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Russia's scramble for China energy deal

19 May 2014 Last updated at 05:02 BST

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting China this week, to boost economic ties with Beijing at a time of growing tension in Russia's relations with Europe.

The biggest deal on the table for Moscow is a multibillion dollar agreement to pump Russian gas to China. Russia's economy is heavily reliant on energy exports.

Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg looks at just how dependent Russia is on sales of oil and gas - from the comfort of his own kitchen.

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