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Gas terminal in Kaliningrad. Preparing for a bad world or a good war?

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The commissioning of the LNG acceptance terminal in the Kaliningrad region did not seem to cause much excitement in the Russian media. Yes, this is a noticeable event, which the leading publications immediately tried to assess from the point of view of economic importance for the region and profitability for Gazprom, but this was the case in most cases.


However, assessing it only from these positions would not be entirely true, because the project also has significant geopolitical significance. In fact, Kaliningrad (and with it the whole of Russia) is ready for a real sanction and transport siege. And the very readiness of the Russian leadership to invest in a not very profitable economically, but a strategically very important project says a lot. In particular, about the fact that we are still preparing the “rear” in case of a really serious complication of the military-political situation in the world. And our efforts finally ceased to be defined only by the concept of profitability ...



Total investment in the project amounted to approximately 780 million euros. Capacity of the constructed terminal is 2,8 billion m³. This is quite comparable with the current gas consumption in the Kaliningrad region and even slightly higher than this indicator. To provide gas to the terminal, Marshal Vasilevsky, a special regasification vessel (tanker) built in South Korea, is capable of not only transporting LNG from shipping terminals, but also returning gas to its “original” state, making it suitable for storage in underground gas storage facilities and for use for its intended purpose without any additional costs.

Also, it should not be forgotten that in recent years Gazprom has built several underground natural gas storage facilities with a total capacity of 3,4 billion m³ in the Kaliningrad Region. This is almost one and a half times more than the annual gas consumption in the region, which makes it possible to be quite optimistic about the prospect of experiencing any energy blockade by the EU and NATO.

As it is known, today gas to the region is supplied via the Minsk-Vilnius-Kaunas-Kaliningrad trunk pipeline. Pipeline gas, of course, is cheaper than liquefied gas, but there is one caveat: its delivery can be easily blocked if any sanctions and restrictions are imposed. At the same time, this does not apply to maritime trade and transport links, and an attempt to arrest a vessel with Russian gas from one Russian port to another is quite an excuse for starting a war.

Without declaring war on Russia (or not starting it de facto), no one will be able to restrict Russia's transport links with the Kaliningrad region. And it shows, among other things, what level of possible opposition is expected in the Kremlin. But even in the event of such an aggravation, gas reserves in the region will allow the region to hold on for more than a year and a half. And given the possible military restrictions - and more.

In fact, it removes all the questions. If we are not able to unblock the transport communication with our Baltic enclave in a year or two, then it is hardly worth discussing any efforts by Russia to ensure its strategic sustainability. And the question of its very future can be considered closed.

At the same time, this project should not be considered purely unprofitable, mobilization: surely the capacity of gas storages can be in demand for export deliveries to neighboring regions during the period of some peak loads. Moreover, against the background of “fashionable” deliveries of American LNG to the terminals of Poland and Lithuania, prices on the spot market in Europe during such winter “rush jobs” can be very good.

But do not forget about other projects designed to provide reliable communication between the Russian regions, even in the case of very unfavorable developments on the borders of our state. In particular, this is the well-known Krymsky Bridge, and the railway bypassing Ukraine, which has already been completed and commissioned.

It is in the complex that such projects give us at least an approximate understanding of the fact that Russia has not turned off and does not turn off preparations for a possible military denouement in Ukraine, as well as “not to get up twice,” and in some other points on the western borders of modern Russia. Just this is done, alas, not as fast as we would like. But there are many objective explanations for this - in particular, the consequences of the collapse of the USSR really turned out to be a very serious blow to Russia. Unfortunately, this is not done in a month or even in a year, especially if you don’t want to frighten the current hegemon too much with your reinforcement.

Of course, it is still very early for us to talk about the complete readiness of the Russian Federation for a possible open confrontation with the West. We are still “import-substituting” even in such critical areas as agriculture and the production of medicines, not to mention electronics and the like. Recently, a problem was discovered with the supply of materials for our medium-haul MC-21 - the carbon thread of the required quality, which is necessary for “sintering” of wing elements, is not being done in our country. This is just a special case, but it perfectly illustrates the general condition of our still sick and dependent economy.

And nevertheless, such events as the commissioning of the gas terminal in the Kaliningrad region show that the process is underway, and even in the direction we need. And who knows if 2019 will not be a turning point in relations with NATO and its puppets? In any case, we have become a little better prepared for this, and our “partners” have already given plenty of reasons.
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  1. 72jora72
    72jora72 12 January 2019 05: 16
    -58
    Putin leaked Kaliningrad.
    1. svp67
      svp67 12 January 2019 06: 55
      +33
      Quote: 72jora72
      Putin leaked Kaliningrad.

      You missed the "in". "Putin poured into Kaliningrad, the first batch of Russian LNG"
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 12 January 2019 07: 00
        -18

        svp67 (Sergey) Today, 06: 55 New

        0
        Quote: 72jora72
        Putin leaked Kaliningrad.

        You missed the "in". "Putin poured into Kaliningrad, the first batch of Russian LNG"
        As I understand it, you are tight with humor.
        1. svp67
          svp67 12 January 2019 07: 10
          +13
          Quote: 72jora72
          As I understand it, you are tight with humor.

          Yes, apparently it is MUCH better than yours
        2. solzh
          solzh 12 January 2019 07: 35
          +6
          If it was humor, then you had to put a smiley or add that it was a joke.
          1. 72jora72
            72jora72 12 January 2019 08: 54
            -10
            If it was humor, then you had to put a smiley or add that it was a joke.
            As I understand it, Petrosyan’s fans have gathered here, who are alien to humor and irony ....... sadness.
            1. AnpeL
              AnpeL 12 January 2019 09: 30
              +12
              I think that Petrosyan your first post would also minusanul
            2. gosha1970
              gosha1970 13 January 2019 21: 14
              -1
              Do not pay attention to them. This is a fool. They feel good together.
      2. Random
        Random 12 January 2019 13: 21
        +5
        Quote: svp67
        You missed the "in". "Putin poured into Kaliningrad, the first batch of Russian LNG"

