Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich’s girlfriend, Dasha Zhukova, has been forced to apologised after being accused of racism; she had posed in a chair that resembled a bound and semi-naked black woman. She claims to abhor racism . I suppose, because she is a rich girl, we’ll have to accept it. I believe she knew what she was doing and it was a clever marketing ploy for the art gallery.
What is not commonly known is that many African women who were offered studentship in the USSR, especially Russia, for political reasons during Communism were totally abandoned after the break-up of the Soviet Union. A very large number never returned home.