Independent News from Russia - Независимые Новости из России
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Top Domestic News

CNN


Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs, sparking international outcry
CNN
The law was passed earlier in the week by both houses of the Russian parliament. It says that a foreign non-governmental organization can be recognized as undesirab...

CBS News


Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed
CBS News
VIENNA - Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Ru...

Sydney Morning Herald


Eurovision 2015: Anti-booing technology deployed to protect Russian contestant
Sydney Morning Herald
Russia's anti-gay marriage legislation directly conflicted with changing attitudes across Europe. Most recently Ireland voted 'yes' in its referendum on legalising...

Kyiv Post


Donetsk residents feel abandoned by Ukraine, Russia
Kyiv Post
​​Editor's Note: ​Kyiv Post+ is a public service offering special coverage of Russia's war against Ukraine and the aftermath of the EuroMaidan Revolu...

RT (blog)


​Iraq Diary, Day 6: 'Iraq must tilt to Russia & China'
RT (blog)
On Friday, we meet with Muafak Ruba'i, Iraq's former national security adviser, at his home on the River Tigris. During the interview, I ask him about the fa...
Top Putin News

CBS News


Putin gets power to rid Russia of "undesirables"
CBS News
The law is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent that intensified after Putin began his third term in 2012. His return to the presidency had been accom...

Kyiv Post


Russia expert doesnt rule out Putin-approved Ukraine push
Albuquerque Journal
“I don't think people are ruling out anything with Putin these days. He certainly won't announce if it's going to happen because he hasn't been prone to do that ...

Express.co.uk



New York Magazine


Obama Is Defaming Putin, Complains Harper's Cover Story
New York Magazine
In the Harper's cover story on the Obama presidency, “What Went Wrong,” David Bromwich recapitulates mostly familiar grounds of left-wing disenchantment with the ...

The Independent


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Russia's richest men:

read: How much is Putin worth?
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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