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Power play: China wants to boost trade & energy cooperation with Russia

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Beijing is ready to further develop economic ties with Russia, increasing bilateral trade and facilitating mutual access to each other’s markets. “China is ready to boost energy, innovation, finance and trade cooperation with Russia,” Li Keqiang said during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the ASEAN Summit Read More

NYT series about Moscow’s plot to ‘tear West apart’ is a jewel of psychological projection

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Russia has been scheming for decades to splinter the West with civilization-shattering fake news, claims a shocking three-part film series published by the New York Times. The series was filed under “op-ed” for a reason, however. Russia’s alleged “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election is the “culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West Read More

Russia’s most powerful oilman: We're fine with any oil price

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Rosneft is fine with any level of oil prices, chief executive Igor Sechin told Kommersant radio station as quoted by news agency TASS. “We manage risks. If prices fall, we will work on increasing our market share,” Sechin said, adding that if prices continued their current slide, Rosneft would focus on maintaining and expanding its market Read More

Kiev’s push to split from Russian Orthodox Church will boost ‘nationalism’ & ‘chaos’ in Ukraine

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The Ukrainian Church’s drive to gain independent status (autocephaly) is a political move, pushed by President Petro Poroshenko who seeks to fix his crumbling popularity before the next election, historian Alexander Dvorkin says. “I’m not sure that Ukraine is really determined to get autocephaly. Mr. Poroshenko definitely wanted that very much, because his popularity is Read More

Putin says $70 crude suits Russia fine

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By Stepan Kravchenko and Henry Meyer on 11/15/2018 MOSCOW (Bloomberg) — President Vladimir Putin said he discussed the price of oil with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump when they met in Paris briefly on Sunday, adding that Russia is happy with current prices.  Putin was more upbeat on the current market situation than his colleagues in Read More

Germany demands Kiev takes down website branding ex-chancellor 'anti-Ukrainian'

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Germany asked Kiev to take down a highly controversial website, which lists “enemies of Ukraine” and reveals their personal data, after it branded former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as “anti-Ukrainian.” Inclusion of Schroeder in the database, published on the notorious Ukrainian website ‘Mirotvorets’ (‘Peacekeeper’), was “unequivocally” condemned by Berlin. “We have insisted in the past that Read More

Montenegrin activists protest against Adriatic oil prospecting

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BAR, Montenegro (Reuters) – Dozens of Montenegrin environmental activists and fishermen took to the water in the Adriatic port of Bar on Monday to protest at undersea oil prospecting, which they say will endanger marine wildlife and fisheries. Environmental activists and fishermen protest against undersea oil exploration in the Adriatic Sea in Bar, Montenegro, November Read More

Lukoil drilled its second well in Yury Kochagin field

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11/14/2018 Photo: Lukoil. MOSCOW — PJSC LUKOIL completed the construction of the second production well from the wellhead platform at the Yury Korchagin field in the Caspian Sea. The single-bore well with horizontal completion was drilled from a jack-up rig. The measured depth of the well is 3,736 m. The well’s initial flow rate is Read More

Energy-hungry Thailand eyeing Russian LNG imports

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Russian companies are interested in supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Thai market, according to the Russian Energy Ministry. Moscow and Bangkok have a long track record of energy cooperation. “Russian energy resources – oil, petroleum products and coal – are delivered stably to Thailand. Considering the great importance of natural gas for Thailand’s Read More

‘Unlike us, Elon Musk is using old tech’: Russia shows off reusable NUKE ENGINE for Mars mission

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A leading Russian space research center has posted a video of its nuclear-powered rocket, that will be able to land on Mars after seven months, and can be re-launched into space just 48 hours after landing. “A mission to Mars is possible in the very near future, but that’s not an aim in itself. Our Read More