Putin meets business leaders from the CBI

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President-elect, met business leaders from the CBI this week to discuss trade between the countries. The Russian leader said he was keen to develop closer links with British industry, and would attempt to tackle Russia’s economic and security problems. Business leaders at the talks, including David Brown, chairman of Motorola, and […]

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President-elect, met business leaders from the CBI this week to discuss trade between the countries. The Russian leader said he was keen to develop closer links with British industry, and would attempt to tackle Russia’s economic and security problems. Business leaders at the talks, including David Brown, chairman of Motorola, and Sir Ralph Robins, chairman of Rolls-Royce, said they were concerned about property ownership issues and the level of bureaucracy in the country.