Document Type

Honors Thesis

Publication Date

Spring 5-2017


A study of the effects of Russian energy exports on its domestic economy. This paper delves into the different economic, environmental, and diplomatic factors which influence Russia’s decision-making regarding its current energy policy. The paper focuses on natural gas and oil production for Russia. The paper begins with explaining the issues of Russia’s economy being reliant on its energy exports for solvency. The next topic discussed reveals Russia’s place in the world diplomatically and how this has affected their energy productions and sales. This paper seeks to answer the question of which strategy Russia will pursue in order to regain its place as a world super power.