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Today in Russian Business – March 30, 2010

The same police officer whose investigation led to the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in custody in November is now seeking the arrest of a Hermitage partner in the case, the company has reportedly said.  ‘The market has gotten used to such situations’: why the metro attacks have not dramatically affected the equities and currency markets.  Magnit’s net income increased by 87% last year as the number of stores grew two thirds.  French retailer Groupe Auchan SA has reported annual revenue of up to $8 billion in Russia, second only to X5.  Truck-mounted crane maker Palfinger plans to concentrate its energies on Russia, having bought an 80% stake in Equipment Technology.  Nanotechnology returns home.   Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the basketball investing (and playing) billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov; see a video interview here.  Russia may sell some state assets or transfer them for ‘long-term’ management to strategic investors without an auction, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has said, BusinessWeek reports.