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The Russians who benefit from a troubled economy

The Russian economy is in turmoil - but that doesn't mean doom and gloom for everybody in the country.

The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev meets the Russian meat giants who have benefitted from the combined effects of Western sanctions over Ukraine, a fall in oil and gas prices and a tumbling currency.

"We need the rouble to stay cheap for our exports - so the sanctions have been useful," says Alexander Linnik, of Miratorg. "More usefully, they've allowed the government to realise people like us can sell food abroad."

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  • 04 Feb 2015
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