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A pro-Russian activist holds a Russian flag during a rally in Donetsk’s Lenin Square in Ukraine on March 23, 2014.
A pro-Russian activist holds a Russian flag during a rally in Donetsk’s Lenin Square in Ukraine on March 23, 2014.
(YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS)

Investing in Russia always a risky business

Stephen Harper is cautioning Canadian businesses that Russia is a risky place for them to do business right now, given Canada’s escalating opposition to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. While the Prime Minister’s warnings are undeniably wise counsel, Russia was already a minefield of investment risk even without a Ukrainian crisis to fret about.