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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

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Latest update : 2012-03-14

Ronald Freeman, Member of the board, Severstal

Is Russia a sweet spot for investors, or a cobweb of corruption and bureaucracy? It follows the election of Vladimir Putin in the Presidential election. The opposition is crying foul, and international observers say the vote was skewed in Putin's favour. To help us understand the money-angle of the story, Markus Karlsson talks to Ronald Freeman from Russian steel company Severstal.

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