From the Financial Times:
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s most likely next president, called on Russian business people on Thursday to copy China and go on a global buying spree of foreign companies to bolster the economy and cut dependence on technology from abroad.
In his first speech to Russian big business since being named by Vladimir Putin as his preferred successor, Mr Medvedev pledged Kremlin support for companies seeking assets abroad.
“This is a very important task. The majority of powerful countries are engaged in this. Many of them are very active, like China. And we should be active, too,” he told a conference for Russia’s most influential business lobby in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar.