The republic that produces and refines oil. The republic that pays a hefty toll to Moscow, given that the oil “superstate” loves reminding now and then that Kaddafi was killed for “gas that was cheaper than water”. For some reason the imperials could imagine such a cheap gas in another country but making it in their own country just a slightly bit cheaper than the international market prices – no, that’s not possible! They can’t even compete with Kazakhstan, to which Moscow sells the oil. According to the statistics, a muscovite can buy almost twice more gas than residents of Tatarstan.
Despite you won’t be able to find any oil rigs or oil processing plants in Moscow, the actual price disparity is even larger than the statistics published by the Kremlin mass media.