Independent News from Russia - Независимые Новости из России
================
Top Domestic News

USA TODAY


Russia unexpectedly cuts interest rates to 15%
USA TODAY
Russia's central bank reversed course Friday and slashed interest rates to 15% from 17% as the nation grapples with a weak economic outlook caused in par...

Reuters


Defense chief says Russia to maintain military superiority: Interfax
Reuters
Russia, hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and a fall in oil prices, is expected to enter recession this year but Shoigu said he would carry out the multi-bi...

NPR (blog)


Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes
NPR (blog)
Russia's worsening economy is having an impact far beyond its borders — even affecting Alpine ski resorts where Russians once flocked. For the past decade, t...

The Economist


Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions
New York Times
BRUSSELS — Gathering in Brussels, European foreign ministers scrambled on Thursday to hold a united front against Russia over Ukraine, calming worries th...

RT


Russia might bailout Greece – finance minister
RT
"Well, we can imagine any situation, so if such [a] petition is submitted to the Russian government, we will definitely consider it, but we will take into account...
Top Putin News

The Economist


Russia and Ukraine
The Economist
IN A book of interviews published when he first became Russia's president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had cornered had nowhere to g...

CBC.ca


Russian power struggle: Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?
CBC.ca
Rolls Royce attracts some well-heeled business elite and it is those powerbrokers who supported President Vladimir Putin. They are powerful friends, but they a...

CNNMoney


Greece: Putin's new ally in Europe?
CNNMoney
Congratulating Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his victory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was confident the two countries would "work toget...

The Age


Vladimir Putin's apologists spread dangerous message
The Age
Russian President Vladimir Putin's onslaught against the Ukrainian city of Mariupol should have dispelled the last illusions of even his most ardent defenders. Once co...

Business Insider


Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

The Register


Snowden reveals LEVITATION technique of Canada's spies
Latest Alexei Navalny News

Newsweek


Opposition Leader Navalny Calls For 'Anti-Crisis' Protests in Moscow

Russia's Governing Bodies:
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
================
Russia's richest men:

read: How much is Putin worth?
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.


REGIONAL BODIES OF STATE AUTHORITY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION