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But the most devastating British response to a Russian state-sponsored hit on our streets will be to apply a financial squeeze on the oligarchs.
From out of the blue, he blurted that a rich oligarch was preparing to pay senator-judges P200 million each to acquit Sereno in a trial.
The second half of the book is focused on the rise of oligarchs and the distribution of state assets to allies and partners of the ruling elite--and the rise of Vladimir Putin from mousy KGB official in Leningrad to Russia's president.
With a mix of skill and cunning, the oligarchs were able to profit enormously from Russia's transitional period.
I guarantee that oligarchs wont influence on me personally, and I am not going to have any conversations with anyone if this is contrary to the State and state interests," underlined Volodymyr Groysman.
So with the help of two oligarchs and a wink from Ukraine's president, the no-confidence motion fell 32 votes short of the 226 required.
In his words, the mafia is "interested in a lack of government, because then the smugglers and oligarchs are taking these billions they are used to receiving, no laws will be passed because there will be no Parliament, and this is a wonderful environment for the corruption and mafia".
The country was led by an alcoholic, "some Boris Yeltsin", who put the country at the mercy of a bunch of oligarchs," the newspaper says.
Summary: Airfix Aviation Oy, IPP Oil Products (Cyprus) and Oy Langvik Capital are hardly household names, but when the US added the three companies to its sanctions list last month it opened a new front in its game of cat-and-mouse with some of Russia's wealthiest oligarchs
The West's political and economic embargo visibly affected the Russian oligarchs and elites.
All were linked via business dealings to the oligarchs - the Russian business elite who also wield political influence - now living in the UK.
As Indonesian democracy consolidates, oligarchs are increasingly positioned as key arbiters of the country's political life" (p.
The venture is thus basically intended to entrench the oligarchs yet more deeply politically, not to bring the emasculated masses up in a decisive position.
Yet, even oligarchs can disguise themselves as democrats.
Tymoshenko also may be able to count on support from oligarchs such as Victor Pinchuk.