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The current Ukraine-Russia relations are overfilled with negative. The keywords which characterize them are risks and threats. The renewal of equal relations with Russia was the main slogan of the present Ukrainian authorities at the last presidential elections. It turned out that Russian elites aren’t going to justify optimistical hopes of Ukraine. The historical Russian… » read more

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On August 29 Gazprom’s representatives have officially recognized impossibility of the Shtokman project implementation. Since 2007 Russia has been trying to implement the idea of gas production from the Shtokman field. Stocks estimated by Gazprom were astonishing – 3,8 trillion cubic meters of gas and 53,4 million tons of condensate. However, nothing went further than… » read more

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On August 13 the submission of documents to the Central Election Commission for registration of party lists and candidates in majority districts has officially ended in Ukraine. According to the legislation, already on August 20 all participants of the electoral process, who will start their pre-electoral campaign the next day, will become known. The main… » read more

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Since the very beginning of Ukrainian independence citizens of Ukraine have always treated governmental institutes with vigilance and mistrust. However, apparently it is the first time in Ukraine that the number of the dissatisfied with their activity has reached critical limits. According to July sociological surveys, 71% of the population of Ukraine doesn’t trust the… » read more

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According to the legislation of Ukraine, the parliamentary electoral campaign has started on July 30. The elections, which will take place on October 28, are conducted by the mixed system – 225 members of parliament (MPs) are elected by party lists and 225 – in majority districts. Already on August 20 all registered candidates, both… » read more

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An idea of LNG-terminal construction has been discussed in Ukraine for a long time already. The government and opposition constantly highlight the necessity of reduction of energy dependence upon Russia. Similar statements can be heard more loudly with electoral campaigns coming closer. However, something always got in the way when it came to realization of… » read more

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Gas became the main topic of the recent session of heads of the governments of the CIS countries. Turkmenistan, as the country presiding in the Commonwealth, paid special attention to gas transportation. Today Turkmenistan, occupying the 4-th place in the world according to the discovered gas reserves, tries to diversify routes of export of its… » read more

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