I think it would be excessive to interfere in this issue on a political levelAnalysis: Gazprom further alienates Turkmenistan over pipeline explosion May 19, 2009
The Russian side has proposed that our Iranian partners consider the possibility of selling a part of Iran's oil at the St. Petersburg commodity exchangeIran may trade oil on Russian market Mar 03, 2009
A Russian delegation recently attended an OPEC meeting, and I'd like to tell you that Russia should actively influence current oil pricesRussia wants larger role in oil prices Sep 25, 2008
The Iranian customer and the Russian contractor have come to terms on the current problems and deadlines, and agreed to abide by themOutside View: Russia settles Bushehr row Dec 19, 2007
We have agreed a time-frame with the Iranian customer for completing the construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Difficulties with the Iranian customer have been settled. We'll be able to give an exact time-frame for completing the plant's construction and its commissioning in late DecemberOutside View: Russia settles Bushehr row Dec 19, 2007
Sergei Ivanovich Shmatkó (born September 26, 1966) is a Russian businessman and politician specializing in the energy industry. Since May 2008, he is the Minister of Energy.
Shmatko was born in Stavropol (South-West of Russia). He earned degrees from both Urals State University in Yekaterinburg (USSR), and the University of Marburg in West Germany.
His business career from 1992 involved stints consulting in Germany and Russia, and working at the All-Russia Bank of Regional Development. He was appointed head of economic strategy at Rosenergoatom in 1997, and in 2005 became president of Russia's nuclear-power export monopoly, Atomstroyexport.