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    THE LORD holds another discussion with an international audience in house and online:

    Plenary Session at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club

    21.10.2021

    "Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.

    The plenary session was moderated by Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club."


    No transcripts, some dodgy live translators, though.


    Enjoy, 3:30:00 long. Q/A start 5 minutes in.




    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Enjoy, 3:30:00 long. Q/A start 5 minutes in.
    Drivel starts at 00:01.

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    Russia’s plans to boost gas supplies to Europe after November 8 still in force — Kremlin.

    Dmitry Peskov emphasized that Russia complied with all obligations on gas supplies, fulfilled precisely and even in excess of these obligations.

    2 Nov, 19:08

    "MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Russia has not changed its plans to supply gas to Europe after November 8, once its own gas storage facilities are filled, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

    When asked if Moscow plans to increase gas supplies to Europe after November 8, he said:


    "Russia complies with all obligations [on gas supplies], fulfills precisely and even in excess of these obligations. The trend set by Russian President [Vladimir Putin] in this regard remains in effect, of course." Peskov stressed that this is exactly what "the President was talking about."

    In late October, Putin instructed Gazprom to increase supplies to the company's storage facilities in Europe, once the gas giant had completed a fuel injection into underground storage facilities in Russia.

    According to the Russian President, this will secure the possibility for Gazprom to meet its contractual obligations and create a more favorable situation on the EU energy market in general.

    The company’s CEO Alexey Miller, assured the President that Gazprom will fulfill this order."


    Russia’s plans to boost gas supplies to Europe after November 8 still in force — Kremlin - Business & Economy - TASS

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    The company’s CEO Alexey Miller, assured the President that Gazprom will fulfill this order."
    What a stupid thing to say when you have a contract. If it didn't it would be corporate suicide.

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    Russia and China . . . with suppliers like that to rely on . . .

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    Oh, my.

    Top Russian Spy’s Son Dead After ‘Fall’ From Embassy in Berlin

    Either Russians are incredibly clumsy or they should stay away from open upper-floor windows.


    Another Russian—this time a diplomat in Berlin—was found in a heap on the sidewalk below the Russian embassy last month, dead after an apparent fall, Der Spiegel reports.


    The 35-year-old man, named by Bellingcat as the son of the deputy director of FSB’s Second Service and the head of the FSB’s Directorate for Protection of Constitutional Order, Gen. Alexey Zhalo, was reportedly serving as a secretary at the embassy. He is also reported to have worked as the third secretary of Russia’s delegation to the United Nations in Vienna starting in 2013.


    His remains were repatriated within days to Moscow—before German officials could investigate.


    German security officials charged with protecting the embassy are said to have found the body of the man at 7:20 a.m on Oct. 19. Der Spiegel reports that he had been working at the embassy since mid-2019 as a secretary, though the magazine says German officials confided that they had identified him as a spy working undercover.


    German media also reports that he was dispatched to Berlin two months before the Tiergarten murder that year—when Georgian exile and Chechen rebel commander Zelimkhan Khangoshvili was assassinated in broad daylight in the German capital.


    The Bellingcat investigative website reported that the super-secret Second Service arm of the Russian intelligence service, which is responsible for counterterrorism, was involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny in the summer of 2020. It is not known whether the dead man was involved at all in that case. Navalny was spirited to Berlin’s Charité hospital after his poisoning. The dead man was in Berlin at the same time, according to the Der Spiegel report. Bellingcat said there was no evidence that he was connected to the planning or execution of the assassination.


    The Russian embassy told local German reporters that the man’s cause of death was “unknown,” but that they were considering it a “tragic accident,” and hinting at suicide. German investigators were not allowed access to the embassy to conduct their research, and the corpse of the dead man, who had diplomatic status, was whisked away before they could attempt to investigate.


    In 2003, another worker at the Russian embassy in Berlin fell fatally from an upper window; and in 2017, a prominent lawyer connected to whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky was thrown from a window in Moscow under suspicious circumstances.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/son-of...=home?ref=home

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    German officials confided that they had identified him as a spy working undercover.
    Russians . . . ever so subtle, as usual.

    A fall from height?


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    The 35-year-old man, named by Bellingcat as the son of the deputy director of FSB’s Second Service
    Does the 35 year old deceased man have a name? I mean, they know the name of his father. If a name is considerately provided, we might actually be able to Google it, and find out some more details. So far, just seems like a jumper.

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    Yes, it's odd . . . every report seems to just list him as 'son of' . . . what an embarrassment even after death.


    This is him: Kirill Zhalo

    The usual suave Russian spy, cut from the same cloth as James Bond.



    This is his father, so I guess genetics were cruel




    Now, with his name, you get the same amount of info . . . very little.

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    ^ Dad looks a bit like Dr. Evil.

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    Or billions of non-western races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Drivel starts at 00:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post

    This is him: Kirill Zhalo



    This is his father, so I guess genetics were cruel
    Looks gay or maybe wanted to change his gender

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Or billions of non-western races.
    Yes, those billions of races . . . billions.




    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Looks gay or maybe wanted to change his gender
    A Russian general's son - never.

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    Bavaria’s head vows to launch Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible

    "We are withdrawing from coal and nuclear power generation, and the lack of resources is becoming more and more severe," he said

    "The Minister-President of the German state of Bavaria Markus Soder has urged to launch the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as soon as possible to ensure stable gas supplies ahead of the cold season. "A wise strategy to ensure power supplies is necessary. In this regard, there are good reasons to launch the Nord Stream 2 pipeline soon to bring gas prices to a normal level," Soder said in an interview with Funke Mediengruppe, published on Sunday. "We cannot just stand aside and watch prices growing ahead of the cold winter," he added.

