Good deal for both sides. Krasnikov has methodically maneuvered the choppy waters of the Soviet nomenklatura, and then the Russian bureaucracy to bring some sense to Mikron's existence in the commercial world. Many Russian factory chiefs come and go, but Krasnikov has survived to see a better day. It all started some fifteen years before the following interview in 2008: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4193415
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