Sure, that’s why they try to cop it. With very little success it must be said so the frustration might make the grapes sour for them. Shale cannot be directed by the central authority. Its a private effort on private ground owned by private citizens that manage their own lives freely. That is not a very Russian thing and if you cant imagine it, you predict its demise.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has some worrying predictions for shale producers in the United States