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Base attack, referendum plans overshadow Russia, Ukraine talks
CNN
(CNN) -- Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held emergency talks in Switzerland on Thursday, in the hope of resolving a deepening crisis that has seen arme...


ABC Online

Armored Vehicles Flying Russian Flags Appear in Eastern Ukraine
TIME
Russian paratroopers have been spotted in eastern Ukraine while elements of the Ukrainian army have defected and are now flying Russian flags. Meanwhi...


Washington Post (blog)

How McDonald's went from hero to zero in Russia
Washington Post (blog)
Following the news that McDonald's would pull out of Crimea, now de-facto a part of Russia, there's been a considerable amount of spite directed to the American f...

Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit
New York Times
MOSCOW — Margarita R. Zobnina, a professor of marketing here, has been watching the Russian economy's gathering woes with mounting alarm: friends who ...

Russia sees 'serious capital flight,' economy slows
USA TODAY
Russia's incursions into Ukraine are causing its financial markets and economy real pain. The Russian MICEX stock index has fallen 12% from its Feb. 17 high, despite a 1% g...

Top Putin News

Washington Post

Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia emphasized on Thursday that the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament had authorized him to use milita...


ABC News

First Time Caller: Snowden Quizzes Putin on Live TV
NBCNews.com
This June 9, 2013 photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. Edward Snowden Asks Vladimir Putin About Russian...

The cost of Putin's adventurism in Ukraine
Washington Post
As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin's Russia than ...

Mr. Putin's Power Play
New York Times
When President Vladimir Putin of Russia talks about what is happening in Ukraine these days, it is as if he's looking into a mirror. He says fascists and ...

Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis
Reuters
By contrast, what Putin says during his annual "hotline" session with the Russian people may have far greater influence on events in Ukraine's rebellious east....

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NPR

Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker
NPR

 

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Slate Magazine (blog)

America's New Russ...

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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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