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Fresh from his defeat in this year’s Russian Presidential election, billionaire oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov may be thinking about a new political challenge — becoming Mayor of Moscow.Russian daily Kommersant cites sources who say that the owner of the New Jersey Nets has already made a decision to run to be head of the Russian capital, and may call a press conference Monday to announce his plans.
The Kremlin would reportedly support the campaign (you may remember the 6 foot 8 was criticised by some for being a Kremlin-stooge during the presidential campaign).
Prokhorov’s camp has denied the claims, and says he has no plan to run, Ria Novosti reports. He had previously said that he would start a new political party after his defeat, but right now that appears to have amounted to zilch.
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