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Today in Russian Business – Oct 27, 2010

Is Vasily Anisimov’s 20% stake in Metalloinvest worth $4 billion?  He’s on the hunt for a buyer: ‘I am 59 years old, and I work 18 hours a day. I would like to spend more time with my family.‘ Anders Aslund praises Russia for having reformed its exchange rate policy during the economic crisis.  The 9% of Sberbank that is thought to be up for grabs by investors could be sold, at least in part, on international markets, says Bloomberg.  The search is on for a Russian man thought to be ‘the world’s most prolific spammer‘, whose unsolicited emails have reportedly generated over $120 million in sales of Indian drugs.