Saturday, September 21, 2013

Russia and Belarus Argue over BRIC

* From a CTV Report

The Investigative Committee of Belarus has detained and indicted "BRIC" CEO Vladislav Baumgertner. This is related with the scam on the redistribution of the world potash market and huge financial losses on the Belarusian side.

However, once a friendly company "Uralkali" is now more associated with the tycoon Suleiman Kerimov. Russian bloggers jokingly calls his business is not "Uralkali" and "Ukralkaly."

The Investigative Committee expressed willingness to declare an international arrest warrant. Known not only for adventures with beautiful women and possession of FC "Anji", but the numerous allegations of raider attacks business. And now, it seems that the accused party wants to introduce potash business as a political, not economic.

On the week, the Russian business bartenders offered Belarusians try a new cocktail. To prepare the needed decent potassium salt brought from Soligorsk mines and oil, by the way, the one that flows into the oil pipeline "Druzhba".

Why this mix was in the glass, now becomes clear. Let's start with potassium. More precisely, "Belaruskali" and "BRIC". Since 2005, the two companies agreed to jointly promote their product, ie fertilizers, to the world markets through a single trader - "BPC". The next 5 years, international experts have dubbed it the "Golden Age of salt." But in 2010, when the tycoon Suleiman Kerimov became a shareholder in the "BRIC", problem started among the partners. depths of the blue-eyed, of course, no one.

Delyagin, director of the Institute of Globalization (Russia) 

I know the course of action and behavior of Russian oligarchic structures. So, what happens to the "BPC"? 

Dmitry Kharitonchik, deputy head of sales "BPC": 

Requests came from Russia by Russian consumers for the supply of potash fertilizers, we were forced to respond to these requests within our pricing policies established by management BPC. Naturally, these specific sales inquiries ended in a very significant number of cases. 

Dmitry Prohotsky, acting Deputy General Director for Commerce and logistics of "Belaruskali": 

Russian management conducted a policy of containment of Belarusian Potash supply to Russian market. Although we have seen that the interest among Russian consumers to our product is. 

Valery Polkhovskiy, a financial analyst: 

A ktsii BRIC fluctuated between 220-240 rubles. Since early July, began to fall closer to the middle of July, the fall accelerated and reached the level of 160 rubles, a decline of around 25%. 

Cyril Benedictine, a political scientist (Russia): 

The plan is likely to was this: the market from falling to weaken the position of "Belaruskali" on the world market and to put forward an ultimatum to the leadership of Belarus. And then buy "Belaruskali" at a low price. In Russian conditions, such plans tend to fail - it's such a civilized form of hostile takeover. But here Belarusians made ​​their move. Obviously, the oligarchic attack on the Belarusian potash market was repelled and repulsed successfully. 

It turns out that in a cocktail of Russian business bartenders mixed up a lot more than just potassium and oil. Greed alone, cunning and other losses for the third, fourth, fifth ... In addition, the text of the recipe every day adds new and often illegal ingredients.


  1. wow...i thought Potash is just one requirement, it cant hold that much of power to control .but again ..i was wrong

  2. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.


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