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Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat
Reuters
Kiev says it fears the rebels could be regrouping and preparing to attack Mariupol on the Sea of Azov, as capturing the port city would help open up a corridor to...

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Russia is bent on 'creeping annexation' of its neighbors
Business Insider
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia is moving ahead with the "creeping annexation" of two breakaway Georgian regions as part of an aggressive strategy to broaden it...

Voice of America


Russia Slams West Over Ukraine Sanction Threats
Voice of America
However, he said Russia must stop supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying that in recent months it has transferred "over 1,000 pieces of equipment -- tanks, artillery and advanced air defense systems" into rebel-held territory in Ukraine.
France Warns Russia And Its Allies Not To Advance On Ukrainian Port City
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Russia slams potential US plans to arm Kiev
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Ukraine PM to Russia: 'Get out of our land'
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Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin
Reuters
"Putin with bare chest isn't a mighty leader: He is a naked king," Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man who was arrested in 2003 after falling foul of Pu...

Wall Street Journal


Brussels Seeks a Bigger Say in EU Members' Energy Talks With Russia
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—The European Union's executive arm is planning new legislation as early as next year that would require national governments to give it a bigger say in ne...
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The Guardian


The EU's plan for an energy union would call Vladimir Putin's bluff
The Guardian
One of the reasons Europe has been so ineffective in dealing with Vladimir Putin is that it never quite anticipated to what degree he would use the energy card t...

Reuters


Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin
Reuters
"Putin with bare chest isn't a mighty leader: He is a naked king," Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man who was arrested in 2003 after falling foul of Putin<...

Telegraph.co.uk


Vladimir Putin's invisible empire
Telegraph.co.uk
It's easy to laugh at Vladimir Putin, to dismiss him as a Cold Warrior trapped in the Eighties. His nostalgia for the old Soviet Union, his fondness for bal...

Daily Mail


Vladimir Putin's Cyprus deal gives Russia a foothold in the EU
Daily Mail
Russia has gained a military foothold in Europe after Vladimir Putin signed a controversial deal with Cyprus to dock warships there. British MPs said Nic...

Salon


NATO Eyes Air Defenses Over Fears Putin Will Target Baltics
NBCNews.com
Military maneuvering is ramping up amid mounting concerns that Russian President Vladimir Putin will broaden his gaze beyond Crimea and Ukraine to the Bal...

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Russia's richest men:

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Russian Ranking World ranking Name Sources of wealth Net worth
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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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