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British BP will help to improve relations between Moscow and the West took advantage of their presence on the Russian market. This is with reference to the General Director of the oil company Bob Dudley, reports Reuters.

BP is the largest foreign investor in the Russian oil sector, retaining a 20% stake in Rosneft.

More than a quarter of oil production of BP, and more than a third of company-owned oil and gas reserves are in Russia.

“We will strive to continue business activity, mindful that the interdependence of Russia as an energy supplier and Europe as their consumer for many decades is an important Bastion of security and cooperation between the parties. It should continue, and I believe that we play an important role as the bridge,” said Dudley.

Earlier, amid calls of “economic isolation” of Russia with the United States, the head of the oil giant stated that the company will not abandon its investments in Russia.

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Russian authorities intend to develop the industrial enterprises of the Crimea and resort infrastructure of the Peninsula, said President Vladimir Putin on “the Direct line” with Russians.

The Crimean people care about that when it comes to their region, we are talking primarily about tourism and recreation. But what about the businesses of the Peninsula, agriculture? How Russia will develop the industry of the Crimea, told in the “Straight line” Vladimir Putin

“Crimea is tourism and recreation, but not only. In Crimea, a very good potential of industrial, agricultural. And we will continue to develop,” – said Putin on the question of the inhabitant of the Crimea on the development of industrial enterprises in the region.

In Crimea, a lot of viable enterprises, which require upgrades and additional investments. Among such enterprises, the President took such industries as shipbuilding and repair and port infrastructure. Additional investment needs and agriculture.

“There is agriculture. Unfortunately, compared to 1990, if we compare the results of the Crimean agriculture in 2013, agricultural production fell by 60%,” – said the President.

“Unfortunately, the material-technical base of enterprises of recreation, resorts went into decline. Our experts, who visited Crimea, came to the conclusion that the Russian sanitary-epidemiological norms, some of them even cannot be used for human habitation. So it too will require additional investments”, – said Putin.

The President recalled the proposal to create a free economic zone in Crimea. “Free economic zone should allow Russian capital with the known preferences come into the territory of the Crimea and Sevastopol in order for development to be accelerated”, – concluded the President.

Russian billionaire mints moved with his family to London

“The situation is tense, easy to leave,” they say in the entourage of the oligarch. Meanwhile the UK is going wary of Russian investments.Billionaire Boris mints, a part of the hundred richest people in Russia according to Forbes, he moved with his family to the UK. This was in the night of Monday, may 28, reported the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing sources close to the tycoon, and unnamed Federal officials. Mintz moved to London with his three sons. “The situation is tense, easy to leave,” explained one of the interlocutors edition.

Boris mints in the nineties was the head of the office of the President of the Russian Federation on issues of local self-government, then for many years was a member of the party “Union of right forces”. He headed the Executive Committee and the Finance and budget Committee of the PCA. The main asset of the Mintz – investment holding O1 Group, which owns 60 percent of shares in O1 Properties (business centers in Moscow) and 80 percent of the financial group “the Future” (nonstate pension funds).

Russian oligarchs for many years invested in the UK, as until recently it authorities themselves encouraged them to do so, according to a published in late may, the report of the Committee of the British Parliament on foreign Affairs. But soon the wealthy Russians may be difficult to invest in the country. This will happen if the British government will follow the report’s “Moscow gold: Russian corruption in the UK” with the recommendations and will toughen policy towards Russian investments.

“The fact that people related to the Kremlin, using London as a base for criminally derived assets is clearly linked to the wider strategy of Russia and has implications for our national security, – concluded the authors of the report. – The confrontation this should be the main priority of international policy of great Britain.”

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