        Today at our VO that .... "seasonal aggravation"? belay On almost any "branch" .. "srach" wassat so .. "popcorn is not enough" laughing
        Let's get better on the article wink
        1. Quote - "... Pipeline gas, of course, is cheaper than liquefied gas" ... is this taking into account transit fees through 2 countries? recourse
        2. Quotation - "... an attempt to arrest a ship with Russian gas flowing from one Russian port to another is quite a pretext for starting a war." belay
        But what about "Nord"? There was no "attempt" and ... the Russian crew ... well ... the result .... "where .." war "or .. at least something at that moment? recourse (expressing concern on Twitter and Facebook ... does not count wassat
        3. Quote - ".. Without declaring war on Russia (or not starting it de facto), no one will be able to restrict transport links between Russia and the Kaliningrad region." belay
        Come on ... "The author ... before you write this" STUDY carefully United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea , especially in the adjacent zone and the exclusive economic zone ... you will learn a lot of interesting things wassat
        4. Quote - ".... any energy blockade by the EU and NATO." ... the vent is closed and ..... "the blockade is over ... but for this you need to have" iron faberge " wassat
        1. svp67
          svp67 12 January 2019 13: 57
          +6
          Quote: Random
          But what about "Nord"? There was no "attempt" and ... the Russian crew ... well ... the result .... "where .." war "or .. at least something at that moment?

          You know, sometimes a war is waged by completely different means. And the way Russia has now responded to the seizure of "Nord" is still more correct than openly starting hostilities.
          1. Random
            Random 12 January 2019 15: 36
            -4
            Quote: svp67
            And the way Russia has now responded to the capture of "Nord" is still more correct,

            Everyone will remain in their own opinion soldier but in the modern world they respect the strong, not .... tongue и fellow
            1. ROBIN-SON
              ROBIN-SON 13 January 2019 00: 34
              +3
              The Führer was also respected as a strong man. Especially Europe. France stood up to the splits. And what did the Fuhrer finish? A bad world is better than a good war. The war is easy to start, but hard to end. The fact that GDP maneuvers between war and peace is his great merit.
              1. Random
                Random 13 January 2019 12: 47
                -1
                Quote: ROBIN-SON
                The fact that GDP maneuvers between war and peace is his great merit.

                Where did you "see" or "read" about .. "war"? ... This is with a nuclear power wassat ... don't tell "my sneakers".
                This "slogan" -... "so be it ... if only there was no war" ...... this is "watered technology from another ..." opera " wassat
                1. ROBIN-SON
                  ROBIN-SON 14 January 2019 10: 53
                  0
                  What is our strength? In breakthrough technology? In the standard of living of the population? Only in military affairs. And even that is not a fact. Already been. From the taiga and the seas all stronger. And how it came to the war with the Finns and stalled. Adolf decided that the Red Army zilch. And attacked. And we had to prove to the whole world through a huge number of victims that Adolf was wrong. But if Mannerheim were defeated in a week, like Georgia in a 6-day war, then you see the Germans would move to Britain and everything would be different .....
      3. Cheslav Tsursky
        Cheslav Tsursky 12 January 2019 13: 55
        +24
        The essence of the article in a condensed form is as follows: "... In fact, Kaliningrad (and with it the whole of Russia) is ready for a real sanctions and transport siege. And the very willingness of the Russian leadership to invest ... but a strategically very important project speaks volumes ... we are still preparing the rear in case of really serious complications ... And our efforts have ceased to be determined only by the concept of profitability ... "
        Russia actually alone confronts the entire Western world. The fact that so far we do not hear the explosions of bombs, shells and missiles without leaving our own homes is due to the fact that tremendous funds are invested in the defense, economic security and vital systems of our country. Just five years ago, for the first time, we saw in the Crimea a new, modern, mobile, highly professional and equipped with the most modern weapons Russian army. Over the years, we all saw a lot more. In order for Russia to remain Russia, we must continue to invest ... Sovereignty is an expensive thing, but proud! Among the vassals, slaves and slaves, Russians do not live.
    2. Russobel
      Russobel 12 January 2019 11: 46
      -1
      You download, download my conik ...
      Who are you to draw such conclusions?
      Another sofa commentator overflowing with bile.
      Alahol accept ...
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 12 January 2019 12: 36
        -4
        You download, download my conik ...
        Who are you to draw such conclusions?
        Another sofa commentator overflowing with bile.
        Alahol accept ...
        First, I'm with YOU children did not baptize to poke me. Secondly, in the first post I wrote that "Putin merged Kaliningrad," the troll of those who constantly whine that the Darkest One is merging something (Crimea, Kuriles, Novorossia .................. Kaliningrad). That's all. Develop a sense of humor.
        1. Vladimir T
          Vladimir T 12 January 2019 17: 37
          +3
          Yes, just a joke was not the topic. The people are serious.
          1. 72jora72
            72jora72 13 January 2019 11: 31
            +2
            Yes, just a joke was not the topic. The people are serious.
            Do you know who is more dangerous than a fool? Serious, without the slightest sense of humor.
    3. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 36
      +1
      Quote: 72jora72
      Putin leaked Kaliningrad.

