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Bloomberg View


The newest US export may leave Russia with excess gas
USA TODAY
Vladimir Putin has been having an iffy year. His not-so-secret military adventure in Ukraine has gotten bogged down in an ugly stalemate. Thanks to Western sa...

Reuters


Russia calls new US military strategy confrontational
Reuters
The Pentagon has updated the U.S. National Military Strategy to take into account changes in the global security situation, which include a standoff with Russia

Reuters Blogs (blog)


Want to escalate US-Russia tension? Arm Ukraine.
Reuters Blogs (blog)
While both the United States and Russia should step back from the brink, many Obama administration officials are pushing for a dangerous escalatory step: the shipment of billions of dollars of lethal weapons to the post-Maidan government in Ukraine.
Russia, Ukraine trade barbs over politics, gas as hostility deepens
Reuters

Russia, Ukraine Trade Barbs Over Politics, Gas
Voice of America

Russia Says Reporter's Expulsion From Ukraine 'Unacceptable'
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


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New York Times


Russia Sees a Threat in Its Converts to Islam
New York Times
It was not until he abandoned white-Slavic supremacy and instead found God — as a convert to Islam and leader of a group of ethnic Russian Muslims — that h...

Business Insider


Russia and Turkey can't agree on gas prices
Business Insider
Russia's big plan to build the Turkish Stream might have hit a snag as Russia and Turkey can't agree on gas prices. Russia's Gazprom and Turkey's BOTAŞ had...
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RealClearPolitics


Trump on Greece's Debt Crisis: "Putin Probably Comes In To Save The Day"
RealClearPolitics
"Frankly, Putin probably comes in to save the day, if Germany doesn't," Trump said. "So I think that Greece is going to be better shape than people think. B...


The perils of Putin's grim trigger
Washington Post
The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts prides itself on paying keen attention to warnings about the apocalypse (and usually pooh-poohing them). So when Vox...

The Guardian


Yoga for Putin: poses inspired by Russia's president
The Guardian
The latest addition to the Russian authorities' banned list – after Nick Clegg, gay people and lacy knickers – is yoga. Two hatha yoga studios which ...

International Business Times


Putin Urged To Allow Jews To Return To Crimea
International Business Times
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been urged to allow as many as 40,000 Jewish people who left Crimea during the reign of the Soviet Union to return to...

New York Observer


Putin's Playing Chess; We're Playing Poker
New York Observer
Russian President Vladimir Putin is probing and testing in his new-cold-war initiatives. He has annexed Crimea, kidnapped an Estonian counter-intelligence ag...

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Russian Opposition Leader Campaigns Against Voter Apathy
ABC News
Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month. Maybe it was the scorching heat of the short ...


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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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