A Step At a Time posts on the not-so-mysterious relationship between Putin and the Head of DrKW's Russia business. Stasi and the Yukos Sell-off:
Tom Parfitt, the London Telegraph's Moscow correspondent, on a new headache for Gerhard Schroeder:
Opponents of President Vladimir Putin are calling for an investigation into his links with a German banker who was exposed last week as a former East German spy.The two banya together frequently - which is why presentations have to be laminated. Enough said.
Documents uncovered in a Berlin archive revealed that Matthias Warnig, 49, who played a leading role in the controversial forced sell-off of part of the Yukos oil giant, was once an agent of the East German secret police, the Stasi.