Of course they wouldn’t want a country to be energy independent.
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Russia is a lumbering failure of a country which has seen at least two coups d’etat in the last century. Its population is on a steady decline. Its annual gross-domestic product is on a par with Italy, a grossly inefficient country with less than half as many people and some 6.5 million fewer square miles.

However, the Russian government has a long, stellar reputation when it comes to meddling in the affairs of other nations. The latest effort at intervention appears to be an effort to thwart multinational energy corporations from engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Eastern European countries, reports The New York Times.