Posts Tagged ‘robert agostinelli. wsj’

March 2011

Measuring Russian Risk

Wall Street Journal

Bill Browder’s Feb. 24 op-ed, “Sergei Magnitsky and the Rule of Law in Russia,” notes Moscow’s attempts to reassure Western investors of Russia’s openness and attractiveness.

But this ignores the hard, cruel reality that the Russian state has become—a gangster film from top to bottom. And as in all gangster movies, the spoils are doled out by the dons and the dons are ever-wary of being knocked off themselves.

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