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novikov-ql.jpgLondon restaurateur Arkady Novikov is making some waves right now after disassociating himself from Russian restaurant diners. The Telegraph cites an Evening Standard profile in which the multimillionaire behind Mayfair's Novikov said he was embarrassed by the Russian attitude toward money, describing it as "like a disease." As The Telegraph writes, "The comments are likely to raise eyebrows given that London's moneyed Russian elite form a core part of the clientele at Novikov." [The Telegraph, Evening Standard]

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