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New York Times

Ukraine and Russia Reach Accord on Natural Gas Deliveries
New York Times
The deal caps months of laborious talks under the aegis of European Union authorities on how much, and how soon, Ukraine needed to pay Russia for gas it...


Daily Beast


New York Times

France Denies That It's Ready to Deliver Warship to Russia
New York Times
He spoke a day after RIA Novosti, a state-controlled news agency in Russia, quoted the deputy prime minister, Dmitri O. Rogozin, saying that Moscow had rece...


Wall Street Journal

Russia Raises Interest Rates
Wall Street Journal
The ruble rebounded briefly after the rate hike was announced, but resumed its slide as investors worried that the central bank's action wouldn't be enough to o...

New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side
New York Times
WASHINGTON — When the White House discovered in recent weeks that its unclassified computer systems had been breached, intelligence officials examined the digital ...

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The Independent

Blaming the West for Things Gone Wrong, Mr. Putin Sings an Old Tune
New York Times
SOCHI, Russia — Vladimir Putin's annual appearance before the Valdai “discussion club,” a gathering of international analysts and journalists who follow ...


SBS

Fina defends decision to award its highest honour to Vladimir Putin
The Guardian
Swimming's world governing body has defended a decision to award its highest honour to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to d...


New York Daily News


Yahoo!7 News

Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
Yahoo News
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern ...

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Bloomberg

Putin's Colossus Will Crumble, Kremlin Foe Navalny Says

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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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