Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2/12/2014: South Stream Axed. Confusion Magnified.


Two slightly bizarre - in terms of implied contradictions - but nonetheless informative - articles on South Stream pipeline:

  1. A very well-argued article by Leonid Bershidsky http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-12-02/putins-gas-deal-with-turkey-is-a-defeat which correctly states the role of Bulgarian Government in effectively ending any prospect for the South Stream.
  2. A strange article on FT site claiming that Bulgaria is allegedly 'shocked' by the Russian decision. (Aside from that point - quite an informative article). http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1a5954f0-7a41-11e4-a8e1-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3Klrl4xGW
This exemplifies the all-too-often ideological positioning on the issues relating to Russia in the media - causing confusion and haphazardly throwing around statements and comments. 
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