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Episode 523: The Fight Over Ukraine's Gas Bill

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Episode 523: The Fight Over Ukraine's Gas Bill

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Episode 523: The Fight Over Ukraine's Gas Bill

Episode 523: The Fight Over Ukraine's Gas Bill

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Valves of gas pipe-line are seen in the gas station not far from Kiev on March 4, 2014.
ANDREY SINITSIN/AFP/Getty Images

On today's show, how a policy that made natural gas very cheap for every household in Ukraine almost bankrupted the nation. And how that led, in part, to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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