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New York Times


Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday derided the United States and Canada for imposing yet another round of economic sanctions over the Kremlin's policies in Ukraine, ...

Washington Post (blog)



Salon


No, Putin doesn't know how to fix Russia's economy
Salon
No, Putin doesn't know how to fix Russia's economy EnlargeRussian President Vladimir Putin holds a big pike he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the S...

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic
Washington Post
MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been ...


Hawkish Russian Emissary to Visit Cuba's Leaders
New York Times
MOSCOW — Just days after President Obama announced a historic thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba, one of Russia's most hawkish emissaries ...
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Forbes


What Will Putin Do Now?
Forbes
By all indications, Putin seems to believe that the current crisis has nothing to do with Ukraine and Crimea, but is part of a devious western design to keep...

Fox News


Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic
Washington Post
MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been ...

New York Times


Putin Cites Claim About US Designs on Siberia Traced to Russian Mind Readers
New York Times
Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, claimed that economic sanctions were not primarily a response to the...

Washington Post (blog)



Putin, Neocons and the Great Illusion
New York Times
Look at what passes for a Putin success, the seizure of Crimea: Russia may have annexed the peninsula with almost no opposition, but what it got from ...

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The Guardian


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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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