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The story behind Abramovich

June 3, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
This is the story of an orphan from deepest Siberia, whose fragile confidence has barely been bolstered by a bank balance that topped the multibillion-pound mark many years ago.

Diminutive in stature and one of the original pioneers of the highly contentious privatisation of Russia's oil fields in the mid-1990s, he is as famous as he is infamous, as ruthless as he is ambitious, and yet the world has long been denied the chance to get to know the real Roman Abramovich.

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