A look at the world’s 10 most influential people in oil and gas
Vladimir Putin (@vladimir_putin) March 5, 2021The Russian president’s power, and his continued role in shaping the world, is no accident.
Putin’s father, the late Boris, was an ardent proponent of oil and mineral development and in the late 1970s and early 1980s launched an ambitious plan to build a “state of the future.”
By 1991, he was at the helm of a $150 billion energy project to produce crude from shale gas, and by the end of the decade, he had become one of the worlds most powerful men.
He also became the first leader of a state to be assassinated.
But the elder Putin’s popularity and the geopolitical stakes of his rise to power are not what it seems.
The Russian leader is, in many ways, the most important and important figure in modern Russian history.
Since he became president in 2000, Putin has amassed an unprecedented level of power.
His reign has been marked by the rise of the state, the spread of authoritarianism, and the expansion of Russia’s role in the world.
But in his efforts to assert power and influence around the world in the 1990s and 2000s, Putin also created an environment in which Putin was both vulnerable and in some cases, vulnerable to manipulation.
Putin was born in 1954 and the son of a wealthy oil tycoon in St. Petersburg, which he spent the first few years of his life in a lavish mansion on the Black Sea.
His father, a Soviet-era spy, was the first to be shot in Russia by the KGB.
Putin grew up poor and in an environment of deprivation.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, his father said that his son became interested in politics when he saw the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The elder Putin, who died in 2009, was a man who spent most of his time trying to get people to listen to him and to believe that he was right, and that the Russian people were right.
His efforts succeeded, and Putin became a powerful figure in his country.
But his rise as the most powerful man in the country coincided with the collapse and fall of the country’s state economy.
During the first two years of the new millennium, the economy contracted by a third, according to the Russian Statistical Service, which tracks the countrys economic performance.
And by the beginning of the 21st century, it had contracted by nearly a third.
Russia’s economy contracted in real terms by about $1.3 trillion between 2000 and 2020.
The collapse of Russia in the early 21st centuries is a significant story, and a story that Putin himself has been deeply involved in.
The collapse was a devastating blow to Russia’s ability to compete in the global economy.
The United States and Europe were able to build strong economies and create jobs, but the collapse also meant that Russia was unable to do much with the wealth that had been created during the post-Soviet period.
Russia was left with little leverage over international affairs.
The Russians lost an enormous amount of influence over the world as a result of the collapse, and they had a lot of reasons to worry about their place in the future.
After the collapse Putin had to decide whether to keep the country as he was, or try to shape a new era for Russia and its economy.
In his new era, he chose to rebuild the country.
The two key elements of that rebuilding are a strong central government, and also the creation of a new energy sector.
The Russian economy is a central one, but it is not as powerful as it used to be, and it is still dependent on oil, gas, minerals, and other resources for its economic life.
The energy sector is the backbone of the Russian economy and, by some estimates, accounts for about one-third of Russias GDP.
The most important part of that sector is energy, which is the fuel that powers the economy.
And the Russians are already a major exporter of natural gas, which has been a mainstay of Russian economy for the last decade.
Putin has made this a top priority.
In 2017, Russia became the world leader in extracting and exporting natural gas.
It is the largest gas producer in the western world, and is the biggest player in the international gas market.
The country has become an important supplier of gas to Europe and the United States, as well as to Asian countries such as China.
Russia also supplies about half of the gas that is used by Europe and Asia.
Russia has the third-largest natural gas reserves in the whole world.
The Russians also have a vast gas storage area, and many of the companies building pipelines around the country have contracts to export Russian gas to countries such to South Korea, India, and Japan.
These countries, which are part of the European Union, have had a relatively stable relationship with Russia, as they have not been able to use Russian gas against each other as a competitive gas exporter.
As a result