Ah! the Good Old Days!!

I see ‘business’ practices are returning to their norm in Moscow. Andrei Kozlov and his driver were gunned down outside a sports stadium yesterday. Kozlov (the root of this word is Kozel = Donkey) was a stubborn reformist, and in his position as Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank was making life difficult for other ‘bankers’ by investigating the tangled knot of Russian banking and trying to introduce transparency and accountability. Two words that Russian ‘bankers’ inevitably have problems pronouncing. Kozlov’s still alive, though the driver wasn’t so lucky.

 P.S. Kozlov’s just died too.

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  1. Ioannis

     /  14 September, 2006

    Why, when did these practices leave the norm in Moscow (or anywhere)? How transparent and how accountable is your bank, really? How do you think they achieve that, other than corruption and dubious practices?

  2. You misunderstand. I meant the normal business practice in Russia is to shoot dead the opposition. Surely you are not arguing that this is standard practice for our esteemed banks as well?? 🙂

  3. Never mind all that…As Yanni has refused to tag anyone else with my genius meme thingy, all hopes rest on you, brainy boy. 🙂

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I am back from my hols and blogging. I have changed the ghastly pink layout so you don’t have to feel embarrassed reading it in public now. xxxx


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