Yuri Shafranik, Moscow's man in the Arab oil world, is [...]
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Yuri Shafranik, Russian President Vladimir Putin's man in the Middle [...]
Yuri Shafranik, head of SoyuzNefteGaz since its creation in 2000, is Russian oil diplomacy's homing missile. Energy minister under Boris Eltsin, he has guided Russia back to into the oil and gas industries of its former satellites and Arab allies.
Moscow wants to profit from the upheavals in the Middle East to further its oil interests in the region. The man at the heart of Russia's efforts is Yuri Shafranik.