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Russian Energy Policy

Close up of Moscow oil refinery in Kapotnya district, Russia

The Russian Energy Policy research axis whithin Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center focuses on the reshaping of the Russian energy landscape and its implications in terms of foreign policy.


Director of Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center


Project Officer, Russia / Eurasia Center

Florian VIDAL

Associate Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

Bobo LO

Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center


After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Norway embarked on a policy to overcome old dividing lines in the High North and encourage closer cooperation with Russia, its large neighbor to the east. In addition to being neighbors in the High North - an area that still plays an important part in...

By: Louis-Marie CLOUET

Rosoboronexport, a federal state unitary enterprise, is at the heart of Russian political power: it is the key pivot of the arms exports policy and of the ongoing consolidations of the Russian military-industrial complex (MIC). On behalf of its Director Sergey Chemezov, a close relation of...

By: Arnaud DUBIEN

Energy issues lie at the heart of Ukraine's economic, political and strategic challenges. A year after the 'orange revolution', the 'gas war' served to highlight the country's vulnerable position, being 80% dependent on imports of gas and having the world's most energy-hungry economy. The 2005...

By: Jérôme GUILLET

The recent crises over oil & gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine and Belarus have triggered alarm and virulent criticism in the West. This article describes how these conflicts are in fact not very different from those that took place in the early 1990s and reflect behind-the-scene...

By: Christophe-Alexandre PAILLARD

Russia is an unavoidable actor in world energy geopolitics. It is also the biggest energy partner of a European Union (EU) that is becoming ever more dependent on outside sources for its energy needs. However, the future of Russia's largest company-Gazprom-and the development of its future...

By: Vladimir MILOV

Russia and the European Union have clearly entered a new stage in their energy relations, defined by a growing asymmetry between a strengthened national monopoly on the supply side and a gradual opening of markets in Europe. In this context, a multitude of new approaches to EU-Russia relations...

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