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Jay McKenzie @JamesFourM
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Lookie here.


"A group of Russian investment banks offered oil giant Yukos $450 million for its stake in a multinational gas joint venture ... The offer by the Alfa Services group follows earlier suggestions from Yukos that it would sell its stake in Rospan International."
"Alfa Services proposed buying Yukos’ 56 percent stake in Rospan, a joint venture with Anglo-Russian oil company TNK-BP."

But who owns TNK-BP again?
"Alfa Services has no relation to Alfa Group, which co-owns TNK-BP, Dow Jones Newswires reported."

Oh really now?
Alfa Services has no relation to Alfa Group? RU sure?

Here's why I'm not buying it, @LincolnsBible @ninaandtito @ericgarland @ToestringRd.

Morning Star.
TNK-BP was a partnership between AAR = Alfa-Access-Renova and BP, initially focusing on Russia and Ukraine.
Later AAR took over TNK-BP and sold it to Rosneft in 2013 for a YUGE profit. Igor Sechin was named CEO of Rosneft one year earlier, in 2012. He'd previously done work for BP and served as Deputy Prime Minister under Putin.
This sure is an interesting timeline to me.

June 26, 2003 - TNK-BP deal first announced…
Then, on July 2, 2003:

Platon Lebedev, head of an investment group that owned a majority interest in Yukos Oil Co. was arrested and charged with defrauding the Russian government of $283 million.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was brought in for questioning.…
On October 25, 2003, Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion.

Khodorkovsky and Lebedev went on to spend over a decade in prison, but the Alfa-Access-Renova mobsters are doing quite well these days.

Go figure. 👇👇…
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