It’s unlikely the U.S. president will be shopping on First Aeroportovskaya Street in Moscow anytime soon. Just in case, Magazin Myod, a small store selling honey and beeswax, has a sign on its door saying, “Sanctions: Barack Obama is prohibited from entering.”
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will win the March 4 presidential election in the first round with 52 percent of the vote, according to an opinion poll by the All- Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion.
Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia’s third- richest man, said he’ll give $17 billion of his $18 billion fortune to charity if he defeats Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and three other candidates to win the presidency next month.
Suleiman Kerimov amassed a net worth of $18 billion betting mainly on shares of companies controlled by Vladimir Putin only to gamble away the bulk of that on Morgan Stanley and other banks during the global financial crisis.