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A gas condensate pipeline runs through the Russian permafrost

A gas worker in Russia's sub-Arctic Ural region sprays steam on gas condensate pipelines to prevent them from freezing in -42C outdoor temperature.

The economic fortune of Russia is largely dependent on the sale of its oil and gas.

Recent international economic sanctions and fall in energy prices have hurt the Russian economy, sending its currency on a steep descent.

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A gas worker in Russia's sub-Arctic Ural region sprays steam on gas condensate pipelines to prevent them from freezing in -42C outdoor temperature.  <br />
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The economic fortune of Russia is largely dependent on the sale of its oil and gas. <br />
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Recent international economic sanctions and fall in energy prices have hurt the Russian economy, sending its currency on a steep descent.