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Russia's Rosneft grabs Norwegian drilling assets

Russia's Rosneft grabs Norwegian drilling assets

MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Russian energy company Rosneft said Friday it signed an agreement to acquire a stake in a Norwegian drilling company in exchange for drilling rigs.
Daniel J. Graeber
Moscow mulls new economic strategy

Moscow mulls new economic strategy

MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday the country needs a new strategy of economic development in the face of mounting sanctions.
Daniel J. Graeber
Yukos ruling politically motivated, Kremlin says

Yukos ruling politically motivated, Kremlin says

MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (UPI) --An arbitration panel at The Hague decided its case against former Russian oil company Yukos on political grounds, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Kara Sea reserves unrivaled, Rosneft says

Kara Sea reserves unrivaled, Rosneft says

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Operations with Exxon Mobil in the arctic waters of the Kara Sea should be on par with those in North America or Saudi Arabia, Russian oil company Rosneft said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Latest Yukos ruling unjust, Kremlin says

Latest Yukos ruling unjust, Kremlin says

MOSCOW, July 31 (UPI) --The European court system was unfair in its ruling against defunct Russian oil company Yukos, the Russian Justice Ministry said Thursday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Rosneft inks North Atlantic drilling contract

Rosneft inks North Atlantic drilling contract

ROSNEFT, Russia, July 31 (UPI) --Russian oil company Rosneft said it signed a $4.25 billion deal to secure drilling rigs from North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. for work in harsh offshore areas.
Daniel J. Graeber
Rosneft reviews next steps following sanctions

Rosneft reviews next steps following sanctions

MOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) --Russian oil company Rosneft said it may have to postpone some projects because of "volatility" associated with economic sanctions.
Daniel J. Graeber
BP frets over 'strategic objectives in Russia'

BP frets over 'strategic objectives in Russia'

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) --British energy company BP said Tuesday its second quarter profits soared, but any additional sanctions could impact "strategic objectives in Russia."
Daniel J. Graeber
Yukos process isn't over, Lavrov says

Yukos process isn't over, Lavrov says

MOSCOW, July 28 (UPI) --A ruling in favor of former shareholders in defunct Russian oil company Yukos will be appealed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia's Rosneft to court Eastern investors

Russia's Rosneft to court Eastern investors

MOSCOW, July 18 (UPI) --Russian oil producer Rosneft will be among the key participants in an international investment conference in the Far East, state media said Friday.
Daniel J. Graeber
BP reviewing Russian role after sanctions

BP reviewing Russian role after sanctions

MOSCOW, July 18 (UPI) --With a minority stake in Russian oil company Rosneft, a spokesman for BP said the company is reviewing the latest round of U.S. sanctions on Russia.
Daniel J. Graeber
Weatherford keeps strong Middle East core

Weatherford keeps strong Middle East core

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 14 (UPI) --Oil services company Weatherford International said most of its rigs are positioned in the Middle East after selling off some of its assets to Russia's Rosneft.
Daniel J. Graeber
Rosneft sees huge potential in arctic resources

Rosneft sees huge potential in arctic resources

MOSCOW, May 1 (UPI) -- Taking advantage of the resource potential in the Russian arctic is one of the top priorities for oil company Rosneft, President Igor Sechin said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Treasury Sec. Lew defends sanctions against Russia

Treasury Sec. Lew defends sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew defended the program of sanctions the Obama administration has leveled against Russia, insisting the sanctions were taking a toll.
Gabrielle Levy
VKontakte founder: Social media site under Kremlin control

VKontakte founder: Social media site under Kremlin control

MOSCOW, April 22 (UPI) -- Pavel Durov, founder of VKontakte, claims he has been removed from his position and the Russian government has taken control of the website.
Aileen Graef
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Igor Ivanovich Sechin (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сечин, born 7 September 1960, Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a statist lobby gathering former security services agents.

Igor Sechin currently is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet.

Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist fluent in Portuguese and French.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Igor Sechin."
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