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“Why did you make everything look like a dump here?” Putin asked local officials during the tour of the troubled enterprises – the cement, alumina and the chemical works. The enterprises belong to different owners with Oleg Deripaska’s Bazel being the largest one of them.
"Has Oleg Vladimirovich (Deripaska) signed? I do not see his signature. Come here and sign it," Putin said, throwing a pen onto the table. Deripaska signed the document, stood up and left holding the pen in his hand...
“Give the pen back!” Putin told him.
"You have made thousands of people hostage to your ambitions, your lack of professionalism - or maybe simply your trivial greed," Putin told Deripaska and two other businessmen who own cement and alumina factories in Pikalyovo.
MOSCOW, June 9 (RIA Novosti) - The prosecution is demanding that fugitive Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky be given a 15-year prison term in absentia for his part in embezzling 140 million rubles ($4.5 mln), a court-appointed lawyer said on Tuesday.
"During a court hearing today, a public prosecutor asked the court to sentence Berezovsky in absentia to 15 years in prison, and another person involved, Yuly Dubov, to nine years," the fugitive court-appointed lawyer, Valery Doronin, said.
Doronin said that he had requested the charges be dropped as "there was no evidence of Berezovsky's guilt."