Russian oligarch elected head of pro-Medvedev party

Jun 26, 2011 Full story: www.reuters.com 8

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, was elected leader of Russia's Right Cause party on Saturday and vowed to overtake the Communists as the No. 2 political party.

Metals tycoon Prokhorov's leadership of the pro-business party, which supports a second term for President Dmitry Medvedev in 2012, marks the first appearance of a powerful businessman on Russia's political scene in almost a decade.

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“Pink Ponies of Justice”

Since: Sep 07

Moscow, Russia

#1 Jun 26, 2011
It's very stupid for Medvedev to bet on the party of oligarchs.
Annie

Flitwick, UK

#2 Jun 26, 2011
Isn't lebedev also an oligarch?

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#3 Jun 26, 2011
Why ?
Donīt you know, every politician needs sponsorship ?
amp

Podolsk, Russia

#4 Jun 26, 2011
coolncrazy wrote:
It's very stupid for Medvedev to bet on the party of oligarchs.
He is a very stupid person himself.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#5 Jun 26, 2011
If he were so stupid, then why is he at such a high position in Russia ?
Pro Ukraine

Hayling, UK

#6 Jun 26, 2011
Pesky army wrote:
If he were so stupid, then why is he at such a high position in Russia ?
Since when has intelligence been a prerequesite for the president of Russia or the USSR?

“What goes around comes around”

Since: Feb 11

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

#8 Jun 27, 2011
Mr Prokhorov made a point of completing the land reform and distributing land among russian citizens. But some people around here like Mr Hmmm have already proved that the land here is given around for free. So Mr Prokhorov must have been misinformed, he should probably hire Mr Hmmm as his top advisor...
Lenin

Calgary, Canada

#9 Jun 27, 2011
This Prokhorov politician will make it in politics. He makes all Russians look lazy and inept. He is a smart,billionaire, hard working sports and business guy, who puts the average russian drunk to shame. Will someone put me underground soon ? I have a cheese mold growing on my head !..... I am V.I.Ulyanov, and I am trapped in the masoleum in Red Square! Where is that old Kurva, Krupskaya ?.... with Stalin again ???

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