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US and Russia 'close' to reaching Syria peace agreement
Aljazeera.com
The United States and Russia are 'close' to reaching an agreement to end the war in Syria, with both nations saying they would try and finalise a deal in the ...

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Wall Street Journal


Latvia's Wariness Over Russia Raises Civil Rights Concerns at Home
Wall Street Journal
RIGA, Latvia—In this former Soviet republic, two ostensibly tongue-in-cheek challenges to the nation's independence are causing trouble for the authors...

The National Interest Online


US Military's Worst Nightmare: A War with Russia and China (at the Same Time)
The National Interest Online
The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneous...

The Guardian


May must explain Tory donor's links to Russia, says Labour MP
The Guardian
Rise Capital lists as partners three Russian banks that had sanctions imposed on them by the US and EU in 2014 in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Sergei Romashov, the...
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Newsweek


The West Must Do Far More to Keep Putin at Bay
Newsweek
Last month in Warsaw, Poland, NATO leaders vowed to make the alliance “stronger in defense and deterrence.” While progress was made, there is reason to...

Newsweek


NATO Must Act to Halt Turkey's Freefall Into Putin's Arms
Newsweek
I was walking along a beach in northern Istanbul just recently, after the July 15 coup attempt, when I was jarred by a Cold War image. Wedged into the sa...

MarketWatch


Opinion: This is the reason Putin is even more dangerous than you thought
MarketWatch
Putin is leading the charge against the liberating values of the Western Enlightenment that have in the past brought so much progress to humanity. If his f...

National Post


EU should drop Russia sanctions, Slovak PM says after meeting Putin
Reuters
BRATISLAVA Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Friday renewed his call for the European Union to end sanctions against Russia after meeting President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, saying they had failed to influence the settlement of any key issues.
Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near
National Post

Appeasing Putin Won't Work in Ukraine - Newsweek
Newsweek

Fico lobbies Putin for Lajcak as UN chief
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Putin Meets Chechnya's Kadyrov In Unusual Midnight Kremlin Meeting
Newsweek
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unusual meeting with one of his most vocal supporters, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov late on Thursday to discuss j...

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Navalny to seek participation in 2018 presidential polls
Russia and India Report
Anti-corruption blogger-turned opposition activist Aleksey Navalny has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to cancel his 2013 conviction of embezzlement so as to remove the legislative ban that prevents him from participating in the 2018 presidential race.

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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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