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    Moscow Has The Third Largest Number of Billionaires Globally
    Feb25

    Moscow Has The Third Largest Number of Billionaires Globally

    Despite Russia’s ongoing financial crisis, Moscow is third in the world by the number of billionaire residents, independent thinktank the Hurun Institute reports. The Hurun institute, which annually ranks China and other countries’ most wealthy entrepreneurs, reports that in 2015 only Beijing and New York have more billionaires than...

    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story
    Feb25

    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story

    Thomson ReutersRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday that there is no “plan B” on Syria’s ceasefire agreement and will not be one, according to Reuters. His comments echoed those of Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who said at a conference in Moscow that Russian officials are “perplexed...

    There Appears to Be a Truce After Years of Hostilities Between the World’s Great Oil Producers
    Feb25

    There Appears to Be a Truce After Years of Hostilities Between the World’s Great Oil Producers

    Will OPEC be able to enforce this deal? In Doha, Qatar’s capital, the energy ministers of Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela huddled behind closed doors at the St. Regis Hotel. These four countries account for about a third of the world oil output. The combined oil output from Russia and Saudi Arabia delivers about 13 percent of the...

    How Russia’s oil giant could beat sanctions
    Feb25

    How Russia’s oil giant could beat sanctions

    Russia’s Rosneft is awaiting a European court ruling on what it claims are illegal sanctions linked to Moscow’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers
    Feb25

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers

    Michael Buckner/GettyLast month, Business Insider published a list of the richest people on earth. Ukraine-born American investor Leonard Blavatnik came in at No. 42 with a net worth of $16.7 billion. The self-made billionaire’s wealth has ballooned in recent years thanks to his privately held industrial group, Access Industries, which has...

    Putin and Trump Are ‘Dangerous Clowns,’ Says Pussy Riot Member
    Feb25

    Putin and Trump Are ‘Dangerous Clowns,’ Says Pussy Riot Member

    Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova has branded Russian President Vladimir Putin and aspiring U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump “dangerous clowns” who have much in common. Putin first became president over 15 years ago, with relatively little experience in politics, having mainly worked for Moscow’s security services prior to the...

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
    Feb25

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

    Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
    Feb25

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. …read more Source: U.S....

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force
    Feb25

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force

    Mitchell Yates Security, Eurasia It’s more capable of conducting combat operations than at any point since the end of the Cold War. The 2014 annexation of the Crimea and subsequent “stealth invasion” of eastern Ukraine by the Russian Federation, as well as Moscow’s commitment to Basher al-Assad’s regime in Syria, are indicative...

    Belarus Capital Minsk is The Worst European City to Live In
    Feb25

    Belarus Capital Minsk is The Worst European City to Live In

    The Belarusian capital of Minsk is Europe’s worst city to live in, according to analytics firm Mercer who annually compare quality of life indexes across the world. Seven out of the top 10 cities to live in were European, although all of them are firmly in Western Europe. Starting with Vienna, all of Europe’s top cities are either in...