Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/17/12
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Long viewed as more of a playboy than a world leader, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has changed his tune in recent weeks since announcing his candidacy for president of his home country. Prokhorov, the majority owner of the New Jersey Nets and ranked by Forbes as the third-richest person in Russia, said in an interview with the National Post that his country's political state is unacceptable. "It is time to change," Prokhorov is quoted as saying. "Stability at any price is no longer acceptable for Russians." The need for change is pressing, Prokhorov said, to avoid a revolution by citizens...
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