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Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov big in books as well as politics

Mikhail Prokhorov big in books as well as politics

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is best known in the United States as the owner of the New Jersy Nets pro basketball team. Today, more non-basketball fans are learbning about his political ambitions, as he announced that he is running for the Russian presidency. His foundation supports translation of Russian works and the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, as well as the NOS Literary Prize, which is meant "to reveal and support new trends in modern Russian literature." The prize takes an interesting approach to transparency, by having the jury discuss its choice of finalists and the winner on a talk show. The 25 authors on the long list...

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