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Old 12-14-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default Nets owner wants to be president of Russia

Mikhail Prokhorov, one of Russiaís richest tycoons and the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team, said Monday he will run against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the March presidential election.

Prokhorov has been cautious not to cross Putinís path in the past, but the billionaire may pose a serious challenge to Putin, whose authority has been dented by alleged widespread fraud during Russiaís Dec. 4 parliamentary election.

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