(1) Norilsk Nickel: The End of Private Property in Russia
(2) Gazprom and the Investment Illusion
(3) Gazprom and Toxic Pollution
NOTE: Today we feature posts about Russian business, its inherently corrupt nature and the increasing level of nationalization that underlies it. As Robert Amsterdam notes, this even extends to a move by Gazprom to take over the Russian version of YouTube. In neo-Soviet Russia, the government uses business as a smokescreen to do exactly what the Soviet government did openly. The failure that results from this secrecy will be even more spectacular.
NOTE: Check out LR's latest installment on Publius Pundit, where she exposes Russia's rank, neo-Soviet hypocrisy after receiving the Sochi games.