Foreign Journalist Sees RusAl Role in His Visa Trouble

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An Australian-American journalist and self-declared doyen of the country's foreign press corps has been barred entry into Russia in what he says is revenge from Oleg Deripaska's RusAl for his "aggressive reporting" on the aluminum giant. John Helmer, who had lived in Moscow since 1989 and briefly worked as a Moscow Times reporter in the early 1990s, said RusAl has hounded him for two years because he rejected an offer for cash payments in exchange for favorable articles.

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