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Posted inEastern Europe & Russia, Regions, Southeastern Europe

5 – 11 February 2001

12 February 2001 As the Siberian deep freeze continues, Putin sacks the energy minister and forces a controversial Far Eastern governor to resign. PRAGUE, Czech Republic–In response to a Siberian energy crisis that has left tens of thousands of Russians freezing in their homes, Russian President Vladimir Putin on 5 February fired his energy minister […]