Today in Russian Business – Oct 26, 2011

Russian Railways is planning to auction off almost 75% of its freight cargo unit: ‘The winner will get about a quarter of Russia’s rail-freight transportation market.’  Dow Chemical Company praises its Russian polyurethane joint venture with Izolan, and is looking to double its sales next year.  On the ‘veneer’ of Russian prosperity.  Polyus Gold’s London listing date has been postponed, pending an investigation by Vladimir Putin’s foreign investment commission; the company is part controlled by Mikhail Prokhorov, who left the political world in September after accusing the Kremlin of sabotage.  The $680 million refit of the Bolshoi Theatre is complete, with the venue due to re-open this Friday (Reuters is running a factbox). Kraft has announced a $100 million investment into its Russian coffee plant over the next four years.  Belgium’s EVS Broadcast ha signed a $13.9 million supply deal with Russia’s Panorama.