Russia pledged not to leave Europe in the cold, but only for now.
The man reportedly wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin, before setting himself on fire in front of his local city council.
A spokesman for Nord Stream 2 said more than 200 non-Russian companies are building the pipeline and many contracts already have been concluded.
The sanctions bill is a signature away from becoming law.
As Russia and Turkey increasingly cooperate in Syria, a lucrative natural gas pipeline deal progresses.
Russian state-run Gazprom voiced concern over its controversial European pipeline plans.
Page is the only U.S. national the FBI is monitoring as part of its investigation into Russia election interference.
The stage is set for the U.S. to change the balance of EU-Russian energy transactions.
After 40 years on stage, Paata Burchuladze is running to be Georgia's next prime minister.
"When it comes to Russian gas, united we stand, divided we fall," Amber Rudd will say on Thursday.
At least 15 other countries are prepared to back the freeze, says Russia's energy minister.
Moscow uses Gazprom to impose its foreign policy agenda on European countries.
The pipeline will provide almost all the gas requirements of the region's EU states
Three energy deals just inked tie Europe's energy supplies to Russia. And bypass Ukraine.
Anti-corruption campaigners put pressure on Fifa's corporate partners as Visa says it could 'reassess' sponsorship.
Russia spills seven times the amount leaked during the Deepwater Horizon disaster every year.
The Russian government insists state company bosses will still submit their tax returns.
Visit will focus on lifting Russian embargo on Greek products and improving energy cooperation.
Russia have halted gas supply three times over the past decade in ongoing disputes over pricing and unpaid bills.
Moscow had threatened to cut supplies after Kiev refused to pay for gas to rebel-held areas.
Putin blamed the EU for the South Stream pipeline's failure but some suspect Russia's economy is responsible
Russian President Vladimir Putin's cancellation of the pipeline running gas from Russia to the EU has hampered Russian influence but at what cost?
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.