The Russian Economy Ministry intends to hold consultations with Gazprom on a concept of the Russian gas market's liberalization before September 1, 2003, Deputy Economy Minister Andrey Sharonov told reporters today. Initially, the consultations were expected to take place before May 1, 2003. The decision to reschedule the consultations was made by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov.
According to Sharonov, so far little progress has been made in negotiations over the concept of the gas market's liberalization. Among controversial points are splitting the company into several branches, the liberalization of gas prices and the de-monopolization of gas production.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year