Once upon a time in Russia :
the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murderThe bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: a true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs. Meet two larger-than-life Russians: Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician who got his start in a car-reselling business, moved into other more lucrative ventures as well as politics, and became known as the Godfather of the Kremlin. And Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who went from trading in children's toys to building a multibillion- dollar empire of oil and aluminum. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, these two men became locked in a complex partnership. They surfed the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime, amassing megafortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur's protector, they battled their way through Russia's Wild East. This true-life thriller reveals how their relationship soured after Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps before and after his escape to London, where an associate died painfully of polonium poisoning. As Abramovich continued to prosper, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover one of the great epics of our time.--Adapted from book jacket.
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- Mezrich, Ben
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- Atria Books, New York : 2015.
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- B A Berezovskii?, Biography, Businessmen, Oligarchy, Political corruption, Roman Arkadievich Abramovich, Russia (Federation)