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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:43 am


    Remember when people were saying that it's stupid idea and that nobody would be interested? Well....

    Russia extends free land giveaway program beyond Far East

    https://www.rt.com/business/431053-russia-free-land-giveaway/

    Russia’s northwestern Vologda region will give out unused land to Russian citizens. The program, which started in the country’s Far East, has proven to be popular.....
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:06 am

    Loading of nuclear fuel begins at floating power plant in Murmansk



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    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:21 pm

    The course of construction of the bridge over the river Shosh in the Tver region

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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 am

    Historical moment. Last night Crimea Bridge welcomed the first trucks!

    "The 19-kilometer-long bridge, connecting the Crimean Peninsula with Russia’s mainland, was unveiled in May, becoming the longest one in Europe.

    The first trucks, loaded with milk, meat products and construction materials, arrived in Crimea via the brand-new Kerch Strait Bridge, the information center "Crimean Bridge" reported on Monday.

    At midnight, the authorities lifted truck restrictions on the new section of the A-290 highway along the Crimean bridge that had been introduced for the high holiday season.

    Over the first eight hours, more than 700 trucks went across the bridge.

    "Among the first to pass from the mainland to the peninsula were refrigerated trucks with milk and meat products, as well as semis with building materials. Cars with products for the wine-making enterprises of Crimea drove in the opposite direction," the report said.



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    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:43 pm

    All railroad pillars of the Crimean Bridge are now finished (Nov.12, 2018). 307 structures and over, 160 000 tons of metallic structures.

    "Titanic work has been carried out. Thousands of piles for these supports are submerged to a great depth: in some areas — more than 100 meters. Difficult soil and frequent storms strongly complicated work, but were able to do qualitatively and in time".



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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:04 pm


    Two more solar power plants started operation in Saratov province

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/114787/



    And before anyone starts complaining about ''ruining agricultural land'' this is the type of ''agricultural'' land in question:

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:23 am

    The land around it doesn't seem to be getting much use anyway... you could easily put in some spuds and some corn, so the solar panels are not in the way really.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:17 pm

    GarryB wrote:The land around it doesn't seem to be getting much use anyway... you could easily put in some spuds and some corn, so the solar panels are not in the way really.

    The not so arable land with permafrost soil could still host 'Green Skyscrapers', and could partner with countries to produce food for countries and grab niche markets with little difficulty and backlash from local farmers in foreign countries. I could see countries like India, Egypt, Venezuela, Turkey, etc. partnering where much of the produce is bought by said countries, and given to poorer citizens of those nations threw good will and subsidy programs, to support strategic national stability. Take Egypt, the whole Arab Spring turmoil was largely caused by the nullification of their bread/grain subsidy. The Egyptian govt. could definitely get behind this program.
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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:45 pm

    Egypt should rather get its shit together. What a shame thar a country which once was a breadbasket of the entire Mediterraean cannot produce enough food to feed itself.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:43 pm



    Look at the immense industrial engineering capability needed to construct these pipelines....but remember the desk jockey (with no engineering background I remind you), POTUS #44 said the Federation isn't capable of creating anything. Wink
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    Post  Hole on Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:36 pm

    https://www.rt.com/business/445969-gazprom-arctic-gas-field/

    Bovanenkovo is now fully operational.
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    Post  dino00 on Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:36 pm

    Russia's Nornickel To Invest Over $12Bln To Boost Production - President

    NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region) (UrduPoint news / Sputnik - 10th December, 2018) -The Russian mining and metallurgical company Nornickel intends to invest more than $12 billion to develop production over the next five years, the company's head, Vladimir Potanin, said on Monday.
    "We are currently implementing a fairly unprecedented investment program: over the next five years, we will invest more than $12 billion to boost production. It is very important, as for many years we have been guided by the strategy of maintaining current production volumes," Potanin said at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Along with nickel and copper, the company is close to produce the record volumes of palladium and platinum, which are in high demand in the market due to the tightening environmental requirements, Potanin pointed out.

