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Top Domestic News

New York Times

Ukraine Welcomes Sanctions, While Russia Belittles Them
New York Times
KIEV, Ukraine — The day after the European Union and the United States announced expanded sanctions against Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Mo...


Wall Street Journal

US, EU coordinate on Russia sanctions, but will they work?
CNN
Washington (CNN) -- More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing ...

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia as EU aligns
Washington Post
LONDON — The European Union on Tuesday overcame months of misgivings to impose a wave of tough new economic sanctions on Russia, including an arms embargo and limits on access to European capital markets for Russian state-owned banks.


New York Times

As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians' Alarm Grows Over Putin's Tactics
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia, facing the toughest round of Western sanctions imposed since the Ukraine crisis erupted, has adopted a nonchalant public stance, with P...


RT

Cold serving, Russia supersizes its beef with McDonald's
CBC.ca
The image of Russia has had its ups and downs since Boris Yeltsin and partner Leonid Kravchuk of Ukraine broke up the old Soviet Union in 1991. Current lea...

Top Putin News

New York Times

As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians' Alarm Grows Over Putin's Tactics
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia, facing the toughest round of Western sanctions imposed since the Ukraine crisis erupted, has adopted a nonchalant public stance, with Presiden...


The New Yorker

Putin Holds Emergency Meeting of Imaginary Friends
The New Yorker
MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—As the West ramped up its sanctions against the Russian Federation, on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin convened a high...


Wall Street Journal

With Ukraine, Putin is courting the home crowd
Los Angeles Times
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has finally spurred the United States and Europe to agree on imposing additional sanctions on Russia. But Vladimir P...


The Australian Financial Review

When BHP's Andrew Mackenzie met Russia's Vladimir Putin
The Australian Financial Review
Before taking over the top job at BHP Billiton, Andrew Mackenzie met a world leader with enormous influence over the global resources sector: Vladimir Putin<...


Business Insider

Sanctions Have Little Effect On Putin's Incredible Popularity In Russia
Business Insider
“The Putin majority is evolving as a social coalition for sustainable development, where each social group develops its ways of joining the majority,” the authors of the report "New Putin Majority: Critical, Pragmatic, Non-indifferent and Patriotic" said.

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

RT (blog)

Snowden should cut deal and return to US, German minister says
Los Angeles Times...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

Navalny supporter charged with fraud to remain under house arrest until October
RAPSI
They each transferred 1 million rubles (nearly $30,000) to Navalny's election account posted an online address “for web users to voluntarily refill their digital wallets, presumably to compensate for the funds that had been transferred to Navalny's ...


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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.


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