      Where do these "conclusions" come from ?? laughing
      Are you a resident? How does it feel if so ??
      Justify, at least somehow!))
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 12 January 2019 12: 53
        0
        Where do these "conclusions" come from ?? laughing
        Are you a resident? How does it feel if so ??
        Justify, at least somehow!))
        I justify. It was humor, sarcasm. With my post I trolled "PutinSlivshikov", but I hit people who have no sense of humor, I'm sorry.
        1. The Siberian barber
          The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 55
          +6
          You would put a smiley, right!)))
          In righteous anger, you risk being trampled laughing
          1. 72jora72
            72jora72 12 January 2019 13: 01
            +7
            You would put a smiley, right!)))
            In righteous anger, you risk being trampled by laughing
            I was hoping that a normal person and so everything will be clear repeat Guilty. Correct. wink
            Pi.C. Although it was rather curious to watch the streams of "righteous anger" laughing
          2. Snusmumrik
            Snusmumrik 12 January 2019 16: 26
            +2
            But then they all opened up at once. It was worth it!
    4. northern
      northern 12 January 2019 12: 39
      +1
      And weren't you too lazy to be blown up on Saturday at five in the morning in order to plunge into a puddle? Well this is how stubborn you need to be.
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 13 January 2019 13: 36
        -2
        And weren't you too lazy to be blown up on Saturday at five in the morning in order to plunge into a puddle? Well this is how stubborn you need to be.
        Firstly, not at five in the morning, I have a difference of 12 hours with you (you probably heard about the presence of different time zones, at least I hope that you’ve heard repeat ) Secondly, judging by your inability to assimilate information from comments, there’s one thing that is wrong here, and unfortunately this is you. I have the honor.
        1. northern
          northern 13 January 2019 14: 27
          -1
          I doubt it very much.
          1. 72jora72
            72jora72 13 January 2019 15: 18
            0
            I doubt it very much.
            Maybe justify this statement? Or do you have the ability to judge a person without even knowing anything about him?
            1. northern
              northern 13 January 2019 15: 48
              -1
              Judging by your tantrums in the commentary, this is quite enough. Is free.
              1. 72jora72
                72jora72 13 January 2019 17: 08
                -1
                Fucking you psychologist. Is free.
                1. northern
                  northern 13 January 2019 17: 29
                  -1
                  You invented something again, I'm not a psychologist. Voices in my head, probably?
    5. lis-ik
      lis-ik 12 January 2019 17: 01
      -2
      Quote: 72jora72
      Putin leaked Kaliningrad.

      Not a fan of the current government, but appreciated the humor. And you should be careful, here more than half of those who are tight with humor, especially with sarcasm, could be noticed from stubborn comments.
      1. 72jora72
        72jora72 13 January 2019 13: 28
        -3
        Not a fan of the current government, but appreciated the humor. And you should be careful, here more than half of those who are tight with humor, especially with sarcasm, could be noticed from stubborn comments.
        Judging by the number of minuses, many here are simply not able to adequately perceive and analyze the information received. crying
        1. CTEPX
          CTEPX 16 January 2019 18: 41
          0
          Quote: 72jora72
          Judging by the number of minuses, many here are simply not able to adequately perceive and analyze the information received. crying

          One - didn’t say it, the other - didn’t understand it))
  2. Strashila
    Strashila 12 January 2019 05: 39
    +6
    “And our efforts have finally ceased to be determined only by the concept of profitability ...”, more and more it comes to our government that in the economy of the USSR, far from everything was determined by profitability. This is especially noticeable in the former Soviet republics, which in the early 90s shouted especially zealously that they were feeding Russia, which still largely live off of it. Because it’s one thing to compensate for an obviously not profitable project that creates jobs than to support the unemployed.
    1. Vladimir K.
      Vladimir K. 12 January 2019 07: 27
      +12
      And it will be easier for Kaliningraders without gas from the realization of the fact that those who left them on a hungry gas ration themselves were left with a nose? It is a pity that our nuclear power plant "Rosatom" began to build not in Kaliningrad, but in Belarus - the dad does not behave very nicely, extorting money.
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 08: 38
        +1
        Quote: Vladimir K.
        It is a pity that our nuclear power plant "Rosatom" began to build not in Kaliningrad

        because the project was again done by managers, the station was surplus in capacity for the region, and all their hope for the sale of electricity to the Baltic states was covered with a copper basin
      2. The Siberian barber
        The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 40
        +2
        Quote: Vladimir K.
        And it will be easier for Kaliningraders without gas from the realization of the fact that those who left them on a hungry gas ration themselves were left with a nose? It is a pity that our nuclear power plant "Rosatom" began to build not in Kaliningrad, but in Belarus - the dad does not behave very nicely, extorting money.

        All the fuss around the construction of a nuclear power plant, in K-de, from the very beginning resembled either a "great cut" of money, or some kind of political games .. For, from the very beginning, even when they began to clear the site for construction, there was no economic justification did not have laughing
      3. CTEPX
        CTEPX 16 January 2019 18: 48
        0
        in Kaliningrad, and in Belarus - the Old Man is not behaving very beautifully

        By the way, the launch of this terminal is a transparent signal on the topic of possible BatkinoV's blackmail about the difficulty of deliveries through the pipe)
    2. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 08: 37
      0
      Quote: Strashila
      This is especially noticeable in the former Soviet republics which in the early 90s were especially zealously shouted.

      for the sake of truth it shouted in the RSFSR
      1. northern
        northern 12 January 2019 13: 09
        +4
        they shouted it in the RSFSR

        And there were good reasons for that, just look at the statistics of production / consumption in the republics of the USSR
        1. Vasilenko Vladimir
          Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 13: 22
          -2
          Quote: north
          And there were good reasons for that, just look at the statistics of production / consumption in the republics of the USSR

          these nonsense is good for middle-aged students and then not for everyone
          a country is not only income and expense
          What do you rate Uzbek cotton, Kazakhstan landfills and the spaceport?
          1. northern
            northern 12 January 2019 15: 08
            +4
            Uzbek cotton (not of the best quality), harvested with colossal postscripts and unparalleled theft, has been appreciated by high-profile criminal cases and marked by the irrepressible greed of local "kings".
            The Kazakhstan landfills and the spaceport were built in such an unsightly desert that if there weren’t these objects there, there would still be no soul there. Moreover, they were built by the combined forces of the entire USSR, and by no means personally, by the Kazakh SSR.
            Can you mention the enormous contribution of Armenian capacitors to the electronics of the USSR? Or the universal importance of Latvian sprats in the diet? What about the invaluable importance of Georgian wines?
            1. Vasilenko Vladimir
              Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 15: 26
              -1
              Quote: north
              Uzbek cotton (not of the best quality)

              Dear, I don’t have to tell this nonsense, well, my mother designed 90% of the light industry in Asia, by the way, cotton is not only not going to prom
              Quote: north
              Kazakhstan landfills and a spaceport were built in such an unsightly desert that if there weren’t these objects there, there would still be no soul there

              I understand you would like nuclear weapons to be tested in Kaluga
              Quote: north
              and by no means personally the Kazakh SSR.

              here are such "smart" ones who think about what is more important than the ass or the head
              start a German war not in the west of Ukraine but in the west of the RSFSR you wouldn’t live now, if there wouldn’t be Kazakhstan, you would not live now, etc. etc.
              1. northern
                northern 12 January 2019 17: 14
                +1
                You shouldn't attribute your own hysterical inventions to me. These are all "I understood" and so on.
                You would have to drink the motherwort, the nerves to hell ....
                1. Vasilenko Vladimir
                  Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 23: 12
                  -3
                  Well, why else is it you "bumps" started to measure themselves
                  1. northern
                    northern 13 January 2019 14: 24
                    -2
                    Do you read badly? It seems that it will not be a sin to go to the optometrist either.
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              2. Antares
                Antares 12 January 2019 22: 47
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                Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
                start a German war not in the west of Ukraine but in the west of the RSFSR you wouldn’t live now, if there wouldn’t be Kazakhstan, you wouldn’t live now, etc. etc.

