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Fox News

Putin Pledges to Help But Sees Limits on Role
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin delivered a short but wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Tuesday, pledging to use Russia's influence on the sepa...


New York Times

Europeans Discuss Limited New Sanctions on Russia
New York Times
Radoslaw Sikorski, the foreign minister of Poland, left, and Philip Hammond, the British foreign secretary, talked before a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions against Russia. Credit Julien Warnand/European Pressphoto Agency.
EU imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, stops short of tougher penalties
Washington Post

EU Toughens Sanctions on Russia
Wall Street Journal

EU to widen Russia sanctions
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Businessweek

A Horrified Netherlands May Rethink Its Economic Ties With Russia
Businessweek
Major Dutch companies with business interests in Russia also are drawing fire for their relations with President Vladimir Putin. “In April of this year, wh...


New York Times

A French Port Welcomes an Intervention by Russia's Military
New York Times
SAINT-NAZAIRE, France — The owner of Norway's Café is keeping a bottle of vodka chilled in case she gets a visit from any of the 400 Russian sailors tempora...


Telegraph.co.uk

MH17: Europe must hit Russia hard with sanctions, says David Cameron
Telegraph.co.uk
“If he does not change his approach to Ukraine in this then Europe and the West must fundamentally change our approach to Russia. Those of us in Europe shou...

Top Putin News

New York Times

Putin Pledges to Help But Sees Limits on Role
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin delivered a short but wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Tuesday, pledging to use Russia's influence on the sepa...


Wall Street Journal

Putin inadvertently distances himself from the Ukraine rebels he's been backing
Vox
Putin's comments to Russia Today — the first he's made publicly since the crash — largely sidestepped questions about whether rebels used Russia-provided weapons ...


Wall Street Journal

Why Putin Is Willing to Take Big Risks in Ukraine
Wall Street Journal
To understand what Vladimir Putin is really up to in Ukraine—why he is willing to take the kinds of risks that produced the destruction of a civilian ai...


New York Times

Russia's Message on Jet: Conciliation and Bluster
New York Times
“Russia, and President Putin in particular, has direct responsibility to compel them to cooperate with the investigation,” he said in brief remarks. “President


Sydney Morning Herald

Grieving Father Writes Open Letter To Putin: 'Thank You For Murdering My Child'
Huffington Post
The grief-stricken father concludes with a personal message for Vladimir Putin. "Mr. Putin: I hope your intense conversation with our Prime Minster Rutte opened you...

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Latest Snowden News

USA TODAY

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden plans to work on easy-to-use privacy tools

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

Navalny Associate's House Arrest Extended
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The house arrest of an associate of outspoken Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny has been extended. A court in Moscow ruled on July 16 that Konstantin Yankauskas's house arrest must be prolonged until October 17. Yankauskas was placed under house arrest ...


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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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