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Wall Street Journal


Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms
Wall Street Journal
Russia's regulatory stance eases immediate pressure on big U.S. technology firms involved in social media and messaging to implement rules that Russia says are m...

Wall Street Journal


Russia, Venezuela to Discuss Potential Steps to Stabilize Oil Prices
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss “possible mutual steps” to stabilize the global price for oil at a meeting with Venezuelan President N...


Currency Probe by U.S. Said to Expand to Russia, Brazil
Bloomberg
U.S. prosecutors have expanded their probe of currency-market manipulation by some of the world's largest banks to include the Russian ruble and B...

Los Angeles Times


China and Russia are using hacked data to target US spies, officials say
Los Angeles Times
Foreign spy services, especially in China and Russia, are aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases — including ...
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Fox News


The fear and insecurity behind Putin's bizarre new workout video
Vox
On Sunday, the Kremlin released a strange, awkward video of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. The camera...


Obama's Focus in Oil-Rich Alaska Is Climate Change--As Putin Deploys Warships
CNSNews.com
President Vladimir Putin in late 2013 announced that he had instructed military commanders to “devote special attention to deploying infrastructure and military u...

Foreign Policy


Working Out and Grilling with Putin, in Photos
Foreign Policy
And to advertise just what a special friendship Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev share, the Kremlin released photos of...

Daily Caller



The Guardian


Vladimir Putin's workout montage – video
The Guardian
The Kremlin has released footage of Russian president, Vladimir Putin, working out alongside the country's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. Wearing a white ...

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Newsweek


Edward Snowden, Graphic Novel Hero
Newsweek
Meanwhile, even fewer Americans...

 

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The Moscow Times (registration)


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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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