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New York Times


Trump, Mocking Claim That Russia Hacked Election Is at Odds with GOP
New York Times
WASHINGTON — An extraordinary breach has emerged between President-elect Donald J. Trump and the national security establishment, with Mr. Trump mocking Amer...

Reuters


Russia says Syrian government controls 93 percent of Aleppo
Reuters
MOSCOW The Syrian government now controls 93 percent of Aleppo, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Saturday. "People are...

BBC Sport


Russian doping: Fifa questioned over 2018 World Cup after McLaren report
BBC Sport
Russia's right to host the 2018 World Cup amid revelations about a state-sponsored doping programme has been questioned by MP Damian Collins. A World Anti-Doping A...

Business Insider


'A model for civilization': Putin's Russia has emerged as 'a beacon for nationalists' and the American alt-right
Business Insider
Russian President Vladimir Putin has emerged as a hero of several prominent alt-right figures. Getty Images/Sean Gallup. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Reuters


OPEC, Russia see smooth road to global deal on output cut
Reuters
VIENNA Russia and Saudi Arabia said they expect OPEC and non-OPEC producers to reach an agreement on Saturday to curtail oil output and prop up prices in the...
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Business Insider


'A model for civilization': Putin's Russia has emerged as 'a beacon for nationalists' and the American alt-right
Business Insider
Russian President Vladimir Putin has emerged as a hero of several prominent alt-right figures, raising new questions about the Kremlin's influence on the fa...

The Sun


Here's a look at what Trump and Putin have said about each other
Business Insider
President-elect Donald Trump has often been criticized for his apparent affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin. On several occasions, Trump has heaped prai...

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Khodorkovsky: Putin Could Seek Kremlin Exit Amid Infighting After 2018 Election
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely coast to a second six-year term in an election slated for 2018, but that mounting infighting among insiders could prompt him to seek an exit from the Kremlin.


Open Democracy


Putin's regimes
Open Democracy
Five years ago today, the first mass demonstration of Russia's 2011-2013 protest cycle took place. To mark this, we publish an excerpt from Protest in Putin'...

Foreign Policy


Trump Will Face 'Wall of Resistance' in Congress If He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine
Foreign Policy
President-elect Donald Trump will encounter sharp opposition in Congress from both parties if he seeks to cut a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

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New York Times


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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Retrial starts for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION JUDICIAL POWER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ACCOUNT CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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Russia's richest men:

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Russian Ranking World ranking Name Sources of wealth Net worth
(USD billions)
1 28 Alisher Usmanov steel, telecom, investments 18.1
2 41 Vladimir Lisin steel, investments 15.9
3 45 Alexei Mordashov investments 15.3
4 46 Vladimir Potanin metals 14.5
5 56 Vagit Alekperov LUKoil 13.5
6 57 Mikhail Fridman oil, banking, telecom 13.4
7 58 Mikhail Prokhorov investments 13.2
8 64 Viktor Vekselberg oil, metals 12.4
9 68 Roman Abramovich steel, investments 12.1
10 72 Leonid Mikhelson gas, chemicals 11.9
11 81 Andrey Melnichenko coal, fertilizers 10.8
12 99 Gennady Timchenko oil & gas 9.1
13 100 Dmitry Rybolovlev fertilizer 9
14 104 Oleg Deripaska aluminum, utilities 8.8
15 105 German Khan oil, banking, telecom 8.5
16 110 Iskander Makhmudov mining, metals, machinery 8.2
17 141 Mikhail Gutseriev oil, real estate 6.7
18 141 Alexei Kuzmichev oil, banking, telecom 6.7
19 146 Leonid Fedun Lukoil 6.5
20 146 Suleiman Kerimov investments 6.5
The above is a Forbes list of Russian billionaires. It is based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 10, 2012. Russia had 95 billionaires in 2012.


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