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BBC News

Russia 'to alter military strategy towards Nato'
BBC News
Russia is to alter its military strategy as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. Mikhail Pop...


Forbes

At Odds With West, Russia Slowly Moves On
Forbes
Russia is slowly moving on from Europe, following months of sanctions over a political battle between Moscow and Kiev. On Tuesday, the Russian Communica...


USA TODAY

Ukraine talks begin; Russia seeks 'peaceful settlement'
USA TODAY
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that his country's military would not interfere with the situation in Ukraine and that he stood ready to "convers...


Newsweek

Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister
Newsweek
Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.


Businessweek

Choking Russia's Banks Would Be the Ultimate Sanction
Businessweek
The European Union is poised to hit Russia with a fresh round of sanctions amid mounting evidence of direct Russian military intervention in southeastern Ukraine....

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NBCNews.com

Baltic States Fear Putin Amid Escalation in Ukraine
NBCNews.com
In the latest chapter of the West's confrontation with Russia, President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia on Wednesday to stress U.S. solidarity with the Bal...


Telegraph.co.uk

I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders
Telegraph.co.uk
Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted. The Russian president reportedly made the threat to t...


Fox News

Ukraine forces lose more ground to rebels as Putin calls for 'statehood' talks
Fox News
Ukrainian forces lost more ground Sunday as Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Kiev to engage in talks on "statehood in southeastern Ukraine" ahead of ce...


RT

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest (VIDEO)
RT
“The new gas branch will significantly strengthen the economic cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and above all - our key partner China,” Puti...


The Guardian

Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin's chilly nationalist rhetoric
The Guardian
Putin's campaign in Ukraine, his seizure of Crimea and his invasion of eastern the country have the Baltic states and Poland in told-you-so mood. They have b...

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Sydney Morning Herald

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The Moscow Times

Court Softens House Arrest for Opposition Leader Navalny
The Moscow Times
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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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