Luzhkov

  • Former Moscow mayor attacks Medvedev

    A year after being unceremoniously dumped as Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov and his billionaire wife are back in the limelight, attacking the president and posing a problem for the Kremlin ahead of elections next month.

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    Tags: Baturina, Luzhkov

    • November 3, 2011 at 13:08
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  • Here is Evgeny at his best in Spectator’s piece

    My day started with a bang — or rather, a right hook and a left-right jab combination. A friend in Moscow rang me excitedly, revealing my father had punched someone live on Russian television. I don’t condone violence, but I couldn’t help but find the video clip amusing. Eventually, I got through to my father. He explained that Sergei Polonsky, a corrupt property developer who has long associated with the yet more reprehensible former mayor of Moscow Sergei Luzhkov, was being rude about ordinary Russians and, also, threatening him. Russian people have a fondness for robust characters — hence Vladimir Putin’s occasional displays of manliness. So, rather than causing a scandal, my father instantly obtained cult hero status. I must admit I was rather proud of him.

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    Tags: Luzhkov, The Evening Standard, The Independent

    • October 10, 2011 at 17:47
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  • Scrutiny grows over Moscow land deal

    When Russia’s richest woman, Yelena Baturina, was struggling to pay down more than $870m in debt during last year’s economic crisis, the wife of the former Moscow mayor managed to extricate her construction empire with a surprising deal.

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    Tags: Baturina, Luzhkov

    • November 25, 2010 at 14:30
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  • Poor Bernie Madoff

    Poor Bernie Madoff! He could have declared himself a dissident in US, escape to Rublyovka and perform on "Russia Today" TV.

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    Tags: Luzhkov

    • October 9, 2010 at 02:54
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  • Mayor who fell foul of Kremlin flees Moscow

    The powerful mayor of Moscow has departed the Russian capital for Austria amid a media campaign that many believe has been ordered by the Kremlin to discredit him.

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    Tags: Baturina, Corruption, Luzhkov

    • September 22, 2010 at 14:54
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