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Vladimir Yakunin, pictured here beside Russia President Vladimir Putin, is considered a close confidant of Mr. Putin. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Vladimir Yakunin, pictured here beside Russia President Vladimir Putin, is considered a close confidant of Mr. Putin. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Bombardier and Vladimir Yakunin: the mystery man Canada refuses to sanction Add to ...

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It is only on Page 62 of the 63 pages of evidence Swedish prosecutors filed last week in their “aggravated bribery” case against employees of Bombardier Inc. that the name finally appears: “Yakunin” – as in Vladimir Yakunin, the long-time boss of Russian Railways.

It is a single mention in a 2014 memo. But it is clear from the context that knowing Mr. Yakunin – a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin – was key to getting things done in the railway sector in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union, at least at the time it was written.

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