In UK PM race, a former Russian tycoon quietly wields influence

FRIENDS: Former Russian tycoon Alexander Temerko (right) counts Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain’s next PM, among his friends. Photo from Alexander Temerko's website

FOR almost a decade, Alexander Temerko, who forged a career at the top of the Russian arms industry and had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin, has been an influential figure in British politics. He’s one of the Conservative Party’s major donors. He counts Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain’s next PM, […]

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