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Hacked Emails Reveal NATO General Plotting Against Obama on Russia Policy
The Intercept
Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President Barack Obama'...

Channel News Asia


Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months
EU News
On 1 July 2016, the Council prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2017. These measures were introduced...

RT


Russia, Turkey back at negotiating table after 7-month crisis over downed jet
RT
Putting an end to the Syrian conflict topped the list of the regional issues discussed at the session, which took place on the sidelines of the Black Sea Econom...

Reuters


Putin hints Russia will react if Finland joins NATO
Reuters
Putin's first visit to Finland since the Ukraine crisis erupted in 2014 comes amid increased Russian and NATO activity in the Baltic region, and with the mi...

CNN


US eyes military cooperation with Russia in Syria
CNN
Washington (CNN) The Obama administration is considering a plan to coordinate strikes against terrorist groups in Syria with Russia if Moscow agrees to u...
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Putin: Moscow Would Shift Troops If Finland Joined NATO
ABC News
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at Kultaranta summer residence in Naantali, Finland, Friday, July 1, 2016. Pres...

The Guardian


Putin judo book to be distributed to millions of Russian schoolchildren
The Guardian
“For the authors of the complex, Vladimir Putin, Arkady Rotenberg, Dmitry Chernykh and Alexei Levitsky, judo has become a part of their lives,” Uzun said. ...

Foreign Policy (blog)


Here's Why Erdogan Is Cozying Up to Putin
Foreign Policy (blog)
This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered a written apology to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the jet incident, and two days later, Rus...

Telegraph.co.uk


Putin dares Britain to go through with Brexit
Telegraph.co.uk
Vladimir Putin appeared to throw down the gauntlet to British politicians to quit the European Union yesterday, questioning whether they would dare to deliver on...

BBC News


Altered Images: Company admits doctoring Putin T-shirt photo
BBC News
A luxury smartphone company has apologised for digitally altering images of a German rock star to make it appear that he was wearing a Vladimir Putin T-shirt....

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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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