Abd is very thorough, no doubt. Some would say excruciatingly so, but I have always considered that a positive in his favor. Not always right IMO, but neither am I, or you. I consider him an important voice in the LENR community, and do pay attention to whatever it is he has to say.
Apparently, he just noticed Russia (you are welcome sir! ). Here is his opinion on Synthestech. In reading, you should balance what he claims, with what is being reported from Sochi, and Synthestech's emerging role in Russian LENR. I have little doubt Abd took all this into account as he wrote: