Author: Alexei Mordashov
The U.S. has done a great job improving productivity. We're making a lot more steel in Dearborn with fewer people. The unions have accepted much better work rules.
Regarding our links with the Russian government, Severstal is a private company with no government participation. We are answerable to our shareholders.
Building companies involves creating great wealth. If that means I am an oligarch, OK, it's fine. But if being an oligarch is about buying football clubs, it is not for me.