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BBC News

How sanctions against Russia are hitting UK businesses
BBC News
Western leaders are prepared to tighten sanctions further against Russia, according to the UK foreign office. Introduced after Russia's intervention in Ukraine...


New York Times

Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China
New York Times
There was only one animal in the vicinity known to possess such powerful jaws: Ustin, a Siberian tiger released last June in Russia's far east as part o...


The Guardian

Russia puts 'Putin's banker' Sergei Pugachev on Interpol wanted list
The Guardian
Sergei Pugachev – whose riches Forbes magazine estimated at more than $2bn (£1.3bn) at the peak of his wealth – fled Russia after claiming hostile in...


Reuters

West struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics
Reuters
It has deployed some U.S. and allied tanks and planes there to signal NATO's commitment to defend all its members with force and is considering bolstering police there, perhaps with officers from Nordic states, to help detect any Russian infiltration.
NATO Fears Russia Could Control Black Sea Region
Foreign Policy

NATO concerned over Russian forces in Crimea
Aljazeera.com

Nato commander warns Russia could control whole Black Sea
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Foreign Policy

Why Ukraine Must Bargain with Russia
Foreign Policy
3 separatist "elections" reports of Russian tanks rolling across the border, and with the Minsk cease-fire agreements in tatters and almost 1,000 dead in the past two...

Top Putin News

The Guardian


Russia puts 'Putin's banker' Sergei Pugachev on Interpol wanted list
The Guardian
He was an associate of the former president Boris Yeltsin, and later became close to Putin, with a portfolio of interests across construction, banking and ...

CNN


Putin's killer tiger in cross-border raid
CNN
Hong Kong (CNN) -- A daring cross-border raid by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's associates has -- so far -- yet to sour Sino-Russian relations. Acc...

Irish Times


Angela Merkel uses strongest language yet about Putin
Irish Times
Ms Merkel, who has emerged as Europe's main conduit to Mr Putin in the Ukraine crisis, used some of the strongest language yet to hint at her exasperation as...

The Guardian


The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine
The Guardian
The message from last week's G20 summit seemed clear: Putin was being sent to diplomatic Siberia. Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, told the Russian president he would shake his hand but had only one thing to say: “You need to get out of Ukraine.
The 'invincible' Putin
Guelph Mercury



'Putin's Kleptocracy,' by Karen Dawisha
New York Times
Now in his third (nonconsecutive) presidential term, Vladimir Putin presents himself as the strong and virtuous leader who rescued Russia from the chaos, corr...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News


The Snowden Effect, Quantified
TechCrunch
The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomplete in its scope was thought of by some as a possible ...


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Latest Alexei Navalny News

Bloomberg

Putin's Colossus Will Crumble, Kremlin Foe Navalny Says

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Russia's richest men:

read: How much is Putin worth?
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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