'Yurgens outlined Putin's thinking and what he described as his "gentleman's agreement" with Medvedev thus:
'OK Dmitry. If you can make it, make it. I will be firmly behind you with all the siloviki whom I control...and in four years, if everything goes all right we will find a solution for me and you carry on. Go, go.'
'If Chinese growth is 8 percent, oil is at $60 a barrel, the global financial system starts working and credit lines are unblocked, then I think we are probably all right,' he said.
'If not, then there will be very special measures.'