PR artists' email exchange reveals that the attack on Togliattiazot began in February 2012.

RUSSIA! editors July 11, 2014

Conflicts

Russian “Black PR” has once again demonstrated most refined ways that can turn compromising or even fictitious materials into an effective weapon against large companies, causing substantial damage to the highest business reputation and credibility of their owners.

RUSSIA! editors May 08, 2013

News

British family has carved out an economic empire in Russia's Far East

RUSSIA! editors May 08, 2013

News

Goldman Sachs will join lobbying and PR efforts to improve Russia's image abroad.

RUSSIA! editors May 08, 2013

ConflictsNews

Over a 1000 cities and towns in the Soviet Union were built around a single large company. Come capitalism, the towns found their fortunes tied to that of the owners of those companies.

RUSSIA! editors April 09, 2013

Oligarchs

World's largest producer of ammonia is the struggling town's largest employer and corporate wars can disrupt life in the city of Togliatti

RUSSIA! editors February 28, 2013

Conflicts

Togliattiazot, a major Russian ammonia manufacturer, is under PR attack. What is known in Russia as “black PR” is a typical device emplyed by corporate raiders when they are after a certain asset.

RUSSIA! editors January 22, 2013

Oligarchs

Alexander Lebedev – the billionaire owner of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta and Britain’s The Independent – is leaving business for politics because he has grown tired of battling corrupt officials.

RUSSIA! editors January 07, 2013

ConflictsNews

Russia has seen more than its fair share of business scandals and legal battles between major local companies and tycoons in recent years. The following five stand out in size of assets at stake or egregiousness of actions by those involved or both.

RUSSIA! editors January 05, 2013

Views and Insights

By now the whole world knows that Russin income tax is much lower than that in France. The latest Russian PR effort was granting citizenship to french film star Gerard Depardieu.

RUSSIA! editors January 04, 2013

Conflicts

One of Russia’s largest chains, Lenta, has become embroiled in a conflict that seems straight out of the end of the last century: Its office was seized by a raiding party. But while in the 1990s responsibility for such attacks lay with Russian entrepreneurs, today these methods are being copied by major foreign firms that are fully versed in the ways of the local market.

RUSSIA! editors January 07, 2012

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