(Re-Blog) Russia and the Power of Gas

Vladimir Putin has a formidable ally in the present Ukranian conflict: Old Man Winter.

Russia supplies a host of neighbors with natural gas -for cooking and heating-and can-via control of the spigot-turn off any neighbor that steps out of line.

http://bayardandholmes.com/2014/03/03/ukraine-part-three-vladimir-putin-and-the-power-of-gas/

Bayard and Holmes tell this story admirably and succinctly-and- in earlier pages of their blog, offer vital history of the relationship between Russia and its neighbors.

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