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Moscow-on-Thames: Soviet-born billionaires and their ties to UK's political elite

By Luke Harding and Rob Davies

25 Jul 2020 · 7 min read

Businesspeople born in the Soviet Union play a significant role in British business and politics. Some have given money to political parties. Others have made substantial investments in media and industry. All have homes in London, with several visiting regularly from Moscow.

Following a week in which Russia and its links to the UK have been in the news, the Guardian has looked into the impact of Soviet-born men and women on recent UK public life.

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