Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left front, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller, second left, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, third left, attend a test pipeline launch at the ... more 
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left front, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller, second left, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, third left, attend a test pipeline launch at the Portovaya gas compressor station outside Vyborg, some 170 kms (105.64 miles) northwest from St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Russia began Tuesday to feed natural gas into a pipeline that will ferry supplies under the Baltic sea, around traditional transit routes in Poland and Ukraine, to the lucrative Western European market. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 10:53 AM EDT