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Russian oligarchs who're scoring big at 2018 FIFA World Cup

g_106903_russian_oligarchs_280x210.jpgImages: Gennady: Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters; Viktor: Sergei Savostyanov / Tass Via Getty Images; Arkady: Mikhail Metzel / Tass Via Getty Images; Aras: Sasha Mordovets / Getty Images

At least 15 Russian billionaires found a way to get in on the World Cup, which began on June 14. They either got contracts—just six of them collected nearly $7 billion to construct or repair infrastructure—or invested money to do things like run ticketing systems and provide internet in stadiums. As the dollar figures from these four billionaires indicate, the same old cronies are getting richer yet again.