Mikhail Prokhorov would have some major issues to confront if he was elected President of Russia: managing Russia's population decline; the disenchantment of the country's youth; its dependence on the volatile energy sector and thousands of nuclear weapons. Not to mention the impression among some that he is "Putin's stooge".
But before that, he said this week, he will consider managing something even larger the Nets or Russia: marriage. The playboy pol announced that "If it is necessary for the country and victory in the presidential election, I am even ready for that." One name that has Russian tongues a-wagging is Kseniya Sobchak, a television personality called the "Paris Hilton of Russia." Better than the Kim Kardashian.