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.
Â P.S. Kozlov’s just died too.