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Washington Post


Russia still looms over Trump and Congress — taxes, spending and health care notwithstanding
Washington Post
The specter of Russian tampering with the 2016 elections continues to hang over Congress and President Trump, even during such a consequential week as t...

USA TODAY


Kremlin bans 'Open Russia' movement ahead of weekend protests
USA TODAY
Russian authorities banned the independent political movement "Open Russia" Wednesday as an "undesirable organization" three days before its nationwide "Enough!" rallies aimed at opposing any re-election bid by President Vladimir Putin in 2018.
Russia, Ahead of Planned Protest, Bans Kremlin Critic's Foundation
U.S. News & World Report

Russia bans Khodorkovsky's 'Open Russia' group
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Russian authorities ban Khodorkovsky's organization Open Russia as 'undesirable'
Amnesty International


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House Oversight Committee Leaders Condemn Michael Flynn for Russia Payments
U.S. News & World Report
The leaders of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday that Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, may have broken ...

Washington Post


Russians are fighting the war of words against the US with American words
Washington Post
MOSCOW — So much divides the United States and Russia right now, and the list seems to get longer every day: Ukraine, Iran, Syria, North Korea. But there's one way in whi...

Formula 1


Need to know: Russia
Formula 1
Opened in 2014 using roads linking Sochi's various Olympic venues, Russia's F1 circuit is something of a curiosity in that it's a purpose-built facility...
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Putin protesters get arrest-alerting app
NEWS.com.au
Russia faces a presidential election next year, which President Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, and was last month shaken by large anti-government ...

Sun Sentinel


Putin Turns Up Heat on Ruble Before Central Bank Has Its Say
Bloomberg
Not content to wait for the central bank to deliver another dose of monetary easing this week, President Vladimir Putin is making clear Russia still has ...

Washington Post


As Chechnya tortures and kills gay men, Putin shrugs
Washington Post
Instead of investigating and punishing those who inflicted the horrors, Mr. Kadyrov, a violent provincial boss who enjoys the blessings of Russian President Vladimir Putin, immediately went after the Moscow newspaper that brought the situation to light.
Why Putin won't get tough on Kadyrov
European Council on Foreign Relations



Newsweek


Putin's Daughter's Dutch Penthouse Goes on Sale for $3 Million
Newsweek
The penthouse where Russian President Vladimir Putin's first daughter Maria lived with her partner has gone on sale. The 7,500-square-feet penthouse is...

U.S. News & World Report


Kremlin Says Abe to Meet Putin in Russia on April 27
U.S. News & World Report
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference in Tokyo, Japan, Decem...

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Almost Half of Russians Want PM Dmitry Medvedev Out After Navalny Report

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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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