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Trump Reverses Pledge To Mandate U.S. Steel For Keystone Pipeline. A Direct Beneficiary Is A Russian Oligarch With Close Ties To Vladimir Putin

Peter Lance | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics
Peter Lance

Originally posted on investigating trump.com March 4th, 2017. After green lighting the continuation of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline in a...

A Chimera is haunting the World--the Chimera of the Mysterious Russian Soul...

Lena Hades | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Lena Hades

Russians are fond of asking two vitally important questions about life: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

Chimera of the Mysterious Russian Soul: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

Lena Hades | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

Russians are fond of asking two vitally important questions about life: "Who is to blame?" and "What is to be done?"

The Sleep of Reason Produces Chimeras: Chimera of the Early Russian Capitalism

Lena Hades | Posted 04.23.2017 | Arts
Lena Hades

I am an artist with a sensitive social conscience. I affirm that sleeping mind gives birth not to monsters, but to chimeras.

Roman Abramovich Invests $15 Million in New U.S. Fracking Technology

James Stafford | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James Stafford

Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abramovich perhaps tells another story.

From Butchers to Billionaires: The Evolution of English Premier League Ownership

Eight by Eight | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

When I first started going to matches, it was very rare to know anything about the owners or chairmen of football clubs, the majority being long-serving aldermen, trusted accountants, and justices of the peace -- pillars of the local community with lots of professional initials after their names.

Roman Kriheli: The Most Beautiful Woman and Painting in the World?

Malcolm Harris | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

This may be the first time many of you are hearing his name, but I can almost guarantee you it's a name you won't soon forget -- Roman Kriheli. Although, after disappearing completely from the art scene over 20 years ago, many people have not forgotten his magnificent paintings.

There's A New World's Biggest Yacht

Evening Standard, London | Miranda Bryant | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

THE Emirati Royal Family has ended Roman Abramovich's three-year-reign as owner of the world's biggest yacht. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan al-...

The Artist Behind Works of "Elegant Aestheticism"

Shai Baitel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts
Shai Baitel

While Dashi Namdakov's art speaks its own wondrous language, the artist was willing to have a conversation about growing up in an artistic family, his inspirations, his views of the art world, his coming to the United States and about being able to describe himself in just ten words.

How to Make the Art World Bearable Again

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

The art world is swept up by artists who are eager to "make a difference." I like to think of them as drone artists. They swarm the art world with killer-bee tactics to saturate it with their "socially engaged" art, co-opting real and risky political activism to further their careers.

David Stockman and Jeffrey Sachs: Smart Men From Whose Failures We Have Much to Learn

David Paul | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics
David Paul

The deep pain and tragedy of unintended consequences are experiences that Stockman and Sachs share, and that they each carry with them to this day. We need them to write about that, because that is where they have the greatest insight to offer, and the side of their stories that people most need to understand.

Russian Art Collecting Couple Buy Big

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts

Billionaire Roman Abramovich and his partner Dasha Zhukova -- otherwise known as the world's "it" art collecting couple -- have turned heads with thei...

The Song Remains the Same

David Crisanti | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports
David Crisanti

At a match last week between Chelsea, champions of Europe, and Manchester City, champions of England, the football was dull as doorknobs, but the event was anything but, thanks to the supporters.

Art and Money

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 07.28.2012 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

The numbers are in. The prices of blue-chip art are bigger than they have ever been at a time when whole countries have contemplated fiscal bankruptcy and currency devaluation. Fine art is a art is a global currency less volatile than the euro, dollar or drachma... or Facebook stock.

Megacollector Roman Abramovich's Lawsuit

ARTINFO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Two of the world's richest men are facing off in court, and the fireworks might offer a window into the lives of the super-wealthy who dominate the ar...

Russian Oligarch's Art Island Takes Shape In St. Petersburg

ARTINFO | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The new profile of New Holland Island, the former St. Petersburg military base that art-loving billionaire couple Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova p...

Manchester United Planning Big IPO

Bloomberg | Tariq Panja and Zijing Wu | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Manchester United plans a $1 billion initial public offering in Singapore, two people familiar with the matter said, as the record 19-time English soc...

Roman & Dasha's Yacht Angers Locals At Venice Biennale

The Observer | Tom Kington Rome | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts

There can be no doubt that Roman Abramovich's enormous yacht Luna is enjoying the spotlight this summer as it tours the Mediterranean. But the citizen...

Controversial Art Maven Dasha Zhukova's 'Art Island' On WSJ

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

Huffpost Arts is privileged to offer an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming WSJ. Magazine feature on Russian arts maven Dasha Zhukova. For an olig...

Postcard From St. Barths, With Photos By Martha Stewart

Peggy Siegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Peggy Siegal

It was the Oscars, Cannes, Venice, Hamptons, St. Tropez and Qatar rolled into one. Thank God I had clocked that travel experience to help me stay afloat in a sea of social sharks who insisted they came here to relax.

ART COLLECTORS: Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Buys Island For His Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Let's go over some quick facts about Roman Abramovich -- he's Russian, he's a self-made steel and investments entrepreneur, he owns England's Chelsea ...

Roman Abramovich Owes $5,000 To Colo. Contractor For Work On $36 Million Snowmass Mansion

Aspen Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Perhaps it's a sign of the recession that is supposedly (not) over, but even the billionaires are having a hard time paying their bills....

Manchester City's Incredible Spending Spree: Can Money Change Everything?

Alper Tolga Erol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alper Tolga Erol

The Abu Dhabi United Group can prove that money can change everything in the soccer world by making Manchester City the new member of 'The Big Four' in England.

Rags To Riches: 10 Self-Made CEOs Who Started With Nothing (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sure, it might be highly discouraging to watch the successful progeny of dynastic wealth -- think the scions of the Houses of Trump, Hilton and Newhou...

Roman Abramovich's Eclipse PHOTOS: Yacht Sets Sail (PICTURES)

Posted 01.03.2013 | World

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's mega-yacht Eclipse may be ready for delivery. Friday it left the dock of shipyard Blohm and Voss in Hamburg, Ge...