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Baturina's Influence Plummets in List

Yelena Baturina, president of the Inteko construction firm and wife of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, has been ousted as Russia's most powerful businesswomen, according to Finans magazine.

Baturina's perceived influence has dropped so much since her husband was fired last fall that she plummeted from first to 41st place.

Baturina was replaced by Olga Zinovyeva, first deputy general director of the Interros investment company, who came in at No. 3 on last year's list. Zinovyeva is followed by Rosneft deputy chairwoman Larisa Kalanda and Gazprom pricing and economic expertise chief Yelena Karpel.

Finans magazine compiles the annual list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen based on the size of their company, their position, and the position of the company in its industry.

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