Today in Russian Business – Jan 7, 2011

Chrystia Freeland in the New York Times has a probing look at how the Khodorkovsky trial has effected investor decision-making: ‘I haven’t talked to one corporation that used the Khodorkovsky trial, as opposed to corruption more generally, as a factor in their investment decision’.  Estonia’s new euro coin has prompted controversy among some Russians who claim that the coin’s rendering of the minute Baltic state may have taken some liberties with its borders.  ‘The surprising thing is that the Internet oligarchs seem – so far – to leave free speech alone’: Newsweek looks at Yuri MilnerYet more on the major DST/Goldman Sachs investment injection into Facebook.   Mattias Westman, co-founder of Prosperity Capital Management, gives his take on an investment strategy for the country in a video interview, courtesy of Bloomberg.