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Newsweek


Russia reportedly wants to build a mega-road and rail link from Europe to America
Washington Post
According to a report this week in the Siberian Times, the director of state-run Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, presented a grand vision of what would be...

Fox News


Russia's growing presence in Latin America is cause of worry for US and its allies
Fox News
Frequent visits to the region by high-ranking Russian officials – culminating this week with a four-nation trip by Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov – a...

CBC.ca


Bill Browder's nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin's Russia
CBC.ca
Back then, six years ago, when Kremlin goons beat his lawyer to death in a prison hospital, Browder was just a talented investor – born in the U.S. but now a ...

Reuters


Russia besieged by 'hostile forces', warns Vladimir Putin
Financial Times
Taking a sharp tone both on domestic and foreign policy, the Russian president appeared to reassert his authority in his first major speech since the murder o...

Bloomberg


The Central Banker Who Saved Russia's Economy From Abyss
Bloomberg
That daring decision, related by two people with knowledge of the meeting, has begun to pay off for Nabiullina, 51, and her patron, President Vladimir Putin. Desp...
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Fortune


Vladimir Putin's ebbing power
Fortune
Throughout a nearly 16-year reign, Putin's brand of leadership—full of swagger, bare-chested photo ops, and tiger hunting—has brought him wide popularity ...

CBC.ca


Bill Browder's nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin's Russia
CBC.ca
At first, nobody listened. Who was Bill Browder, anyway? He wasn't the darling of the New York Times best-seller list when he started his campaign. What standi...

The Guardian


Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No 1 Enemy by Bill Browder – review
The Guardian
Once a Putin fan, Browder found himself in trouble in 2005 when he was deported from Russia. He hired a team, including Magnitsky. When the Kremlin got nasty,...

Newsweek


The Ukraine Invasion Has Slipped Beyond Putin's Control
Newsweek
Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a formidable communications challenge because of the need to maintain domestic support for his actions in Ukraine—both ...

The Daily Star


Russia's Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen
Yahoo News
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin called for an "immediate cessation of military activities" in Yemen in phone conversations with Iran's Pre...

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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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