BRICs at 10 - Russia

Should Russia be a BRIC?

The country is a leading global supplier of oil, gas and metals. But is it too dependent on those volatile commodity markets? Andrew Walker speaks to Igor Yurgens, an adviser to the current President Dmitry Medvedev.

But Russia is a challenging place to work. The World Bank ranks it 120 out of 183 in its survey on the ease of doing business.

Still, many Russians are immersing themselves in the cold waters of business. Peter van Dyk braves the freezing temperatures of Asbest, a town in the Ural mountains, to meet some of Russia's entrepreneurs.

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Thu 1 Dec 2011 11:32 GMT

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