Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Gesture From The Resistance.

According to the Saturday Financial Times, the Yukos headquarters building in Moscow was expected to fall to the mean bidding of the State, as it destroyed the corporation and regained control of all of its assets.

However, for appearances sake, this didn't happen without a Show Trial, sorry, Public Auction.

And this is where Putin's plans came unstuck.
A company called Prana outbid the state-controlled company Rosneft in the bankruptcy sale, bidding a total of seven hundred and seven times to pay $4 billion dollars for a $430 million property portfolio.

This is resistance on a grand, quixotic scale, which should serve as a beacon to the freedom-loving peoples of the former Soviet Union.
And to us all.

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