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Ракетный подводный крейсер стратегического назначения Северного флота «Тула» успешно выполнил 5 ноября 2014 г. учебно-боевой запуск межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты «Синева».

Russian Submarine Launching R-29RMU Sineva SLBM

Russian R-29RMU Sineva ICBM Launch from a Delta IV class submarine.
The R-29RMU Sineva (Russian: Синева, lit. “blueness”), also designated RSM-54, is a Russian liquid-fuelled submarine-launched ballistic missile. It has the GRAU index 3M27, and is identified by NATO as the SS-N-23 Skiff. Carrying ten 100 kt warheads, it is designed to be launched from Delta IV class submarines, which are armed with 16 missiles each.

The first full-range test was reportedly conducted on October 11, 2008; the reported range was 11,547 kilometers. The R-29RMU entered service in 2007 and is expected to remain in service until at least 2030.

Current plans see the construction of approximately 100 such missiles.


LONDON, October 21 (RIA Novosti) – The ASEM summit in Milan cruelly exposed the illusions EU leaders hold about the Ukrainian conflict, and not for the first time

Ever since the February coup in Ukraine, the EU’s leaders have held to two assumptions: First, that the crisis in Ukraine is a conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and second, that they can bend Russia to their will by applying pressure on it to achieve the outcome they want in Ukraine. This outcome would entail the complete restoration of Kiev’s undiluted political control over the whole country, including the rebellious regions in the east (even the EU leaders quietly acknowledge that Crimea is lost to Ukraine forever).

These two assumptions blind the EU leaders to reality. Since they insist on seeing the conflict as one between Ukraine and Russia, they deny the reality that the regime in Kiev that they are supporting came to power through a violent, unconstitutional coup, which is behind the current conflict.  As a result, they refuse to see that this is not a conflict between Ukraine and Russia but an internal conflict between Ukrainians, between the people of eastern Ukraine who opposed the February coup and the ultra-nationalist, Russophobic regime in Kiev and the political system it has created.

The other reality the EU leaders seem ignorant of Russia itself and its role in the world. Not only is Russia far stronger economically than they seem to realise (witness its success in absorbing the recent oil price fall) but their entire approach shows that they have still not adjusted to the comparative relevance of the Chinese and Asian economies in terms of Russian oil and gas consumption. They act as if it is still only the West that matters. That Russia is not dependent on their goodwill for its economic survival and has other partners to trade with is something they seem unable to face.

The assumption that the conflict can therefore be “solved” in the manner the EU wants, by pressuring Russia, is therefore doubly misplaced. Russia didn’t cause the conflict in Ukraine and is not responsible for its outcome; it cannot simply switch it off at the EU’s bidding in the way EU leaders appear to think it can, even if it wanted to. At the same time, the sanctions the EU has imposed to pressure Russia, while causing Russia real problems, cannot damage Russia in the way they think. Europe’s moves are much more likely to anger Russia and consolidate popular support for the Russian government than bend it to their will. In the meantime it is becoming clearer by the day that by adopting sanctions, the EU leaders seriously underestimated the harm they would do to their own economies.

This persistent failure of the EU leaders to face reality has set the scene for a fiasco.

With their own economies coming under increasing pressure and with Ukraine itself continuing to suffer due to its deepening crisis, the EU leaders, especially Angela Merkel, need to resolve the Ukrainian conflict quickly.  They seem to have persuaded themselves that a combination of sanctions, falling oil prices and their collective presence in Milan would somehow force the Russians to retreat in the way they wanted.  They seem to have disregarded warnings from Moscow that this would not happen and that Moscow would not change its policies in order to get sanctions lifted.

What happened therefore came as a shock. Not only did the Russians not retreat as expected but as Dmitry Peskov, the Russian Presidential spokesman said, they sought instead once more to educate the EU leaders about what’s really going on in Ukraine, explaining that the conflict is an internal one and not one between Ukraine and Russia. Since this is a reality the EU leaders refuse to face, the lesson was extremely unwelcome.

