Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Aug 25 2015

A New Pipeline Feeds Turkey's Greater Ambitions

TurkStream will play into Ankara's goal of becoming a key energy transit hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Aug 18 2015

Building a European Energy Market

The Continent will try to protect Ukraine by bringing it into the fold.
Aug 13 2015

In Russia, a New Strategy for a New Pipeline

As envisioned by its sponsors, TurkStream will help Moscow to reclaim influence it lost in Europe.
Aug 09 2015

Russia, Saudi Arabia: Foreign Ministers To Meet Aug. 11 In Moscow

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Aug. 11 to discuss global energy markets, the Syrian civil war and the Islamic State, Russia's foreign ministry said Aug. 9, Reuters reported.
Aug 07 2015

Russia: Syrian Opposition Leader Heading Delegation To Moscow

The head of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Khaled al-Khoja, is expected to lead a delegation to Moscow next week, unnamed sources said Aug. 7, Tass reported.
Jul 31 2015

Russia, Turkey: Turkish Stream Negotiations Suspended

Turkey has suspended talks with Russia over the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Trend reported July 31, citing Haberturk.
Jul 17 2015

Russia: Energy Minister To Meet With OPEC Chief

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet with OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri in Moscow to discuss oil markets and Iran on July 30, the minister said July 17, Reuters reported.
Jul 08 2015

Ukraine, Russia Will Eventually Strike a Natural Gas Deal

As a result of differences over pricing, a natural gas cutoff from Russia to Ukraine that began July 1 could last until early winter.
Jul 08 2015

Why Ukraine Can Live Without Russian Gas for Now

A deal restoring natural gas supplies to Ukraine is likely before winter.
Jul 01 2015

Ukraine: Flow Of Russian Natural Gas Stopped

As of July 1, Ukraine has stopped receiving natural gas from Russia, Sputnik and Interfax reported, citing a spokesman from Ukrainian state-owned natural gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz.
Jun 19 2015

Greece, Russia: Leaders Sign Agreement On Turkish Stream

Russia and Greece have signed a cooperation agreement on continuing the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Tass reported June 19.
Jun 01 2015

Serbia Looks West to Weaken Russia's Energy Dominance

The country needs Western governments to invest in its energy infrastructure.

Since 2003, the Kremlin has aggressively reconsolidated state control over its energy sector and demonstrated an increased willingness to use energy as a tool to influence countries that depend on its resources. Many of those countries have attempted to diversify from Russian energy dependence, but Moscow continues to hold considerable influence.

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