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Top Domestic News

CNN

Western powers largely alone in condemnation of Russia
The Globe and Mail
In Kiev, Brussels, Washington and Ottawa, the response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was angry and almost unanimous: The evidence was seen as clea...


BBC News

The growing calls to strip Putin and Russia of the 2018 World Cup
Washington Post (blog)
The ire of much of the world is trained on the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine believed responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the m...

2 Ukrainian fighter jets downed by missiles near Russian border
Los Angeles Times
Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down in contested airspace near the Russian border Wednesday as tension between the two countries increased a week aft...


Telegraph.co.uk

City of London to bear the brunt of EU sanctions on Russia
Telegraph.co.uk
"Restricting access to capital markets for Russian state-owned financial institutions would increase their cost of raising funds and constrain their ability to fi...


Telegraph.co.uk

EU Preparing Further Sanctions Against Russia After MH17 Crash
TIME
While its foreign ministers emerged from a meeting Tuesday vowing strong and unified action, a cross-channel spat over the sale of French warships to Russia

Top Putin News

New York Daily News


Newsweek

Ordinary Russians back Putin, Kremlin's view of Malaysian Airlines MH17 tragedy
CBC.ca
But in the broad array of reactions, President Vladimir Putin's popularity — his approval rating exceeds 80 per cent, according to recent surveys ...


TIME

In Russia, Crime Without Punishment
TIME
But Vladimir Putin merely shrugged and pointed a finger at the Ukrainian government and, by extension, its Western allies. “Without a doubt,” Putin told a me...

The growing calls to strip Putin and Russia of the 2018 World Cup
Washington Post (blog)
The ire of much of the world is trained on the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine believed responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the m...


International Business Times

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

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NPR

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil
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The Moscow Times

European Court of Human Rights Takes On Navalny's Arrest Appeal
The Moscow Times

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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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