Articles by Yelizaveta Osetinskaya



Top 200 Firms Gross $150Bln

Russia's 200 biggest companies raked in more than $150 billion last year, ratings agency Expert RA said in a report released Monday

From Gazprom King To Second String

Rem Vyakhirev once thought himself one of Russia's most powerful people but now the former Gazprom chief is wondering just what the Kremlin has in store for him.

Ministries See Plan for Power Grid Restructure

International consulting giant Arthur Andersen has presented officials with its preliminary plan to restructure the country's national power grid.

Ministry Orders Oil Firms to Up Exports

For the first time in its history, the Fuel and Energy Ministry is demanding that oil companies increase their exports.

Kasyanov Delays Oil Tax Overhaul

At a tense meeting Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov backed off a threat to raise taxes on the nation’s oil firms and settled for a 40 percent hike in export tariffs.

Kasyanov Rushes on LUKoil Sale

The government is rushing to create an investment vehicle to sell a stake in LUKoil to get around a State Duma restriction on the sale of stakes in large state enterprises.

Gazprom Breakup No Longer in Cards

The government does not plan to break Gazprom up into production and distribution companies, but will seek to stimulate its performance by deregulating the gas industry.

State to Sell LUKoil Shares on NYSE

The State Property Fund said this week that its biggest project for 2001 will be to sell 6 percent of No. 1 oil major LUKoil through American Depository Receipts.

Irkutsk, Ministry Plot Utility Deal

The State Property Ministry and Irkutsk Governor Boris Govorin have cut UES out of a scheme involving a 40-percent stake in Eastern Siberian energy giant Irkutskenergo.

Khristenko to Control Access To Oil and Gas Export Pipelines

Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko has been put in charge of a new committee that will control oil and gas producers' access to export pipelines.

UES Snaps Up a Stake In RenTV From LUKoil

The nation's No. 1 oil firm LUKoil has sold a large block of shares in RenTV to UES.

Gazprom’s Vyakhirev Comes Under Attack

Clouds are again gathering over the head of Rem Vyakhirev, chief executive of Gazprom.

Pipeline Monopoly Tells Oil Bosses of Tariff Rise

Transneft chief Sergei Vainshtok met secretly Thursday with the bosses of major oil companys.

State May Take Control Over Norsi

Sidanko's New Manager Locked Out of Subsidiary

State to Take Bids for 85% Stake in Onako

Transneft to Own Baltic Pipeline

Sibneft Initiates Electronic Exchange