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“Londongrad – Is it still From Russia With Cash?” by Mark Hollingsworth – Friday, 1 October at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 1 October, 19:00 - 20:30

Mark Hollingsworth & Stewart Lansley, Londongrad: From Russia with Cash. The Inside Story of the Oligarchs (Fourth Estate, 2009)

Марк Холлингсуорт и Стюарт Лэнсли, Лондонград – Из России с наличными – История олигархов из первых рук (Харвест, АСТ, Астрель, 2010)
















My talk will focus on whether London is still the primary location for Russian Oligarchs and wealthy Russians to park their money and assets. It will outline the history of London of being a haven for Russian wealth while Yeltsin was in power in the 1990s and will also sum up the lifestyle attractions of London for rich Russians. And it will then analyse the relationship between Putin and the Oligarchs since he became President.

WHEN: Friday, 1 October 2021, 19:00 (BST)

FEE: Voluntary donation*

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About the speaker

Mark Hollingsworth (https://www.mideastdig.com/)

Mark Hollingsworth is the author of Londongrad – From Russia with Cash, The Inside Story of the Oligarchs and has written books on the Saudi Royal Family, the British Intelligence agencies and biographies of Lord Bell and Mark Thatcher. He has also contributed to all the UK national newspapers and has made several TV documentaries. He is currently working on a history of the KGB. For details of his work, please see his website www.markhollingsworth.co.uk


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Friday 1 October
19:00 - 20:30
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