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Putin incorporated

January 10, 2006

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ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, as Russian President Vladimir Putin was assuming the chairmanship of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, he mocked the free-market creed of that exclusive club by cutting off the flow of Russian natural gas to Ukraine. That transparent attempt to influence Ukrainian politics reflected the Kremlin's statist control of Russia's lucrative energy sector. (Full article: 420 words)

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