25 november 2008

Vladimir Putin met with Leningrad Region’s Governor Valery Serdyukov

"These monopolies, the "natural monopolies" as we term them, make purchases from companies for their own development programmes, which are very ambitious. These programmes might be frozen if they don't raise tariffs, which means they will not purchase metals or, for example, alumina. So we should look together for the golden means with which we can retain opportunities for major investment projects and prospects for corporate contracts, and also save industrial companies."