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New York Times, January 24, 2011 by Andrew Kramer

Moscow- A few years ago, Vladimir V. Putin, as president compared the energy riches of Siberia to a piece  of candy held tightly by Russia, as if in a “sweaty fist.” However much investors might want it, it was off limits. Yet just last month, Mr. Putin, now prime minister, said Russian officials “understand that we need foreign investment.” Read more