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By John Helmer in Moscow In the history of Russia it has never happened before that the oligarchs would take on the military establishment in a tug of war over billion-dollar assets. This couldn’t have happened in the past, because asset power and military strength were the same thing — boyars were warlords. Or else […]

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By John Helmer in Moscow Fyodor Andreyev was appointed chief executive of Alrosa, the state-owned Russian diamond monopoly and world’s second diamond miner after De Beers, a year ago, after the Kremlin decided to change the diamond concession. Ousted were the chief executive Sergei Vybornov and Otar Marganya, mediator and fixer between the company, the […]