An investigation by the FT lifts the veil on the history of Bank Rossiya and its close links to...

|By:, SA News Editor

An investigation by the FT lifts the veil on the history of Bank Rossiya and its close links to Vladimir Putin - a connection about to become even more timely with Putin's return to the presidency slated for 2012. Shareholders of the bank benefited from rampant crony capitalism in the past, and now critics say the Putin-era oligarchs stand to gain again.