Gas as Foreign Policy

November 5, 2006

Armenia has confirmed that Gazprom will freeze its prices for the country until January 1, 2009 in return for Armenia transferring control of an electricity plant.

The price freeze doesn’t only have to do with the transfer of the electricity plant, but also with the friendly relations between Armenia and Russia. Unlike Georgia, Armenia does not take unnecessary stabs at its neighbor. Georgia’s President Saakashvili is very well known for his anti-Russian stance.

That’s why this year Georgia will be paying double price for its gas. Unless Saakashvili changes his rhetoric.

That’s gas as foreign policy.