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Your comments seem to me reasonable so I don't agree in details.
First, Severstal IS NOT strategic company, Mordashov controls meagre 17% or about of Russian steel output. Severstal is the 3rd biggest company and will effectively control the biggest European steel maker. I don't know about technologies transfer, does Severstal need some Western technologies and will it get them or won't.
Khodorkovsky case is different, he grabbed Yukos (Strategic ASSET by Putin's words), started to corrupt parliament and promoted independent foreign policy. So Khodorkovsky in control of American oil major was not desirable, it might turned to be effective control of Russian oil resources by American businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky and nationalization or by other words illegal means would be the only way to strip Khodorkovsky off his assets.
by FarEasterner on Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 at 03:32:18 AM EST
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