The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is spreading fast in Russia, but while most of the infections are concentrated in Moscow, the large isolated mono-cities in the hinterland are at high risk.
Russia’s big business has moved fast to contain the infection, but at the same time most of them need to keep their factories and mines working or face an equally debilitating economic crisis.
bne IntelliNews’ editor-in-chief Ben Aris interviewed Dmitry Konov, the CEO and chairman of the management board of Sibur, Russia’s largest petrochemical plant, by phone about how the company is dealing with the pandemic and how it is affecting business.
Ben Aris, editor-in-chief, bne IntelliNews
Dmitry Konov, CEO and chairman of the management board, Sibur