Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Nov 28 2015

Turkey: Ankara Advises Against Travel To Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Nov. 28 that Turkish citizens should avoid all non-urgent travel to Russia in light of recent difficulties faced by Turks traveling in the country, Reuters reported.
Nov 26 2015

How Russia Could Use Trade Against Turkey

Energy cutoffs are Moscow's biggest weapon against Ankara, but they are also risky.
Nov 24 2015

Russia: Officials Threaten To Cut Energy Supplies To Ukraine Over Crimea Blackout

Russia will cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine in response to a dispute over a power blackout in Crimea and is threatening to halt coal deliveries, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Nov. 24, Reuters reported.
Nov 24 2015

Turkey: Downed Russian Jet No Threat To Energy Ties, Energy Minister Says

The downing of the Russian warplane does not constitute a threat to energy ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said Nov. 24, BBC reported.
Nov 24 2015

Russia: Foreign Minister Cancels Turkey Visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov canceled a Nov. 25 visit to Turkey after Turkish warplanes shot down a Russian military aircraft that allegedly violated Turkish airspace, Reuters reported Nov. 24.
Nov 24 2015

A New Military Order in the Caspian Sea?

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan appear determined to develop their own naval capabilities, ones that would function independently of Russia.
Nov 23 2015

Ukraine: Blackouts In Crimea Continue As Kiev Announces Trade Restrictions

Blackouts and water shortages are continuing in Crimea after electricity pylons connected to the Russian-annexed peninsula were knocked down over the weekend, BBC reported Nov. 23.
Nov 23 2015

Russia, Iran: Leaders Meet In Tehran

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met Nov. 23 on the sidelines of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran, Sputnik reported.
Nov 16 2015

Russia: Bill Passed To Keep Oil Export Duty Unchanged

Russia’s State Duma passed a government-sponsored bill on Nov. 13 that calls for the procedure for calculating the duty on oil exports to remain unchanged in 2016, Interfax reported Nov. 16.
Nov 11 2015

Russia in the Arctic: A Different Kind of Military Presence

Satellite imagery obtained by Stratfor shows that Moscow is looking to build a limited but permanent military posture in the region.
Nov 10 2015

Russia: Moscow Mulling Sale Of Rosneft Stake, Minister Says

The Russian government is considering selling its 19.5 percent stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft in 2016, Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukayev said Nov. 10, Tass and Sputnik reported.
Nov 02 2015

Georgia-Russia Energy Negotiations Cause Controversy

As in the rest of the former Soviet Union, energy talks in Georgia tend to be politically charged, and the current talks are no exception.

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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