Moscow, Russian Federation
FILE PICTURE OF RUSSIAN FINANCE MINISTER ALEXEI KUDRIN.
File picture shows Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin during a meeting of Russia's economic ministers in Moscow, March 19, 2004. Russia's tax ministry and oil major YUKOS have entered talks on a $3.4 billion back tax claim, Kudrin said on Monday, but he declined to predict an out-of-court settlement. Picture taken March 19, 2004. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin CVI/AA