Tagged: Energy

UNESCO may designate Lake Baikal as “in danger”

UNESCO may designate Lake Baikal as “in danger”

The Moscow Times reports that UNESCO are becoming so concerned about the environmental safety of Lake Baikal that they are considering putting the Lake, already a World Heritage site, on their “in danger” list....

Closed cities and the Democratic Deficit

Closed cities and the Democratic Deficit

If you thought that the demise of the Soviet Union meant the demise of closed, or secret cities, then you’d be wrong. Today, it is thought that there are up to forty closed cities...

Russia to stop supplying cheap oil and gas to CIS

Russia to stop supplying cheap oil and gas to CIS

According to this Moscow Times report, the Russian government has decided that it should no longer supply gas and oil to Former Soviet states at a discounted rate. "As market reforms proceed in our...

Invest in Russia!

Invest in Russia!

I occasionally moan about how President Putin’s mismanagement is putting companies off investing in Russia.  Providing a counterweight to pessimists like me is Bill Cara, securities trader, global market strategist and blogger.  He’s writing...

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

The Kyoto Protocol  comes into force today, 90 days after Russia’s ratification meant that countries making up 55% of global energy are now signed up. A major part of the protocol involves the creation...