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Top Domestic News

USA TODAY

NATO is using this map to troll Russia
Vox
The official Canadian delegation to NATO helpfully tweeted out this map for the benefit of the Russian government, which recently explained that Russian tro...


BBC News

What does Russia tell the mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine? Not much.
Washington Post
They are the nameless ones. The faceless ones. Called the “men in green,” they are a group of hundreds, if not thousands, of Russians fighting in Ukra...


BBC News

Ukraine crisis: EU leaders consider response to Russia
BBC News
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider fresh sanctions against Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine. Russia d...

Ukraine Brings Back Conscription as Russia Appears to Launch All-Out Invasion
TIME
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's national security council has ordered the reinstatement of mandatory conscription in response to what seems to be a full-sca...


VICE News

Who'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe China
VICE News
Russia was, until this year, the biggest single export market for Ukrainian defense manufacturers, just as Ukrainian imports were the single biggest share of Russian d...

Top Putin News

NBCNews.com

Ukraine, Explained: What Is Vladimir Putin Doing?
NBCNews.com
A day after President Barack Obama condemned the escalation of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin on Friday came out swinging with seve...


Wall Street Journal

Putin Keeps Pushing West Over Ukraine
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Steadily ratcheting up Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin seems to be betting that keeping that former Soviet republic in Russia's sp...

Putin...

'It's better not to mess with Russia': Putin's nuclear warning to West on Ukraine
Daily Mail
Mr Putin also launched an astonishing verbal assault on the Ukrainian government, comparing it to the Nazis and saying its actions in the ...


Wall Street Journal

Ukraine Retreats in Effort to Isolate Rebel Stronghold
Wall Street Journal
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Friday as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dispatched troops to meet the R...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

Edward Snowden Speaks Out
Here And Now
Not many people have seen Edward Snowden since he disappeared into the Moscow Airport Complex in June 2013, but journalist James Bamford has. Bamford traveled to Russia this year to interview the man who leaked hundreds of thousands of National ...


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Latest Alexei Navalny News

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russian Court Rejects Bid To Put Putin Foe...

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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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