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

CNBC

Putin Supports Project to 'Secure' Russia Internet
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin appeared on Wednesday to throw his support behind a plan to isolate the Internet in Russia from the rest of the World Wide Web, but said the Russian government was “not even considering” censoring Internet sites.
Putin: Russia will remain open economy
CNBC


BBC News

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place over Ukraine
BBC News
The EU is to keep sanctions against Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective. EU ambassadors who met on Tuesday had not...


The Guardian (blog)

Russia's budget and Siluanov's odd assumptions
The Guardian (blog)
On Tuesday Russia presented its 2015-2017 budget. It is a rather austere affair, with one noticeable exception: defence spending. Overall, the assumpt...

Russian view: West stirs up Hong Kong as a way to punish — Russia
Washington Post (blog)
MOSCOW — Here in Russia, the umbrella-wielding demonstrators of Hong Kong are being presented as pawns in a Western plot to foment instability in yet another one of Mo...


BBC News

Lithuania accuses Russia over fishing boat seizure
BBC News
Russia has been accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30. The EU protested earlier ov...

Top Putin News

Wall Street Journal

Putin Supports Project to 'Secure' Russia Internet
New York Times
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin appeared on Wednesday to throw his support behind a plan to isolate the Internet in Russia from the rest of the World Wide Web, but said the Russian government was “not even considering” censoring Internet sites.
Why Russia's President Is 'Putin the Great' in China
Wall Street Journal

Putin says no capital controls in Russia, as currency hits record lows
RT

In Moscow, Putin Says No To Taxes, Calls Sanctions 'Ridiculous'
Forbes


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BBC News

Russia brain drain after Putin crackdown
BBC News
The increasingly harsh and reactionary political climate in Putin's Russia has sparked a wave of emigration among middle-class professionals, incl...


The Guardian

Putin's view of power was formed watching East Germany collapse
The Guardian
The story of what happened in Dresden on 4 October was soon overshadowed by the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall a month later. Yet understanding what Putin<...


Newsweek

Putin Is More Dangerous Than ISIS and 1000 Al Qaedas Says Garry Kasparov
Newsweek
Garry Kasparov, the world's most renowned chess master, has branded Vladimir Putin “the most dangerous man in the world” in a passionate interview with Ya...


Kyiv Post

Emperor Putin's War on the Truth
New York Times
People are dying in Ukraine. Atrocities are being committed. But in Moscow, the conflict has an illusory, theatrical quality. President Vladimir Putin's po...

Is Putin the richest man in the World?

 

Latest Snowden News

Snowden lawyer backs up Sensenbrenner comments on NSA
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
An attorney for Edward Snowden said in Milwaukee on Monday morning that he believes that U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) did not know the USA Patriot Act was being used to gather mass intelligence on Americans. “I believe that he sincerely ...


 

Latest Alexei Navalny News

The Moscow Times

Navalny Accuses Moscow's Top Election Offic...

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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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