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The Week Magazine


How serious is Russia's military threat?
The Week Magazine
Since annexing the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, Russia has been throwing its weight around in Eastern Europe. Russian military planes and ships have b...

Quartz


Russia has suffered a new blow to its hopes to compete in the Summer Olympics
Quartz
Russian officials, under intense scrutiny in a growing doping scandal, are mounting a rear-guard effort to lift a ban on their track and field team for the...

The Economist (blog)


Greece, Russia and religious diplomacy
The Economist (blog)
ON THE face of things, the last few days have been a time of flourishing Greco-Russian amity, rooted in a common Orthodox Christian faith. As the ceremonial hi...

Aljazeera.com


Russia's draft constitution: End of Syria's Baath era?
Aljazeera.com
Last Tuesday, Lebanese daily newspaper, Al-Akhbar, reported that Russia had finished drafting a constitution for Syria that would remove many of the Syrian...


Turkey President Raps US, Russia, Iran for Presence in Syria
ABC News
Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Ba...
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CNN


Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles
CNN
The NATO run system is housed at a U.S. naval support facility in Deveselu, Romania, the site of a Romanian military base. An additional anti-missile platform is planned in P...

The Times of Israel


Putin agrees to return Israeli tank captured in Lebanon War
The Times of Israel
“I want to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for responding to my request and the chief of staff's request to return to Israel the tank from Sultan Yacou...

Newsweek


Quora Question: Why Would Anyone Like and Support Vladimir Putin?
Newsweek
In essence, Vladimir Putin performed an epic economic lazarus act on Russia. The sad fact is, the old Roman adage of "Bread and Circuses" very much ...

Daily Mail


Vladimir Putin criticism censored by Jeremy Corbyn's aide Seumas Milne
Daily Mail
Jeremy Corbyn's hard-Left spin chief censored a Labour document on the EU referendum to remove all references to Russian aggression. The Mail on Sunday ...

CNBC


Putin courts Athens ahead of vote on sanctions extension
CNBC
Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to Greece on Friday as part of a charm offensive that experts say is aimed at gathering allies ahead of upcoming...

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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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