The EU leaders were left clutching at a comment by President Putin that he did not want to see the situation in eastern Ukraine become another frozen conflict and that Russia does not dispute or seek to undermine Ukraine’s integrity. These words in fact simply reflect what has been Russia’s position all along – that since this is an internal Ukrainian conflict, it is for the Ukrainians themselves to settle their differences between themselves through negotiations and that the outcome is for them to decide. However, the EU leaders refuse to see this, instead persisting in the fantasy that the conflict is one between Ukraine and Russia, with Russia committing “aggression” against Ukraine, and misunderstood these banal words as Russia somehow “backing off” from its phantom aggression.

The only practical result that appears to have come out of the summit is that Ukrainian customs officials and guards will resume working at their posts on the Russian border. This was actually agreed on by the Russians as long ago as July 2, 2014 at an earlier summit in Berlin and is therefore nothing new. Both Ukrainian officials and OSCE monitors have been observing the border for months and have seen no evidence of the heavy traffic of Russian troops and military equipment the Ukrainians and the West claim is happening.  The fact that there is no evidence for it does not however shake the EU leaders’ belief that it is going on. Given their stubborn belief in something for which they have no proof, it is difficult to see how a further deployment of Ukrainian customs officials and guards and of more OSCE monitors on the border is going to make any difference.

The Milan summit is a textbook case of a conflict that is being unnecessarily prolonged because of a refusal to face facts.  It is still in theory possible to resolve this crisis diplomatically through a settlement brokered by the Russians and the Europeans. However, for that to happen, the Europeans need to completely change their understanding of the crisis. Since it seems they cannot do this, the conflict will continue, and will not be settled diplomatically but by events on the ground.  It is a certainty when that happens that the result will not be the ones the Europeans like, but by refusing to face facts, they are losing the ability to influence the outcome.

The Milan summit witnessed a similar fiasco in the gas negotiations, again because the Europeans came to them with a completely wrong set of assumptions.  That however is something to discuss later, once the latest round of tripartite gas negotiations between the Ukrainians, the Russians and the Europeans are over.

Alexander Mercouris is a London-based lawyer. The views expressed in this article are the author’s and may not necessarily represent those of RIA Novosti.


Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway.

The ban will last a year, starting August 7.

The full list of banned products was published on the Russian legal information

READ MORE: Putin bans agricultural imports from
sanctioning countries for 1 year

The Prime Minister also said Russia has stopped transit flights
by Ukrainian airlines to such destinations as Georgia,
Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, adding that the country was
considering a ban of transit flights for European and US Airlines
to the Asia-Pacific region.

Western sanctions were a “dead-end track”, but Russia
has been forced to respond to the measures taken by the western
countries, Medvedev added.

Alcohol imports from both the EU and the US will not be

“We are actually speaking of an embargo on imports of whole
categories of products from countries which have introduced
sanctions against Russian organizations and individuals,

Medvedev said.

Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Federal Customs Service (FCS) to
see that the banned imports could not cross the Russian border.

The Russian PM has also warned against possible attempts to use
the situation to drive up prices.

“I would like to warn that attempts to gain from price
speculation in this situation will be roughly stopped,”

Medvedev said.

The Russian PM added that Moscow still had a lot of trading
partners abroad, which it had not placed on the retaliatory
sanctions list.

Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has announced
plans to increase imports from Chile, which could include
vegetables, fruit, fish, shellfish, meat and milk.

Imports of fish, which last year amounted to 53,000 tons,
may grow two or three times. Shellfish imports might increase
from 3,000 tons to 15,000-20,000 tons
,” the watchdog said in
a statement.

Medvedev said he sincerely hoped“our partners’ economic
pragmatism will prevail over bad political decisions, and they
will think before trying to frighten Russia and impose
restrictions on it. And mutual trade and economic partnership
will be restored in the volumes which existed before. We would
have liked that to happen.”

