The newspaper made a full-frontal, slanderous attack on Sunak’s class and race.
By now, it is common knowledge that the new British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is extremely affluent. He is one of the richest politicians to enter No 10 Downing Street. He and his wife, Akshata Murty, the daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, are worth £730 million.
The new prime minister made his own fortune while working in the City, London’s financial district.
However, in what is a full-frontal, damaging attack on Sunak’s class and race, a Russian newspaper has called him a “premier from the slums.”
Kommersant, a financial newspaper, also called Sunak the “first Black head of the British government”.
The newspaper published a photo essay on the new British Prime Minister, which traces his rise to the nation's top job.
The leading Russian publication even added that “both of Rishi Sunak’s grandfathers are Punjabis from the most disadvantaged regions of British India”.
Sunak’s wealth and his wife were also under the newspaper’s scurrilous radar, according to the Independent.
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