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The Moscow Times: Mitvol to Go on U.S. Lecture Tour

Thursday, August 30, 2007. Issue 3732. Page 7.

Oleg Mitvol, the environmental regulator who threatened to halt a $20 billion Shell project last year, said Wednesday that he planned to advise U.S. fund managers on how to invest in Russia’s natural resources.

Mitvol will hold meetings with investors from Capital Research & Management, American Century Investments, Fidelity Investments, UBS, State Street and Wells Capital Management during a trip to the United States next week, the deputy head of Federal Service for the Inspection of Natural Resources Use said in a statement.

Mitvol said he would travel from Sept. 4 to Sept. 7, on an invitation from the investors. He will be accompanied by Igor Maidanov, director of the Natural Resources Ministry’s department for international cooperation.

Last year, Mitvol led a campaign against Shell’s Sakhalin-2 project in the Far East, which did not subside until the foreign-owned development ceded control to state-run Gazprom. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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