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Top Domestic News

Reuters

Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border
Reuters
Moscow, which has thousands of troops close to the Russian side of the border, warned against any attempt to "disrupt" the convoy it said was a purely humanitarian operation; but it did not say what action it might take if Kiev's military intervened.
Russian aid convoy into Ukraine called 'direct invasion'
CNN

Disputed Russian aid convoy arrives in Lugansk
USA TODAY

Ukraine Says Russian Convoy Has Violated Its Border
Wall Street Journal


BBC News
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TIME


Wall Street Journal

Russia Ramps Up Information War in Europe
Wall Street Journal
With its image battered by the conflict in Ukraine, Russia is accelerating its push to rebuild, modernize and expand its Soviet-era foreign media apparatus....


BBC News

McDonald's: Russia watchdog widens probe into food chain
BBC News
The actions come amid rising tensions and sanctions between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. The regulator denied the checks were politically motivate...


Wall Street Journal

Japan Whaling Ship Crew Questioned in Russia
Wall Street Journal
TOKYO—Russian authorities have been questioning the crew of a Japanese whaling ship claiming that the ship veered away from a preapproved route during a trip to survey whaling grounds in the Sea of Okhotsk, a Japanese government official said Friday.
Russia Detains Japanese Whaling Vessel
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russia holds Japan whaling research vessel
Channel News Asia

Russia seizes Japan research whaling ship in Sea of Okhotsk
The Japan Times


The Maritime Executive
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GlobalPost


The Economist

Top Putin News

Reuters

Ukraine's Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meetings with Merkel, Putin
Reuters
The Ukrainian battlefield successes, after a faltering start in April when government forces were humiliated, have alarmed some Western governments who fear they co...


NBCNews.com

Putin, Obama Have Spoken on the Phone Just Ten Times This Year
NBCNews.com
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken with Barack Obama on the phone just a handful of times this year. According to Kremlin records collated an...


iPolitics.ca (subscription)

Putin's War on McDonald's
Bloomberg View
Now, after operating continuously for more than 24 years, the fast-food joint and three other McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, have fallen afoul of Rospotrebnadz...


The New Yorker

Putin's Sanctions Against Russia
The New Yorker
After the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Western governments put in place sanctions against Russia. President Vladimir Putin re...

Chess as a Metaphor for Putin's Sway
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Taking on Mr. Putin was chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, who waged an underdog campaign to win the presidency of the world chess federation, known...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

Business Insider

Bush and Obama Spurred Edward Snowden to Spill US Secrets
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Latest Alexei Navalny News

The Moscow Times

Court Softens House Arrest for Opposition Leader Navalny
The Moscow Times
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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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