Russia considering sanctions busters

With its oil and gas sector under pressure from sanctions, the speaker of the Russian house said legislation could easily protect national interests.

“We are granting far-reaching powers to our president and the Russian government, so that our country, our economy and our jobs are protected,” Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin was quoted by Russian news agency Tass as saying.

U.S. and European sanctions against Russia reach deep into the country’s energy sector. Sanctions imposed by Washington in response to Russian activity in Ukraine targeted Igor Sechin, the head of top Russian oil producer Rosneft…

 

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