    He added that the task of maintaining the current volumes of production was becoming increasingly challenging due to decreasing concentration of metal in the ore, however the new investment program would help the company to switch to the strategy of growth.

    According to Potanin, the program is expected to step up metal production by 20-25 percent, while the volume of extracted ore will have to be increased by 50 percent.

    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/russias-nornickel-to-invest-over-12bln-to-b-502201.html
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    Re: Development Projects of Russia: Industry, Energy and Infastructure

    Post  magnumcromagnon Yesterday at 4:46 am

    How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia

    Russia is keen to push economic integration with parts of Asia and this fits in with China's Belt and Road Initiative




    The concept of Greater Eurasia has been discussed at the highest levels of Russian academia and policy-making for some time. This week the policy was presented at the Council of Ministers and looks set to be enshrined, without fanfare, as the main guideline of Russian foreign policy for the foreseeable future.

    President Putin is unconditionally engaged to make it a success. Already at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2016, Putin referred to an emerging “Eurasian partnership”.

    I was privileged over the past week to engage in excellent discussions in Moscow with some of the top Russian analysts and policymakers involved in advancing Greater Eurasia.

    Three particularly stand out: Yaroslav Lissovolik, program director of the Valdai Discussion Club and an expert on the politics and economics of the Global South; Glenn Diesen, author of the seminal Russia’s Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia; and the legendary Professor Sergey Karaganov, dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and honorary chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, who received me in his office for an off-the-record conversation.

    The framework for Great Eurasia has been dissected in detail by the indispensable Valdai Discussion Club, particularly on Rediscovering the Identity, the sixth part of a series called Toward the Great Ocean, published last September, and authored by an academic who’s who on the Russian Far East, led by Leonid Blyakher of the Pacific National University in Khabarovsk and coordinated by Karaganov, director of the project.

    The conceptual heart of Greater Eurasia is Russia’s Turn to the East, or pivot to Asia, home of the economic and technological markets of the future. This implies Greater Eurasia proceeding in symbiosis with China’s New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). And yet this advanced stage of the Russia-China strategic partnership does not mean Moscow will neglect its myriad close ties to Europe.

    Russian Far East experts are very much aware of the “Eurocentrism of a considerable portion of Russian elites.” They know how almost the entire economic, demographic and ideological environment in Russia has been closely intertwined with Europe for three centuries. They recognize that Russia has borrowed Europe’s high culture and its system of military organization. But now, they argue, it’s time, as a great Eurasian power, to profit from “an original and self-sustained fusion of many civilizations”; Russia not just as a trade or connectivity point, but as a “civilizational bridge”.

    Legacy of Genghis Khan

    What my conversations, especially with Lissovolik, Diesen and Karaganov, have revealed is something absolutely groundbreaking – and virtually ignored across the West; Russia is aiming to establish a new paradigm not only in geopolitics and geoeconomics, but also on a cultural and ideological level.

    Conditions are certainly ripe for it. Northeast Asia is immersed in a power vacuum. The Trump administration’s priority – as well as the US National Security Strategy’s – is containment of China. Both Japan and South Korea, slowly but surely, are getting closer to Russia.

    Culturally, retracing Russia’s past, Greater Eurasia analysts may puzzle misinformed Western eyes. ‘Towards the Great Ocean’, the Valdai report supervised by Karaganov, notes the influence of Byzantium, which “preserved classical culture and made it embrace the best of the Orient culture at a time when Europe was sinking into the Dark Ages.” Byzantium inspired Russia to adopt Orthodox Christianity.

    It also stresses the role of the Mongols over Russia’s political system. “The political traditions of most Asian countries are based on the legacy of the Mongols. Arguably, both Russia and China are rooted in Genghis Khan’s empire,” it says.

    If the current Russian political system may be deemed authoritarian – or, as claimed in Paris and Berlin, an exponent of “illiberalism” – top Russian academics argue that a market economy protected by lean, mean military power performs way more efficiently than crisis-ridden Western liberal democracy.

