Ulyukayev had been reluctant to sign off on state-controlled Rosneft’s purchase of smaller oil company Bashneft 14.52-----Vladimir Putin has just schooled Jacob Zuma on how to deal with a finance minister who won't sign off on a dodgy deal.Russia's economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, was arrested in an early morning raid in connection with a claimed "$2m bribe" and thrown in jail.Ulyukayev's sin appears to be his failure to sign off on the purchase of an oil company by the state-controlled Rosneft.See, that's how you ram through a $1tn nuclear deal!This from the Reuters story: Russia’s crackdown on its economy minister carries a cost. Alexei Ulyukayev may or may not be guilty of accepting a $2 million bribe - as alleged after he was detained in an early-morning operation on Nov. 15. But it’s less good for the Russian economy if he no longer plays a senior role in government.Ulyukayev and his counterpart in the finance ministry, Anton Siluanov, have of late been calling for restrain...

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