NEWS ITEM: Earlier this month, ex-Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky's press service reported that he will set up an international fund to invest in Internet and high-tech projects. As Kyiv mayor, the multimillionare Chernovetsky was known for eccentric behavior and startling statements, earning him the nickname of “Lyonya Cosmos.”
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