Articles by Andrew E. Kramer



Altimo Accused of Buying Bad Press

  • 15 March 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Telenor, the Norwegian cell phone company, said Tuesday that Alfa Group's Altimo paid journalists in Ukraine to publish negative articles about Telenor in the midst of a business dispute.

Lithuanians Get Taste of the Oil Game

  • 31 October 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Kremlin has never been straightforward about its plans to take control of the oil and gas business.

Motorola Saga Takes New Turn

  • 25 October 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The tale of the 167,000 Motorola mobile phones took another turn this week.

Deripaska's Climb From Farm to Empire

  • 22 August 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Oleg Deripaska has a low profile abroad, but that may be about to change. He and his fellow oligarchs are going global.

In Batumi, Refugees Make Way for Tourists

  • 07 June 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Two years after Georgia wrested control of Adzharia from separatists, the area is again becoming a tourist destination.

Ads Get Foreign Majors Noticed

  • 31 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Energy giants bidding for a stake in Gazprom's Shtokman project try to grab attention by running ads on NTV television.

A Slow Burn of Ambition, Connections and Luck

  • 29 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The first step in Alexei Mordashov's path to becoming Russia's seventh-richest man, with a fortune estimated at $8.5 billion, was privatizing the steel mill where both his parents had worked as Soviet engineers.

From Dry Holes to 3-D Success Story

  • 16 May 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Modern smart-drilling techniques are helping Russian companies find new sources of oil.