Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, prepares to shake hands with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during a meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.... more 
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, prepares to shake hands with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during a meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Russia's premier and the president of the EU's executive Commission on Thursday clashed over EU plans to stop suppliers of oil or gas from also directly managing pipelines , a move that threatens to hit Russian gas monopoly OAO Gazprom. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Virginia Mayo
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 6:50 PM EST