Alexander Vershinin

Government, Business, Fuel

Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Divide Caspian Oil Riches

Dmitry Medvedev and Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) and Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov speak before the First Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, on Aug. 12. (Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Government Pool Photo via AP)

TURKMENBASHI, Turkmenistan — Five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met Aug. 12 at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to divide the region’s oil wealth.

Alexander Vershinin | Associated Press
August 12, 2019