Gazprom buys Roman Abramovich's Sibneft: the new Russian Energy Paradigm comes true?
Article from: OGEL 3 (2005), in Roundup of Articles
Energy is currently Russia's top economic and political priority and is considered to be the base of the country's non-military, 'soft' power in the 21st century. The main directions of Russian energy policy were drafted by the Presidential Staff in the context of management of Russian mineral resources. Thus, Vladimir Putin views himself more as a CEO of a multinational rather than a president of a major power. The Russian president works to enhance Russia's international standing. Energy cooperation with the major energy consumers, therefore, goes along with Russia's ambition ...