Russia: Mid-haul plane to be certified

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russia expects to get European certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet-100 medium-haul plane, the country's Industry and Energy minister said Monday.

Russia pledges to destroy chemical weapons

KURGAN, Russia, May 29 (UPI) -- The Russian government said Friday it will destroy 45 percent of the country's chemical weapons stockpile by the end of the year.

The price of Putin

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russians are starting to count the costs of Vladimir Putin's policies in a way that may yet return to haunt them.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Turkey to push Nabucco project

ANKARA, Turkey, May 29 (UPI) -- Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said his country would increase its efforts to implement the Nabucco gas pipeline project by at least 2013.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Leaders from the European Union met with Middle Eastern officials in Brussels to finalize details of the Trans-Arab gas pipeline.

Analysis: Turks eye carrying Kazakh oil

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As Kazakh oil exports continue to rise, Turkey is seeking to position itself as a major transit hub for Kazakh hydrocarbons. Despite Turkish aspirations, however, a number of obstacles exist to Kazakhstan diversifying its export routes to include Turkey.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Hurdles for Siberia oil to Asia

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Russia's size has made supplying oil to Asian markets hard, but that's about to change because of a massive pipeline project.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Russia to produce more oil, less gas in 2007; Russia, Serbia to ink energy agreement; Libya agrees to oil exploration with Germany's RWE
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Nabucco cut by Caspian line

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The last few months of 2007 were good for Russia, which has been fighting this year to affirm its leadership in the hydrocarbons market. And it may have spelled the end for the Nabucco pipeline, which Europe has wanted as a way to bypass reliance on Moscow.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Dutch want Yamal gas deal

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende proposed that Russian and Dutch companies headed by Royal Dutch Shell should jointly develop the richest gas fields on the Yamal Peninsula located above the Arctic Circle.
OLEG MITYAEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russian-Dutch deal in works for gas field

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Dutch companies like Shell are offering Russia their expertise to develop natural gas fields in the Yamal peninsula.

Russia-EU energy fight thaws

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russia-EU energy relations saw a sudden warming last week, as both Russia and the EU made clear that they were ready to make mutual concessions.
OLEG MITYAYEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Little hope for EU-Russia summit

BERLIN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Energy security tops the agenda at what could be a disappointing summit between the European Union and Russia this weekend in Portugal.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan willing to import 5 bcf of gas per day from Iran; Plans for CBM pipelines under way in China; Insurgents attack northern Iraqi pipeline; Russian energy minister accuses Estonia of violating U.N. convention

Russia-EU energy cooperation

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The European Commission suggested imposing tough terms on the acquisition and possession of EU energy assets on September 19. The proposals are outlined in five bills, which will have to be endorsed by the Commission and European Parliament and signed by the Council before they become law.
VIKTOR KHRISTENKO, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Viktor Khristenko
Russian Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko smiles during a meeting in Syktyvkar of Russian Komi Republic (900 miles East of Moscow), April 6, 2006. Khristenko joined Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to look into the current condition of the local timber industry and the prospects for its development. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Viktor Borisovich Khristenko (Russian: Ви́ктор Бори́сович Христе́нко; born 28 August 1957) is the current Russian Industry Minister (since 9 March 2004).

Khristenko was born in Chelyabinsk. His wife Tatiana Golikova is the Minister of Health and Social Development (since September 2007).

Kristenko graduated in 1979 from Chelyabinsk Mechanical Engineering Institute with a specialization in construction management and Economics. In 1983, he completed his Ph.D. at the Moscow Institute of Management.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Viktor Khristenko."
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