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  • Russia

    From Russia During Love

    Russia taking hump day quite literally… and getting the day off (U.S. workplace stress reduction initiative anyone?). Officially, Russians are calling the holiday “family contact day,” which sure beats Rosh Hashanah (you mean there are cooler things to blow than the shofar?). Russia needs to raise its birth replacement rate soon, or else batty oligarchs […]

    / Sep 12, 2007 at 11:28 AM
  • BP, Russia

    BP forced to take the money in a Putin-hosted game of Deal or No Deal

    BP “sold” its share of a Siberian gas field to Gazprom this morning for the better part of a billion dollars, at the polite behest of Vlad Putin. BP teamed up with three Russian oligarchs to form TNK-BP, which controlled the majority stake in the Kovykta gas field. Russia has been trying to oust TNK-BP […]

    / Jun 22, 2007 at 9:14 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, Russia

    Blankfein Sees Red

    Hoping to capitalize on Russia’s “huge potential,” Goldman Sachs announced (for the second time) that it will add 25 bankers to its Moscow office, bringing their total to about 100 by the end of the year. Why didn’t Goldman move in for the kill (particularly in the commodities sector) sooner? Oh, some legal stuff. A […]

    / Jun 11, 2007 at 8:47 AM
  • Russia

    Russian Central Banker Assassinated

    We’re not going to make any wise cracks about this. By all accounts, Andrei Kozlov was one of the good guys. Suddenly, we’re not so sad we missed that opportunity to plunder Russia’s oil reserves. Russian central banker Andrei Kozlov was assassinated in Moscow, victim of a shooting that the prosecutor general linked to his […]

    / Sep 14, 2006 at 1:32 PM

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