Does Russia’s fate still depend on satisfaction of home-made oligarchs’ ambitions? Two weeks ago, in Moscow, a sitting of Russian Security Council under President Vladimir Putin chairmanship took place. The sitting was devoted to the building of Russia-China gas pipe-line (the agreement was reached by Mikhail Kasyanov while visiting China late summer). The question about the pipe-line building was also discussed during the Vladimir Putin visit to Beijing. Russian media reported practically nothing about the decisions taken by the Security Council. However, just after the sitting, Vladimir Putin said the pipe-line Angarsk-Datsin would not be built. Instead, the pipe-line will be laid to the city of Nakhodka or any other Russian harbour. Therefore, Russian Far East will be guaranteed from chronic lack of oil.
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya