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Platinum For World Peace

British publisher Robert Maxwell (1923 - 1991, left) and Japanese businessman Ryoichi Sasakawa (1899 - 1995) holding a metal ingot at a press conference in London, 29th October 1980. The ingot, said to be of platinum, was salvaged by Sasakawa's company from the wreck of the Admiral Nakhimov, a Russian armoured cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy, which was sunk in 1905. Sasakawa claims the ship's cargo to be worth 36 billion dollars and has said he wants to use the money to promote world peace. Maxwell's Pergamon Press is to publish Sasakawa's biography on a not-for-profit basis. The ingots were later shown to be made of lead. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
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