About 45 percent of senior positions in Russian companies are held by women, according to a report by Grant Thornton, a U.S.-based researcher. This compares with 7 percent in Japan and more than 20 percent in the U.S. The research is drawn from more than 5,000 interviews conducted from July to December and defines C-suite jobs as chief executive officer, chief operating officer or chief finance officer, as well as managing directors and partners.

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