Dec 13 2011
Mikhail Prohkorov, the Russian billionaire who owns the New Jersey Nets basketball team, announced he would challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency in March, a sign of how quickly the political landscape has shifted since parliamentary elections widely criticized as having been rigged. A public outcry against results of the Dec. 4 vote has presented Putin, long Russia’s strongest leader, with a sudden problem: The protest by tens of thousands of people in Moscow on Saturday was the largest demonstration in the city since the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago. Many suggest Prohkorov’s announcement was made as a plot to defuse these protests, but that is speculation at this time.
I feel like I’m watching an episode of ‘Pinky and the Brain’ right now. Mikhail what do you want to do today, “Try and take over the world”. Talk about having everything… Good heavens. Proks is trying to take over the world! First an NBA team, and now Presidency of Russia. What’s next; buying the Pittsburgh Pirates?? There is some next level sh$t going on in Russia. I wouldn’t want that Presidency if it meant I could make Brooklyn Decker my first lady… Actually, let me rethink that one.
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