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ABC News

Russia fascinated by Ferguson riots … again
Washington Post (blog)
MOSCOW — The resumption of riots over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer is giving the Russ...


Reuters

Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels
Reuters
20, for the first time since a peace deal had been signed by Russia, Ukraine and the separatists, Ukraine had been subjected to artillery fire from the Russian Federation near the village of Kamyshine near the rebel-controlled border town of Luhansk.
Russia Warned Off Ukraine NATO Considerations
Wall Street Journal

Germany Vows to Keep Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Impasse
Businessweek


The Guardian

Pact Tightens Russian Ties With Abkhazia
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin signed a treaty on Monday to expand Russia's authority over Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, effectively givin...


RT

Russia Won't Cut Oil Production to Support Prices
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Russia's oil czar said the country wouldn't reduce production to support prices, raising the stakes ahead of a crunch summit of the Organizatio...


BBC News

France Postpones Warship Sale to Russia, Citing Ukraine Conflict
New York Times
But the deal became a source of growing concern this year, especially in Germany and the United States, after Russia seized and annexed the Crimean Peninsula i...

Top Putin News

Reuters

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin
Reuters
The meeting in Brisbane, and a separate one in Milan one month before -- where Putin made promises about Russian behavior in eastern Ukraine that German offic...


Newsweek

Putin Youth: The Young Russians Who See the President as a Father
Newsweek
Several images of Vladimir Putin are scattered across the surface, along with a few pictures of Russian Olympic women champions, and old copies of the Sov...


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

'Putin Has No Option But To Stay In Power'
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russian businessman Sergei Kolesnikov fled Russia in 2010 after publishing an open letter to then-President Dmitry Medvedev revealing the construction of a lavis...

'Putin's Kleptocracy,' by Karen Dawisha
New York Times
Now in his third (nonconsecutive) presidential term, Vladimir Putin presents himself as the strong and virtuous leader who rescued Russia from the chaos, corr...


The Guardian

Vladimir Putin's tiger blamed for Chinese goat deaths
The Guardian
Months after it was released in the wild by Vladimir Putin, a Siberian tiger is being fingered as the culprit behind a cross-border raid that has resulted i...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

Ars Technica

New Snowden docs: GCHQ's ties to telco gav...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

Bloomberg

Putin's Colossus Will Crumble, Kremlin Foe Navalny Says

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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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