The government has entrusted the Russian Energy Ministry and other related agencies to work out the final version of documents on the construction of an oil pipeline to the east by May 1, Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov told journalists after a Cabinet meeting. The meeting was devoted to the integrated development of oil and gas fields in Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
The Energy Minister stressed that the construction of a pipeline to the east was one of the priorities in the development of oil and gas fields in Eastern Siberia and the Far East and specified that the route of the pipeline would depend on estimations of oil reserves in this part of Russia. According to preliminary data, the reserves are estimated at 1bn tons.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said