Mikhail Prokhorov

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Russians March on Kremlin to Protest Putin

Rally draws tens of thousands

(Newser) - Despite brutally cold temperatures, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow today, calling on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to step down from power, reports the AP . Protesters marched on the Kremlin, carrying signs that read "For Free Elections" and "Russia Without Putin." Authorities... More »

Nets Owner to Run Against Putin

But Mikhail Prokhorov says he won't attack him too vociferously

(Newser) - Eccentric Russian billionaire and New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has his eye on a new prize: He wants to be president of Russia, he announced today. "This is the most important decision of my life," he said at a news conference, according to Bloomberg . Prokorov promised to... More »

Russian Tycoon Buys New Jersey Nets

NBA green-lights Prokhorov's purchase of struggling franchise

(Newser) - Russia's second-richest man now owns the NBA's worst-performing team. The NBA gave its seal of approval to Mikhail Prokhorov's purchase of the New Jersey Nets yesterday, making him the NBA's first owner from outside North America and the only second foreigner to own a major US sports franchise. The oligarch,... More »

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