WINTER TESTS THE FORMER U.S.S.R.
Decision time has arrived for developed-country governments wondering how to respond to events in the rapidly deunifying Soviet Union. International oil companies can and should help. Decision time has arrived because the winter has arrived in the Soviet republics. Human suffering is widespread. A crumbling economy cannot respond. Following Ukraine's lopsided vote in favor of independence, there are questions whether any role remains for the central government.