From KGB to FSB

Vieux, Alex
April 2007
Red Herring;4/30/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 16, p5
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of Russia to the world's economy. With an estimated $1.7-trillion economy, Russia is a huge country that occupies an increasingly important place in the world today. With its immense gas reserves and tightening control over pipeline distribution, President Vladimir Putin and his nationalized private energy powerhouse, Gasprom, are now endangering any attempt at energy independence in Western Europe and are using their oil to drive foreign policy. Russia still owns the second-largest nuclear arsenal after the U.S. From a technology standpoint, the country continues to churn out tens of thousands of brilliant engineers and savants although the entrepreneurial drive has not taken off despite a financial system awash in free capital.


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