Monthly Archive: January 2007

How the Belarus oil story has grown

How the Belarus oil story has grown

I picked up some incoming traffic from Matthew Yglesias’ blog today. Wondering what was going on, I wondered over to his site, to find the following story about the Russian decision to shut down...

Oil wars

Oil wars

It looks as though Russia’s neighbours have made a New Year’s resolution for 2007 – to demonstrate to Russia that they too can flex their energy muscles. In the past few days: Belarus have...

Russia’s 2006 report card

Russia’s 2006 report card

La Russophobe has compiled a report card for Russia, based on its ranking in various surveys over the past year. Her choices are, of course, subjective, but they don’t make good reading, and should...

Belarus reaches last minute deal with Russia over gas price

Belarus reaches last minute deal with Russia over gas price

Just minutes before Gazprom implemented their threat to cut of gas supplies to Belarus, a deal was reached to secure gas deliveries until 2011. Under the terms of the deal, Belarus will pay $100...