Divorce laws

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  2. Court dismisses Russian tycoon's London divorce case

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and MMC Norilsk Nickel President and Board Chairman Vladimir Potani
    Image caption: Vladimir Potanin (right) is one of Russia's richest men and worked with President Vladimir Putin to fund the Sochi Winter Olympics

    A billionaire Russian businessman has had his divorce case dismissed by London's High Court.

    Vladimir Potanin and Natalia Potanina, who now lives in London, had been embroiled in a dispute in the Family Division of the High Court.

    Mrs Potanina said she had not been given enough money following a court fight in Russia and wanted to make another cash claim in a London court.

    Mr Potanin objected to such a move and a High Court judge on Friday ruled in his favour.

    Mr Potanin is one of the richest men in Russia, worth an estimated £17.5bn, according to Forbes rich list.

    Mr Justice Cohen said Mrs Potanina's London cash claim should be dismissed.

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