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Washington Post


Russia blames the US after protesters storm Macedonia's parliament
Washington Post
After masked protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament in the capital Skopje on Thursday evening to attack opposition lawmakers, Russia's foreign minist...

Politico


Flynn's Russia payment defense faces broad skepticism
Politico
Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner said in statements this week that the government was well aware of his client's 2015 trip to Russia, as Flynn had alerted the Def...

Barron's


Russia Surprises With Rate Cut
Barron's
He writes in his latest blog post that Russia's central bank remains independent, and observes: "We do not buy into the idea that the bank's independence has ...

The Atlantic


Facebook Data 'Does Not Contradict' Intelligence on Russia Meddling
The Atlantic
Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presid...

Foreign Policy (blog)


How the State of Russian Media Becomes the State of International Media
Foreign Policy (blog)
On Wednesday, Reporters Without Borders released its 2017 world press freedom index. Russia came in at 148, after such bastions of independent media as S...
Top Putin News

POLITICO.eu


Russian women are showing their support for Putin
New York Post
Russian beauties are being urged to rack up support for the Russian strongman — by busting out revealing shirts emblazoned with his image, the Daily Mail reported...

CNN


Rhetoric isn't working -- Trump needs to speak with Putin
CNN
These are just a few of the ways Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, has been described. And while American politics favors made-for-TV drama be...

Bloomberg


Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has 'Seriously Deteriorated'
Bloomberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Pri...



The Sydney Morning Herald


Director Oliver Stone on his new film subject: Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Sydney Morning Herald
For a filmmaker who has attracted controversy throughout his career, the maverick behind Platoon, Wall Street, Born On The Fourth Of July, Natural Born Killer...

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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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