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Russia Sees China Gas Contract as a Blow Against West

China and Russia, who have been haggling for a decade over the price of Siberian gas, have suddenly reached an agreement. Facing Western sanctions over Ukraine, Russia’s president on Wednesday trumpeted the signing of a huge contract to supply natural gas to China.   Vladimir Putin talked to reporters in Shanghai about the 30-year, $400 billion gas deal.   It is “the biggest contract in the history of the Soviet and Russian gas industry," he said.   In interviews...

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