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The Guardian


It's a case of Russia demonising the west
The Guardian
Plates bearing portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on sale in Damascus, as Syrian government troops ...

The National Interest Online (blog)


Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
The National Interest Online (blog)
But no worries. At least NATO officials are happy. Following Russian intervention in Georgia and Ukraine the alliance rediscovered a sense of purpose throu...

National Post


Talking to Russia doesn't mean abandoning Ukraine, new ambassador to Canada says
National Post
Ukraine's new ambassador to Canada has dismissed suggestions the Liberal government is automatically abandoning his country by re-engaging with Russia

Bloomberg


Russia Courts Foreign Banks as Funding Crunch Overtakes Politics
Bloomberg
For now, a funding crunch and the widest budget shortfall in five years may loom larger for Russia as politics fade into the background. A sovereign wealth fun...

Reuters Blogs (blog)


Russia having success in hybrid war against Germany
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Germany's sizable Russian-speaking community –made up of migrants from the former Soviet Union — was up in arms about a report that refugees from the Middle Eas...
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The Inquisitr


Vladimir Putin's Tough Sidekick Angers Liberals As Putin Strategy In Syria Becomes Clear
The Inquisitr
The Economist reports that Vladimir Putin and his Chechen military strongman Ramzan Kadyrov have earned the ire of human rights watchers due to their brutal app...

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


Will Yakunin Be Putin's Fall Guy?
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
According to anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny, longtime Putin crony Vladimir Yakunin, who resigned as head of Russian Railways back in August, is now und...

Express.co.uk


Vladimir Putin 'lining up ex-bodyguard and military chief' as next Russian president
Express.co.uk
His meteoric rise is seen as an attempt by the incumbent president to boost Mr Dyumin's credentials ahead of him running for the top job when Putin stan...

The Inquisitr


Putin's Paranoia: Is The U.S. Encircling Russia With A Network Of Sinister Bioweapons Labs?
The Inquisitr
Vladimir Putin and his government are upset with the U.S. for allegedly building a secret network of biological weapons laboratories around the Russian borde...

gulfnews.com


Russia's foreign, energy ministers to attend Putin's talks with Bahrain's King
TASS
SOCHI, February 8. /TASS/. Russia's delegation at talks of President Vladimir Putin with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will include foreign a...

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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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