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September 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Gasoline and heating oil will be rationed in Bulgaria beginning next month because of the Iraqi embargo and other fuel delivery cutbacks, according to a government decree cited Saturday. Long lines formed at gas stations this summer as Soviet oil deliveries became erratic and the country lost crucial Iraqi imports following U.N. economic sanctions in the aftermath of Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
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September 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Gasoline and heating oil will be rationed in Bulgaria beginning next month because of the Iraqi embargo and other fuel delivery cutbacks, according to a government decree cited Saturday. Long lines formed at gas stations this summer as Soviet oil deliveries became erratic and the country lost crucial Iraqi imports following U.N. economic sanctions in the aftermath of Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.
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October 8, 1991 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early last year, when Lithuania led the Baltic charge for independence from the Soviet Union, Moscow cut off its outside source of electricity, leaving the rebellious republic solely dependent upon two Chernobyl-type nuclear power reactors. The thought of what could have happened is chilling even now. Without electricity from Russia, there was no backup power to operate emergency equipment at the aging facility.
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