Above, Prokhorov is pictured drinking champagne with American rapper and Nets investor Jay-Z, after he purchased the team in 2010Prokhorov, one of the world's richest men, is also said to be concerned about the Nets' performance on court.The team is currently in last place in the NBA Eastern Conference, with a record of 16-22.
'But you know, I am quite happy when somebody sending me a nice offer without taking my control of team.
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He said that he had not spoken to President Dmitry Medvedev or Mr Putin nor with Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin political fixer who he blamed for the failure of the Right Cause project, which was itself started by the Kremlin. “Prokhorov’s task is agreed with the Kremlin and it is to show himself as the leader of those people who came out on Bolotnaya,” wrote Marina Litvinoch, an opposition activist, on her blog, referring to Bolotnaya Square, where up to 50,000 gathered on Saturday.
Just a few days before his announcement, Mr Prokhorov wrote on his blog that “Whether you like it or not, Putin is the only person who can control this ineffective state machine.” One state TV channel, which is strictly under the control of the Kremlin, ran the story as its first item on the evening news.
The combined holding of Vekselberg and his vehicle SUAL Partners Limited will rise to around 22.80 percent of Rusal's issued share capital, the company said.
Vekselberg controls SUAL together with his partner Leonard Blavatnik. Vekselberg's main investment vehicle, Renova, also declined to comment.
He made headlines across the globe when French police detained him in January 2007 in the ski resort of Courchevel – to question him on allegedly bringing in prostitutes for a party. His story is that of a man who hasn’t made a single career mistake.
He’s often referred to as a “self-made man.” Moreover some say he even managed to be born at the right time into the right family – something that allowed him to use all the advantages of the time of economic reforms in Russia.
Prokhorov has not said why he wants to reduce his holding in Rusal, which is 48.1 percent owned by Oleg Deripaska's En .
After the talks with Vekselberg stalled, Prokhorov sold a 3.3 percent stake via an accelerated book build for 0 million in February, increasing Rusal's free-float..
He also warned that any presidential victory for Mr Putin would be undermined by any failure to address protesters’ allegations of fraud. Organisers have applied for permission for 50,000 people.