. . . questions are mounting over whether Mr Millian was one of a number of people who could have acted as intermediaries to build ties between Moscow and Mr Trump. This comes after Paul Manafort resigned earlier this year as Mr Trump’s campaign chief after controversy over his years of consulting work for Viktor Yanukovich, the pro-Moscow former president of Ukraine.
Source: The shadowy Russian émigré touting Trump – 11/1/2016
Catherine Belton’s article goes on to explore other aspects of the Soviet / post-Soviet Russo-American relationship.
If the reader has been “paywalled” by the Financial Times piece, the Daily Beast has a related article at this address: