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Wall Street Journal


Russia Shows Off Military Might as Budget Gets Squeezed
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Fighter jets roared overhead this week as Russian arms firms showcased their new wares, including drones, helicopters and surface-to-air missiles...

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The Star Online


Russia banned Wikipedia because it couldn't censor pages
The Verge
This week, the Russian government briefly blocked access to Wikipedia over a page about charas, a form of cannabis. Roskomnadzor, the country's communication...

The Guardian


Russia destroys 1.5 tonnes of food meant for BMW car racing team
The Guardian
Russia's food safety watchdog has burned 1.5 tonnes of food imported for a BMW car racing team taking part in an event in Moscow. The destruction, reported by the ...

Business Insider


Russia and China are developing drones that could make stealth aircraft obsolete
Business Insider
The US and its allies continue to invest heavily in the F-35 and other stealth-capable aircraft. But Russia and China are rapidly developing systems that w...
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Newsweek


Four Ways the West Could Counter Putin in Ukraine
Newsweek
A man inspects debris while standing outside his house, which according to locals was damaged by recent shelling in a fight between Ukrainian government forc...

National Review Online



TIME


Inside Vladimir Putin's Circle
TIME
This had been his routine during the first two terms of Vladimir Putin's presidency, when Pavlovsky had served as a top adviser on matters of domestic polit...

Bloomberg


Forget Templeton, Ukraine Still Has Putin's Bond to Contend With
Bloomberg
There's a $3 billion Eurobond due in December that former President Viktor Yanukovych sold to Russia shortly before his ouster in February 2014 and Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea a month later. Source: Kommersant Photo via Getty Images.
Bloomberg: Forget Templeton, Ukraine still has Putin's bond to contend with
Ukraine Today

Bloomberg: Forget Templeton, Ukraine still has Putin bond to deal with
Kyiv Post



Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit
The Moscow Times (registration)
Following a phone call with the purchaser of the painting, an exhibition organizer has reported that the painting is now in the Koptevo district police station....

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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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