A paper trail to the Kremlin
It has so far been a well guarded secret, but your Europe Correspondent can now reveal that Russia’s new president, Dmitri Medvedev, rose to the top by way of the paper and packaging industry.
After working in a company associated with the packaging industry for nearly six years, young Dmitri then, in November 1993, became head of legal affairs at Ilim Pulp. Five years later he was elected to the board of Bratski LPK paper mill. In 1999 he moved to Gasprom, and from then on he never looked back.