Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Russia bites back with widening crackdown on McDonald’s

Financial Times: A campaign against McDonald’s was broadened to over 200 separate investigations. This means almost half of all McDonald’s outlets in Russia are investigated on the basis of hygiene or finance. The investigations began in August when Russia’s consumer … Continue reading

Businessmen are ‘serfs’ in Putin’s Russia, warns Sergei Pugachev

Financial Times: Sergei Pugachev, who was once so close to Mr Putin that he was known as the “Kremlin’s banker”, told Financial Times that Russian businessmen were all now “serfs” who belonged to the president, with none of the country’s companies … Continue reading