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New York Times


Protesters Gather in 99 Cities Across Russia; Top Putin Critic Is Arrested
New York Times
MOSCOW — The Russian police arrested hundreds of people in nationwide anti-corruption protests on Sunday, including the opposition leader Aleksei N...

USA TODAY


Democrats call for independent Russian probe apart from Congress
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee repeated his call Sunday for an independent probe of possible Russian ties with the ...

Washington Post


The critical questions on Russia
Washington Post
There is nothing new about a Russian government seeking to exert influence in Western countries. For many decades, the Soviet Union supported Western com...


Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built – and he'll never abandon it
The Guardian
When Vladimir Putin was asked about his job, two years after becoming master of the Kremlin on New Year's Eve, 1999, he said something about being a hired manager ...

Huffington Post


Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary
Huffington Post
During last week's congressional intelligence hearings, House Republicans focused their questions largely on leaks to the media, while Democrats expressed more interes...
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New York Times


Protesters Gather in 99 Cities Across Russia; Top Putin Critic Is Arrested
New York Times
But while less heavy-handed than in Belarus, whose Soviet-style president is often referred to as “Europe's last dictator,” the police crackdown in Moscow co...

Irish Times


Why Putin is not celebrating the Russian revolution's centenary
Irish Times
But Putin, who enthusiastically commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of the second World War, which played well his neo-tsarist, nationalist Great...

Chicago Tribune


10 critics of Vladimir Putin who wound up dead
Chicago Tribune
Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances - far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin'...


Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built – and he'll never abandon it
The Guardian
When Vladimir Putin was asked about his job, two years after becoming master of the Kremlin on New Year's Eve, 1999, he said something about being a hired m...

Daily Star


Is Vladimir Putin the world's richest man? President's luxurious lifestyle REVEALED
Daily Star
Bill Browder, who worked in Russia for a number of years said: "I believe that [Putin is worth] $200 billion (£160 billion)." "After 14 years in power of Ru...

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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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