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Russian Foreign Policy towards Visegrad

The aim of this paper is to analyze Russian energy policy towards the Baltic States. Russian oil and gas companies have become crucial actor in the European energy market. Russian government has strong control over these companies. Baltic states are fully dependent on Russian oil and gas. Gazprom is the main actor in their domestic energy sector. This paper seeks to answer the main problems of Baltic-Russian energy relations.