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How To Wear A Wrist Watch Properly – The Lesson of Style

When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.

Cigar Lighters – Torches To Splash Delight

The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.

Crystal Glass Tableware – A Song of Crystal

In the light of a variety and availability of glass items, glass ware is still appreciated by plenty people, especially when it comes to cut glass. The cut glass produces a long, lingering and musical tune when you put your finger at the cut-glass edge. So, in Japan the craftsmen make unique musical instruments. A crystal violin, completely transparent, is estimated for fifty thousand USD. Crystal glass tableware is not so much expensive though it is able to produce the charming, unique and so brittle music providing it is properly cared.

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Russian Oligarchs – Lucky Monopolists

Sunday, 27 November 2011

russian oligarchsIt is known for recent years that the rate of Russian billionaires yields to that value in the US in only digits. And that’s not news. The word «billionaire» is still attributed to oligarchs who became legendary in the late 90s. In spite these people are known from long ago and many of them appear in various life spheres, new oligarchs appeared in the market of billionaires.

Vladimir Lisin – metallurgist

Vladimir Licin holds the major share of stock in Novolipetsk Metal-Making Complex as the wealthiest Russian with the capital estimated $24 bln. Vladimir Lisin was born on May 7, 1956 in Ivanovo town, Russia. He started his work as an electrical fitter in 1975. Lisin studied at the Siberian Metallurgic Complex majoring in Engineering of Metallurgy graduating in 1979.In 1998 Lisin was elected Chairman at the Board of Directors of Novolipetsk Metal-Making Complex JSC. In July 2002 Lisin was elected to the Board of Directors of the Mining and Metallurgical Complex «Norilskiy nikel». On November 24, 2005 the Novolipetsk Metal-Making Complex announced on the date of securities issue and lodge at the London Stock Exchange. The shareholders’ interests were mentioned with the share of to be almost 90%. That capital was estimated to be $8 bln by that time.

Aleksey Mordashov - steel-maker

Aleksey Mordashov, CEO at «Severstal» JSC and «Severstal-group» CJSC, was in the top two with the capital rated $18.5 bln. Aleksey was born on September 26, 1965 in Cherepovetsk town, Russia. In 1988 he completed the civil engineering faculty at the Leningrad Engineering and Economical Institute and was awarded a diploma with honor. Since then Aleksey worked at the Cherepovets Metal-Making Complex and in 1992 he was assigned as the Finance and Economics Director. Since 1993 he privatized the company naming it «Severstal» JSC. He owned almost 96% of the capital interest of the enterprise and in 1996 he was elected company CEO. Aleksey Mordashov is concerned in ore mining, automobile, woodworking industry, banking, insurance, transport and mass media.

Mikhail Prokhorov and Vladimir Potanin – nickel sphere

Mikhail Prokhorov is one of the most reputed billionaires in Russia today who owns $18 bln. He is mainly interested in «Oneksim» Group. Mikhail was born on May 3, 1965 in Moscow, Russia. After the army service, Mikhail went to study and in 1989 he graduated from the State Finance Academy. Within 1989-1992 Prokhorov worked at the International Bank for Economic Co-operation, and in 1993 he was appointed «Oneksin Bank» President.In 1998 he was elected the Board of Directors member of the «Interros» holding company merging «Interros», «Norilskiy nikel» and «SIDANKO» groups. In July 2001 he was elected CEO and President of the Mining and Smelting Company «Norilskiy nikel» JSC. Since 2008 he is the President of the Russian Biathlete Union. In 2010 Prokhorov acquired the major share of stock of the Basketball Club of the National Basketball Association New-Jersey Nets.

Vladimir Potanin is Prokhorov’s ex-partner. Today Potanin is more interested in charity though he still owns the capital rated $17.8 bln. Vladimir Potanin was born in January 3, 1961 in Moscow, Russia. In 1983 he graduated from the Economics Faculty at the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs majoring in international relations expertise. Since 1983 Vladimir did for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in USSR and in 1990 he changed for the International Bank for Economic Co-operation. In the end of 1992 Potanin was elected President for «ВАО“Interros”» JSC and in the end of 1994 he was put in the chair of the BOD of the «Interros» financial industrial group. In 1993 Potanin leaded the «Oneksin Bank» Company. When in January 2007 «Interros» co-owners announced on reorganisation, Prokhorov and Potanin failed to negotiate and agree on transaction provisions. Only in September 2010 the two billionaires managed to solve all their claims to each other.

Roman Abramovich – football fan

Roman Abramovich takes the ninth position in the Russian Billionaire Rating with the capital estimated $13.4 bln today, yielding to Oleg Deripaska (16.8 bln), Mikhail Fridmann (15.1 bln), Vagit Alekperov (13.9 bln). Though it is him who is associated with the Russian oligarch. Roman was born On October 24, 1966 in Saratov town, Russia. Within 1991 to 1993 he managed the small business in Moscow dealing in commercial and intermediate activity, as well as oil-product re-sale. In 1995 Abramovich partnered to «Sibneft» taking the 20th place in the global oil production rating. He got the controlling interest in it for lower price. On December 24, 2000 Abramovich was elected Governor in Chukotka. In summer 2003 he acquired Chelsea, the British Footbal Club.In March 2006 Roman’s partners registered Millhouse Capital Investment Fund in Russia which brought around 36% shares in Evraz Group. Currently Abramovich is the Chairman of Duma (House) of the Chukotka autonomous area.

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