Russian lawmaker calls German election outcome ‘predictable’Russian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 10:46
Russian-Chinese naval drills ‘Joint Sea 2017’ completed in VladivostokMilitary & Defense September 25, 10:29
Independence referendum underway in Iraqi KurdistanWorld September 25, 9:47
Russia and US have no plans to curtail space cooperationScience & Space September 25, 9:30
Denis Matsuev: That extraordinary idea workedSociety & Culture September 25, 8:00
Tehran's top diplomat slams 'fake' empathy from Trump for IraniansWorld September 25, 6:06
Merkel wins Bundestag electionsWorld September 25, 5:37
Expert says North Korea won’t test thermonuclear warhead in Pacific OceanWorld September 25, 4:26
Russian senator believes German Social Democrats seek to improve ties with MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 2:42
MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Laying of the offshore segment of the Turkish Stream pipeline will begin in the middle of this year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday.
"All the permits for the first line of the offshore segment until 660 kilometer point were given and confirmed by the Turkish party. Work is already underway there; pipe laying will start from mid-2017," the Russian minister said.
The contract has already been awarded to the company that will deal with Turkish Stream’s offshore segment laying, Novak said.
"Survey work is currently underway along with obtainment of appropriate authorizations for the second segment; the environmental impact assessment was send to the Turkish party," he added.