In 2013, Russia imported $6.7 billion of meat and meat products
in total. The largest suppliers came from now-banned countries
like Denmark (6.6% of total Russian meat products), Germany
(6.4%), USA (5.3%), and Canada (3.8%).

Reuters / Ilya Naymushin

Unique opportunity

Medvedev believes the year-long embargo Russia is imposing will
boost domestic agriculture. He acknowledged that Russian farmers
would have to come a long way, but said it was a unique
opportunity to develop facilities to substitute for imports.

“We are only lagging behind in production of certain
varieties of meat and milk. We have to catch up and our farmers
are ready to do so, especially if we help them.”

Triggered by the ban, Russia’s domestic production of
agricultural products could grow by about $10.8 billion in the
next 18 months, Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fyodorov,

The Governor of the Krasnodar Region, Aleksandr Tkachev has been
quick to react to the news by saying farmers in the region will
use the chance to replace imported goods with their own produce.

“I have spoken to the heads of agricultural enterprises,
concerning the presidential decree on the ban of imports of
Western agricultural goods,”
Tkachev said, as cited by
ITAR-TASS. “The mood is on the whole optimistic. Krasnodar
farmers have received a strong stimulus to use all of their

Krasnodar is already a big agricultural player in Russia. The
region is the third biggest producer of meat and eggs in the
country and the fourth biggest producer of milk.

The Astrakhan Region in Russia’s south also said it was ready to
increase agricultural production by 20–25 percent next year.

“There’s a real possibility that all the low quality goods,
which have been imported, will not appear on the Russian market
again. The country’s agriculture is now being given a historic
chance for a breakthrough, to increase production, the variety of
goods, and to improve processing technology,”
the Governor
of the Astrakhan Region Aleksandr Zhilkin, told ITAR-TASS.

Banning certain imports from the West will provide “historic
opportunities” for Russia’s more distant territories in the Ural
Mountains and in the Far East.

“Russia is the richest country in the world and has unique
marine resources that unfortunately go abroad. However, the
demand for these products on the international market are very
Irina Yarovaya, a Duma member from Kamchatka, said.

The new rule will help Russia develop its agriculture sector and
make it easier for Russian farmers to market their products, Igor
Rudensky, head of the Duma Committee on Economic Policy,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship said.




Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have been showing their latest captives to reporters.

Separatists holding the trio in Slovyansk say the men are officers from the state security service in Kyiv, sent on a spying mission to the east.

Russian TV images showed the men blindfolded, gagged, handcuffed and tied to chairs.

Like European military observers seized earlier, a prisoner exchange with detained pro-Russian activists is being demanded for their release.

Pro-Russian rebel commander Igor Strel…

Political Review:
Putin to reach out to the U.S.
American People! The country is in danger! At the helm of idiots!
Glenn shows video of eating the heart, quoted Putin denounces Democrats, Republicans, government, president and asks all viewers disseminate information.

by Cal
January 2005

from Rense Website

In the Tulsa World
(1-11-94), there was a small article entitled: “Weapons Designers
Win Secret Award

It said this:

“The Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory won an award. The staff is very proud. The award
is on display. But, they can’t say what the honor was for. It’s
a secret. Its 21 member ‘Project Woodpecker’ team
was cited. It won the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion.

That’s an award from the CIA and National
Security Agency. The citation says the award was for
solving complex problems.”


It pertains to the “Electron
Cyclotron Resonance Heating Method” now being used to alter
the earth’s magnetic field
—in order to:

  • modify weather

  • create or trigger
    earthquakes and volcanoes

  • spread viruses

  • create the phenomenon known
    as “electromagnetic pulse”

  • modify behavior control
    among the populous

(i.e. High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)
transmitter site, that is located NE of Gakona, AK, is
large enough to cover most of the Northern Hemisphere. It is
however but one of other such sites (some of which are known as “Ionospheric
Research Instruments”) scattered around the world.

And, many of
them here in the U.S. are able to tie into the much smaller

(Ground Wave Emergency Network) remotely
controlled transmitter sites that have been built all over the
U.S. in a grid pattern, with their antennas spaced about every
200 miles or so.

