Gazprom plans Algerian visit by year's end

MOSCOW, July 17 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said its representatives would travel to Algeria this year to pursue a better working relationship with the Algerian government.

Gazprom, Volkswagen ink natgas fuel deal

HANNOVER, Germany, April 10 (UPI) -- Russia's Gazprom this week moved to raise the profile of natural gas-powered cars via a new sponsorship agreement with Germany's Volkswagen Motorsport.

Gazprom sets up shop in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Establishing a representative office in Qatar gives Russian gas company Gazprom the opportunity to improve regional ties, said board chairman Viktor Zubkov.

Russia expanding land under plow this year

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russia's Minister of Agriculture Yelena Skrynnik said the country would increase the number of acres planted with spring crops this year.
Russia eyes 2011 grain prices

Russia eyes 2011 grain prices

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Russian grain producers are accused of hoarding their harvest in anticipation of higher prices in 2011, a Russian deputy prime minister said.

Russia suggests extended grain export ban

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said Friday it would be next July before the country could consider lifting its grain export embargo.

Gazprom creates Hungarian South Stream arm

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Russian gas giant Gazprom created a joint venture for the Hungarian leg of the South Stream gas pipeline during a ceremony in Budapest, the company said.

Gazprom, Hungary to sign South Stream deal

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hungary and Russian gas monopoly Gazprom plan to sign agreements on the South Stream natural gas pipeline by the end of January, Moscow said Thursday.

Gazprom projects viable despite economy

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Russian leaders, including Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, said large-scale projects for energy giant Gazprom are moving ahead despite the economic downturn.
New Russian Cabinet announced

New Russian Cabinet announced

MOSCOW, May 12 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has appointed a new government that looks very much like the one he headed as Russia's president.

Analysis: Russia squeezes Mongolia

Record-high energy prices are increasingly dominating Russia's trade relations with Mongolia. As Mongolia imports nearly all of its oil from Russia, the country is feeling pressure from sharp Russian price increases, and the government is seeking legislative changes to ameliorate the effect of the price increases on the population.
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

Banks, oil firms to work on petroleum exchange in Russia; Russian investigators deny criminal probe into TNK-BP; Kazakh Parliament ratifies BTC deal with Azerbaijan

UPI Energy Watch

Russia's Railways to invest more than $407M in railways to China; Russia invites Ukraine to develop oil, gas fields; Kazakhstan asks U.S.-led venture to dispose of sulphur waste
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Russia, Moldova to boost energy cooperation; StatoilHydro, Arkhangelsk ink MOU; Russian railways to lay extra track to carry oil to China
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent
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Viktor Zubkov
New Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov talk to reporters after his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the southern Russian resort city of Sochi on September 18, 2007.(UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Viktor Alekseyevich Zubkov (Russian: Ви́ктор Алексе́евич Зубко́в; born September 15, 1941) is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Prime Minister of Russia from September 2007 to May 2008.

He was a financial crime investigator until September 12, 2007, when he was nominated by President Vladimir Putin to replace Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, who resigned earlier that day. The nomination was approved in the Duma on September 14, 2007. On May 7, 2008 Zubkov's cabinet was automatically dismissed. This procedure, following an inauguration of the President of Russia is required by the Russian Constitution. After Putin became Prime Minister, Zubkov was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister.

Zubkov is also the current chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom, Russia's largest corporation and one of the largest oil and natural gas companies in the world.

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