Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Billionaire Prokhorov to Tap Russia Dissent in Bid Against Putin

[ via SFGate ] 13 Dec

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is seeking to tap the dissent that sparked Russia's biggest anti- government demonstrations in a decade, pledging to run against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the presidency next March.
Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov (L) - Trouble Putin (R)
"Society is awakening," the New Jersey Nets basketball team owner told reporters in Moscow yesterday after announcing his candidacy in the wake of protests against alleged fraud in a Dec. 4 parliamentary vote. Those among the authorities who fail to establish dialogue with the public "will have to leave.

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