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BFFs? Why Russia and Cyprus are getting cozy again
CNBC
But after a day trip by Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, the countries had signed a deal to give the R...

CNNMoney


Europe's gas power play against Russia coming to a head
CNNMoney
The EU has been investigating Russia's state-controlled Gazprom's pricing practices for over two years and if it decides to bring forward charges, a long ...

National Post


US troops just paraded along the Russian border. Is that as insane as it sounds?
Vox
On Wednesday, the US Army did something that seemed, and maybe was, dangerously provocative: it paraded soldiers and armored vehicles from the Second Cavalry Regiment in the Estonian town of Narva, just 900 feet from Russia's border.

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Russia Could Cut off Gas to Ukraine by 'End of Week'
ABC News
Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, state-owned gas company Gazprom s...

Voice of America


Russia Slams West Over Ukraine Sanction Threats
Voice of America
However, he said Russia must stop supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying that in recent months it has transferred "over 1,000 pieces of equipment -- tanks, artillery and advanced air defense systems" into rebel-held territory in Ukraine.
Russia slams potential US plans to arm Kiev
Press TV

France Warns Russia And Its Allies Not To Advance On Ukrainian Port City
NPR (blog)

Ukraine says pulling back arms as US, Russia trade barbs
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Vladimir Putin's approval rating? Now at a whopping 86%
CNN
(CNN) The economy's in the tank, the currency's crumbling, and he's risking diplomatic isolation for doubling down on Ukraine. So how is it that Russian President ...

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NATO Eyes Air Defenses Over Fears Putin Will Target Baltics
NBCNews.com
Military maneuvering is ramping up amid mounting concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin will broaden his gaze beyond Crimea and Ukraine to the Bal...

Reuters


Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin
Reuters
"Putin with bare chest isn't a mighty leader: He is a naked king," Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man who was arrested in 2003 after falling foul of Putin<...

TIME


Putin's Approval Rating Rises to 86% Despite Slumping Economy
TIME
Cyprus Agrees Military Deal With Russia Sasha Mordovets—Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (L) during a joint press conference in Novo Ogaryvo State Residence on February 25 in Moscow.

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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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