DUDE Chill! Short seller are not the issue. I am recently long this name but what is happening to MTL is no different that what is happening to all the Russian names like Magnitogorsk Iron or Novolipetsk. On Friday, Norilsk Nickel (Russian) reported and the stock got a 22% haircut in the UK markets. They took all the Russians behind the shed and shot them. MT (steel bellwether) rallied 8% and MTL still got crushed. Anyway, MLT at these prices should eventually turn out to be a great investment - not withstanding a global financial meltdown that leads to war. For those who don't know it - Mechel is more of a mining company than a steel company - despite the name. This company is well position for the long haul - great mining assets (coking coal and iron ore, solid specialty steel capacity, and well as demonstrated star quality deal making ability - to whit - getting Yakutugol under the MTL wing goes down in my mind as shear genius!