                Vladimir Putin claims that Russia would have won the Great Patriotic War, even if Ukraine had not been part of the Soviet Union.

                According to statistics, he deduced that the RSFSR suffered 70% of losses and realized that without the territory of the Ukrainian SSR and its population (6 million in the army and partisans) and the time for its occupation, well, military capabilities and commanders, they would have won anyway. For the country of winners ..
                Probably in vain the Ukrainian SSR lost 19% of the total population. In vain Belarusians lost every fourth (and every fifth Ukrainian) ...
                there was a question, but if it is still added to Germany .. would the RSFSR still win? Or alternative? All the same, the RSFSR would have limited potential initially (without republics), fewer resources, less population - fewer opportunities .. the same industrial evacuation can already be considered the potential of the RSFSR.
                In general, for the Russian Federation, there are no exploits and contributions of the Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. We would have managed it ourselves.
                It's a shame, annoying, but okay. For greatness, this interpretation of confidence will go.
                Even after the battle of Moscow (30 km) it was all 50 to 50. And here you propose immediately with a trump card and without an additional 500 km start the RSFSR against Germany with allies and the USSR and the BSSR in addition.
                1. CTEPX
                  CTEPX 16 January 2019 19: 05
                  0
                  In general, for the Russian Federation, there are no exploits and contributions of the Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples.
                  And here you distorted)) http://www.bolshoyvopros.ru/questions/632324-pravda-li-chto-putin-skazal-my-by-vyigrali-vojnu-i-bez-ukrainy.html
  3. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 12 January 2019 06: 39
    -3
    Clearly shorter. And where it will be interesting to take gas those who block it through the pipe?
    1. Waddimm
      Waddimm 12 January 2019 06: 53
      +1
      Foreign countries will help them!
    2. bistrov.
      bistrov. 12 January 2019 07: 21
      -1
      Quote: Pessimist22
      And where it will be interesting to take gas those who block it through the pipe?

      Lithuania even earlier built a drain terminal and leased a gas carrier.
      1. The Siberian barber
        The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 43
        +1
        Quote: bistrov.
        Quote: Pessimist22
        And where it will be interesting to take gas those who block it through the pipe?

        Lithuania even earlier built a drain terminal and leased a gas carrier.

        I’ll fix it a bit: this gas carrier is a terminal))
        The price tag, however, is that "head against the wall" ....)))
    3. Deck
      Deck 12 January 2019 09: 32
      -3
      Clearly shorter. And where it will be interesting to take gas those who block it through the pipe?


      And how will we carry this LNG if we suddenly quarrel with South Korea, the hope and support of Novatek, Gazprom, Rosneft and Sovcomflot? Where do we get these wonderful terminals and tankers?
  4. svp67
    svp67 12 January 2019 06: 59
    +5
    Getting ready for a bad world or a good war?
    We are not preparing, but doing everything so that no one would have doubts about our Sovereignty.
    . This is just a special case, but it perfectly illustrates the general condition of our still sick and dependent economy.
    Yes, too much has been destroyed and neglected, and a huge drawback of our "propaganda machine" is that it devotes a lot of time to the same Ukraine, devotes little of it to tell what we are building new, what is being restored and what is already ready and neglected. We should not be ashamed to admit that we have problems and show how we are trying to solve them, because this is exactly what we spend a lot of our money on.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 12 January 2019 10: 47
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      telling us that new things are being built, what is being restored and what is already ready and neglected

      There are several sites, like "Time Ahead", "Made by us", but this is a drop in a sea of ​​negativity on the Internet
    2. Antares
      Antares 12 January 2019 22: 55
      -1
      Quote: svp67
      Yes, too much has been destroyed and neglected, and a huge disadvantage of our "propaganda machine" is that it devotes a lot of time to the same Ukraine, devotes little of it to tell what we are building new, what is being restored and what is already ready and running.

      if the stars are lit, then someone needs it.
      Journalists write what they require. What is relevant. Why would they write what they do not demand and do not pay money?
      This is not a "huge drawback" of the machine. It was just launched for this and did a lot. Do you suggest launching it on such a grand scale to promote the development of the country?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2019 07: 57
    +1
    it does not seem to have caused much excitement in the Russian media
    On the central channels and in news stories showed the launch. Is this not enough? This event can only be welcomed. Now the Baltic states (Lithuanians) let them scratch their turnips while losing transit. And another direct hint.
  6. Olgovich
    Olgovich 12 January 2019 07: 59
    -4
    the author’s optimism is incomprehensible: what is the difference between overlapping a gas through a pipeline from overlapping a gas by blocking a gas carrier?
    And gas carrier and the pipeline is the same extent.
    1. Bigbraza
      12 January 2019 08: 05
      +11
      Quote: Olgovich
      the author’s optimism is incomprehensible: what is the difference between overlapping a gas through a pipeline from overlapping a gas by blocking a gas carrier?
      And gas carrier and the pipeline is the same extent.

      The first can be done even with reference to commercial interests or violations of the conditions of pumping. Yes, even technical problems can be referred to and a year to tighten the two bolts. the second is unequivocally war. This does not cause optimism, but there is some hope that they will beware of declaring war on us.
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 12 January 2019 11: 22
        -5
        Quote: BigBraza
        the first can be done even with reference to commercial interests or violations of pumping conditions. Yes, even technical problems can be referenced and a year to tighten two bolts

        Can. You can find a lot of reasons for the gas train, mine danger, pollution of the environment. Closing the pipe for far-fetched reasons is also an obvious thing.
        And in fact, the declaration of energy war (in the terminology of the West itself).
        1. northern
          northern 12 January 2019 13: 13
          0
          But no. In terms of Western terminology, the Baltic states are successfully leaving the energy ring of the Russian Federation and entering the Europrotocol for energy security. They themselves have repeatedly declared this, now is the time to comply.
        2. Oleko
          Oleko 15 January 2019 12: 00
          0
          Whose teachings? Baltic Fleet? And the mines? Whose? Sometimes in the news feed I read (I live in Baltiysk) how the fleet goes to sea. The minesweepers are not there to clear mines. But there were demining exercises. Alikhanov raised the issue of gasification. We have been waiting for gas for a long time. Needed for heating plants. The burners are designed for gas and light fuel, as a backup burner supply option. I myself designed the automation for Chernyakhovskaya TS. Here, hoping at the teachings of the Pshek were "Anaconda Rings" with the participation of the Baltic Armed Forces. They wanted to capture Kaliningrad. Why do they need it?
      2. Antares
        Antares 12 January 2019 23: 08
        +1
        Quote: BigBraza
        the second is definitely war. This does not cause optimism, but there is some hope that they will beware of declaring war.

        Turkey does not allow gas carriers to the World Cup. Has everyone already declared war on Turkey?
        In the latter cases, even the Americans could not put pressure on them.
        No war will be due to blocking calls or bans. All countries can introduce bans, it is simply not economically viable, but politics or life situations require some effort.
        about copyright words
        According to experts, the cost of delivering gas by tankers is gradually equalized with the cost of transporting fuel through pipes as the distance from fields to destinations reaches a value of 2,5 thousand kilometers. Moreover, under certain conditions, tanker shipments can be even cheaper than pipeline deliveries. The dependence of the growth in the cost of LNG transportation on the increase in distance is much smaller than in cases associated with the need to build new trunk gas pipelines.
        LNG carrier of Q-Max and Q-Flex classes, capable of transporting 210–266 thousand cubic meters of liquefied natural gas. Today, the largest representatives of the gas carrier fleet are Q-Max vessels, the first of which, the Mozah tanker, was built at Samsung shipyards for the Qatar Gas Transport Company for the supply of LNG by Qatargas and RasGas. Do you understand what kind of vessels we can talk about? It is such huge and dangerous vessels that may be the first to be banned under any motive (from environmental to political)
        For those who have no idea what a gas carrier is by comparison with a pipe, here is the information
        The vast majority of methane carriers currently produced have a capacity of 145–155 thousand cubic meters. The volume of natural gas produced from such an amount of LNG through regasification is 89–95 million cubic meters. (Ukraine pumped over 2017 billion cubic meters in 94, but this is the second largest gas transmission system in the world)
    2. common man
      common man 12 January 2019 08: 18
      +5
      Quote: Olgovich
      What is the difference between a gas shutoff in a pipeline and a gas shutoff blocked by a gas carrier?

      You don’t even have to close the valve, but simply set such a fee for pumping through your territory that it will be cheaper to carry gas carriers. Close the passage of a gas carrier in neutral waters, this is definitely an act of aggression.
    3. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 08: 39
      -1
      Quote: Olgovich
      And gas carrier and the pipeline is the same extent.

      a gas pipeline runs through the territory of a country, a gas carrier in neutral waters
    4. 072
      072 12 January 2019 09: 48
      0
      A gas carrier under the flag of Russia is the territory of Russia. Detention of a ship on the high seas under the flag of Russia is the Case of Beli.
      1. Deck
        Deck 12 January 2019 15: 09
        -1
        Gas carrier under the flag of Russia is the territory of Russia


        There are no gas carriers under the flag of Russia except the Christoph de Margerie Sovcomflot. Didn't you know?
        1. 072
          072 12 January 2019 17: 34
          +1
          Gas fleet
          16 ships under construction - 3
          in operation - 13 of them:
          Own - 13
          Chartered - 0
          LNG carriers
          Conventional
          TANGUH TOWUTI
          TANGUH BATUR
          GRAND ELENA
          GRAND ANIVA
          Atlanticmax
          VELIKIY NOVGOROD
          PSKOV
          SCF MELAMPUS
          SCF MITER
          8006
          8007
          8008
          Yamalmax
          CHRISTOPHE DE MARGERIE list of gas carriers Sovcomflot
          1. 072
            072 12 January 2019 17: 41
            0
            a special regasification vessel (tanker) “Marshal Vasilevsky”, capable of not only transporting LNG from shipping terminals, but also returning the gas to its “original” state, making it suitable for storage in underground gas storages and used for its intended purpose without any special additional costs.
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 13 January 2019 08: 57
              0
              Quote: 072
              special regasification vessel (tanker) "Marshal Vasilevsky",

              Would Marshal Vasilevsky approve of this?
          2. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 13 January 2019 01: 12
            0
            They walk under Liberian rags, so Russia is in flight here.
            Quote: 072
            CHRISTOPHE DE MARGERIE list of gas carriers Sovcomflot
          3. Deck
            Deck 13 January 2019 08: 27
            0
            Impressive! Home port Limassol (Cyprus). What is this talking about? That our highly patriotic companies (state or semi-state) turned the Russian flag on their fingers when it comes to profits, offshore and their own pockets. So to protect these gas carriers will be a powerful Cypriot Navy, led by Admiral Zasrakis
            1. 072
              072 13 January 2019 13: 36
              0
              You deliver gas to Kaliningrad or just scratch your tongue
              1. Deck
                Deck 13 January 2019 17: 51
                -1
                Why deliver it? It is delivered there as before - through pipes. A vessel with only one Russian name is a shame for the country. "Marshal Vasilevsky from Panama". Hello! Tfu. And a pair of ancient German ferries provide transport security and independence. It is interesting to everyone on the forum - why are we not building ships? Because the state and state-owned companies around the world are buying old stuff. It's easier to steal money there.
                And yes, scratch your tongue. But like you!
    5. Igor V
      Igor V 12 January 2019 12: 29
      -2
      Quote: Olgovich
      What is the difference between a gas shutoff in a pipeline and a gas shutoff blocked by a gas carrier?

      It differs in that there are gas storages. It is impossible to fill from the pipe because it works at the limit, that is, all the gas that has passed through it is immediately used. Some consumers in the region use reduced ones, for them there is not enough natural, even in those cities where the pipe is delivered. Now, probably, without stopping the supply through the pipe, they will fill the storage facilities. And this is really a breakthrough because all of our new electricity is based on gas.
  7. Destiny
    Destiny 12 January 2019 08: 24
    -1
    In fact, Kaliningrad (and with it the whole of Russia) is ready for a real sanction and transport siege.

    The quintessence of the article.

    Of course, it is still too early for us to talk about the full readiness of the Russian Federation for a possible open confrontation with the West. We are still “import substituting” even in such critical areas as agriculture and the manufacture of medicines, not to mention electronics and the like.

    Well, that’s understandable, everywhere you can’t lay straws, what now, to give up, or something ..
  8. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 12 January 2019 08: 27
    -3
    This is quite comparable with the current gas consumption in the Kaliningrad region
    Well, yes, the truth is that in the field of gasification, there is a moratorium on new input, etc.
    1. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 16: 38
      0
      There were rumors .. But, with regards to the connection of private households, everything is in the normal mode) The price tag is true ... But, I suppose, it is "not a penny" in all regions))
      1. 072
        072 12 January 2019 17: 51
        0
        In 2015, in the Altai Territory 180 meters for 10 houses, plus a project for internal wiring, a boiler, a stove, an occasion to the house, cost about 100 thousand.
        1. The Siberian barber
          The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 18: 04
          0
          Even with the implementation of the state program, it is much more expensive))
          Here, nevertheless, the cost of the contractor must be taken into account))
  9. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 12 January 2019 08: 27
    +5
    Once again, he was convinced that Putin takes the threats of the West seriously. And he does everything right.
    1. depressant
      depressant 12 January 2019 10: 31
      +1
      Andrei Chistyakov, I agree with you, and here the President - respect and respect!
      1. Andrey Chistyakov
        Andrey Chistyakov 12 January 2019 10: 35
        -2
        Quote: depressant
        Andrei Chistyakov, I agree with you, and here the President - respect and respect!

        Therefore, they chose it in March. There is no alternative. And all howls must be done like this and that ... Language has already dried up to explain that generations are needed and not one. Or break through the knee, like Stalin. In Ukraine, replaced Yanukovych and why? Has it gotten better? Like we in the 90s believed EBN ...
        1. northern
          northern 12 January 2019 13: 16
          0
          Hunchback was not a gift either, he was also a Judas. So we changed then sewed for soap.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 12 January 2019 10: 53
      +3
      Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
      Once again, he was convinced that Putin takes the threats of the West seriously.

      "Take seriously people who promise to kill you" the phrase is attributed to an elderly Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust
  10. Sanche
    Sanche 12 January 2019 10: 26
    +1
    The energy security of the region is certainly good. But such investments in gas reception and storage infrastructure indicate that nothing good awaits us ahead. Neither the West nor Russia, no one will yield and retreat.
    And of course, this is a good lever to Lithuania, through which the pipe goes to Kaliningrad
  11. Boris55
    Boris55 12 January 2019 10: 38
    +4
    Tribaltics in flight. Freeloaders must be disposed of. Ukraine has asked for it, now Belarus is asking for it. Poland has long dreamed of receiving gas from Germany. I’m silent about Bulgaria ...

    All according to plan. More action - less words.
  12. denart50
    denart50 12 January 2019 10: 49
    +2
    "Recently, the problem with the supply of materials for our medium-haul MC-21 has been revealed - we do not produce carbon fiber of the required quality, which is necessary for sintering the wing elements."...

    Yes, it seems, no further than yesterday, someone (I do not remember, it seems, NEXUS) gave information that this carbon is produced in Russia, in Russia ...

    Well, about Kaliningrad and the region ... It’s easier to capture it than the Kuril Islands, but it’s being prepared for defense-sanction independence ... So, the Kuril Islands will not surrender all the more ...

    PS But this is so, the opinion of the kitchen analyst (that is, mine) ... hi
    1. The Siberian barber
      The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 46
      +2
      Well, to capture Kd, you need to lose a little tooth, nevertheless)))
      There is "something" ...)) of course, not like in the Soviet Union, but still ..
  13. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 12 January 2019 11: 51
    -2
    I think about any "war" there can be no talk, look at our big money, not one of them rushes to sell their yachts, mansions, and who does not evacuate their families because of the cordon ...
  14. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 11: 58
    -1
    I read the article and I got a strange idea. Our authorities in charge of communication with the population are either idiots or enemies of Russia. It is clear that pension reform did not appear on the scene simply out of a whim (or lust) by the authorities. It probably seemed to them that the increase in the retirement age is so - a matter of everyday life, in different countries it is passing - and in Russia "people go to waste", so they treated the justification of their actions carelessly, they say, this is done in the interests of raising the pensions of current pensioners. I look at the price tags in stores and make sure that this is not just a lie. but a blatant lie. But if any of them strained and put into Putin's head the idea that Russia needs money to achieve independence from an external enemy who has wrapped the anaconda ring around our country and strangles it, then the people would understand - they say, it's insulting, annoying, yes okay. But to our elite to publicly declare that we are surrounded by enemies is absurd. what kind of enemies are there, our children study there, we have little villas there. So - not the enemy, but so they want to keep the mad impulse. Therefore, the elite are not idiots, but enemies.
  15. Mihail55
    Mihail55 12 January 2019 12: 04
    0
    To supply the terminal with gas, a special regasification vessel (tanker) “Marshal Vasilevsky” built in South Korea is used, capable of not only transporting LNG from shipping terminals, but also returning the gas to its “original” state, making it suitable for storage in underground gas storages and for use for its intended purpose without any special additional costs.

