Russian businessman Savvidi seen behind violent protest in FYROM

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By Stelios Orphanides

Russian businessman Ivan Savvidi financed political groups in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) with at least €300,000 to protest against an agreement with Greece that will allow the Balkan country to change its name and join NATO, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Centre (OCCRP) reported on Monday, citing interior ministry documents.

Savvidi, who is of Greek ancestry and a political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, made the payments to over a dozen politicians from various parties, including members of...


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Russian businessman Savvidi seen behind violent protest in FYROM


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