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Taking on the Kremlin - Compensation for Expropriation

In the 1990s, German entrepreneur Franz Sedelmayer invested in a major new facility in St. Petersburg. But in 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered its confiscation. Sedelmayer embarked on a long battle to force Russia to pay its debt - with some success.

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Carmen Meyer reports on a legal battle that’s lasted 20 years.