    Maybe it just bothers me? We want to load someone else's shipbuilding with work ... then France, now Koreans. Himself do not need such orders ???
    1. mikh-korsakov
      mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 14: 49
      +4
      "Marshal Vasilevsky has a length of 288 m and a width of 47 m. The Russian Federation now has the only dock at the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch capable of accommodating a ship of this size. However, for obvious reasons, production there has not yet been fully restored. "A dry dock is being built that can accommodate gas carriers and supertankers. When they are built, then we'll see.
  16. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 12: 30
    +1
    MK's first dream, The hill has blocked the Bureya river. Water breakthrough is possible: measures must be taken. We sent employees of our liberal media to eliminate the danger. Let the men work on the ground - this is useful for eliminating bellies, the aunts - cooks, let them brag to each other not how to cook lobster with avocado. but how to cook naval pasta. Venediktov is already aged. Let him issue the Battle Leaflet. He can do it. For example, such a headline "British citizen Brilev fulfilled two norms and thus strengthened the Russian-British friendship. Glory to the pioneer!" I am sure he will succeed.
    1. mikh-korsakov
      mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 12: 59
      0
      Second dream MK. Dmitry Peskov, presidential spokesman, according to PROMDEVELOP, who has an account in the offshore, transferred funds to Metrostroy’s account in St. Petersburg, wage arrears have been repaid. Subway construction is proceeding at a frantic pace.
  17. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 12 January 2019 12: 51
    0
    I will add to the article that near Kaliningrad, a coal-fired thermal power plant with an offshore terminal is being accelerated.
    The speed of construction is wonderful ..)
    So, and here "straws are laid")))
  18. Stils
    Stils 12 January 2019 13: 01
    0
    Good news! Another aspen stake in the American LNG project in Europe!
  19. Hypersound
    Hypersound 12 January 2019 13: 03
    0
    It is surprising that we just realized this project. Once upon a time had to be ready
  20. Hypersound
    Hypersound 12 January 2019 13: 06
    +1
    The question is not quite on the topic: who knows, Russia will be able to independently develop hard-to-reach oil deposits in the future without Western technologies (for sanctions)? Although I believe that sanctions will be lifted at the latest in the summer (due to the civil war in the USA and the final collapse of the unipolar world), but all the same, the United States will remain incomprehensible and the sanctions on exporting to Russia of technologies for the production of hard-to-reach oil will remain valid ?!
  21. Hypersound
    Hypersound 12 January 2019 13: 12
    +2
    carbon fiber of the required quality, necessary for the "sintering" of the wing elements, is not yet produced in our country.


    1. And how was the su-57 built? Most of the airframe is carbon fiber

    2. Only the West produces this carbon fiber? I won’t believe that in 2Q19 you can’t buy it anywhere else.
  22. Operator
    Operator 12 January 2019 13: 33
    0
    The gas terminal was built not for war (then it will be bombed), but for peacetime - in case the gas supply to Lithuania and Belarus is cut off from the Russian side.
  23. Commihunter
    Commihunter 12 January 2019 15: 04
    0
    "We are still 'import substitution' even in critical areas like agriculture and pharmaceuticals, not to mention electronics and the like."

    He laughed heartily, thank you. In the USSR, almost the entire precision was purchased abroad:
    The high quality of the manufactured optics (Arsenal factory) was achieved due to the reliable operation and processing accuracy on the Carl Zeiss Jena machines of the 1890s and Carl Zeiss AG of the 1970s.

    SCHAUBLIN is a Swiss company founded in 1915. She is one of the world leaders in the market for the sale of metalworking equipment. Equipment of this brand has been supplied to the USSR since the 70s of the last century.

    And here is what is happening now:
    The document sheds light on the use of imported ECB in the units of JSC NICEVT for inertial navigation systems of the Iskander complexes (9М723 - rocket, 9К720 - complex) and "Dagger" (9-С-7760 - rocket, 9-А-XNUM-X) ).
    The list contains 133 ECB items, most of which are manufactured by an American company. Analog device. This company is a leading global leader in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits for processing analog, mixed and digital signals. Unbeatable Russian power “Iskander” and “Dagger” are made with American electronic stuffing.


    This is not to mention the fact that the vessel that will carry compressed gas, as indicated in the article - South Korean production. Dear, what will happen if the Western World imposes real sanctions, for example, on the supply of technology? Your bids?
    1. mikh-korsakov
      mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 16: 22
      +2
      You probably mean the Kiev plant Arsenal, if you worked there, then you are a foreigner, foreigners write a lot of different things about Russia, for example, that the Crimean bridge is about to collapse, but it stands. Second remark. A document about the use of the American electronic base in the "Dagger" and "Iskander" devices "shed light" on you. It would be nice to refer. And in general, where did you get this information, are you a spy? Or your grandmother told you at the Bessarabian bazaar. If you are a spy, why publish, you will be exposed. If the grandmother said, then your public is at the wrong address, go to foreign sites, or somewhere else.
      1. Commihunter
        Commihunter 12 January 2019 16: 48
        -4
        Dear, you should nurse your grandchildren and not disclose "spies".

        didn’t work at the arsenal, but the source is iron. I would also bring the recollections of my school physics teacher, who had just worked at the Arsenal in the 70s. On the swastika machines :))))
        What does it mean that besides the machines of the 1890s and the 1970s, there was also enough technology and equipment from Nazi Germany :)

        As for the American filling: "American electronic filling in the latest Russian weapons" - there was an article on the topvar, from which there is a link to the document and LJ. In LJ, by the way, many intelligent Russian experts in electronics have unsubscribed about the problem, if you have an interest, it would be nice to read.
        1. mikh-korsakov
          mikh-korsakov 12 January 2019 17: 20
          +2
          Yeah, got it. Link to physics teacher and LJ. You would also refer to Wikipedia. there "many smart Russian electronics specialists", stood in line for the publication of classified data. ... By the way, how about your law of consent to love. Does the consent need to be notarized? Are multiples provided?
      2. Antares
        Antares 12 January 2019 23: 15
        -1
        Quote: mikh-korsakov
        You probably mean the Kiev Arsenal plant, if you worked there, then you are a foreigner, foreigners write a lot of different things about Russia

        The USSR until 1991 is a foreign territory?
    2. 072
      072 12 January 2019 18: 06
      +1
      I think that if Russia ceases to supply gas and coal to Europe, then they cannot withstand competition not with America, not with China
  24. Krylovets2000 (HVVKU)
    Krylovets2000 (HVVKU) 12 January 2019 17: 15
    0
    If you do not take into account jokes and ernism, then in my opinion this is an indicator of the real tension of things, it seems calm ... So, there really will be a war, only what kind of war will Russia suit ...
  25. mehan
    mehan 12 January 2019 17: 46
    +1
    So, nowhere have I found where the LNG will be brought from?
  26. BAI
    BAI 12 January 2019 18: 44
    0
    If we are not able to release transport links with our Baltic enclave in one and a half to two years, it is hardly worth discussing any efforts by Russia to ensure its strategic stability. And the question of its very future can be considered closed.

    If it comes to that, then military cutting of the transport corridor will not seem impossible.
  27. ccsr
    ccsr 12 January 2019 20: 31
    0
    Author:
    Viktor Kuzovkov
    Nevertheless, it is precisely such events as the commissioning of a gas terminal in the Kaliningrad Region that show that the process is ongoing, and even in the direction we need.

    I don’t know what the main direction you saw, but in my opinion the construction of a terminal in Kaliningrad and in Germany (by the way, a terminal is also being built to receive our liquefied gas) is due to only one task - we will try to dump Americans from the European market by offering our liquefied gas at a price that no one can refuse. Well, if something goes wrong and the price war drags on, the Kaliningrad terminal will be a backup storage for excess gas.
    Other reasons for the creation of the terminal are clear to everyone, but the upcoming war for the European gas market will be decisive, which will require a gas storage in the Kaliningrad Region. Especially when you consider that the European Union ceases subsidies to the Polish economy, it is still not known who the first of the Europeans will turn to us.
  28. Antares
    Antares 12 January 2019 22: 35
    0
    It is in the complex that such projects give us at least an approximate understanding of the fact that Russia did not and does not turn off preparations for a possible military outcome in Ukraine, as well as “so as not to get up twice”, and at some other points on the western borders of modern Russia

    this preparation for war has been published so openly for a long time ... I look with everyone.
    maybe ours do right (although they are the same, and expect from them another, do not respect yourself)
    although "small and victorious" do not always save the situation ...
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  30. certero
    certero 14 January 2019 00: 23
    0
    Quote: Random
    Quote: svp67
    You missed the "in". "Putin poured into Kaliningrad, the first batch of Russian LNG"

    Today at our VO that .... "seasonal aggravation"? belay On almost any "branch" .. "srach" wassat so .. "popcorn is not enough" laughing
    Let's get better on the article wink
    1. Quote - "... Pipeline gas, of course, is cheaper than liquefied gas" ... is this taking into account transit fees through 2 countries? recourse
    2. Quotation - "... an attempt to arrest a ship with Russian gas flowing from one Russian port to another is quite a pretext for starting a war." belay
    But what about "Nord"? There was no "attempt" and ... the Russian crew ... well ... the result .... "where .." war "or .. at least something at that moment? recourse (expressing concern on Twitter and Facebook ... does not count wassat
    3. Quote - ".. Without declaring war on Russia (or not starting it de facto), no one will be able to restrict transport links between Russia and the Kaliningrad region." belay
    Come on ... "The author ... before you write this" STUDY carefully United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea , especially in the adjacent zone and the exclusive economic zone ... you will learn a lot of interesting things wassat
    4. Quote - ".... any energy blockade by the EU and NATO." ... the vent is closed and ..... "the blockade is over ... but for this you need to have" iron faberge " wassat

    So enlighten us about the convention
  31. dgonni
    dgonni 14 January 2019 15: 47
    0
    Am I the one who missed something? I mean logistics and profitability! Here are mattresses from America to supply LNG for Feng Shui! For damn far away and it turns out cheaper than the pipe. Although where to pull the pipe is not clear! But I don’t understand how to drag an LNG tanker from Yamal! Well, damn it is not logical even once, let them not say. Especially when there are pipes around! Block Kaliningrad? Yes, I beg you! In a puddle they will be blocked by the moment, and the same Denmark or Norway will cheerfully file a protest and voila. what kind of LNG in Kaliningrad then?
  32. saygon66
    saygon66 14 January 2019 23: 25
    0
    - In general, in the Kaliningrad region there are also oil and gas fields ... But it is more profitable for someone to haul gas by sea than to build on-site processing plants ...
    - The news is good, but I would be more happy to hear that "today, on the XNUMXth, at eleven o'clock, the Governor, in the presence of the President, lit the same burners in the last farm in the region, thus completing the general gasification of the region ..." request
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  34. Astronaut
    Astronaut 16 January 2019 21: 28
    0
    You read some comments and understand how right Stalin was when he cleaned the country from enemies of the people. And still, during the occupation of Germany, how many policemen and Vlasovites got out. So I think, but, God forbid, again someone will attack Russia, how many traitors will now be?
  35. konus
    konus 18 January 2019 16: 25
    0
    There is an old proverb: "Friendship is friendship, but hold your face." But the fact that another trump card has been knocked out of the hands of Lithuanian Russophobes is a fact! In any case, the gas autonomy of the Kaliningrad region has become a fact. And now there is no way to blackmail Russia. But this is so - from a political point of view. Do not forget that there was the Ingalinskaya nuclear power plant on the territory of Lithuania. Lithuania sold electricity to its neighbors and received a certain income (the revenue side of the country's budget grew). After its closure, at the request of the EU, Lithuania began to receive electricity from outside. This led to the fact that you have to pay for someone else's electricity (the expenditure side of the budget has increased, and the revenue side of the budget has decreased). The same is with gas. Now Lithuania has lost payments for the transportation of gas through its territory (again, the revenue side of the budget has decreased!). The Russophobic position of the country's leadership is very costly for the Lithuanian economy. But this, excuse me, is already the problem of Lithuania and its people!