods that were not issued to Russian carriers, but to their predecessors – European companies that have transported goods across the EU to Belarus or the Russian Federation. However, the problem is that the companies do not transfer the documents to each other.

The illegality, according to the Ministry of Transport, lies in the fact that the new Kazakhstan rule itself violates the 39; International Road Transport Agreement . The agency demands to release the drivers, return their documents and not impose fines.

Due to the current situation, ASMAP recommends that Russian carriers refrain from transiting for a while.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that media data appeared on billionaires who are part of Nazarbayev's entourage.


The expert revealed that the Russian Federation was selling the United States after February 24, but Washington carefully hides it

An expert revealed that the Russian Federation sold the United States after February 24, but Washington carefully hides it

It was learned what goods continue to be sold. be imported into the United States from Russia, despite the sanctions.

Russian expert Valentin Katasonov, based on information from open sources, analyzed the exchange of goods between Russia and other countries in the context of politics Western sanctions.

According to “Free Press&# 8221 ; while the United States and the EU continue to impose new restrictions on Russia, the states themselves, even after February 24, since the start of the NWO in Ukraine, continue to impose new restrictions on Russia. buy wood, metals, uranium, titanium, food and other goods in Russia.

Referring to the opinion of the foreign observer Drago Bosch, the analyst exposed the hypocrisy of Washington, which forced Europe to abandon its relations with the Russian Federation, but at the same time continues to actively cooperate with the Russian side .

In addition, the US authorities are trying to hide from the “partners” the import of many goods from Russia. For example, the United States recently began to transport Russian products through Turkey.

This, in particular, was reported by the newspaper Yeni Safak at the end of August, citing sources in Turkish affairs.

According to the expert, the analysis of foreign economic relations between the RS and other countries is difficult due to the fact that the Russian Federal Customs Service, as well as other departments, have closed operational statistical information on the country's foreign trade.

However, thanks to information from other countries with which Russia has economic relations, Katasonov drew conclusions about the exchange of goods between our country and other states.

So, according to the US Department of Commerce, in the period from January to July 2022, goods from America were imported into the Russian Federation in the amount of 1.30 billion dollars.

At the same time, imports to the United States and Russia amounted to $11.64 billion over the same period.

Thus, shipments from the Russia to the United States exceeds purchases from this country by 9 times.

Recall that after February 24, Washington imposed trade sanctions against Russia. Particularly harsh measures concerned the supply of goods from the United States. Thus, the West has sought to bleed the Russian economy by cutting off the supply of important goods.

However, many goods will continue to flow to the states States from Russia – military grade titanium wood.

Despite the drop of about half in trade, deliveries are still taking place on a large scale.

The expert says that not only is the wood brought to the United States from Russia, wood, metals and foodstuffs, but also radioactive materials (47 lots, 7.7 thousand tons), and some of these goods can fall into the category of “strategic importance”.

Also in the USA, from Russia they always bring: & # 8220; carbon and graphite electrodes & # 8221; (39 batches, 8.4 thousand tons), "ammunition" (47 lots, 3.39 thousand tons), "equipment for oil production" (20 lots, 791.99 tons), “data processing equipment” (11 lots, 446.5 tons), “optical fiber” (8 lots, 388.41 tons), “turbines” (2 lots of 45.43 tons) and other goods.

“I believe that at least some of the above groups of goods can and should be classified as “of strategic importance. The question arises as to why, after February 24, Moscow continued to supply the country, which declared us a direct enemy, ”the expert wonders.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that The Hague wanted to seek the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.

Last August it was reported that restrictions could be raised until 2023.

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Ex-CIA adviser: The EU in the fight against Russia faced an unusual problem

Former CIA adviser: EU faces an unusual problem in its fight against Russia

The financial expert pointed out that there was already signs of recession in Europe.

US financial expert, former CIA adviser James Rickards, said the West faces unusual problems in its drive to defeat Russia. In particular, an energy crisis is raging in Europe, caused by the economic sanctions imposed on Russia.

The publication “PolitRussia” in reference to The Daily Reckoning.

