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LIGNET: Putin to Visit China in Quest for 'Holy Grail' of Energy Deals

Image: LIGNET: Putin to Visit China in Quest for 'Holy Grail' of Energy Deals Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin, Pool)

Thursday, 08 May 2014 04:00 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing for a major trade and political alliance with China in a bid to counter Western sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Through a massive proposed natural gas deal, Putin hopes to diversify state-controlled energy giant Gazprom's customer base away from Europe and into Asia.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.


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