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U.S. News & World Report


Russia's Syria Dilemma
U.S. News & World Report
Conventional wisdom holds that Russia's goal in Syria is to force the United States, regional powers and Syrians into choosing between President Basha...

Forbes


'No One Spending Money' In Russia As Business Confidence Falls Again
Forbes
Police detain a protestor during a demonstration by foreign currency mortgage holders outside the headquarters of Russia's central bank in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Feb....

Mashable


Attn. Vladimir Putin: US and NATO beef up defenses on Russian border
Mashable
The new U.S. defense budget includes a request for billions of dollars to defend Europe against Vladimir Putin's Russia, the latest sign of heightening te...

CNBC


Sechin floats idea of oil output cuts
CNBC
The head of Russian state-run oil company Rosneft on Wednesday floated the idea of a coordinated output cut by major oil-producing countries to prop up...

RT


Russia submits revised claims for extending Arctic shelf to UN
RT
Russia has presented its application to extend its territory on the Arctic continental shelf and it was registered. The work we have done to gather material is extensive,” said the Russian Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment Sergey Donskoy.
Russia Presents Revised Claim of Arctic Territory to the United Nations
New York Times

Russia substantiates claims to extend hydrocarbon-rich Arctic shelf
Pravda


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Washington Post


Is Putin about to face a 'colored revolution'?
Washington Post
Russian workers — a group often seen as supportive of Putin and his regime — are already protesting wages that are shrinking and sometimes not being paid at...

BBC News


How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria
BBC News
His annexation of Crimea and military involvement in eastern Ukraine broke the settled pattern of post-Cold War relations in Europe. The Russian military&#...

Project Syndicate


Putin is No Ally Against ISIS
Project Syndicate
MUNICH – The leaders of the United States and the European Union are making a grievous error in thinking that President Vladimir Putin's Russia is a potential ally i...

Reuters


Putin may benefit from meeting of pope and patriarch
Reuters
Putin has aligned himself closely with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), making Friday's two-hour private meeting not just a religious event but politically charged as well, especially when Russia is at odds with the West over Ukraine and Syria.

ABC News


Chechen Leader Threatens Foes in Bid to Gain Putin's Support
ABC News
FILE In this August 7, 2013 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov, in the Novo-Ogaryovo resi...

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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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