The original research concerning the “Electron Cyclotron
Resonance Heating Method” was done by
, and later expanded upon by not only Soviet
scientists, but also by U.S. scientists, such as Bernard J.
– a scientist who was associated with ARCO (Atlantic
Richfield Oil Co.).

ARCO has traditionally been
controlled by members of the CFR (i.e.

Council on Foreign Relations

Eastland, who was the “front man”, now resides in TX.

  • He transferred the patent rights to APTI, Inc. (i.e. ARCO Power Technologies Industry, Inc.)
    in the late 1980s, which was a Los Angeles, CA subsidiary of ARCO

  • APTI, Inc. then sold
    out to “E-Systems” on June 10, 1994, which company
    has pretty much, over the years, been under the control and
    influence of the CIA

  • On April 3, 1995, “E-Systems”
    sold out to the still larger Raytheon Corp

I don’t know what has happened, by way
of “transfers” since that time.

The U.S. and the Soviet Union first
began secret cooperation on world weather engineering in about
1971. On July 4, 1976, the Soviets began generating powerful
electromagnetic transmissions, that were dubbed “The
Russian Woodpecker
” by western ham radio operators.

On June
18, 1977, the US government OFFICIALLY became covert partners with
the Soviets in these operations by sending them sophisticated
scientific material and equipment for further research and


Russian Woodpecker


The secret code name given US operations was
Project Woodpecker.

The Lawrence Livermore National
located at Livermore, CA was and is the main research
center for US development of the Project. Covert funding
for the Project was funneled through the CIA and the
National Security Agency. The DOD and
NASA have, of course, been cooperating in the Project
from the beginning stages.

On Jan. 10, 1985 there was officially filed of record a Patent
No. 4,686,605 entitled: a “Method and Apparatus for Altering
a Region in the Earth’s Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and/or Magnetosphere”.
The Patent was approved on Aug. 11, 1987. This Patent explains and
describes the “Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating” method
that is presently being covertly and cooperatively used by the two
super powers to help bring about their coveted

, which is a
“One World Government”.

In 1993, researchers announced that they had discovered (back as
early as perhaps 1985) a never before seen network of rivers,
some of which flow for thousands of miles ABOVE earths surface, that
transport as much water in the form of vapor as the Amazon River.
Apparently, these narrow streams of ATMOSPHERIC rivers
are transient, but at any given time, there are at least a few of
them in the atmosphere, typically around five in each Hemisphere.

The longest of them runs for about 4800 miles. They are generally
about 150 miles wide (the largest being almost 500 miles
wide), and about a mile deep, with some 364 million pounds of
vapor flowing past a given spot each SECOND—which is
comparable to an average flow of the Amazon River.
These atmospheric rivers are flowing at an altitude of
no more than 1.9 miles above the earth’s surface, which makes
them readily reachable by low pressure weather cells.

In general,
the atmospheric rivers head for the poles, but on the way, they can
get deflected by the earth’s Jet Stream. Their flow
originates from along the equator. These vapor rivers sometimes get
sucked into low pressure systems, and are the major sources of the
massive flows of water that rains out of the storms and into the sky
river’s counterparts on land.

US and Soviet scientists are now
cooperatively “tracking” these atmospheric rivers for use in
covert activities of Project Woodpecker.

In order to fully understand how the
conspirators are able to use high powered r.f. transmissions to
trigger earthquakes and/or volcanoes, one must have some knowledge
of the,

“principle of sympathetic vibratory resonance”.

defined RESONANCE:

“Every physical system (i.e. all
bodies, structures, mediums, etc.) has one or more NATURAL (or
Fundamental) VIBRATION FREQUENCIES, characteristic of the system
itself and determined by constants pertaining to the system. If
such a system is given impulses with some arbitrary frequency,
it will necessarily vibrate with that frequency, even though it
is not one of those NATURAL to it.”

