The last of three programmes about the end of the Soviet Union as we know it.
We've Got You over a Barrel
In Siberia, where the temperature falls to 60 below and the permafrost cloaks vast energy reserves, millions of tonnes of oil and gas are wasted because of shoddy technology and antiquated working methods. Even so, the oilfields of Russia earn half the Soviet
Union's hard currency. Gordon Clough reports from western Siberia on how the oil men could hold the Kremlin to ransom.
Producer Anne Koch
Contributors Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Anne Koch