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I.V. Makariev

Geopolitical Aspect of Possible Road Building to China through Plateau Ukok Under Discussion

Dynamic Chinese economy with its growing energy demands claims Russian gas and oil. Building of pipeline and road towards China through plateau Ukok changes geopolitical situation in Mountain Altai. Opponents, who are against building, say that plateau Ukok is unique natural region with unique ecosystem and mustn#t be interfered from the outside. Supporters, who are for building, see economic development of Altai region and economic benefits from diversification of gas export in realization of these projects.

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