Media: Putin lowered gas prices in EU in one sentence

Media: Putin lowered gas prices in the EU in one sentence

German newspaper Welt made Russian leader a superhero.

The authors of the German edition Welt believe that the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, succeeded with just one sentence in bringing down gas prices in Europe.

In their opinion, this happened when the Russian leader took over the management of the company & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; to switch to planned supplies of an increased volume of blue fuel to European gas storage facilities, to which company chief Alexey Miller said the task would be completed. Putin asked to be informed of the progress of the work.

The president explained that he would control the course of events.

After these words, the prices of natural gas in the Netherlands fell by 15% suddenly, according to German journalists.

& # 8220; Almost accidental note… Putin breathed a sigh of relief in the European gas market & # 8221;, – they say.

The newspaper also reports that Russia's dominant position in the gas market is now undeniable.

As Topnews previously wrote, the Russian leader predicted the gas crisis in Europe 11 years ago, speaking at an economic forum in Germany.

Against the backdrop of the crisis, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder made a statement on his

According to him, many participants simply do not understand the nature of the collapse and consider that it is enough to blame Russia for this situation, said the politician on the sidelines of the 14th Eurasian Economic Forum, which takes place in Verona (Italy).

If last year, against the backdrop of production shutdown due to a pandemic, the supply of blue fuel was reduced, and the winter was warm, which also allowed to save fuel, then in 2021 the situation is different. The two factors already mentioned led to the lack of additional fuel reserves in the GPC, which is why the prices rose in the summer.

Schroeder pointed out that the sources of gas supply are Russia and Norway, the liquefied fuel is delivered from the United States. Already this year, shipments from Russia increased by 9%, while those from Norway, on the contrary, decreased by 2 and 11% in two quarters.

LNG can overcome the shortage of gas, but the alternative to expensive pipeline supplies is not to Europe, but to China and countries in Asia with their “economic miracle” and fuel prices are rising again.

This is why, given the facts, the accusations of a crisis on Russia seem unfounded to Schroeder.

“Are there signs of competition between the USA and Russia? Of course it does, ”said the politician.

According to him, international security in the energy sector directly depends on the degree of development of economic ties with supplier countries, and long-term contracts become their best security . Therefore, the approach demonstrated by the European Union to reduce reliance on fuel supplies did not help with the verification on the ground.

The only way out for policies is dialogue and cooperation, since both parties, suppliers and exporters & # 8220; depend on each other & # 8221 ;, reports & # 8220; MK & # 8221 ;.

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Moscow authorities plan to abandon migrants on construction sites

The authorities of Moscow are considering refusing migrants on construction sites

The vice-mayor of the capital spoke of the reduction in the number of workers.

Authorities in Moscow are preparing a plan to abandon migrants on construction sites in the capital. This was announced by Deputy Mayor Andrei Bochkarev, who predicted global changes in the construction industry.

In an interview with RBC, Bochkarev said that a renovation program is being implemented in Moscow, but there are not enough personnel at construction sites – laborers, engineers. The situation has been made worse by the pandemic – many migrants have returned home.

Now, out of 120,000 workers, 40,000 remain in Moscow. At the moment, the lack of resources is 40%, notes Bochkarev.

It is also noted that the natives of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan work on construction sites in the capital, and before the majority were from Tajikistan. At the same time, the number of inhabitants of the Moscow region has also increased, but many specialists simply do not exist.

According to the deputy mayor, on average, a migrant receives about 50-60 thousand rubles, that is, the salary has doubled.

“But a lot of people who are over 80,000 years old don't want to work,” says Bochkarev.

From now on, the authorities are busy developing a strategy, during the implementation of which the sites will do without migrants. The construction process will require 3 times fewer people, but their wages will be 2-3 times higher.

At the same time, according to the authorities' plan, they will start building faster. So, instead of four workers, it will be possible to install an installation that will apply the solution to the wall.

The city authorities will be mindful of the quality of education in the construction industry. Currently only 10-15% of the time during the study is spent on site management methods.

More time is spent on industrial construction – calculations, formulas, etc.

American construction site, the workers are all hanged with tools. Because they get their money's worth for productivity. It might seem like a trifle, but that's how one person replaces three. We need to create such educational programs, ”says Bochkarev.

The Ministry of Economic Development has supported the replacement of migrants by Russian citizens on construction sites. So, Deputy Minister Dmitri Volvach is sure that the idea will not be implemented immediately, but action can be taken now.

According to Volvach, it is important to focus on paid jobs, Russian staff and high tech.

Volvach also suggested attracting trained migrants from near abroad to construction sites in Moscow.

In an interview with, the idea of ​​refusing migrants was criticized by economist Alexei Korenev. According to him, the implementation of this program requires financial investments, the purchase of high-quality equipment, etc.

The expert also recalled that Vladimir Putin said in 2020: Russia cannot do without migrants. The economist speculates that the vice mayor wanted to “please the Muscovites” who are fed up with newcomers.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the media reported brochures in maternity hospitals in Moscow, in which they spoke in different languages ​​about payments to migrants of 20,000 rubles for the birth of the first child. For this, 700 million rubles were allocated from the Moscow budget.


Kiev offered Moscow to extend its gas transit contract

Kiev offered Moscow extension of the transit contract for gas

The head of the” Operator of Ukrainian gas transportation system “Serhiy Makogon described the conditions offered by Kiev.

The head of the company “GTS Operator of Ukraine” Sergei Makogon said that before the expiration of the contract for the transit of gas from Russia through the country, Kiev was ready to conclude the next .

He also underlined the conditions under which the Ukrainian side is ready to take such a step.

As quoted by his website “TSN”, Makogon has said about “ persistent & # 8221; the Ukrainian side's proposal to extend the contract, without waiting for its end in 2024.

He explained that if Germany and the United States are interested in it, then the Ukraine has such an opportunity, and it & # 39; s ready to make a new deal & # 8220; even today '.

The duration of the document, according to Makogon, could be 10 & # 8211; 15 years, and the volume of transit gas & # 8211; about 45 billion cubic meters per year.

However, the proposal of the Ukrainian side, said the head of the company, Russia remained silent.

As for the promises made previously by the German and American sides to maintain the transit flow after the launch of & # 8220; Sevpotok-2 & # 8221 ;, they are not supported by anything.

The term used by them in the statement on the subject, namely & # 8220; use gas as a weapon & # 8221; on the Russian side, he couldn't explain himself.

& # 8220; In my opinion, Russia is already using gas as a weapon & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; said the head of the company.

He added that this is proven by gas prices, the closure of businesses in Europe and their bankruptcy.

Recall that at present, under the Russian-Ukrainian agreement & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; in the first year it will pump 65 billion cubic meters of gas through Ukrainian territory and for another four years, until 2024, & # 8211; 40 billion each

As the head of the company Alexey Miller explained, in the future the transit volume will be regulated by the technical state of Ukrainian systems and the economic feasibility.

As Topnews wrote, in early September the FSB accused Ukrainian intelligence services of sabotage of a gas pipeline in Crimea.


Musk became the richest man in history

Musk has become l & # Richest man in history

The fortune of the founder of Tesla and SpaceX rose to $ 289 billion thanks to the growth in the value of the shares of the electric vehicle maker, < p> As early as Monday night, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk became the richest person in history, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff on the Forbes Bezos list ($ 212 billion).

Musk is now worth over $ 271.2 billion, which became possible after a sharp jump. in the value of Tesla shares by 13% after the publication of corporate reports and a large number of electric vehicle orders by Hertz.

As a result, the value of Tesla itself exceeds $ 1 trillion.

As of September, Musk's fortune was estimated at $ 203.4 billion. However, for the first time, it approached $ 300 billion.

It is worth noting that the sharp rise in Musk's fortune could be influenced by his latest statement, where he condemned the latest tax proposals, according to which holders of over $ 100 million will be required pay increased taxes on stocks and real estate bonds for at least three years.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Elon Musk hosted a techno party with dancing robots in Berlin.


Moldova first bought gas not from Russia

Moldova bought some gas for the first time not from Russia

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.

The market price of fuel is known to be around $ 1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters, Russia supplies them for 790, although in 2020 Moldova paid a similar volume of about 150.

Recall that the decision to find a new supplier was taken after the announcement of the 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 accept such conditions and insists on an audit, which would establish how such a 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.


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.


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

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


Ukraine offered Europe an alternative to Nord Stream 2

Ukraine offered Europe an alternative & ldquo; Nord Stream 2 & rdquo;

According to Zelensky, Ukraine offered Russia a 50% discount on gas transit to 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.


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

According to reporters, negotiations between Russia and Moldova with the participation of Kozak in gas ended in vain.

In Moldova, due to the gas crisis, there has been 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 ;.


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 excessively high inflation, which reached 7.8%.

The markets immediately reacted to the hike in the key rate: the ruble began to grow 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 noticed that Elvira Nabiullina had come to the prime rate press conference with a pin in the shape of a bow and arrow.

The dollar and the euro collapsed after the central bank's key rate hike RF

By the way, Senator Vasily Ikonnikov is convinced that the increase in the policy rate will lead to an increase in the cost of loans, 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 seek other instruments to curb inflation, highlighting the NWF, whose funds are not being used.

& # 8220; It is necessary to change the financial and economic policy & # 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.