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Fortune


Russia Secures Energy Deals, Talks Security with China as Putin Visits
Fortune
Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging t...

BBC News


EU referendum: What does Russia gain from Brexit?
BBC News
In the run-up to the UK's EU referendum, Russia became part of the debate. The Remain campaign claimed that the Kremlin was secretly backing a Brexit to wea...

NBCNews.com


'Second Front of Jihad' Looms on Russia's Border in Central Asia
NBCNews.com
MOSCOW — After waging war on Islamist militants within its borders for decades, Russia now faces the prospect of such extremism along its southern fronti...

RT


Russia-bashing just hit new low — and it's really, really ugly
RT
Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance journalist and media analyst. She has lived in the US and Germany and is currently based in Moscow. She previously...

FIVB.com (press release) (registration)


Poletaev inspires Russia to another victory over Poland
FIVB.com (press release) (registration)
Polish Eagles did not seem to be too bothered, even when Russians took a two-point lead at the first technical time-out. The home team regained the missing po...
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The Guardian


'Friends forever': Xi talks up China's ties with Russia during Putin trade trip
The Guardian
Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve t...

Telegraph.co.uk


Vladimir Putin slams David Cameron over EU referendum
Telegraph.co.uk
"We hope that in the new reality an understanding of the necessity of building good relations with our country will prevail," Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's press secr...

Newsweek


Nine Things You May Not Know About Vladimir Putin
Newsweek
Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the most recognizable people in global politics. His carefully cultivated public persona has long portrayed him...

The Guardian


Kelsey Grammer: 'I admire Putin because he is so comfortably who he is'
The Guardian
Kelsey Grammer: 'I admire Putin because he is so comfortably who he is'. The actor on being thrown outside naked, demolition jobs and his sister's murder. Kelsey Gra...

Newsweek


Vladimir Putin Imagines Hyperloop Silk Road
Newsweek
The 760 mph vacuum tube transportation—first envisioned by U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2013—has also attracted the interest of Vladimir Putin, with re...

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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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