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Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions
New York Times
BRUSSELS — Gathering in Brussels, European foreign ministers scrambled on Thursday to hold a united front against Russia over Ukraine, calming worries th...

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Greece's leftist government sparks fears of a Russian beachhead in Europe
Washington Post
LONDON — Just days after shaking European economic policy to its core with a sweeping win in Greek elections, the radical leftist party Syriza is challenging a fundamental tenet of the continent's foreign policy by seeking a softer stance on Russia.
Russia extends olive branch to Greeks
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Hungary's Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow EU on Russia – For a Price
TIME

Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions: minister
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Snap Poll: How Likely Is War With Russia in the Next 10 Years?
Foreign Policy (blog)
We asked more than 1,000 scholars about immigration, leaving Iraq, and whether the United States and Russia are on a collision course. By Daniel MaliniakDa...

BBC News


UK summons Russian envoy after bombers fly over English Channel
CNN
(CNN) Russia's ambassador to Britain was summoned to the UK's Foreign Office on Thursday to explain why two Russian bombers were flying over the English Channel this we...

Reuters


Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to 'catastrophe'
Reuters
It's time to stop indulging Ukraine's party of war," said Russia's OSCE envoy, Andrei Kelin. "Only a big catastrophe can result from such developments." Russi...
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The Economist


Russia and Ukraine
The Economist
IN A book of interviews published when he first became Russia's president, Vladimir Putin told a story of his early scares: a rat he had cornered had nowhere to g...

CNNMoney


Greece: Putin's new ally in Europe?
CNNMoney
Congratulating Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his victory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was confident the two countries would "work toget...

The Age


Vladimir Putin's apologists spread dangerous message
The Age
Russian President Vladimir Putin's onslaught against the Ukrainian city of Mariupol should have dispelled the last illusions of even his most ardent defenders. Once co...


Russia's economy, Ukraine put Putin in uncertain position
Fox News
“What he [Putin] wants more than anything else in eastern Ukraine, which is primarily Russian be given the kind of autonomy, as they put it: 'like Quebec has, we are...

Bloomberg View


Putin Family Values
Bloomberg View
Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been extremely secretive about his two daughters, so much so that it's all but impossible to find their ...

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Newsweek


Opposition Leader Navalny Calls For 'Anti-Crisis' Protests in Moscow

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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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