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Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 1690368
Date 2009-06-24 11:32:30
So I met in the lobby yesterday an equity investor from Russia who had a
few deals here in Kazakhstan, Mattais Westman. When I handed him my card,
he looked at it funny and asked me if we had met in the past. I told him
that I didn't think so and we chatted briefly about the fact that there
really is zero equity of any company here in Kaz.

I ran into him again this morning while I was dashing between meetings
with BTA, etc. He again commented on how he swore he knew me and I replied
that his name was familiar, but we have most likely just run into each
other in Moscow.

So a third time I just ran into him in the elevator & greeted him as
normally.... This time he glared at me. I tried to make small talk asking
if he was staying much longer in Almaty. He said it was "none of my
business" and that it would be "better off if the two of us did not speak"
if we did see each other again.

I was so confused, so I called godfather who laughed really hard & clued
me in to who the hell Westman was. I have apparently affronted Westman in
2 ways...

Westman is Fridman's right hand man.... He moves Alfa's money in and out
of Russia and does a lot of dirty work for Fridman.... Meaning his hands
are stained red.
1) Westman definitely crossed my name back home this afternoon &
realized who my godfather was--- who, btw, has helped the gov seize about
4 billion from Westman's capital group in Moscow.
2) Apparently Fridman is seriously unhappy with our Oligarchs series
and does not like the conclusions we've been pushing about them being
under state control now.
Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334