Second in Russia is one of the countries where there have been successful replications of the ECAT, being Parchomov's just the most famous.
Purportedly successful. There are reasons to doubt Parkhomov's results (particularly the earlier ones). There is no evidence that Stepanov did a calibration. Are there others that you think were done well?
I would be not surprised if a Russian company ( or military ) had hired Fabiani to develop there a LENR reactor. He is in fact one of the most expert persons !
Remember also that with the new Administration, President Donald Trump probably will make strict commercial relations with Russia.
So maybe that Fabiani has been sent to Russia by an a US company.
Fabiani seemed like more of a software and electronics guy. He himself said he knew nothing about the fuel. If there is some super secret formula that actually works, then he doesn't know what it is.