Is Russia at last facing up to its image problems? (Independent on Sunday)

Is Russia at last facing up to its image problems?
To attract foreign investors, the country must try to shake off comparisons with the Wild West. Paul Lashmar, James Mawson and Adrian Gatton report
Independent on Sunday
30 March 2003
On Tuesday morning, as the extravagant Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky makes his first appearance in the oak-panelled dock at Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London, just down the road in Westminster, the Russian Economic Forum will open with great fanfare. These two entirely coincidental events could not more starkly present the two contrasting faces of Russia on the international business stage.

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