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New York Times


Europe|How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West's Secrets
New York Times
Notably absent from Mr. Assange's analysis, however, was criticism of another world power, Russia, or its president, Vladimir V. Putin, who has hardly lived up to Wik...

USA TODAY


US doubts Russia's claim it killed ISIS spokesman
CNN
(CNN) Russia said one of its airstrikes in Syria killed ISIS spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani -- a claim that a US official called preposterous. On Wednesday, Russia...

Daily Beast


In Putins Russia, The Neo-Stalinist Tipping Point
Daily Beast
Babchenko has been one of the sharpest, most irrepressible critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin's politics. In 2012, prosecutors opened a crimi...

Business Insider


ALBRIGHT: 'Vladimir Putin could not dream up a better presidential candidate than Donald Trump'
Business Insider
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright blasted Donald Trump on Wednesday over his apparent coziness with Russia. On a conference call hosted by Democrati...

ABC Online


Rio 2016 Paralympics: Russia to hold alternative competition after Swiss court rejects ban appeal
ABC Online
Russia will hold a two-day competition next week for its Paralympic squad banned from Rio, a top sports official said on Thursday (AEST) after Switzerland's federal co...
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Bloomberg


Putin's Making a Big Bet on Building Vegas in Vladivostok
Bloomberg
Stung by oil's collapse and sanctions, Putin declared the once-closed Pacific city of 600,000 a “free port” last October, slashing red tape and introd...

The Guardian



Daily Beast


In Putins Russia, The Neo-Stalinist Tipping Point
Daily Beast
Babchenko has been one of the sharpest, most irrepressible critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin's politics. In 2012, prosecutors opened a crimi...

RT


Top 7 ways America has alienated Vladimir Putin (and vice-versa)
RT
A cursory glance at Putin's track record should convince even the most jaded Russian observer that he has done everything possible to build solid relations with the ...

CBC.ca


With eyes on the ball, it's been a Putin kind of year in Mideast: Nahlah Ayed
CBC.ca
Locomotiv Moscow's Dmitri Tarasov shows off an inner shirt with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the slogan 'most polite president,' fol...

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Navalny to seek participation in 2018 presidential polls
Russia and India Report
Anti-corruption blogger-turned opposition activist Aleksey Navalny has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to cancel his 2013 conviction of embezzlement so as to remove the legislative ban that prevents him from participating in the 2018 presidential race.

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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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