Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

According to Elektra King (SOPHIE MARCEAU) in The World Is Not Enough, it’s when her mother’s family discovered oil in Azerbaijan. She goes on to explain that when the Soviet Union was formed, the Communists spent the next seventy years plundering the countryside for the oil that was her family’s legacy. Now, with their new oil pipeline, the Kings can restore their power base.

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