Photo Gallery: A Challenge to Putin
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Photo Gallery: A Challenge to Putin

Oligarch's Election Bid Tycoon Prokhorov's Tentative Challenge to Putin

Some see Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov, one of the world's richest men, as a Kremlin puppet, even though he has supporters among the Moscow protesters and oligarchs tired of Vladimir Putin. But he is challenging Putin in the campaign by calling for more privatization and less government.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan