British press at the weekend (back admiring cc#1's gurgling). Lavrov, as
reported in Monday's FT, set the tone: we expect relations to return to
normal soon. Which I am sure was not the line being peddled in MK and the
Daily Mail/The Sun.
However, in a couple of longer pieces there has been some discussion of how
best to do business in Russia. Inevitably the 'good business partner'
solution is prevalent.
It has been my universal experience that this is an oxymoron. Whilst there
are plenty of not bad JV's, albeit not in my direct experience, when the
going gets tough it's usually because the local partner cannot solve the
problem. At which point it's cheaper toblearn how to bribe yourself rather
than via a consultant. Even if it's harder to find the correct entry under