For the second year in a row Russia loses to Saudi Arabia the competition for the world's largest oil market.
China, which buys more than 10% of world oil production daily, reduced imports of Russian oil in 2021, TASS reports, citing statistics from the General Administration of Customs of China.
During the year, Russian oil companies sold 79.64 million tons of oil to Chinese customers, which is 4.5% less than a year earlier. The volume of supplies shrank to the levels of 2 years ago: in 2020 …
Ukraine will not be able to take the annexed Crimea back, and Russian President Vladimir Putin "may deserve respect," said the Chief of German Navy, Vice Admiral, Kay-Achim Schönbach, during a discussion at the Indian Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
"The Crimean Peninsula is lost. It cannot be returned. That's a fact. And we need to understand that political issues are matters of facts and emotions," Schönbach said.
He believes that Russia does not really want to …
In Recent weeks Russia has been strengthening militants in the Donbas and is actively recruiting mercenaries who, after undergoing intensive training, are sent to the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" (DPR and LPR), said the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
“Since the beginning of January, Russia has secretly delivered to DPR and LPR by rail and road transport more than 7,000 tons of fuel, several tanks and units of self-propelled artillery, …
Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy presented Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi with a diploma of honorary professor at the University, reported TASS.
"Ibrahim Raisi is awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Moscow University, which guarantees him rights, honors and privileges," Sadovnichy said.
Raisi was on an official visit Russia. He had a meeting with the Russian MPs at the State Duma, held meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister …
The German Federal Network Agency, which is responsible for certification of Nord Stream 2 pipeline, will be undergoing a leadership change. On March 1, 2022, a former Greens politician Klaus Müller will take over the Federal Network Agency in Bonn (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA), reported the German newspaper Handelsblatt .
The current head of the agency, Jochen Hohmann, after ten years in this position, was not eligible for a new term and is retiring at the age of 68.
At the same time, one of …