Articles Written by Mark Kurlyandchik
A Soviet-born, Detroit-bred journalist and writer, Mark is currently a student at UC-Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where he reports on the food and businesses of San Francisco's Mission District. Before furthering his studies, he was a senior editor at a monthly general-interest magazine in the Motor City. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Penelope. Follow him on Google+.
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Cheap oil could bankrupt Saudi Arabia and further destabilize the Middle East.
Natalia Potanina, the scorned ex-wife of Russia's richest oligarch has granted her first public interview about the cold treatment she's received from her husband of 30 years.
Few of the original Russian oligarchs maintain their fortunes and influence in the Putin era. Mikhail Fridman is one exception.
Spotlight on Vladimir Olegovich Potanin, the richest Russian oligarch of them all.
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