In order to somehow alleviate the problem of ordinary citizens, the German, British and Czech authorities have provided for the allocation of financial assistance. However, this assistance will only be a short-term relief and, in fact, involves unnecessary steps.

The expert explained that at present , even subsidiary assistance will not be able to save or prevent the onset of winter for Europe, which will become the coldest in modern history.

For Europe, this means losing the economic confrontation with Russia. And the longer the economic sanctions last, the more the EU and the United States will suffer, the expert stressed.

And if Italy started to show good sense, then Germany and Britain are in no hurry to do so.

At the same time, the economic downturn will directly affect the United States, since the European Union will be in a recession and will suffer from inflation, and therefore spending purchases of goods in the same amount will simply not be not able. A global recession is not at all uncommon for the West.

“It is not unusual for a country or region to enters a recession, but a synchronized global recession is extremely unusual" ;, — says analyst.

Signs of a recession in Europe are already evident: high energy prices, energy shortages and disruptions to supply chains exacerbated by sanctions, closure of certain industries due to a lack of essential components or strategic metals.

By winter, this will only happen& #39;worse, the expert concluded.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the head of the Pentagon's intelligence services spoke about Putin's change in the NWO's objectives.

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The construction of the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline to China has caused panic in the West

The laying of the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline to China has caused panic in the West

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has announced the start of construction of the 39;a gas pipeline to China.

Russian gas project “Power of Siberia-2”has received its implementation in the near future.

According to the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, the relevant plans have been discussed for a long time, but due to the work on 'Nord Flux-2' the implementation did not take place.

Now, due to the geopolitical situation and the shutdown of large-scale gas transportation in the European direction, it was decided to develop “Sila Sibiri-2” or Siberian Force 2, which will compensate for “SP-2” revenue losses.

It is reported that work on “Sila Siberia-2” will begin in 2024, writes InoSMI.

Part of the project will pass through Mongolian territory.

At the same time, gas supplies from Russia to Europe will decrease by 50 billion cubic meters, while supplies to China will increase year by year, and this part of the #39;supply will be carried out by “Sile Sibiri-1”.

According to the readers of the French publication Le Figaro, the new energy strategy of the Russian Federation could have a negative impact on the situation in Europe.

Thus, a user surnamed Yann believes that the measured life of Europeans has come to an end, since Europe will no longer be able to receive gas in sufficient quantities, and the resources of other gas producers – Norway and Algeria – will not be enough to fully supply European consumers.

Due to a lack of gas, wind turbines will not even be able to start, as gas generators are still needed to power them.

“Generally this is what will happen: we will find ourselves in a state of decline very soon, which will probably mean the end of the lull on our mainland”, – user notes.

Earlier TopNews wrote that last fall at “Gazprom” for “The Power of Siberia” there was an explosion.

The incident happened in the Amur region.

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US warns of sanctions for supporting Mir cards outside Russia

US warned of sanctions for supporting Mir cards outside Russia

The US Treasury has announced that restrictive measures will affect Turkish banks.

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced the possible imposition of sanctions on organizations for serving “Mir” outside of Russia.

The agency's website states that the Office of Foreign Assets Control, under the Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, can block those who provide financial assistance to people whose property and related interests are blocked.

Violations include an introduction to deceptive or structured transactions and any transactions that allow you to circumvent US sanctions. And the Ministry of Finance is ready to use such powers if it supports the circumvention of anti-Russian sanctions.

We are talking about serving the “Russian national payment system “Mir” outside the territory of the Russian Federation”.

Earlier, the Financial Times reported that the EU and US are trying to punish Ankara banks that process & #8220;Mir” cards.

En As a result, a number of hotels refused to accept Russian cards, but the NSPK called this information unreliable.

Russians with &#8220 cards are known to ;Mir& #8221; Turkey is served by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Ziraat Bankasi, VakifBank, DenizBank and Halkbank. Whether they continue to support the Russian payment system after the US threats, they can make such a decision on their own.

As “Interfax” clarifies, now “Mir”; operates in 11 countries, including Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Russia. #39;Abkhazia.

