Today in Russian Business – March 29, 2010

This morning’s metro blasts caused a brief fall in the ruble.  $500 million in write-offs last year will lead mobile phone operator MTS to report a net loss for the fourth quarter.  This opinion piece comments on a recent television station chief’s observation that Dmitry Medvedev is having trouble keeping order among his officials.  Perhaps Putin’s previous successes relate to his fiery approach?  The Prime Minister ‘runs the country from a plane […] telling Russia’s business leaders what they are expected to contribute to the economy‘ in an attempt to secure growth, says Reuters.  Medvedev has slammed the ‘ineffective use‘ of state resources for Olympic provisions.