Images of winter Krasnoyarsk, which has not been able to be gasified for many years, are used for intimidation.
The video started spreading on the evening of September 5th. It paints a picture of what it would be like if Gazprom turned on gas to Europe, showing cities on the old continent, the flag of the European Union, pipelines marked Nordstream, solar panels and wind power generators.
For the soundtrack of the clip, the song “O ziema busa atkudi” by the singer Yuri Vizbor was chosen (the song is performed by his granddaughter Varvara Vizbor), which sings about crying Russia.
In addition, images of a frozen Krasnoyarsk are shown, and the Siberian city can be recognized from its most famous landmarks.
The Telegram channel Borus claims that the video looks “like a mockery of the people of Krasnoyarsk”: “The video scares Europeans who are about to be gassed with images of winter Krasnoyarsk. A city of a million in Eastern Siberia, which has never been gassed in its life,” the post states.
Sergey Ponomarenka, deputy governor of the Krasnoyarsk region of the Russian Federation, shared the clip on his Telegram channel: “Well, you got it…”.
Russian social networks and some mass media actively share a video with captions “Gazprom trolls Europe”, “Gazprom” video with an epic and realistic soundtrack “And the winter will be harsh”, etc.
However, the video cannot be seen on Gazprom’s official accounts.
The Kremlin said on Monday that the supply of gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline has stopped due to Western sanctions against Russia, which allegedly hinder maintenance work on the pipeline.
“Problems related to (gas) supply were caused by the sanctions imposed on our country,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters. – These sanctions do not allow the repair of certain parts, do not allow them to be transported without appropriate legal guarantees… it is precisely these Western sanctions that led to the current situation.”
According to D. Peskov, the Kremlin “rejects” Western attempts to shift the blame for the gas supply pause to Moscow.
Russian energy giant Gazprom announced on Friday that it is suspending gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline indefinitely.
The company claimed that it discovered an oil leak in a gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station during maintenance work that was originally supposed to last three days, and as a result it is now forced to shut down the supply until repairs are carried out.
As the West began to impose sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow began to restrict gas supplies to Europe. As a result, energy prices have skyrocketed across the continent.
The Kremlin claims that it is precisely because of the punitive measures announced by the West that one Nord Stream 1 turbine, which was repaired in Canada, has not been returned to Russia for some time. The item is currently in Germany, but Berlin says Moscow itself is blocking its recovery.
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