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Outcry over rise of Russian footballer with Putin pal dad

Outcry over rise of Russian footballer with Putin pal dad

The unexpected rise of a little-known defender with a very influential father has embroiled one of Russia`s top clubs in a high-profile dressing room spat over alleged nepotism.

Kolomoisky, the ruthless oligarch key to peace in Ukraine

 Sacked regional governor Igor Kolomoisky is one of Ukraine`s richest men with a sprawling business empire whose ruthless methods are admired, feared and denounced in equal measures, making him one of the war-hit country`s key players.

Ukraine president sacks oligarch after oil company row

Ukraine`s president has dismissed a powerful oligarch from his post as regional governor in a showdown exposing the high-level internal conflicts of a nation already battling pro-Russian separatists.

Oligarch calls for private TV in Russia

Mikhail Prokhorov also said he would quit business to focus his energies entirely on politics.

Oligarch wins suit against Russian broadcaster

Self-exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Wednesday won a libel case against a Russian broadcaster that accused him of masterminding the murder of a former KGB agent in London.