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Russia's Crackdown on Yukos Disrupts National Economy

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Michael McFaul, Russia expert at the Hoover Institution, about the Russian government's plans to make the nation's number-one oil producer, Yukos, pay millions in back taxes. The Russian government has frozen Yukos' assets, a move that has disrupted the national economy.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).