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Archive - June 2005

2005 > June

Gazprom shares for sale

Now that the Russian government has secured a majority stake in Gazprom it has fully opened up the company to foreign investors. While in a strictly legal sense, this means that a foreign company could buy all of...

New US Ambassador

William Burns is set to become the new US Ambassador to Russia, according to Interfax.  There have been reports that William Burns would be the next Ambassador to Russia since early this year, but I wonder if the...

Carnival of the Revolutions

Welcome to Siberian Light for the latest weekly Carnival of the Revolutions, where we aim to give you a sampling of how democracy is marching forwards (and sometimes backwards) in the world today.  So, without...

The Alternative Big Mac Index

You may have heard of the Economist’s Big Mac Index.  It looks at the cost of a Big Mac in capital cities of the world, compares it with the cost of a Big Mac in the United States and, through the principle...

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