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Estonia Never Needed to Import Gas by Ship. Until It Did.

In Paldiski, Estonia, abandoned Soviet-era bunkers, splattered with graffiti and overgrown with weeds, are a reminder of the centuries-long domination that Russia once exerted over the Baltic region.Now this port […]







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Germany on Edge as Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Goes Offline for Repair

The flow of natural gas from Russia to Germany via a crucial undersea pipeline stopped on Monday, as the link went offline for a 10-day scheduled maintenance period, testing Europe’s […]




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Russians Face Sanctions and Anxieties of a Costly War

MOSCOW — For two decades under President Vladimir V. Putin, Russians reaped the bounties of capitalism and globalization: cheap flights, affordable mortgages, a plethora of imported gadgets and cars.On Monday, […]




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Why the Toughest Sanctions on Russia Are the Hardest for Europe to Wield

The punishing sanctions that the United States and European Union have so far announced against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine include shutting the government and banks out of global […]




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As Europe Faces a Cold Winter, Putin Seizes on the Leverage From Russia’s Gas Output

MOSCOW — In Europe, the surge in the price of natural gas has halted factories, startled politicians and alarmed consumers fearful of a cold winter.For President Vladimir V. Putin of […]




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High Natural Gas Prices Strain Europeans, Weighing on Recovery

LONDON — As the world struggles to recover from the pandemic, soaring natural gas prices threaten to become a drag on the economies of Europe and elsewhere. Wholesale prices for […]