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The History of Oligarchs, from Ancient Greece to Modern Russia

The term "oligarch" has become commonplace in the wake of the war in Ukraine, but its roots date all the way back to ancient Greece. Oligarchs are extremely wealthy people who hold a large amount of power in their countries....

Senator Menendez Slams Turkey for Welcoming Russian Oligarchs

Senator Bob Menendez slammed Turkey on Saturday for welcoming sanctioned Russian oligarchs into the country saying that this is the exact opposite message that the rest of NATO and indeed the world are sending. "Some partner. Turkey must step up...

Russian Oligarchs Send Messages Calling for Peace in Ukraine

Russian oligarchs, the impossibly rich men who are often cronies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, are not all falling in line with him during the upheaval that has followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With sanctions being levied against them...

Guardian: Cyprus Selling EU Citizenship to Super-Rich Russians and Ukrainians

The Guardian newspaper has revealed that a number of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs have obtained Cypriot, and therefore European citizenship, in exchange for billions in investment. The British paper says it has in its possession a leaked list of names...

While Cyprus Frets, Its Russians Dance

Russian oligarchs, businessmen and alleged mobsters who have poured their money into Cyprus over the last couple of decades, and now could stand to lose millions if the government confiscates up to 20 percent of their bank accounts as...