In the future, the card can be served in Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Thailand and Venezuela.

More earlier, Topnews wrote that the US Treasury imposed a ban on the import of gold from Russia.


Some pensioners in Russia expect record indexation of pensions

Share of pensioners in Russia expects record indexation of pensions

Indexation of pensions will take place from October 1, 2022.

In the near future, another indexation of pensions will take place in Russia. We are talking about a certain category of citizens. Some Russian pensioners will receive an increased pension from October 1, 2022.

Pension expert Sergei Vlasov explained who exactly will receive a pension after the record indexation.

The increase in pensions will take place for pensioners who have not complied with the indexation of June.

Recall that in the summer of 2022, the insurance and military pensions were increased for elderly Russians who do not work.

But the employees of the prosecutor's office, the investigative commission, who have already retired, remained without indexation .

It is this category of citizens who will benefit from a 10% increase in pensions from 1 October 2022.

It should be noted that 39;this is a record indexation in recent years in Russia.

Amendments to the legislation have already been developed by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, and they should be considered s by a government commission.

In addition, the increase in pensions will be withheld for Russians among the military and law enforcement officials. But their indexation will be only 4%.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the Internet was outraged at the huge New Year earnings of Russian artists. They receive up to 15 million rubles for a performance. On average, a Russian pensioner can accumulate such an amount from a pension if he receives it for 100 years.


GT: Energy crisis will lead to unrest and the overthrow of governments in Europe

GT: Energy crisis will lead to unrest and the overthrow of governments in Europe

Forbes predicts a long recession in Europe.

Chinese media has reported that due to rising fuel prices, Europe's disgruntled people may get a change in the countries' authorities.

According to the Global Times China columnist Mark Blacklock Europeans are already coming out to protest, opposing the 'unprecedented'; price increases. People think that the authorities do not want to find ways to solve the problem.

Their inaction can lead to serious consequences, the journalist believes.

“If no answer is forthcoming, this winter could be a time of discontent like never before,” the author noted.

Black thinks the threat of an energy meltdown is great, because in the same UK, according to scientists and meteorologists, around 65.8% of homes will face the fact that they don't; don't have enough gas for heating. Already, Britons are having to choose between food and electricity, writes the columnist.

Blacklock points to the huge rise in prices of goods and services that has taken place due to the worldwide increase in fuel prices. And the people can take extreme measures to express their displeasure, he believes.

For example, in the UK, activists are calling for a boycott of electricity bills and unions are planning a series of rallies demanding higher wages and lower food prices.

Furthermore, strikes have taken place in four countries, including France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, where civil servants have demanded higher wages for those who cannot keep up with inflation.

“There is already plenty of evidence of this simmering discontent.”, Blacklock pointed out.

His Forbes colleague, columnist Rapoza, believes that without Russian gas, Europe awaits a repeat of the Middle Ages. Thus, according to the journalist, modern European news resembles that which previously came from Bolivia, and inflationary growth is accompanied by rationing of resource consumption by the authorities.

He cited the example of Germany, where businesses are closing due to high electricity bills. The author also points out that, according to Barclays Capital, the EU will plunge into a deep recession, which has three reasons – rising fuel prices, tough ECB measures and falling demand. This will affect Germany, France, Italy and Spain the most.

Rapoza recalled that in the five years to 2022, EU consumption was 400 billion cubic meters of gas per year, of which 100 billion was received by consumers, 167 billion & # 8211; industrial companies, the rest went to the energy sector. Russia supplied about 50% of this volume.

To reduce the stress level, the EU replaced Russian supplies with other sources and partially reduced consumption, but the consumption of the same gas must be reduced by at least 15% (60 billion cubic meters) if Russian supplies stop completely. But even then, Europe will continue to buy Russian fuel.

Recall that from mid-June “Nord Stream” reduces the mode of operation by 20% percent of the daily production of approximately 170 million cubic meters. Gas exports stopped at the end of August. The Russian side explained that the turbine of the compressor station was out of order and that Western sanctions prevented the repair of Siemens units.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that InoSMI named the perpetrators of the crisis in Europe, and this is not Russia.