Russia has started gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday. The official opening ceremony was held on Monday and was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping via a TV link-up.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller welcomed the two leaders from the Atamanskaya compressor station on the border with China, TASS reports.
"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, allow me to give a command to open the pipeline valve," Miller said addressing to President Putin.
On receiving Putin’s permission, the head of Gazprom said: "Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, dear Xi Jinping, the valve has been open. Gas is flowing to the gas transmission system of the People’s Republic of China."