U.S. Companies Interested in Russian Railways

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Econ 101, Free Trade

SOURCE: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/760615

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US companies interested in cooperation with Russian Railways — CEO
November 19, 2014
Head of the Russian Railways is on two sanction lists, but no sanctions were imposed against the company he heads
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© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Smirnov

MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. “American companies are interested in cooperation with the Russian Railways,” the Russian Gazeta.Ru wed edition quoted Russian Railways CEO Vladimir Yakunin as saying in an on-line interview.Yakunin said that he has recently met the US ambassador to Russia. “Most of the discussion was focused on cooperation with American companies,” Yakunin said. The day before he met the US ambassador, Yakunin had talked to representatives of the American business, and “all of them expressed their elated, positive attitude to prospects of cooperation with the Russian Railways,” Yakunin said.

Vladimir Yakunin is on two sanction lists of Russian citizens who fell under sanctions imposed by the west. Yakunin was blacklisted in the United States and Australia, but no sanctions were imposed against the Russian Railways company.

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