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Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn
BBC News
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Donald Trump "a clever man" who should "quickly understand" his role. In an interview with state-controlled NTV, he said...

CNN


Suspected warlord killed in Russia's Dagestan
Fox News
MAKHACHKALA, Russia – Police in Russia say a warlord suspected to be behind multiple attacks in the North Caucasus and four of his accomplices have b...

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Q&A: Russia, China Swapping Cybersecurity, Censorship Tips
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A series of joint events by Russia and China on cybersecurity has prompted speculation that Moscow is looking to the architect of the Great Firewall of Ch...

Sputnik International


12 People Killed in Road Collision in Russia's Siberia
ABC News
At least 12 people, including nine members of a children's acrobatics team, have been killed in a road collision in eastern Siberia, officials said. The inter...

BleepingComputer


Ransomware Author "Pornopoker" Arrested in Russia
BleepingComputer
Russian authorities have arrested a man suspected of writing and distributing ransomware. The suspect, whose name hasn't been released yet, goes by the n...
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Reuters


Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities
Reuters
Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump's inauguration in January. "Trump was an entrepreneur and a businessman.
Putin expresses confidence in President-elect Trump amid Taiwan, Romney concerns
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Putin Praises Trump, Says President-Elect Will Understand New Responsibilities
Huffington Post

Extremists Turn to a Leader to Protect Western Values: Vladimir Putin
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Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project
The Seattle Times
PARIS (AP) — The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrated a prominent new church Sunday near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of President Vlad...


Fillon, France and Putin
National Review Online
When it comes to political predictions, I'm not exactly on a roll at the moment. Nevertheless, after last weekend's primary of the right, I'll risk anoth...

Chicago Tribune


Member of Putin's party: 'United Russia won the elections in America'
Chicago Tribune
For Putin, sanctions relief is a gateway to the ultimate goal of establishing Russia as the political and economic equivalent of the United States. Trump, who has ex...

New York Times


Europe|A Subdued Vladimir Putin Calls for 'Mutually Beneficial' Ties With US
New York Times
In another apparent reference to Mr. Trump's campaign statements on nuclear weapons policy, which included assertions that the American arsenal had “fallen way...

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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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