Sh*t continues to happen in Russia

Russian Markets Slide After Arrest of Yukos Oil Chief, says the NYT, while Putin bluntly refuses to meet with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs to discuss Khodorkovsky’s arrest. Technically speaking, he shouldn’t have, but his refusal isn’t encouraging. He affirmed that the case has nothing to do with privatization or property rights, but you can guess what everyone’s thinking.

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