    In his words, "people are expecting a quick solution" to the issue.

    "We are withdrawing from coal and nuclear power generation, and the lack of resources is becoming more and more severe. Prices grow, and our demand for electricity rises due to digitalization and use of electric vehicles. In this regard, we need stations that generate power from gas," the official continued. "Nord Stream 2 could become a reliable foundation for stable gas supplies to Germany."

    The construction of Nord Stream 2 was fully completed on September 10. Before pumping can commence, the operator of the project should submit certificates of technical norms conformance to the Stralsund mining authority. It should also be registered as an independent transport operator - the Federal grid agency is to issue certification by January 8, 2022. The agency cannot prohibit gas pumping, but if it starts before the registration is finalized the operator will be fined. This registration is obligatory for meeting the norms of the EU Gas Directive.

    The Russian side has repeatedly stressed that Nord Stream 2 is an entirely commercial project that is being implemented jointly with European partners. Speaking at the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week on October 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed allegations that Russia uses energy issues as weapons as politically-motivated idle talk. "Even in the most difficult periods of the Cold War, Russia always implemented its contract liabilities in full and supplied gas to Europe," he said."

    Bavaria’s head vows to launch Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible - Business & Economy - TASS


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    Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed allegations that Russia uses energy issues as weapons as politically-motivated idle talk. "Even in the most difficult periods of the Cold War, Russia always implemented its contract liabilities in full and supplied gas to Europe," he said."
    Why do you keep posting lies Hoohoo?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Why do you keep posting lies Hoohoo?
    Unpaid bills, failure to pay due bills, as defined in their legally binding financial agreement to supply gas.

    Failure to pay bills, according to legally signed, binding agreement leads to consequences, personal, commercial and international. Business is business my boy.

    2009 Russia–Ukraine gas dispute

    "The 2009 Russia–Ukraine gas dispute was a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine that occurred when Russian natural gas company Gazprom refused to conclude a supply contract for 2009 unless Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz paid its accumulating debts for previous gas supplies"

    From your source:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_R...ne_gas_dispute

    Not political, not as a weapon. Another lie from yourself.

    Try reading your source again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Unpaid bills, failure to pay due bills, as defined in their legally binding financial agreement to supply gas.

    Failure to pay bills, according to legally signed, binding agreement leads to consequences, personal, commercial and international. Business is business my boy.

    2009 Russia–Ukraine gas dispute

    "The 2009 Russia–Ukraine gas dispute was a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine that occurred when Russian natural gas company Gazprom refused to conclude a supply contract for 2009 unless Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz paid its accumulating debts for previous gas supplies"

    From your source:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_R...ne_gas_dispute

    Not political, not as a weapon. Another lie from yourself.

    Try reading your source again.
    Stop lying hoohoo.

    None of these breached any contract. You can't even lie properly, neither can Putin.

    completely cutting off supplies to Southeastern Europe, most of which depends on Russian gas, and partially to other European countries.

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    On March 30, 2010 a Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal ordered Naftogas to pay RosUkrEnergo around $200 million as a penalty for various breaches of supply, transit and storage contracts.[71] On June 8, 2010 the Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal ordered Naftogaz to return 11 billion cubic metres (390 billion cubic feet) of natural gas to RosUkrEnergo and that RosUkrEnergo would receive from Naftogaz a further 1.1 billion cubic metres (39 billion cubic feet) of natural gas in lieu of RosUkrEnergo's entitlement to penalties for breach of contract.[71][72]

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    ^ Did they follow the ruling, Helge?

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    Can't remember

    I don't know

    Hasn't it been an ongoing problem that Ukraine borrows a bit of gas from the pipelines ?

    For years ?

    I seem to remember so

    Furthermore: My dislike for Russia is pretty much equaled by the one for Ukraine (the regimes), so I haven't got a dog in this fight, if you'll pardon my Cats Phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    My dislike for Russia is pretty much equaled by the one for Ukraine (the regimes),
    Ditto . . . much of a muchness, but one is many times more powerful


    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    if you'll pardon my Cats Phrase
    No.





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    Is it too difficult to spot the lie?

    "Russia always implemented its contract liabilities in full and supplied gas to Europe"

    .......

    "
    completely cutting off supplies to Southeastern Europe, most of which depends on Russian gas, and partially to other European countries"




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    Nord Stream 2 ready for launch — Gazprom
    The gas line consists of two strings with the total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters per year

    8 Nov, 21:41

    "The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is ready to be launched, deputy department head of Gazprom Alexei Finikov said on Monday. "The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been completed and is ready for a start," he said.

    Construction of the Nord Stream 2 ended on September 10, 2021. The gas line consists of two strings with the total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters per year from the Russian coast across the Baltic Sea to Germany."

    Nord Stream 2 ready for launch — Gazprom - Business & Economy - TASS


    Time for a diversion.

    How dangerous is Vladimir Putin?-38-jpeg


    Cue the NaGastani war machine.

    Where is the target?

    Who will order the military to strike?

    Biden, Harris, one of the ex-presidents, Trump, Obama, Clinton .....
    Last edited by OhOh; 09-11-2021 at 10:31 PM.

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