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Early Facebook backer tied to Russia bank, Kushner platform

Mr Milner rose to prominence in Silicon Valley after buying nearly 3 per cent of Facebook in 2009, and held a 5.5 per cent stake in the company before its IPO in 2012.

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A PROMINENT Silicon Valley investor who was an early backer of Facebook Inc partnered in two investments with the Russian state-controlled bank VTB Bank PJSC before it was sanctioned, his spokesman has confirmed.

Yuri Milner, the Russian-born founder of DST Global, also...

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