Putin Leaves Private Businesses in the Cold

The erstwhile heroes of Russian private business don't see a role for themselves in Vladimir Putin's new, isolationist Russia.
Sewing has stopped in eastern Ukraine.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps the world guessing what he's going to do about falling oil prices and the Western financial sanctions against giant Russian state-owned companies, people who turned Russia into a capitalist country are going through a difficult period of soul-searching. These people are entrepreneurs, founders of medium-sized companies, and for them, winter is coming.

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