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Russia: Khloponin Challenges Sechin over Licensing

On 27 April Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin called on the government to eliminate license tenders since this “construct leaves a lot of room for corruption.” Khloponin suggested that in the future, licenses should be allocated only through auctions. The initiative was voiced at the meeting hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and visibly unnerved the minister, Sergei Donskoi. Notably, Donskoi disagreed with Khloponin, stating that…


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