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Suddenly Russian Oil Looks Like A Great Option

[credit provider=”AP”] Most American geopolitical risk analysts live in a row of northeastern towns far from the tornado belt, so they don’t understand what sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind means. The Anglo-American strategists who thought it clever strategy to launch a little war in Libya, kill Muammar Qaddafi, and […]
Suddenly Russian Oil Looks Like A Great Option
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Victor Rashnikov Is Planning To Bury Russian Treasure In Australia

The junior Australian iron-ore miner, Flinders Mines, announced a halt to trading in its shares today amid market speculation that Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine (MMK), the Russian steelmaker owned by Victor Rashnikov, is preparing a bid to buy part or all of the Flinders Mines shares, adding up to a billion […]
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Intense Competition In The Russian Beer Market Is Sinking One European Brand

[credit provider=”HoustonEntree via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/houstonentree/5635143528/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Global warming should be so good for Russia that, as long as St. Petersburg can be jacked up by a metre or so, it may pay for the Kremlin to accelerate the melting of the Arctic ice-pack, if it can. But will that be so […]
Intense Competition In The Russian Beer Market Is Sinking One European Brand
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The Severstal Court Papers Disclosed

Renco and its subsidiary RG Steel, the defendants in Severstal’s New York court claim, have a month to file their reply, and for the time being they are saying nothing. Bette Kovach, spokesman for RG Steel, and Andrew Shea, spokesman for Renco, say they “will not comment on matters in […]
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Noddy Tells A $123 Million Fib – And KPMG Failed To Warn Shareholders

Severstal has issued a claim in US Federal Court (Manhattan Southern District) against RG Steel, a unit of the private American steelmaking group, Renco. Severstal owner Alexei Mordashov (left image) wants it to be known in the Russian media that he thinks he’s been stiffed. But he doesn’t want anyone […]
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Alrosa, The World’s Largest Producer Of Rough Diamonds, Plans To Cut The Supply

[credit provider=”swamibu via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/1182138940/”] Alrosa, the Russian state diamond monopoly and world’s largest producer of rough diamonds, moved this week to resist price-cutting and discounting pressure across global diamond markets by announcing it will reduce its supply of rough for sale instead.What a difference 20 years make! Between 1990 […]
Alrosa, The World’s Largest Producer Of Rough Diamonds, Plans To Cut The Supply
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Surprise Replacement At The Top Of Russian Tanker Firm Sovcomflot

Sergei Naryshkin (right image), the Kremlin chief of staff, who has been chairman of the board of Sovcomflot, the state-owned tanker operator, has been replaced by Ilya Klebanov (left), a former federal minister of industry, according to a Kremlin release last Friday, October 7.
Surprise Replacement At The Top Of Russian Tanker Firm Sovcomflot
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Here Are The Strauss-Kahn Legal Papers

[credit provider=”AP”] Just over three months after an incident at the Sofitel Hotel, at 45 West 44th Street, New York, resulted in the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the transformation of the French presidential election race, not to mention the management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the New York City […]
Here Are The Strauss-Kahn Legal Papers