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Newsweek


Ukraine Calls on Russia to Negotiate End to War in East
ABC News
Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will re...


Religion in Russia
The Economist (blog)
OVER the quarter-century since the collapse of the Soviet system, Russian feelings about religion have changed a lot, as one might imagine. In Sovie...

The Guardian


London is a 'danger zone' for Putin's Russian critics
The Guardian
London has become one of the most dangerous cities in the world for critics of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, with “no one safe” from the reach of the...

The Guardian


Russia could ban same-sex emoji under 'gay propaganda' laws
The Guardian
Not content with making the country one of the most homophobic places on the planet, Russian authorities are now taking aim at “gay emojis”. According to Izvestia...

BBC News


Russia Mistral: Hollande denies striking compensation deal
BBC News
President Francois Hollande has denied claims that France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships. Mr Hollande said no agreement had been reached, contradicting an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
France settles warship compensation claim with Russia
The Guardian

France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says
New York Times

Mixed Messages From Russia, France on Mistral Deal
DefenseNews.com


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The Guardian


London is a 'danger zone' for Putin's Russian critics
The Guardian
London has become one of the most dangerous cities in the world for critics of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, with “no one safe” from the reach of the...

Bloomberg View


Putin Would Eat President Trump for Lunch
Bloomberg View
Perhaps as a result of this imaginary rapport between the billionaire and the ex-spy, American writers are tempted to compare Trump with Putin. "Doesn't Trump resemble an Amer...

U.S. News & World Report


Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal
U.S. News & World Report
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
Putin places archaeological site in Crimea under federal control
Globalnews.ca

Vladimir Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal
Economic Times



The Economist


Putin v Punk Pussy
The Economist
THREE years ago Nadia Tolokonnikova donned a balaclava and, with two partners in the Pussy Riot band, cavorted near the altar of Moscow's biggest cathedral, screeching o...

Bloomberg View


Putin's Energy Giant Falls on Hard Times
Bloomberg View
In June 2008, when Gazprom's market value reached $360 billion, Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller predicted the company would be the world's biggest en...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

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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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