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Top Domestic News

CNNMoney

Russia to Start Drills, Warning Ukraine Over Mobilization
New York Times
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Defying warnings from Moscow not to confront pro-Russian militants entrenched in towns across eastern Ukraine, government forces on Th...

Kerry: Russia has 'refused to take a single step' to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
Fox News
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia is not abiding by last week's Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine and warned "if Russ...


BBC News

Ukraine crisis: Kerry accuses Russia of 'destabilisation'
BBC News
US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of "distraction, deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine. In a strongly worded statement, he ca...

Russia announces military exercises on Ukraine border amid deadly clashes
Fox News
DONETSK, Ukraine – Russia's defense minister on Thursday announced new military exercises along the Ukrainian border just hours after Ukrainian troops killed at leas...

Dutch fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers in their airspace
CNN
(CNN) -- Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a fairly routine action that come...

Top Putin News

New York Daily News

Putin issues new threat as pro-Russia forces mobilize
USA TODAY
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Amid fresh warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin, pro-Russia separatist leaders of the so-called Donetsk People's Re...


The Guardian

Putin calls internet a 'CIA project' renewing fears of web breakup
The Guardian
Putin has long hinted that he wants a Russian-run alternative. The idea of breaking up the internet has gained ground in Germany, Brazil and elsewhere round...

Putin: Sanctions Hurting Russia's Economy, But Not Critically
Huffington Post
"Overall they are harmful for everyone, they destroy the global economy (and) are dishonourable on the part of those who use those types of tools," Putin


NPR

Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?
NPR
The game of chess is a national pastime in Russia. And you might say that Vladimir Putin is playing a high-stakes game of geopolitical chess when it comes to Ukraine. Western leaders are plotting how to counter Putin's latest moves with economic sanctions.


Telegraph.co.uk

Kerry to Putin: 'Window to Change Course Closing'
NBCNews.com
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening to take concrete measures to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine or face further sanct...

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Latest Snowden News

ZDNet

Former NSA deputy director: Snowden leaks caused 's...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

BBC News

Russia extends opposition leader Navalny's house arrest
BBC News
A Moscow court has extended the h...

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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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