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The title of my article is, “U.S. sanctions block hurry-up work on Russian gas pipeline: officials'. This article explains the risk of being penalized for rushing to finish build the Russian natural gas export pipeline. The goal is to send gas under the Baltic Sea, which bypasses Ukraine and doubles the capacity of the already existing pipeline. However, the work on the project was suspended. There is about a 100-mile stretch until it is completed. This major project has been opposed in Washington since the Obama administration because it would strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s economic and political grip over Europe. The U.S. sanctions are blocking the hurry-up work on the pipeline until they demonstrate good-faith efforts. This means there is a wind-down period that allows time for companies to straighten up financial arrangements and safely remove equipment. The geographic concepts in this story include the physical locations of Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic Sea. There is also a bigger concern about Russia’s tight economic group.

Hi! I'm Lateasia, I go by Asia. I'm an online student at UAF currently residing in Anchorage. I grew up on the west side of Anchorage moved to the south side with my family and now that I'm on my own, I live on the east side! I've always been interested in going to Reykjavik, Iceland. The first time I thought about that idea was after watching a movie called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The soundtrack is amazing!!

My only knowledge about geography comes from what I've learned in K-12, it has never been an interest of mine however I'm taking this class amongst others because it fulfills a requirement and seemed the most interesting of all my choices.