Royal Academy help foster Russian / German
Peace Pact bilateral gas deals at expense of EU collective energy security
Excited crowds celebrate Tsar Nicholas II's proclamation in response to the 1905 revolutionary uprising against him. In it he promised basic civil rights such as freedom of speech, universal male suffrage and a limited form of parliamentary democracy.
His “manifesto” split the opposition. The liberal Kadet party celebrated it as a victory, but socialists warned (correctly) that the concessions were cosmetic, and that power remained in the tsar’s hands.
Ilya Efimovich Repin Repin (1844-1930) disapproved of the successful 1917 revolutions that overthrew the tsar and he spent his remaining days in Finland.
The Royal Academy Exhibition looks exciting - and look who is sponsoring it !
OAO Gazprom, BASF AG and E.ON AG signed a basic agreement on the construction of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEGP) through the Baltic Sea in 2005. The parties to the agreement intend to set up the North European Gas Pipeline Company as a joint German-Russian venture, with Gazprom holding 51 % and BASF and E.ON each 24.5 %.
At the signing of the agreement, President Putin of Russia and Chancellor Schröder of Germany stressed the strategic importance of the project for the further development of German-Russian relations in the energy sector.
In 2006 E.ON agreed to take up a 25% minus one share stake in Yuzhno Russkoye, and in return Gazprom is receiving minority interests of 50% minus one share in Hungarian gas companies E.ON Foldgaz Trade and a 25% stake in the regional power and gas supplier E.ON Hungaria.
See Postman Patel - Sunday, November 19, 2006 - Gazprom / LUKoil - Russian energy gets to grips with Europe
See "Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani," on view Dec. 1 through Feb. 24, 2008 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington ..... You might like to visit the Georgian Ambasadorial website and read about the exhibition and also ...How ...
"One of the priority tasks of Georgia's foreign and security policy is a full integration into the Euro-Atlantic community, which will enable our country not only to insure its security but also to contribute its own share to strengthening of peace and stability in the world. We keep right on target for democratic development and are willing to assist other countries too in the democratization processes, to which the establishment of peace and stability is one of the essential prerequisites.
Of great importance, in this context, is the participation of Georgia's armed forces in international peace operations. Since 1999 Georgian peacekeepers have been engaged actively in an effort to protect peace and stability in various regions of the world, within NATO-led and Anti-terrorist Coalition’s operations.
See also Vani - The Land of the Golden Fleece
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