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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak warned on Monday that the country could potentially cut gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany. “In connection with unfounded accusations against Russia regarding the energy crisis in Europe and the imposition of a ban on Nord Stream 2, we have every right to take a matching decision and impose an embargo on gas pumping through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline,” Novak said in a statement broadcast on state television. “But so far, we are not taking such a decision.” The Nord Stream 1 pipeline, laid in 2011–2012, is 759 miles in length and is the longest undersea pipeline in the world. It supplies Europe with Russian natural gas, running through the Baltic Sea to northern Germany. It has a total annual capacity of about 55 billion cubic meters of gas. Nord Stream 2, laid in 2018–2021, was expected to …