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Filpe Photo: Leonid Mikhelson, billionaire and chief executive officer of OAO Novatek, speaks during a break between sessions on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2013 (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, June 21, 2013. President Vladimir Putin is battling investor skepticism to woo foreign executives descending on his hometown today as Russia's economy faces a risk of recession and a crackdown on critics scares off intellectuals. Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images