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Top Domestic News

New York Times

US and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions
New York Times
FRANKFURT — The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia amid worr...


Fox News

US Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise miss...


ABC News

Russia Wants UN Investigation Into Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane
ABC News
Russia is calling for the United Nations Security Council to approve a U.N.-led investigation into what brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. “We believe that s...


USA TODAY

$50 Billion Awarded in Breakup of Yukos
New York Times
Mr. Khodorkovsky gained control of Yukos through Russia's privatization auctions in the 1990s, and the attack on the energy company was seen by some as the Krem...

Europe weighs Russia sanctions against economic pain
Washington Post
SCHWEDT, Germany — In the United States, Igor Ivanovich Sechin is persona non grata, banned from entry and his assets frozen because of Moscow's meddling in Ukraine. ...

Top Putin News

Wall Street Journal

Setbacks Complicate Putin's Ukraine Strategy
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Putin's balancing act over the past several months—keeping the pressure on Kiev with covert support for the rebels while avoiding serious economic pe...


Wall Street Journal

Putin's Ukraine Unreality Show
Wall Street Journal
For six months Russians have watched a television serial filled with blood, violence and suspense. Every news program begins with a new episode of the Ukrainian war show. The show's popularity can be seen in Mr. Putin's approval rating, now over 80%.
Erratic Putin accused as film shows rockets that hit MH17 were 'fired from Russia'
Express.co.uk

Obama Seen Gaining on Putin as U.S. Prods EU on Sanctions
Bloomberg


Sydney Morning Herald

Vladimir Putin: what can Australia do?
Sydney Morning Herald
The families of 38 Australians and permanent residents have been dragged into the geopolitical brinkmanship of Russia and the West. Vladimir Putin's unwi...

Yukos win delivers blow to Russia's Putin
CNN
(CNN) -- The brand name Yukos no longer exists and its former founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky has left Russia after being freed from jail, but a landmark ru...


CBS News

Hillary Clinton: Despite Russia "reset," I was "skeptical" of Putin
CBS News
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the U.S.-Russia relationship on Sunday, saying she remained "skeptical" of Russian President ...

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Latest Snowden News

Breitbart News

NSA Losing Interest in Return of Edward Snowden
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Latest Alexei Navalny News

Moscow City Court upholds blocking Navalny's blog
RAPSI
MOSCOW, July 26 (RAPSI) - The Moscow City Court has upheld a ruling that blocked opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Live Journal blog, a RAPSI correspondent reports from courtroom. The court thus ruled against Navalny's appeal that a blog with ...


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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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