Alexander Vagin was born in Russia. With partner Gennady Kozovoy, controls Raspadskaya coal mine; last May held accountable for mining accident which killed 66. Graduated from Kuzbass polytechnic institute and went to work at Raspadskaya. It was turned into a joint-stock company by its staff, among the first in the country; consolidated shares with Kozovoy, took public. Now responsible for corporate governance. May buy Roman Abramovich and Alexander Abramov 40% stake in the coal miner if put on the block.