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So much for making more money outside of government



November 07, 2010 – Comments (2)

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?



2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 11, 2010 at 1:59 PM, lemoneater (57.24) wrote:

zloj, glad that I just saw this. It has been interesting to follow the saga of the Moscow mayor's wife as recounted in your blogs. Now she is the Ex-mayor's wife. It will be interesting to see what happens to Inteko. Will her touted business savvy survive this upset?

I do feel sorry for the daughters who had to leave their college friends behind because of concerns about their safety. There are drawbacks to being the children of a power couple whose power is waning.

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#2) On December 07, 2010 at 10:41 AM, starbucks4ever (66.52) wrote:

Sure, but appreciate the irony. The man has spent 10 years building this corrupt system, and only now he gets to realize what Frankenstein's monster he created, now that he's at the receiving end of the stick. And to think that he would choose for his family, out of all places, that citadel of liberal democracy that he claimed is so unacceptable for Russia. What if his daughters learn secular values there? Thank God Inteco still has some money so that he can at least afford it :)

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