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How Putin’s gas empire crumbled

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2024
From The Right

Vladimir Putin is throwing everything he has got at ramping up Russia’s war machine. 

That is why the nation’s economy – if one believes Moscow’s figures – has held up better than might have been expected in the face of Western sanctions. Rather than reflecting anything remotely like prosperity, the statistics show more weapons being produced for the meat grinder of eastern Ukraine. 

The resources funding this include oil revenues. Higher oil prices send more cash into the Kremlin’s coffers, thanks in large part to sales via Moscow’s “shadow fleet” of embargo-busting...

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