STRATFOR Examines Investment in Russia and Its Privatization Program

Special Report Details Investors, Companies to be Privatized

Oct 26, 2010, 00:01 ET from STRATFOR

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ --

  • An exhaustive list of the Russian companies to be privatized
  • Details on stakes for sale
  • List of multinational corporations lined up to invest in particular Russian companies
  • Breakdown of biggest investor concerns about Russian privatization

STRATFOR, a leading publisher of global intelligence, releases its Special Report on Russian Privatization today. It features an interactive graphic that breaks down each Russian company up for sale, the size of the stakes offered, and the multinational corporations in line to invest in them.

Despite concerns about the risks of investment in Russia, the Kremlin has passed several laws giving it complete control over the privatization process.  By recently firing the longtime head of Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev have demonstrated that speaking out against privatization will not be tolerated.  STRATFOR examines concerns over the Kremlin's control and its plan to use most of the $50 billion of anticipated revenue from privatization to pay down its budget deficit instead of reinvesting in the companies and technologies that may be the key to modernizing the Russian economy.

STRATFOR experts, who have tapped their extensive network of sources to create this exclusive, in-depth report on the Russian privatization plan, are available for interviews.

To request an interview or a copy of the report, please contact Kyle Rhodes at or +1 512 744 4309.


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