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How One Village On The Volga Sowed Chaos in Europe’s Oil Market

How One Village On The Volga Sowed Chaos in Europe’s Oil Market
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Nikolayevka, Russia

Residents of Nikolayevka haven’t had much to gossip about since the owner of the vodka museum over on People’s Friendship Street died, forcing the closure of the only tourist attraction in town.

But now that this hardscrabble village in central Russia has emerged as the epicenter of an international oil scandal, they say they knew all along that something bad was about to happen…

To read more visit The Moscow Times.


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