These “forced vibrations” may be
very feeble, but if the impressed frequency is varied, the response
becomes rapidly more vigorous whenever any one of the NATURAL (i.e.
Fundamental or a harmonic of that Fundamental) frequencies is

Its amplitude often increasing many fold as an exact
synchronism (i.e. or at a harmonic of the NATURAL) frequency is
reached. This effect is known as RESONANCE. The greatest
vibration will be induced in a system at its NATURAL or FUNDAMENTAL
frequency (or at a harmonic thereof).

The Earth’s NATURAL (or Fundamental) frequency
(also sometimes referred to as the

Schumann Resonance
) is
about 10 Hz.

This appears to be the Resonant Frequency of
our Galaxy, so, all bodies, structures, mediums, etc. within our
particular Galaxy will be found to be RESONANT at either this
Natural frequency or around 10 Hz, or at a harmonic thereof.

In the triggering of Earthquakes or Volcanoes, the trick is
in determining the unique resonant frequency of the Earth’s mantle

Once the
conspirators determine this, they can unleash an ELF
carrier frequency through the earth, and then SUPERIMPOSE the
harmonic frequency of the “target zone” using a second set of

This might be called: “Selective Targeting”. Of
course, the conspirators will also have predetermined that
the target zone will have built up enough stress within the zone to
be “ripe” for activation.

This system of using ELF radio waves as
a technique has many other applications.

Not only is it being used:

  • to artificially trigger
    earthquakes and volcanoes

  • to develop high and low pressure
    weather cells that are used to steer the Jet Streams

  • to transport and deposit
    microscopic entities such as viruses and chemical

  • to create a phenomenon known as
    an earth damaging “electromagnetic pulse” (EMP)

To understand how they do it, one must
have at least some knowledge about the earth’s magnetic field.

The earth’s magnetic field is comprised of atoms which are gyrating
about a magnetic field line as its guiding center. The atoms are
comprised of negatively charged electrons and positively
charged protons. If you would look at a cross section of earth
at the equator, you would see a solid core at the center, ringed by
a liquid layer of molten iron, which is in turn surrounded by the
solid mantle and crust.

Within the liquid layer are several
constantly circulating streams of iron called convection cells which
work like oval conveyor belts.

Driven by heat from the core,
material in these cells rises towards the mantle, where it cools and
sinks back down, until the heat pushes it up again. Geologists
believe, that after these cells formed, early in the earth’s
history, the weak magnetic field that permeates the galaxy generated
in them an electric current which in turn generated the
earth’s “magnetic field”.

Now, in order for you to understand how the magnetic field lines of
our earth work, you must understand the basic principal of how a
simple “magnet” works. And, the way that most of us learned
it back in our earlier school years, was WRONG WRONG WRONG! There is
a “old concept” and, a “new concept” of the laws of

In the “new concept”, you
will note that there is a “NEGATIVELY charged NORTH MAGNETIC POLE,
and, a POSITIVELY charged SOUTH MAGNETIC POLE.” (Draw it out
on a piece of paper).

The atom leaves the South Magnetic Pole
spinning to the right (or clockwise). It then dips to the surface of
the earth (at its Equator), and changes its spin (or phase
relationship) by 180 degrees. When it leaves the Magnetic Equator
of the Earth, it travels with a left (or counterclockwise) spin
to re-enter the earth at the North Magnetic Pole.

negatively charged electrons and positively charged protons both
follow helical paths around a field line, but they rotate at a
certain gyromagnetic or ’CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY’ in
opposite directions. There is therefore linear movement along the
earth’s magnetic field lines.

Thus, one can see, that this change in
phase relationship between electrons and protons creates a different
potential of magnetic energy in the Northern as compared to the
Southern Hemisphere.

By way of analogy, winds in low pressure
weather cells circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere,
but they circulate clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

When side-by-side earth magnetic field lines are “altered” by
speeding up one line’s flow of negatively charged electrons, the
magnetic field strength will combine to form a larger and stronger
field. If the electron flow around one line is reversed or slowed
down, the magnetic field strength between any two lines can be made
to oppose each other and tend to cancel or lessen the magnetic field

The “force of gravity” in that particular
local can thus be made to increase or decrease.

The atmospheric media that is being crossed by the earth’s magnetic
field lines is itself comprised of various molecules whose elements
have different energy levels and which gyrate at different

Relatively recent discoveries have established that
there are naturally occurring radiation belts (sometimes referred to
as the Van Allen belts) of trapped ionized particles,
which particles bounce or oscillate back and forth at a specific
cyclotron frequency, between so-called magnetic mirrowed
boundaries, along the earth’s magnetic field lines.

scientific conspirators have also discovered that they can
artificially increase the density of the charged particles
within these radiation belts, and even create a radiation belt where
none had existed, by injecting large clouds of gases – such as
lithium, barium, hydrogen,
etc. – from orbiting satellites or from earth launched rockets.
These injected gases become ionized by the ultraviolet light of the
sun, and by injecting them at a certain critical velocity.

procedure is enhanced when they are injected during periods of
so-called “high tidal forces” – such as at New or
Full Moon. And, when the Moon is at “perigee”
and/or when it is over the “Equator”. Also, when the Sun is directing large

Solar Flares and/or Coronal
towards the Earth.

By using extremely high powered radio transmitters to
transmit a “tuned” circular polarized ELF radio
wave along or parallel to selected earth magnetic field
lines, the charged electrons within that radiation belt will become
“excited” or “heated”. This causes the charged particles to move
outward in a “plum” out of their mirrored boundaries. The plume of
heated rising plasma is replaced by new plasma within the radiation

The aforementioned Patent states that temperature within the
target radiation belt can be raised by hundreds of degrees, which
incidentally is sufficient to cause an air glow or a phenomenon
known as aureole boralis. This might be the only way that you
might know that such covert operations are taking place.

There may
also be a sonic boom or noise that might occur from
the referred bombardment.

To continue: The kinetic energy of the
moving particles so developed is on the same order of magnitude as
the total kinetic energy of stratospheric winds known to exist.
These changes in temperature and winds aloft gives rise to the
creation of high and/or low pressure weather cells that can alter
the paths of the earth’s Jet Streams.

By using multiple
transmitters, these weather cells can be made to move or hover over
selective locations on earth, thus causing torrential damaging
moisture to occur in some areas, while devastating droughts
are made to occur in other areas.

When the electromagnetic
is suddenly released (by DECREASING the earth’s
magnetic field strength along that specific earth magnetic field
line), the low pressure cell with its rising plume of air can be
made to collapse – thus dumping the high winds and moisture
that was present in that particular cell.

This would be called a
microburst by the weather guys reporting on your local
TVs. These damaging hurricane strength winds would be “straight line

When the referred bombardment of a target radiation belt is
extremely powerful, the negatively charged electrons and positively
charged protons can be forcibly made to separate. This will cause an
earth damaging electromagnetic pulse to occur, that is
similar to lightning.

This EMP will couple to
surface antennas and power transmission lines, which will destroy
sensitive electronic equipment. Thus, power outages can be so
induced over selective targets.

That is basically as best that I can explain to you, the capability
of this technique for world conquest. Sorry it took so long
to read.

But, as you can see, it isn’t easy…


Kiev hopes to get a $2 billion loan from Russia to cover its debt to Gazprom for gas, coup-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. Ukraine’s current gas debt stands at $1.5-1.6 billion.

Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday, Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is waiting for a “clear response” from Russia on whether it is going to provide the second tranche of the agreed $15 billion loan.

Ukraine owes Russia about $2 billion “in debts, racked up by the previous cabinet and the previous president,” he said.

“Russia promised to give a loan of $2 billion, intended to cover gas debts that originated under former President Viktor Yanukovich. We would like to hear a clear response from Russia on whether it wants to fulfill the obligations it undertook several months ago,” Yatsenyuk said.

