Billionaire Kolomoisky takes over in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, blasting Putin and Yanukovych

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March 3, 2014, 9:36 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Olga Rudenko

Billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is now in charge of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine's second most populous region after Donetsk.

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Igor Kolomoisky, 51, oligarch and Ukraine's third richest person with an estimated fortune of $2.4 billion, arrived in Dnipropetrovsk to take charge as the regional governor of the nation's second most populous oblast with 3.3 million people.

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