Today in Russian Business – Nov 10, 2008

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has reopened an investigation into miner Uralkali on whether not it must pay damages for a 2006 flood. Vladimir Putin, in his capacity as leader of the United Russia party, has signed off on a series of 55 measures designed to shield the Russian economy from the financial crisis. Oligarch Alisher Usmanov has paid for the transportation of 112 Turner paintings to a gallery in Russia, in support of improved cultural ties between the two countries. Gazprom officials say that plans to build its Okhta Center skyscraper are still in progress, despite financial worries and widespread opposition.