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Wall Street Journal

West's 'Smart Sanctions' on Russia Can Still Cause Collateral Damage
Wall Street Journal
For Sberbank itself, the damage was mitigated because the bank can fall back on financing from its majority shareholder—Russia's central bank, analysts s...


Businessweek

Putin's Latest Target: More Than 200 Russian McDonald's
Businessweek
Ronald McDonald appears to be caught in the economic crossfire between Moscow and Washington. More than 200 of McDonald's restaurants in Russia—or roughly hal...


USA TODAY

Ukraine says Russia has agreed to supply gas
USA TODAY
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian president has said his country has reached an agreement with Russia on supplies of natural gas for the winter. When Russi...


Reuters

Swedish 'Cold War' thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia
Reuters
Whether it was caused by paranoia or a secret naval mission, Sweden's biggest military mobilization since the Cold War over the last three days has underscored growing concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in the Baltic Sea region.
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Reuters

Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland
Reuters
Sikorski, who until September served as Poland's foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website Politico that Putin made the proposal during Polish Prime M...


Businessweek

Putin's Latest Target: More Than 200 Russian McDonald's
Businessweek
Ronald McDonald appears to be caught in the economic crossfire between Moscow and Washington. More than 200 of McDonald's restaurants in Russia—or roughly hal...


NEWS.com.au

Tony Abbott wins backing for Vladimir Putin face-off: Newspoll
The Australian
Australia is host of the G20 but does not have the support of other countries to revoke Mr Putin's invitation. “Look, I'm going to shirt-front Mr Putin — you bet I am,”...


Daily Beast

Was Putins Midnight Visit to Berlusconi about Bunga Bunga?
Daily Beast
ROME, Italy—It's always nice when old friends come around, and so it must have been when Russian president Vladimir Putin stopped by former Italian Prime Minister Si...


The Guardian

Julie Bishop has 'constructive' talks with Vladimir Putin on MH17 access
The Guardian
Independent investigators could soon be at the scene of the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine after Australia's foreign minister, Julie Bishop, had a “constructive”...

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Latest Snowden News

The Guardian

Snowden: Overreliance on Mass Surveillance Abetted Boston Marathon B...

 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

The Guardian

'Putin is destroying Russia. Why base his regime on corruption?' asks Navalny...

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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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