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TIME


Russia Sees US Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal
TIME
Russian officials were quick to claim Wednesday that a U.S. conspiracy is behind the corruption scandal that shook the world of international soccer. Early ...

Reuters


Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness
Reuters
Asked by Reuters if large numbers of unmarked weaponry and troops without insignia at the border indicated that Russia planned to invade Ukraine, Kremlin spokesma...

The Guardian


Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza in hospital after falling ill
The Guardian
A Russian opposition activist has been taken to hospital in Moscow after a sudden illness. Vladimir Kara-Murza, who works for the Open Russia movement founde...

RT



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It came just weeks after NATO members — including Britain — sent tanks and troops to conduct live-fire exercises with Estonia: Once again an act designed to...
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Politico


Biden slams Putin in Brookings speech
Politico
Vice President Joe Biden took a hard stand against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a speech at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, saying the situation in Ukr...

The Guardian


Peter Greenaway to direct Russian film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally
The Guardian
He and the Kremlin vehemently denied reports of close friendship and business ties between Putin and the tycoon, who share a love for judo and hockey. Timchen...

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Veteran Activist Rejoins Putin's Council
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
MOSCOW -- Lyudmila Alekseyeva, one of Russia's most outspoken and widely respected rights advocates, has returned to President Vladimir Putin's council on hum...

Newsweek


Will Putin Gamble All On A Broader Ukraine Invasion?
Newsweek
President Vladimir Putin may think that Russia can weather Western reactions if he decides to move beyond the occupied part of eastern Ukraine, per...

TIME


Russia Sees US Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal
TIME
After Putin decided last spring to invade and annex Ukraine's Crimea region, “allowing Russia to host the FIFA World Cup inappropriately bolsters the prestige of th...

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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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