Donald Trump brags about meeting ‘almost all of the Russian oligarchs’

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In an interview with Real Estate Weekly after the Miss Universe pageant, Donald Trump brags about meeting with Russian oligarchs for Trump Tower Moscow.

The article is removed from the website sometime after Trump becomes president, but it’s still available on the Wayback Machine.

“The Trump Soho has a lot of very high profile Russian visitors and they have been telling us they wish there was something modern and hip like it in Moscow,” said Russian-born (Alex) Sapir.

“Over the last ten years, there have been no big new hotels built in Moscow. A lot of people from the oil and gas businesses have come to us asking to be partners in building a product like Trump Soho there.”

During their Russian trip, the developers attended the Miss Universe contest — an event co-owned by Trump and NBC Universal — that was held at Crocus City Hall.

The event offered a good networking opportunity.“The Russian market is attracted to me,” Trump said. “I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room.”

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Pictured, Trump with Emin and Aras Agalarov who are connected to the Trump Tower meeting and other events.


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