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BP Blasts Russia for Investment Risk

The gloves are off in Russia over the TNK-BP dispute, as CEO Tony Hayward is showing himself increasingly willing to speak clearly about the dodgy investment environment, perhaps with the goal of scaring off some FDI and reminding the Kremlin that they can persuade others not to invest in Russia. This is a pretty ineffectual strategy: if you wanted to crash the Russian stock market, somebody already beat you to it.