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Victoria Andreyanova. Fashion Designer.

This year my company turned 20. During this period we’ve seen a lot of interesting and exciting times, but some sad things too. However, what really matters is that we are still together and we keep on creating new things. The biggest challenge is routine, as in a marriage. This is why it is crucial to focus on our goal. Understanding the direction gives you energy for every next step. And this is how we have been for 20 years – and we carry on walking. Some people may disapprove, but if we listened to them we would certainly lose our way.

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Alisher Usmanov: Mysterious Oligarch from Uzbekistan

One of London's most famous football clubs, Arsenal, could soon belong to one of Russia's richest men, Alisher Usmanov, who owns nearly 30 per cent of the shares and is poised to launch a full take-over bid. But very little is known about this oligarch who is in fact from Uzbekistan. RM profiles the mysterious oligarch who is now richer than the Duke of Westminster.

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Danila Polyakov Chooses Pickles!

Danila Polyakov Answers 49 Personal Questions: - Danila Polyakov, the man with the long red hair, ideal shape and extravagant manners, is the most famous male model from Russia, who has worked for John Galliano, Ann Demeulemeester, Jean Paul Gaultier, Andrew Mackenzie, Richmond and Italian Vogue.

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Berezovsky's Secret Benefactor. Special Investigation

During the trial of the Oligarchs at the High Court, much of Boris Berezovsky's evidence concerned the technicalities of his past business relationship with Roman Abramovich. But his cross-examination burst into life when he admitted that he has recently borrowed millions of pounds from another Oligarch, Mikhail Cherney. Here 'RussianMind' profiles Cherney, the wealthy unknown businessman who suddenly became part of the courtroom drama in London.

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Vitaly Mansky: Man with a Movie Camera

The Russian Film Festival in London is the only event where you can see the best Russian releases at the same time. Now in its fifth year, it showcases in London’s West End with 10 of the best award-winning Russian feature films by a new generation of Russian film directors that have received recognition at prestigious international and national festivals.

Beside that, the master of Russian documentary film, Vitaly Mansky, has curated a selection of contemporary Russian documentaries by women and about women. As we approach the festival, Vitaly told RussianMind about what an exciting world, documentary film making is:

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Alexander Raskatov: Bells, Dogs, Hearts!

Alexander Raskatov, the son of a leading journalist, who worked for the “Krokodil” magazine, studied composition under Albert Leman at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he was the composer in residence at Stetson University and in 1998 at Lockenhaus. Raskatov was a member of the Union of Soviet Composers; after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he became a member of the Composers' Union of Russia. In the early nineties he moved to Germany, then to France in 2004.

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A Mistress with £28m House

In late 2005, while she was still married, Goga Ashkenazi met a Kazakh man in Moscow who would change her life. His name was Timur Kulibayev. He was not only a billionaire oil oligarch but was also the son-in-law of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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From Kazakhstan with Cash

The controversy over Prince Andrew's decision to sell his country house in Berkshire for £4 million more than the asking price to the billionaire Kazakh Oligarch, Timur Kulibayev, son-in-law of the President of Kazakhstan, has brought the spotlight on their mutual friend Goga Ashkenazi, the Kazakh businesswoman and London-based socialite. This is part one of a special profile:

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Ray McRobbie: Impressive Development of Kiev's Nightlife

We invited Ray McRobbie, a nightlife manager from Great Britain who moved to Ukraine, to talk about his work routine that doesn’t seem routine at all. With almost 25 years of experience in show business and entertainment industry, Ray has been organizing shows and events all over the world, from London to Tokyo. His connections with international stars are impressive, while his strong administrative skills have earned him a reputation of the perfect leader.

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Boris v Roman – The Trial of the Century

Next month the long-awaited legal dispute between Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich will begin in the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The case could reveal new secrets about the life of the owner of Chelsea football club.