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Turkmenistan plays hard to get in Russia

President BerdymukhammedovFor energy strategists around the Caspian: Sergei Blagov has written an article about President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's two day visit to Russia.  President B. declined to rubber-stamp President Putin's offers for increased energy cooperation. 

I don't even want to muddy the waters by commenting further.  You can read the article at Eurasianet, linked here.

For background, read my previous (April 17th) post on energy diplomacy vis-a-vis Turkmenistan here.