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BBC News

Vladimir Putin blames US for Islamist terrorism and Ukraine conflict
The Guardian
Putin was speaking at the final session of the Valdai Club, a loose group of foreign analysts and Russia experts that meets annually. This year, the sess...


Wall Street Journal

Sanctions, Oil Prices May Harm Russian Economy, Ministers Warn
Wall Street Journal
Russia's economy is suffering from falling oil prices, as oil revenue makes up about half of the state budget revenue, while the sanctions imposed by the West...


The Guardian

Ukraine crisis - the view from Russia
The Guardian
The last few months have witnessed a coup d'état in Ukraine, military operations by the Ukrainian authorities against the people of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts an...

The Synthetic Drug Called Spice Is Ravaging Russia
VICE News
Yevgeny Roizman, is mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city Yekaterinburg and he cofounded the City Without Drugs foundation that has won both praise and notoriet...

Russia's Halfway House
New York Times
But he is different from many of his ilk in one important way: He is one of the rare moguls who lives and pays taxes in Russia but directly owns a major s...

Top Putin News

New York Times

Putin Accuses US of Backing 'Neo-Fascists' and 'Islamic Radicals'
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Friday unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the United States yet, using an international meet...


BBC News

Russia Kasparov: 'Putin is a bigger threat than IS'
BBC News
On Friday Russia's President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for pushing Ukraine into war after the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych...


Fox News

Putin blasts US in speech, blaming West for conflict in Ukraine
Fox News
Putin criticized what he suggested was arbitrary foreign interference in internal affairs of other countries, listing a series of conflicts in which he faulted U.S. ac...

Putin attacks US electoral college system: 'There is no democracy there'
Washington Post (blog)
Toward the end of a lengthy question and answer session, Putin contrasted Russia's direct voting system with America's indirect electoral college system. His assessment ...


ABC News

Putin Accuses US of Undermining Global Stability
ABC News
If the United State fails to abandon its "desire of eternal domination," then "hopes for peaceful and stable development will be illusory, and today's upheavals will...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

NPR

'Citizenfour' Follows The Snowden Story Without (Much) Grandstanding<...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

ABC News

AP Interview: Russia's Navalny Vows to Fight Putin
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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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