1 Prime-Tass, January 22, 2008 (in Russian), http://www.vedomosti.ru/newsline/index.shtml?2008/01/22/536208
2 Interview by N. Buckley and C. Belton, Financial Times, April 18, 2007
3 “Briefing — Russia's Economy,” The Economist, March 1, 2008, p. 28
4 On March 21, 2008, a higher court reversed the lower court's decision, after an international outcry and extensive coverage in the foreign press. Nonetheless, the university had been suddenly closed without due process for a period of nearly six weeks. [RSW]
5 GKI - Goskomimushchestvo, State Committee for Management of State Property, the main government agency responsible for privatization in the 1990s.