In December 2013, Russia agreed to purchase $15 billion worth of Ukrainian government bonds and made its first purchase of $3 billion. In February, as part of the agreement, Russia said it would purchase another $2 billion, and then froze the second tranche until “Ukraine forms a new government”.

On Tuesday Yatsenyuk stressed Ukraine’s readiness for extensive dialog with Russia and said that first contacts between the two governments had already taken place.

“Ukraine is ready to renew and moderate a new style of relationship with the Russian Federation, in which Russia will respect the sovereign right of Ukraine to choose the international political orientation of the Ukrainian state. Now we have begun consultations at ministerial level between the governments of Ukraine and Russia,” he said.


President Vladimir Putin facing journalists at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence to answer questions concerning the situation in Ukraine, March 4, 2014.(RIA Novosti / Aleksey Nikolskyi)President Vladimir Putin facing journalists at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence to answer questions concerning the situation in Ukraine, March 4, 2014.(RIA Novosti / Aleksey Nikolskyi)

Ukraine’s gas debt will rise to $2 billion from the current $1.5-1.6 billion if it is late with its payment for deliveries of gas in February, Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday.

However, according to the Russian gas giant’s CEO, Aleksey Miller, on Monday Ukraine told Gazprom that it could not afford February’s gas.

“Our Ukrainian partners informed us yesterday that they will not be able to pay for their February gas supplies in full,” Miller said.

In December, Gazprom gave a substantial discount to the Yanukovich government cutting the price of gas by about one-third from the current $400 per 1,000 cubic meters to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters.(link)

But speaking to reporters on Tuesday President Putin said that the company will stop granting discounts to Ukraine at the beginning of April as the country owes Russia a total of $1.529 billion for gas.

Putin stressed that the decision to raise gas prices for Ukraine was not political.

“There was an agreement,” Putin said. “We give you the cash and a discount on gas, and you pay us on time. We have given them money, we have cut the price, but there have been no payments.”

Ukraine’s economy is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The country’s coup-appointed government says it will need €25 billion over the next two years.

On Wednesday the European Commission proposed 11 billion euro in financial help, if Kiev agrees a deal with the IMF, which normally includes drastic austerity measures. On top of that, the cash-strapped country secured a $1 billion offer of loan guarantees from the Obama administration.




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520. Evrofinance Mosnarbank (Russia) Account no. 98877741162 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 20, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 860, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 29, 860, 000, 000, 000.

521. International Industrial Bank (Russia) Account no. 3577714546 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 30, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 29, 770, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 59, 770, 000, 000, 000.

522. MDM Bank (Russia) Account no. 377796425841 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 50, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 49, 650, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 99, 650, 000, 000, 000.

523. Mezhprombank (Russia) Account no. 97772862741 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 40, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 39, 520, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 79, 520, 000, 000, 000.

524. Sberbank (Russia) Account no. 9128777AM1 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 900, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 893, 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 1, 793, 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000.

525. VTB Bank (Russia) Account no. 963277721468 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 10, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 9, 924, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 19, 924, 000, 000, 000.

526. Rosbank (Russia) Account no. 386257771 with account name of White Spiritual Boy and with standing balances of US$ 7, 000, 000, 000, 000 reconfirmed and reconsidered matured audit dated December 1, 2008 that guaranteed and reconfirmed earned worth of US$ 6, 947, 000, 000, 000 from the month of May up to this month in the total of US$ 13, 947, 000, 000, 000.

Prepared by:

Federal Reserve Board of the United States of America

Soft Probe by:

The World Bank Group

The International Monetary Funds

Bank for International Settlement

Financial Action Task Force

Legalized by:

International Court of Justice

International Criminal Court

Submitted to:

The United Nation Organization

Copy furnished to:

International Chamber of Commerce

Data Prepared and Approved by: (Signed) (Signed)

HE Chief Exe. Pierre Francotte HE Deputy Chief Exe. Ignace R. Combes

C.E.O. Deputy C.E.O.

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