All Posts Tagged With: "Gazprom"

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The editorial team at argues that Moscow’s controversial 15-year construction plan approved by the city last week is emblematic of corruption throughout the Russian government.

May 11, 2010 | Continued
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From the New Times: Putin and His ‘Family’ – Gazprom

The New Times magazine has published a handy chart of some concrete examples of cronyism between Vladimir Putin, Gazprom, and the Russian government.

Apr 20, 2010 | Continued
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Yulia Latynina on Russia’s Squandered Billions

Award-winning Russian journalist Yulia Latynina discusses what happens when a country spends it’s money on presidential palaces instead of infrastructure and roads. An exclusive from

Mar 26, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: Don’t Cosy up to Russia, Europe

Writing for the Guardian, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov chastises European leaders for their close relationships with Russia that enable the Kremlin’s violent suppression of free speech and human rights.

Feb 27, 2010 | Continued
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WWF: Sochi Olympic Construction ‘Out of Control’

The World Wildlife Foundation is halting partnership with the main construction firm for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and threatening to withdraw support altogether, citing irreparable environmental damage and low-quality construction.

Feb 17, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: Russia’s European Choice

Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov sat down for a recent interview with the Yezhednevny Zhurnal newspaper to discuss why Russia needs to integrate with Europe and why the current political system has no hope for true reform. Exclusive translation by

Feb 3, 2010 | Continued
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Russian-Ukrainian Gas Summit Ends With No Agreements

No agreement between Russia and Ukraine was reached Saturday, as high-level officials met in Moscow in an attempt to resolve the continuing gas crisis.

Jan 17, 2009 | Continued
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No Resolution As Ukrainian Gas Supplies Dwindle

The Russian natural gas monopoly has accused the Ukraine of stealing natural gas bound for Europe, as negotiations on gas pricing continue to stall.

Jan 3, 2009 | Continued
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Kremlin Tightening Grip on Business

As president Vladimir Putin prepares to step down in March, his administration leaves a legacy of re-nationalizing private companies, and appointing close associates to run the newly formed state corporations.

Feb 9, 2008 | Continued
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Riyadh on the Volga

The Putin administration has seen many aggressive takeovers of domestic and foreign energy holdings by Putin and his closest allies at Gazprom and Rosneft. Yukos was dismembered and parceled out like loot from a pirate raid. The Russian licensing agency Rosnedra has become a tool to squeeze foreign companies out. Meanwhile, the gang in charge […]

Jul 11, 2007 | Continued