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Wall Street Journal

Russia Praises Ukraine's Autonomy Law for Rebel Areas
Wall Street Journal
KIEV, Ukraine—Russia praised a Ukrainian law granting self-governance powers to separatist-held areas of Ukraine, a measure that faces a challenge fro...


BBC News

BBC Journalists Attacked Investigating Servicemen Deaths in Russia
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Unidentified men attacked a team of journalists from the British Broadcasting Corp. that was investigating reports of Russian servicemen being killed ...


The Guardian

Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan
The Guardian
In August, Russia pledged $500m in financial assistance to Kyrgyzstan to speed up Kyrgyzstan's integration into the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union, an economic bl...


New York Times

Poland Wants United Nations to Limit Russia's Influence
New York Times
WARSAW — Frustrated by the United Nations' passive response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland has said he intends t...


Wall Street Journal

Russia's Arrest of Sistema Boss Raises Specter of Yukos Case
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—The arrest of one of Russia's most prominent billionaires for money laundering sent shock waves through the country's business community, raising fears of a repeat of the breakup of oil company Yukos and sending Moscow stocks sliding.
Oligarch's arrest deepens fears over Russian economy
The Guardian

Russia Yevtushenkov arrest prompts Sistema share dive
BBC News

Vladimir P. Evtushenkov Is Accused of Laundering Money
New York Times


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Top Putin News

The Guardian

Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin's black hole of fear
The Guardian
When Putin tells blatant lies in the face of western politicians, he then watches their reaction with vivid interest and not without pleasure, enjoying the...


Reuters

Russia's Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO
Reuters
At a meeting with senior officials, Putin said Russia had no intention of punishing the West for the sanctions, imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine, a...


Novinite.com

Putin threatens to take Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius and Bucharest in two days
Charter 97
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has stated that he can bring troops into Warsaw, Vilnius and a number of other capitals of the EU and the NATO count...


Toronto Star

Ebola, not Putin or terrorism, is the real threat: Walkom
Toronto Star
The gravest threat facing Canada and the world today is not terrorism. Nor is it Russian President Vladimir Putin. The gravest threat is a deadly virus kno...


The Guardian

Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin
The Guardian
This was not Putin's original idea. He wanted a whole client state inside his Eurasian Union, not half a ruined house. But he seems to be falling back on what ...

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Wall Street Journal

John Key says Edward Snowden 'may well be right' about NSA spying on NZ<...

 

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Charges brought against associate of opposition leader Navalny
RAPSI
MOSCOW, August 18 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - The Investigative Committee has brought charges against Georgy Alburov, an associate of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in a painting theft case, Navalny wrote Thursday on his Twitter. Alburov later wrote ...


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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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