Analysis: Russia's uranium production
WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- As Europe ponders its natural gas future falling increasingly under Kremlin domination, Russia, currently the world’s fourth-largest uranium producer, is angling to become the world's No. 3. As in the oil and natural gas market, this expansion will require that Russia assert control over a number of states in the post-Soviet space including, if possible, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. While the eventual success of Kremlin foreign policy is somewhat problematic at this point, growing world demand for the metal is not.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent