Now this news is really interesting..
Is on RT spanish (use google translator)..and if is true.. is indeed big good news for Russia..
the title of the article..
The unexpected (chess) move of Russia with their energy shares, amazed the west.
The article claims Russia have stunned the west with what happened in December with the Ruble "collapse".
Basically it says Russia fooled the west ,played the being very weak card to control the Ruble and allowed it
to free fall to very low levels.. This provoked panic in American And Europeans energy business owning shares
of Gazprom and Rossnet and they began to sell it all.
their shares in Russia energy And RUssia Gov bought it all back in minutes
. In essence nationalizing almost all Rosfnet and taking major control of gazprom ,earning about $20 Billions in just minutes.
Russia took full control of their energy companies and now all the profits of companies like Rossnet will go almost all to Russia.
Is interesting this.. because the Ruble bounced back in just 26 hours.. about 26%.
Now its appear to be stable under 60.. (58) at the moment. and the article claims the move have been
the most impressive one since wallstreet was created. The story actually make sense with what the central bank
told when the Ruble was on 75.. the women who control the central bank, told and was published in RT in big letters that they "lost control of the ruble" ,that don't know what else to do.
.and that people should just adapt to a new reality and give a chance to the substitution of domestic market. then after those words.. a day later.. BANG.. the ruble bounce back and is stable.
the Ruble recovered about 30% since dec 16.. and is showing signals of stability..
IT doesn't look to me.. is the most ideal thing to happen..to allow the RUble to fall so much..
but seems like Russia managed to profit from it BIG TIME.. from that crisis.
Now the vast majority of the sales of Oil and Gas by Russia goes directly to the Russian government pockets.
The oil is low now.. yes.. but it will raise again. it will be IMPOSSIBLE for Oil to remain very cheap for long..
Because it will destroy US and CANADA energy business too.. aside that the world population will only increase..
same with the energy demands... so sooner or later the demand will significantly increase.. and in China numbers alone. they estimate their demand for energy will triple in just a decade. So even if energy is low..Russia can compensate that by selling a significant larger volume.
All said Russia have said that they will make profits even if oil sold at $30 per barrel.. and they are preparing the nation for such scenario..
But really ,cheap oil will not happen..for long.. i give it just one year at best. Saudi are losing huge profits ,and US energy companies and their fracking industry is collapsing. and their alternative business of green energy is also collapsing because of the cheap oil.
So be ready.. because the real Story of what Obama kamikazi war on the ruble is yet to develop.. There are already Signals ,of things not going the way the west planned it..with their attack on the RUble and Oil prices.
This means that all Russia needs to do. is survive the oil prices for a year or two ..to win..(also stay away of any direct war with Ukraine) after that when Oil prices stabilize , Russia Gov will be making a LOT OF MONEY when the demands double and triple. and all that profits will go to new submarines and cool military hardware in Russia that everyone likes.