Does Linux Community Need Corruption?
Sep 12, 2011, 21:02 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Since then, things have changed in the company. Let's look what
is NGI. This is Russian-owned investment fund where Mr.Leonid
Reiman has control. Same fund, by the way, controls another Russian
company PingWin, but we'll come back to that later.
"First, let's look at Mr.Reiman himself. Who is he? Leonid
Reiman was Russian Minister of Telecommunications (later Minister
of Transport and Communications) and then Presidential Counsellor.
During that time he was several times accused in bribery, holding a
stakes in Russian telecom companies and other illegal affairs. Some
of those affairs leaked as far as Wall Street Journal. During reign
of Mr.Reiman relatively small company North-West GSM transformed
into Russian market leader currently known as Megafon. It is the
company from the 'big three' of Russian GSM operators. Mr.Reiman,
of course unofficially, held own interest in NW GSW / Megafon."