Independent News from Russia - Независимые Новости из России
================
Top Domestic News

CNN


Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup
CNN
(CNN) Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station authorities believe Russian security services were involved in a plot to kill the c...

Newsweek


New national security adviser pick marks big change on Russia
The Hill
Widely thought to be one of the Army's premier thinkers — he's been called a “warrior scholar” — McMaster made the threat posed by Russia a central f...

New York Times


California Secession Advocate Faces Scrutiny Over Where He's Based: Russia
New York Times
Louis J. Marinelli, 30, president of the Yes California campaign, in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He said he had no ties to the Russian government despite having accepted some travel expenses and office space from a Kremlin-linked nationalist group.


Forbes


In Russia, Rex Tillerson Talks 'Reset' And Moody's Gives 26 Upgrades
Forbes
Russia got a call from State Department chief Rex Tillerson on Tuesday following a weekend of antagonistic headlines that gave Moscow pause about Washington'...


After US Tilt Toward Russia, UN Disagreement is Sharp
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Western diplomats called Russia the biggest destabilizing force in Europe because of its incursion into Ukraine while some Central European countries contended the only solution for Europe's concerns involved closer ties between U.S. and Russia.

Top Putin News

The Guardian


Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin
The Guardian
Vladimir Putin, you may have noticed, is everywhere. He has soldiers in Ukraine and Syria, troublemakers in the Baltics and Finland, and a hand in election...

Daily Mail


Vladimir Putin's billion dollar fortune trumps Donald's
New Zealand Herald
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump share a love of private jets and have dozens of properties across the globe. While Putin report...

Mirror.co.uk


Vladimir Putin accused of interfering in Stoke by-election
Mirror.co.uk
And now Ukip have warned the Russian President to stay out of tomorrow's crucial by-election. It comes after a raft of Twitter accounts which have previously su...


Putin's Image Rises in US, Mostly Among Republicans
Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans see Russian President Vladimir Putin in a better light than two years ago. Twenty-two percent now say they have a favorable opinio...

Fox News


As casualties mount in eastern Ukraine, some wonder whether Putin is testing Trump
Fox News
Earlier this month, bombs rained down, rocket systems cracked the air and heavy shelling ripped through eastern Ukraine -- marking the heaviest level of violence...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

WCTV


 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

UPI.com


================
Russia's Governing Bodies:
PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION JUDICIAL POWER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ACCOUNT CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
================
Russia's richest men:

read: How much is Putin worth?
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.


REGIONAL BODIES OF STATE AUTHORITY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION