So much for making more money outside of government
The ex-mayor of Moscow (that's Moscow, Russia, of course, not Moscow, Idaho!) used to claim his wife would become richer still if she were not married to a mayor. Let's see how that turned out in practice:
"President Medvedev fired Mr Luzhkov soon afterwards and Mr Luzhkov said businessmen close to the Kremlin then launched a campaign to take away his wife's multi-million pound construction empire, Inteko.
"They have already been to my wife's firm," he said. "A fairly powerful oligarchic and business nucleus has grown up around the authorities, for whom such a clean and effective business is a tasty delicacy." He declined to name names but The Sunday Telegraph understands he was referring to powerful businessmen with close connections to the Kremlin."
Doesn't look like an easy ride for a businesswoman who is no longer a mayor's wife, does it?