Sunday, December 11, 2005

Stasi and the Yukos Sell-off

Tom Parfitt, the London Telegraph's Moscow correspondent, on a new headache for Gerhard Schroeder:
Opponents of President Vladimir Putin are calling for an investigation into his links with a German banker who was exposed last week as a former East German spy.

Documents uncovered in a Berlin archive revealed that Matthias Warnig, 49, who played a leading role in the controversial forced sell-off of part of the Yukos oil giant, was once an agent of the East German secret police, the Stasi.
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