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CNN


NATO jets scrambled more than 400 times this year for Russian intercepts
CNN
(CNN) -- NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights close to alliance members' airspace in Europe, the alliance&...

The Economist


A wounded economy
The Economist
Some of Russia's ailments are well known. Its oil-fired economy surged upward on rising energy prices; now that oil has tumbled, from an average of almost $110 a b...

Reuters


Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin
Reuters
Both sides have also accused each other of violating the ceasefire and Ukraine said on Friday that its territory had come under cross-border artillery fire from in...


Buckwheat panic: Shortage of Russian dietary staple fuels buying frenzy
Washington Post (blog)
The latest Russian food crisis wasn't brought on by sanctions. But in this political climate, even a bad weather report is enough to make locals race...

The Economist


An academic investigation into the networks that control Russia
The Economist
Russia's swift annexation of Crimea and its subsequent proxy-war in the south-east of Ukraine have turned Mr Putin into a national hero in the eyes of many Rus...
Top Putin News

Wall Street Journal


Why Vladimir Putin thinks it's still 1985
CNN
Moscow (CNN) -- The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside ...

CNN


Putin becomes eighth-degree karate black belt
CNN
(CNN) -- That Vladimir Putin, he's a baaad man. The muscle-bound Russian President rides horses while shirtless. He catches massive fish and gives them a kiss. He...

Reuters


Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin
Reuters
Addressing himself rhetorically to Russian leader Vladimir Putin after holding talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Biden said: "Do what you agreed to ...

Reuters


Putin's high approval ratings not real: protest group
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said.
What Does Vladimir Putin Want from Latin America?
PanAm Post



Washington Times


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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
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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.


REGIONAL BODIES OF STATE AUTHORITY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION