Independent News from Russia - Независимые Новости из России
================
Top Domestic News

Newsweek


Russia Claims 463000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory
Newsweek
Russia has renewed its claim on 436,000 square miles of Arctic territory in an application to the United Nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday...

The Guardian


'Russia's Troy' under Putin's control after row over priest's appointment
The Guardian
The Interfax news agency said the Tauric Chersonesos national preserve in Sevastopol – the port city taken by Russia when it seized Crimea in 2014 –would be p...

Observer


Can the United States Stop a War With Russia?
Observer
Americans believe that Russians are fed propaganda by the state-controlled media. If Russians only could hear the truth, the thinking goes, they would ...

CNNMoney


How badly have sanctions hit Russia?
CNNMoney
The IMF expects Russian GDP to shrink by 3.4% this year, as falling real wages, the higher cost of borrowing and shattered confidence hit domestic demand. And western sa...

Business Insider


Europe risks losing Iran to China and Russia
Business Insider
Furthermore, Iran's gas reserves, the second biggest in the world, could eventually make their way to Europe, reducing the continent's dependence on Russia
Top Putin News

The Australian Financial Review


If Vladimir Putin's Russia crumbles, a nuclear nightmare looms. Here's why.
The Australian Financial Review
Under Vladimir Putin's presidency, Russia is seen in the outside world as an expansionist power trying to revise post-Soviet borders and rebuild an empire. B...

Bloomberg


Putin Accused of 'Terror' Against Elite by Barred Opposition
Bloomberg
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny accused President Vladimir Putin of waging a campaign of “terror” to keep the country's elite loyal and said the g...

Irish Times


Dismay as Putin orders destruction of western food
Irish Times
Mr Putin's decree has met with dismay in Russia, where an economic recession coupled with a steep fall in the value of the rouble is eroding living standards....

Express.co.uk



ValueWalk


Ukrainian President: Putin Wants The 'Whole Of Europe'
ValueWalk
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has claimed that Russian president Vladimir Putin is out to conquer the “whole of Europe”. Following Putin's aggressive ...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

The Register


 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

Newsweek


================
Russia's Governing Bodies:
PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION JUDICIAL POWER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ACCOUNT CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
================
Russia's richest men:

read: How much is Putin worth?
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.


REGIONAL BODIES OF STATE AUTHORITY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION