Putin offers way for Russians to 'swap' frozen assets

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Nov. 8 offering a way for Russian investors to "swap" their frozen assets abroad with the frozen assets of foreign companies in Russia.

Since the conflict in Ukraine, Western countries have introduced a barrage of sanctions against Moscow, blocking its banks from making international payments and freezing Russian assets abroad.

Democracy Digest: Caputova Opts Not to Seek Re-election Leaving Field Wide Open

Meanwhile, parliamentary speaker and Sme Rodina leader Boris Kollar rarely speaks about his family, but was forced to address the issue on Wednesday after one of the mothers of his 12 children by 10 wives, Barbora Richterova, accused him of beating her up in 2012 while on a holiday in Florida.

A major twist: Russians after all?

As Tomislav Krasnec writes for Veernji list, the destruction of the Nord Stream has turned into one of the biggest geopolitical mysteries, and a series of several theories that have been leaking into the media for the past two months, and all the squads refer to unnamed sources referred to the investigation, has been joined by a new theory.

Russia could turn Türkiye into a hub for gas supplies to Europe: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Oct. 12 that Russia could increase the capacity of its gas exports to Turkey and eventually turn into a hub for gas supplies to Europe.

Moscow is ready to resume gas supplies to Europe via a link of the Germany-bound Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

The Swedes informed the Russians: We won't tell you

Sweden will not share with Russia the results of an investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, even though the majority owner is a Russian company.
As a reminder, the Russian company Gazpromneft owns 51 percent of the gas pipeline, and the rest is made up of German, French and Dutch companies.

Russia: There will be No Gas Supplies via Nord Stream 1 until the West Lifts Sanctions

Gas supplies from Russia to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline will not be fully resumed until the "collective West" lifts the sanctions imposed on Moscow after the start of the invasion of Ukraine. This was announced by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the "Financial Times".