Gazprom has purchased unsold gas from independent gas producers that was accumulated in backbone gas pipelines, a source in the Russian gas holding told RBC. The source did not specify the exact volume of the gas bought, however, according to some estimations, it could be several millions of cubic meters. Gazprom did not elaborate on the price it paid for the gas. Earlier Gazprom Deputy CEO Alexander Ryazanov declared that Gazprom had proposed to buy this gas at $20 per 1,000 cubic meters.
As reported earlier, Gazprom shut off Nortgaz's access to the system of backbone gas pipelines. According to data available on October 1, 2003, some 1.8bn cubic meters of gas of independent producers were accumulated in the system of backbone gas pipelines.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities