article worth reading.

As the fortunes of Russia’s super-rich oligarchs begin to crumble, a man who was once one of them has some surprising advice: they should acknowledge their folly in ever believing money could bring happiness, and then follow him back to what he believes is the good life.

German Sterligov has enjoyed sumptuous wealth, sampled the world of glinting limousines, private jets and super-yachts, and mixed with stars at lavish parties, but he gave it all up four years ago to live with his family like a simple tsarist-era peasant in the wilderness, often struggling to make ends meet.

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