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Wall Street Journal

The Seething Anger of Putin's Russia
The Atlantic
MOSCOW—The standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine is a relatively recent development, but it is sickeningly familiar to anyone who grew up...


Wall Street Journal

Russia's Nuclear Energy Ambitions Run Into Trouble Over Ukraine
Wall Street Journal
When it comes to expanding its influence in Europe through energy, Russia has been looking to move beyond natural gas into financing for nuclear-energ...


New York Times

Soldiers' Graves Bear Witness to Russia's Role in Ukraine
New York Times
SELIZOVO, Russia — In a far corner of a small cemetery outside this tiny village by the Oka River, a black flag proclaiming the military might of Russia's<...


ABC News

Russia Wants to Keep Ukraine off UN Radar
ABC News
Russia is already enraged over NATO's having brought former Soviet satellite nations in Eastern Europe and some Baltic nations, once Soviet republ...


New York Times

Thousands march in Moscow to protest Russia's Ukraine policies
Los Angeles Times
Thousands of people marched peacefully through the streets of Moscow on Sunday to protest against the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's support for ...

Top Putin News

NBCNews.com

Putin Considers Throwing Russia Into ISIS Fight: Report
NBCNews.com
The next weapon in the fight against Islamic extremists in the Middle East might be Vladimir Putin. The Russian president discussed with his Security Coun...


New York Times

Russians Protest Putin's Stance on Ukraine
New York Times
MOSCOW — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday in an antigovernment demonstration criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin for what they...


The Guardian

Putin's role in children's TV show proves boon for Russian satirists
The Guardian
He's described as quick-tempered but lovable, and when Mur the Siberian tiger – or rather a computer-generated animation of him – joins the long-running children&...


Wall Street Journal

Russia's Putin Set to Attend G-20 Summit in Australia in November
Wall Street Journal
It was previously unclear whether Russia would participate in November's summit given the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. Moscow criticized the Australian governm...

How to Profit in Putin's Russia
Bloomberg View
Toxic as Russia's investment climate may have become, it's still possible to make a bit of money in the country's stock market -- if you're good at guessing wha...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

The Guardian

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Circling Edward Snowden Role In Oliver Stone Film<...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

Moscow City Court confirms extended probation for Navalny
RAPSI
MOSCOW, September 22 (RAPSI) -On Monday, The Moscow City Court found valid the extension of probation for opposition leader Alexei Navalny in the Kirovles case, a RAPSI correspondent reports from courtroom. Alexei Navalny is a Russian opposition ...


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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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