With Biden's victory, Russia begins the completion of Nord Stream 2


The counting of votes in the presidential elections in the United States has not yet been completed and the outcome of the presidential race has not been determined. But the likelihood of victory for Democrat Joe Biden is high enough. As of 10:00 Moscow time on November 5, 2020, he has 72 million votes (50,4%), while Republican Donald Trump still has 68,5 million (48%). At the same time, Russia, to all appearances, is beginning to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2, without waiting for the final results of the American will.


In the area of ​​the German port of Mukran and the Russian Kaliningrad, a grouping of a special fleet continues to concentrate to complete the construction of a gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Baltic. According to navigational resources, the supply vessel Ostap Sheremet, associated with Gazprom, as well as Artemis Offshore, Finval and Umka, which belonged to the Marine Rescue Service, and Erri, Singapore's Intan OSV Ptr Ltd., are already in the adjacent water area.


The crane-assembly pipe-laying vessel "Akademik Chersky" is located in Mukran. For several weeks it conducted ship tests at the Curonian Spit after retrofitting and modernization. Now KMTUS is ready to start working.

At the same time, a number of Russian experts commented on how the results of the US elections could affect the implementation of the gas transmission project. According to the director of the Institute of Socialeconomic Research of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Alexei Zubets, expressed to the agency REGNUM, if Biden becomes the president of the United States, then Russia will have a chance to finish building Nord Stream 2 and not fall under the next American sanctions.

He is confident that Biden will try to mend relations with the European Union and China, so additional restrictions against Russia are unlikely.

In this sense, Biden is more interesting for the Russian Federation than Trump. He is an openly weak politician. He will definitely not have time to unleash new conflicts.

- added the Jag.

In turn, Aleksey Grivach, Deputy Director General for Gas Issues of the National Energy Security Fund (NESF), doubts this. In an interview Baltnews he noted that under Biden, the United States would not completely abandon its opposition to Nord Stream 2, but there could be some progress in this matter. Biden will foster a transatlantic dialogue, but in so doing he will try not to harm the American oil and gas industry.
  • Used photos: gazprom.ru
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 November 2020 12: 25
    0
    Another promise from distant Gazprom ... How many there were ...
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 5 November 2020 14: 02
    +4
    "In this sense, Biden is more interesting for the Russian Federation than Trump. He is an openly weak politician. He will definitely not have time to unleash new conflicts." - added Jag.

    Is Jag seriously considering Biden as an independent politician? After he confused the granddaughter with the late son on camera?
    Kamala Harris will actually steer. According to reviews, the aunt is so frostbitten that Hillary Clinton, in comparison with her, seems white and fluffy.
    Biden is better for Russia only in the sense that the situation in the United States will collapse strongly and for a long time. As a result, we will have a reserve of time to eliminate the lag in technology and to enter the sixth technological order on time due to the technologies of either Germany or Japan.
    But in the mess that will begin there, it is completely incomprehensible what will happen to strategic arms control. God forbid, he will be in the hands of Kamala.
    And in the struggle for the transfer of power (and Trump will not give it up so easily), Kamala's role will not be the last. And she has no brakes in her head, from the word at all. When she was a California attorney, she strongly opposed the reduction in the number of prisoners, because there would be no one to fight the fires (with which the prisoners fought for less than $ 2, and you say the GULAG ...). To this end, she proposed to fine and imprison the parents of children who skipped school for a year. This is a democrat!
    If in her previous positions there was some kind of control over her, then what will she show to everyone, becoming the de facto leader of the United States?
    1. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
      Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 6 November 2020 08: 07
      +2
      In her previous positions, she was relatively free in making decisions, even if later these decisions were canceled, but in the position of president of the mattress, she will do what the "deep state" tells her to do.
  3. leodal Offline leodal
    leodal (Leonid) 7 November 2020 05: 12
    +2
    Prong either pretends, or in fact does not know such a simple thing that the sanctions against SP-2 are not from the administration, but from Congress. They are included in the military budget and are federal law. The expanded sanctions were included in the 2021 military budget, it was approved and will be finally adopted in December. Also, by the way, under Trump.
    There is no chance that the President will not comply with the requirements of the Law. In the United States, this is guaranteed impeachment.
    Unfortunately, under Biden, the sanctions pressure on Russia can only intensify. This is evidenced by the general policy of the Democratic Party plus the attitude of the absolute majority in both houses of Congress.