A man with a mission

The future of Russian energy under president-elect Dmitri Medvedev largely depends upon his ability to navigate the country's Byzantine political climate, writes Robert Amsterdam

There are few countries that have Russia's overlap between state-owned and executive businesses, which makes the Kremlin's energy policy paramount to the country's risk profile and regional developments.

With Gazprom chairman Dmitri Medvedev set to assume the Russian presidency on May 7, all stakeholders will be placing their bets on whether this new administration will live up to its liberal reformist promises, or continue down Vladimir Putin's path to aggressively place hydrocarbons at the

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