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Vladimir F.. Kuznetsov, Program Contributor - Real Russia Project
Fellow - Discovery Institute
Email: vladimirk@discovery.org

Vladimir F. Kuznetsov is General Director of Atherstone Capital (CIS), a fully owned Russian subsidiary of an Indian investment company with extensive experience doing business in Russia. Since 1999, he has served as Managing Director of the Moscow Office of Rascom, a telecommunications services company.

Mr. Kuznetsov has considerable expertise and proven multinational experience across a diverse set of industries. In the last decade, he has served as Director, Equity Financing, for FINAM Investment Company in Moscow and President & CEO of IPORUSSIA, Inc., a US boutique business advisory company. Previously, in several positions with Macomnet, a fiber-optic telecommunications carrier he was engaged in restructuring Macomnet's marketing and sales force. Other experience includes: technical director of telecommunications systems for Altro GmbH (Austria), marketing and sales representative in Russia for Securacom, Inc., a United States based security systems distribution company; and Vice-President of STROISVIAZSERVICE, a regional PTT company in Konakovo, Tver Oblast.

In 2007 Mr. Kuznetsov maintained Equity-Russia Internet blog giving an insiders up-to-date picture of the Russian investment market. He has made a number of presentations at various investment conferences and shows and is a member of editorial board of The Angel Investor magazine.

For two decades (1973-1994) Mr. Kuznetsov was an officer of the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Russian Federation. He graduated from Lvov Polytechnic Institute as an Electronics Systems Engineer and from Russia's Military Telecommunications Academy, receiving a degree in Management of Telecommunications Systems.