    As China heads West in myriad forms, Greater Eurasia and the Belt and Road Initiative are bound to merge. Eurasia is crisscrossed by mighty mountain ranges such as the Pamirs and deserts like the Taklamakan and the Karakum. The best ground route runs via Russia or via Kazakhstan to Russia. In crucial soft power terms, Russian remains the lingua franca in Mongolia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.

    And that leads us to the utmost importance of an upgraded Trans-Siberian railway – Eurasia’s current connectivity core. In parallel, the transportation systems of the Central Asian “stans” are closely integrated with the Russian network of roads; all that is bound to be enhanced in the near future by Chinese-built high-speed rail.

    Iran and Turkey are conducting their own versions of a pivot to Asia. A free-trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) was approved in early December. Iran and India are also bound to strike a free-trade agreement. Iran is a big player in the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which is essential in driving closer economic integration between Russia and India.

    The Caspian Sea, after a recent deal between its five littoral states, is re-emerging as a major trading post in Central Eurasia. Russia and Iran are involved in a joint project to build a gas pipeline to India.

    Kazakhstan shows how Greater Eurasia and BRI are complementary; Astana is both a member of BRI and the EAEU. The same applies to gateway Vladivostok, Eurasia’s entry point for both South Korea and Japan, as well as Russia’s entry point to Northeast Asia.

    Ultimately, Russia’s regional aim is to connect China’s northern provinces with Eurasia via the Trans-Siberian and the Chinese Eastern Railway – with Chita in China and Khabarovsk in Russia totally inter-connected.

    And all across the spectrum, Moscow aims at maximizing return on the crown jewels of the Russian Far East; agriculture, water resources, minerals, lumber, oil and gas. Construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in Yamal vastly benefits China, Japan and South Korea.

    Community spirit

    Eurasianism, as initially conceptualized in the early 20th century by the geographer PN Savitsky, the geopolitician GV Vernadsky and the cultural historian VN Ilyn, among others, regarded Russian culture as a unique, complex combination of East and West, and the Russian people as belonging to “a fully original Eurasian community”.

    That certainly still applies. But as Valdai Club analysts argue, the upgraded concept of Greater Eurasia “is not targeted against Europe or the West”; it aims to include at least a significant part of the EU.

    The Chinese leadership describes BRI not only as connectivity corridors, but also as a “community”. Russians use a similar term applied to Greater Eurasia; sobornost (“community spirit”).

    As Alexander Lukin of the Higher School of Economics and an expert on the SCO has constantly stressed, including in his book China and Russia: The New Rapprochement, this is all about the interconnection of Greater Eurasia, BRI, EAEU, SCO, INSTC, BRICS, BRICS Plus and ASEAN.

    The cream of the crop of Russian intellectuals – at the Valdai Club and the Higher School of Economics – as well as top Chinese analysts, are in sync. Karaganov himself constantly reiterates that the concept of Greater Eurasia was arrived at, “jointly and officially”, by the Russia-China partnership; “a common space for economic, logistic and information cooperation, peace and security from Shanghai to Lisbon and New Delhi to Murmansk”.

    The concept of Greater Eurasia is, of course, a work in progress. What my conversations in Moscow revealed is its extraordinary ambition; positioning Russia as a key geoeconomic and geopolitical crossroads linking the economic systems of North Eurasia, Central and Southwest Asia.

    As Diesen notes, Russia and China have become inevitable allies because of their “shared objective of restructuring global value-chains and developing a multipolar world”. It’s no wonder Beijing’s drive to develop state-of-the-art national technological platforms is provoking so much anger in Washington. And in terms of the big picture, it makes perfect sense for BRI to be harmonized with Russia’s economic connectivity drive for Greater Eurasia.

    That’s irreversible. The dogs of demonization, containment, sanctions and even war may bark all they want, but the Eurasia integration caravan keeps moving along.

    http://www.atimes.com/article/how-the-new-silk-roads-are-merging-into-greater-eurasia/


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