Monday, November 08, 2010

Talk of the Town: Prokhorov, at Snob party, demurs (but says in mag that he is not interested in politics)

Rebecca Mead of the New Yorker attended the launch party, at a penthouse apartment at 200 Eleventh Avenue, of thes American debut of Mikhail Prokhorov's Snob magazine. She writes:
Among those present was Mikhail Prokhorov, who, being six feet eight inches tall, had the advantage of occupying a more congenial elevation. “I’m just a guest,” Prokhorov said, waving off further conversation as he stood in a corner, surrounded by diminutive satellites in suits. (The current issue of Snob features him in more voluble mode: in an eight-page Q. & A., he reveals that he does not know how to use a computer, that he is not interested in politics, and that he likes New York. “It’s perhaps the only city in the world where the energy reminds me of Moscow,” he says. “In all other major cities, I generally fall asleep.”)
Well, he may say he's not interested in politics, but, rest assured, those to whom he delegates--and partners like Bruce Ratner--will pick up the slack.

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