Yet here was Osborne, who has led an incredibly rich and privileged lifestyle, talking dodgy donations with a Russian oligarch.
Competition for oligarch clients is fierce, and the firms who win them are raking in record fees.
An oligarch opposed to Russia offers rewards for the capture of commandos occupying government buildings.
When I suggest a Russian oligarch as a possible purchaser, Lobanov says, "No, where could they keep it in Russia?"
But perhaps more critical than buying old outlets will be the growth of their own oligarch controlled news media.
I assume, I said, that the tyrant is in the third place from the oligarch; the democrat was in the middle?
Not everybody can see his country and the universe through the eyes of an oligarch of high finance.
I flatter myself that I maintained my composure under the keen eye of the oligarch, but my heart was beating madly.
What Dickens and other romancers do probably omit from the picture of the eighteenth-century oligarch is probably his liberality.
Where every man, from nobleman to labourer, should be an oligarch by faith, and a gentleman by practice.