50% of Russian oil and gas pipelines are in a poor condition and the average Russian gas pipeline is 22 years old. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced by Deputy Russian Energy Minister Leonid Tropko yesterday.
The deputy minister said the current volumes of gas and oil produced in Russia can only be transported if the existing transportation system is updated and repaired. He emphasised that insufficient development of the transportation systems are preventing new oil and gas fields from being developed.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War