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Obama downplays Russia weapons system sale to Iran
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama on Friday downplayed the significance of Russia's recent announcement that it would sell a missile-defense system ...

Reuters


Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States: TV
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin...

CNN


Our risky dependence on Russia's space tech
CNN
Mike Rogers is a national security commentator for CNN and a former chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Ellen Tauscher served as the Un...

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Germany Seeks to Counter Russian 'Propaganda' in Baltics
Wall Street Journal
BERLIN—Germany said it would help train journalists from Baltic countries and provide Russian-language content to television networks there, in one of t...
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Reuters


Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States: TV
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Why Putin's Next War Will Be at Home
Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin appeared this week in his annual marathon television broadcast to answer questions posed by viewers from across Russia. Of course, the four-hour ...

Forbes


Here's What Putin's Counter-Sanctions Did To E.U. Exporters
Forbes
European food exporters have lost nearly a half a billion dollars in Russian business since the annexation of Crimea last March. Back then, Russia imports...


Putin's Threats: How Should the US React?
New York Times
“President Putin's Dangerous Moves” (editorial, April 16), about nuclear threats by Vladimir V. Putin, argues that the “Europeans and the United States h...

New York Times


Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge
New York Times
BRANIEWO, Poland — Several hundred leather-clad motorcyclists from the Night Wolves, a club closely allied with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, plan to...

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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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