Why is Russia reopening dormant copper mines?
In deepest Siberia, Russian oligarchs are pouring $15 billion into two long-dormant copper mines with close access to the lucrative China market. Copper is essential to the West's plans to transition to green energy and Russia has the third-largest reserves in the world. Is Putin making a move to corner the copper market? New sources of copper – outside Russia – are desperately needed for the West to win its war for energy independence.
Here's where to look