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Bloomberg

Russia Warns Ukraine of Potential Military Response
New York Times
MOSCOW — Russia continued Wednesday to ratchet up pressure on the government in Kiev, warning that events in eastern Ukraine could prompt a military resp...


Wall Street Journal

Russia Warns Ukraine as 'Antiterror' Operation Resumes
Wall Street Journal
Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine say they aren't taking acting President Turchynov's threats seriously. They continue to occupy government buildings despite yesterday's order for security forces to resume antiterrorist operations in the region.
Russia threatens to attack Ukraine as US sends paratroopers in to bolster allies
National Post

US Plans Military Exercises Near Russia
TIME

Pentagon deploying troops to thwart Russia
USA TODAY


MarketWatch
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Yahoo News

Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine
New York Times
WASHINGTON — A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States ...


BBC News

Ukraine crisis: Russia 'to respond if its interests' attacked
BBC News
Russia will respond if its interests in Ukraine are attacked, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgian war. Speaking to Russian state TV channel RT, Mr Lavrov also accused the US of "running the show" in Ukraine.

Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in Ukraine's East
New York Times
But Western experts who have followed the success of Russian forces in carrying out President Vladimir V. Putin's policy in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have come ...

Top Putin News

NPR

Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?
NPR
The game of chess is a national pastime in Russia. And you might say that Vladimir Putin is playing a high-stakes game of geopolitical chess when it comes to Ukraine. Western leaders are plotting how to counter Putin's latest moves with economic sanctions.


CNN

Analysis: Putin has few reasons to heed West's calls to defuse crisis in Ukraine
Fox News
Emboldened by the national euphoria over the annexation of Crimea, Putin has moved against the few remaining critical voices in Russia and further neutered the news media. On Tuesday, a court cleared the way for sending his most vocal critic to prison.
A Putin affiliate evokes Hitler. The West should be worried.
Washington Post

Putin's strategy: Good cop, bad cop
CNN

Russian foundry issues coin celebrating Putin's Crimea seizure
Los Angeles Times


BBC News


The Guardian

Snowden's Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up
Daily Beast
NSA leaker Edward Snowden instantly regretted asking Russian President Vladimir Putin a softball question on live television about the Kremlin's mass surveillanc...


Times of India

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

The Guardian

Snowden's Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up
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Latest Alexei Navalny News

Wall Street Journal

Moscow Court Rules Navalny Libeled Politician
New York Times

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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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