Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Turkish Companies To Help Rescue LNG Project In Arctic Russia

Via Radio Canada International, a report on a Turkish company’s plan to help rescue a LNG project in Arctic Russia: Big western companies are pulling out of Novatek’s grand Arctic LNG 2 project. Turkish companies, among them Karpowership, appear ready to take their place. The unprecedented Arctic industrialization that over the past years has unfolded along […]

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Russia: Using Sudan’s Gold To Fund Ukraine War Effort

Via CNN, a report on Russia’s alleged plundering of gold in Sudan to boost Putin’s war effort in Ukraine: Days after Moscow launched its bloody war on Ukraine, a Russian cargo plane stood on a Khartoum runway, a strip of tarmac surrounded by red-orange sand. The aircraft’s manifest stated it was loaded with cookies. Sudan rarely, […]

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Map Shows Massive Gas Pipeline That Russia and China Are Building

Via CNBC, a report on the massive gas pipeline that Russia and China are building: China and Russia are in the final stages of building the first pipeline that can send gas from Siberia to Shanghai. “Power of Siberia” — as the portion located in Russia is called — began delivering natural gas to northern China […]

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Power of Siberia 2 Will Divert Russia’s Europe-Bound gas To China

Via The Asia Times, an article on how the Power of Siberia 2 pipeline will divert Europe-bound gas to China: The construction of a second gas pipeline linking Russia and China is expected to commence within two years, a megaproject that will put Mongolia in the middle as the pipe is designed to pass through its […]

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China’s Belt And Road Focuses On New Eurasian Trade Routes Due To Ukraine War

Via Eurasia Review, a report on how China’s BRI is now focused on new Eurasian trade routes due to the Ukraine war: Moving shipping containers from China through Russia to the European Union became a vital part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and the Western sanctions that followed have […]

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Russia’s Dreams of a Red Sea Naval Base Are Scuttled—for Now

Via Foreign Policy, an article on Russia’s scuttled plans for a Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan: Russia’s hopes of establishing a naval base at Port Sudan on the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest waterways, have run aground, according to two U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to Foreign Policy on condition of anonymity.  U.S. officials have […]

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