Monday, March 05, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia on Sunday, but Northeast-area Russians preferred another man for the job: Mikhail Prokhorov.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A week after allegations of election fraud sent thousands of Russians into the streets chanting "Russia without Putin," two prominent men have stepped forward to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election. Mikhail Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch best known to Americans as the owner of the New Jersey Nets, and Alexsei Kudrin, a former finance minister who was fired after publicly clashing with President Dmirti Medvedev, have both announced their candidacies. Prokhorov, who said the decision to run was the most serious of his life, said he would offer his political platform in coming weeks.
Monday, December 12, 2011
One of Russia's richest men and the owner of the New Jersey Nets says he'll take on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the presidential election in March.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
A team spokesman confirms that the team submitted an application to change its name. But the spokesman wouldn’t specify what the desired name would be or whether it would use “Brooklyn” or “New York” as the geographic name.