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    Khodorkovsky - next president?

    A month ago I spoke to a PR specialist and he told that Khodorkovsky seemed to be going to be president and he did have a real chance. At that time it seemed almost impossible with a stable position and high image of Putin and a low awareness of Khodorkovsky.

    How do you think, is it a well-organised and paid PR-campaign aimed at raising his popularity and gaining the majority of votes at the president elections coming or just repressions, or the punishment deserved, or sth else?

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    GGOD PR

    Like they say "there is no good publicity like bad publicity"
    He is obviously getting everybody's attention

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    HOW???

    I am not a big fan of political discussions, but tell me, how can a man running multimilliard businesses become a President, when he will be:
    1. a little bit busy with president's functions
    2. not allowed to do any business.

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    Delication

    Hi,
    it will almost be the same as Arnie and Roman (Chelsea).
    You see they will employ people to do this function for them wilst they are enjoying their new found hobbies (Govenor, Club Owner and President)

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    1 it would give him carte blanche and security to his money.
    2 he won't run it officially

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    Maybe he could be the owner of Man United. I'd say that there are more people, on average, that support Man United, they have higher incomes than the average Russian (even if they are working class guys from N. England) and they're probably, on average, more sober. The pay is probably better too.

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    No way Khodor will be anything but a burn-out businessman, it would tak at least two generations to have the starting capital laundered, probably more.
    "Сейчас мы его с левого фланга нае..м!" (С)

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    I do not think he is very much interested in Man United right now
    I am just wondering about the splash of popularity he is entertaining and what does he need it all for?

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    Originally posted by Jet Li
    No way Khodor will be anything but a burn-out businessman, it would tak at least two generations to have the starting capital laundered, probably more.
    Jet, once we elected a former KGB official in spite of all the negative attitude towards KGB.
    Why not a repressed businessman be the next?

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    He'll probably end up the same way Lebed did I'm afraid.
    Putin Is not the kind of guy that likes competition very much.

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    Putin's approval rating is 75%. I have no idea how this crook Khodorkovsky rigged a poll to show any sort of support for a presidential run. What is more, outside of Moscow, and especially among the poor and less educated who are more apt to bother to vote, Khodorkovsky gets zero respect, and rightfully so. Lebed's fate is about all he deserves, except that it would be a waste of a good helicopter (oops, no such thing as a good Russian made helicopter these days).

    In the end, Yukos will be put up for a semi-legitimate privatization sale, where some people close to the KGB faction may get chunks that they are not entitled to, but where enough shares will be made available to legitimate investors to allow for a properly run, transparent firm. I guess in the end, if ExxonMobil is still interested, and their offer is fair, they will take control of it.

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    Yeap, BB, these are difficult economic times

    I disagree about Russian helicopters, provided they are serviced appropriately, these are the most reliable machines.

    Exxon is indeed interested, which shows that Chinese model is the best for Russia, nobody cares about "political prisoners" as long as opportunities for big business are there.
    "Сейчас мы его с левого фланга нае..м!" (С)

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    Originally posted by Jet Li

    I disagree about Russian helicopters, provided they are serviced appropriately, these are the most reliable machines.
    Why all the accidents lately? Poor service, or is the fleet just getting old?

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    Well, BB, actually it is both, but u know as well as I do, had they kept the fleet up to the appropriate standards of maintanance, with new machines (same models) replacing the very old ones, with spare parts coming in... anyway, they are suppose to be Kalashnikovs of the sky, in particlar Mi-8 and its modifications, no wonder other countries (ok, not western) are still buying them.
    "Сейчас мы его с левого фланга нае..м!" (С)

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    [\B] I guess in the end, if ExxonMobil is still interested, and their offer is fair, they will take control of it. [/B][/QUOTE]

    I guess the takeover was the very reason of the government measures taken. Some experts think the oil business in Russia would depend much on the USA in that case and consider the K. arrest as a means of keeping him off the negotiations.

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