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Sechin Makes Time's List of Top 100 Influential People

Rosneft president Igor Sechin made the Time Magazine list of the world's 100 most influential people, Prime reported Thursday.

The list is set to be published in Friday's edition of Time. It is compiled based on the activism, innovation and accomplishments of people who are globally influential, and includes scientists, intellectuals, leaders and artists.

Sechin is the only Russian on the list. He is listed in the section called "Titans."

In the text accompanying his name on the list, it states that Rosneft, having recently completed its purchase of TNK-BP, has become the largest publicly traded oil and gas company in the world.

Rosneft said it was interested in helping explore for and develop oil fields in Iraq, Reuters reported.

"Iraq has a high potential for oil production, but it may be realized only in a stable environment in the country. We are sure that only large-scale bilateral projects will allow efficient development of the economy of Iraq," Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said.

Sechin and Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian technology firm Rostec, met Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday and said they were ready to hold a technical audit of Iraq's existing oil facilities.

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