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Russia: Putin and Alekperov: An Expensive Limo Ride

On 2 November Russian media reported that President Vladimir Putin invited LUKoil President Vagit Alekperov to bid for a part of the 19.5% stake in Rosneft that will be sold by state-controlled Rosneftegaz later this year. Putin allegedly made the offer to Alekperov after attending the launch ceremony for the Caspian offshore Filanovskogo oil field. After the ceremony, Putin invited Alekperov to ride in his limousine; rumors of the offer started to circulate shortly afterward.

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