Trump and NBC sell rights to Russians to host the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant. Real estate oligarch Aras Agalarov paid $14 million to bring the pageant to Moscow. Trump personally invites Vladimir Putin. According to Agalarov, a liaison between Trump and the Russian President, Putin was unable to attend, but sent Trump a decorative lacquered box and a warm note.
@AgalarovAras I had a great weekend with you and your family. You have done a FANTASTIC job. TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW is next. EMIN was WOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2013