Alexey Miller's column
“Up until now, there has never been a track-and-field facility of this level in the Kirov Region. The center is equipped in full compliance with Russian and international standards. Today, the Region offers a wonderful environment in which young talent can thrive.
The Kirov Region is home to many outstanding athletes, world-class stars. We would like many more stars of this kind to rise in our country. I am convinced that the modern track-and-field arena will serve as a training ground for new champions that will make all of Russia proud.”
“Construction of TurkStream – a new gas pipeline connecting Russia and Turkey via the Black Sea – is entering its final stage. The work is well ahead of schedule: the offshore section of the gas pipeline was completed as early as today instead of in December as planned earlier. The swift pace of this project can be attributed to the concerted and coordinated efforts of the project team. In late 2019, the gas pipeline will be brought into operation. It will become an additional guarantee of energy security in Turkey and the countries of southern and southeastern Europe.”
“Over the past few years, Gazprom has been setting new records for exports to Austria. In the first ten months of 2018 alone, gas supplies to the country have grown by a third compared to the same period of 2017, reaching 8.8 billion cubic meters. The signing of a document on additional exports beyond the contractual amounts serves as yet another proof of the high demand for Russian gas on the part of our European consumers.”