Maxim Sokolov


Russia's President Vladimir Putin watches an unveiling ceremony of... News PhotoAsia,Attending,Ceremony,City,Event,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Khabarovsk,Launch Event,Link,Maxim Sokolov,Moscow,Pacific Ocean,Residential Building,Russia,Second Leg,Transport Minister,Vladimir Putin,WatchingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPRussia's President Vladimir Putin (R) watches an unveiling ceremony of the second leg of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline during a live video link from the event site in the Far East city of Khabarovsk at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on December 25, 2012, with Energy Minister Alexander Novak (C) and Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov (L) attending. Putin unveiled today the final extension of a new $25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific that underscores the energy power's gradual shift away from stagnant European markets. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL / ALEXEI NIKOLSKY (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)