Billionaire Suleiman Kerimov

Billionaire Suleiman Kerimov

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Billionaire Suleiman Kerimov entered the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, in 1999 as a member of Vladimir Zhirnovsky’s far-right LDPR party. He’s been a lawmaker ever since, though he switched to Putin’s dominant United Russia party in 2007.