Kremlin moves to curb fallout from Yukos debacle, but questions linger

As controversy continues to swirl around the OAO Yukos scandal, experts see the Kremlin looking to limit the potential damage on foreign energy investment in Russia.While traveling in Europe early this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to allay mounting concerns about foreign energy investment conditions in Russia, given the crisis surrounding the recent jailing and resignation of OAO Yukos Chairman and CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky. On Nov. 6, Putin openly criticized a recent threat made by the Russian Natural Resources minister over the possible revocation of two oil licenses previously granted to Yukos, one for the Talakanskoye field in Eastern Siberia.The Kremlin is likely to f...

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