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USA TODAY

Lower oil prices push Russia toward recession
USA TODAY
While it was just under $85 on Wednesday, there is considerable risk it could dip well below $80, costing Russia, whose budget gets half its revenue from ...


Wall Street Journal

At Valdai Club Meeting in Russia, Divergent Views of Ukrainian Crisis
Wall Street Journal
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—An annual event that brings together Russian officials and foreign experts opened Wednesday, revealing strongly divergent view...


Reuters

Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak sai...

'Spice': The new drug craze that is killing people in Russia
Washington Post (blog)
It is cheap and looks like marijuana, but it can have a lethal impact: the drug "spice" is making headlines in Russia. As of Oct. 7, there had been at...


BBC News

Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia
BBC News
Fighting is still going on in eastern Ukraine, despite a ceasefire deal signed on 5 September, and many pro-Russian rebels have no desire to see it ...

Top Putin News

The Moscow Times

Putin and the Pope
New York Times
Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One...

Watch: Creepy Vladimir Putin doll annexes Crimea
Washington Post (blog)
The device, named "Putin Ecrivain" (or Putin the Writer, in French), is modeled on a similar automaton built by French toymaker Gustave Vichy in 1890. Auction Team B...


Madison.com

Putin makes McDonald's target in Russia
Chicago Tribune
The endgame isn't clear, but Putin's desire is obvious: to construct a 21st century version of the Soviet empire, powerful enough to control or influence events...

A Conversation with Putin nemesis Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Al Jazeera America
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia's richest man—a billionaire oligarch oil tycoon—until he fell afoul of President Vladamir Putin, was convicted of fraud and tax eva...


Telegraph.co.uk

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

Deadspin

Edward Snowden (via satel...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

The Guardian

'Putin is destroying Russia. Why base his regime on corruption?' asks Navalny...

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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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