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  • Pity the Russian rich; Putin’s costing them billions
    Oligarchs got rich when the Russian government awarded them control of newly-privatized, state-owned enterprises. But new sanctions are erasing some of that wealth.
    Yahoo.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:15:06 GMT.
  • VIDEO: PM faces Russia links questions
    David Cameron says the government will look at all outstanding arms export licences to Russia, and has rejected calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:30 GMT.
  • Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Intervention on Flight 17 Pays Off
    Apparently leveraging good relations with Moscow, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal intervention with a pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine over Flight 17 pays off.
    By Keith Bradsher, Chris Buckley and David M. Herszenhorn.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:48 GMT.
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  • PM won't pay back tennis donation
    David Cameron rejects calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister, insisting she was not a "crony" of the Russian president.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:30 GMT.
  • Russia turns Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones
    Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid that casino revenues will boost their development.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0200.
  • Leading Russian NGOs Muzzled By 'Foreign Agents' Label
    The Russian government has listed 11 nongovernmental organizations as "foreign agents." The organizations say the 2013 law establishing that designation is designed to end the work of rights activists who are not controlled by the Kremlin.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:45 +0000.
  • Russian Offshore Oil & Gas Fields Development: The Prospects of Equipment and Materials Market Until 2025
    NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Russian Offshore Oil & Gas Fields Development: The Prospects of Equipment and Materials Market Until ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:00 EDT.
  • Lost Moon Leadership
    Once upon a time, 45 years ago in fact, NASA achieved the most astounding, courageous technological triumph in history by landing a man on the moon. Now the space agency has to buy seats on Russian aircraft. Talk about a failure of leadership.
    By Geoff Loftus.  Forbes.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:00 GMT.
  • Column: Ukraine Crisis Could Impact US Elections
    Reaction in the United States to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over rebel-held areas of Ukraine continues to be harshly critical of Russia and the separatist rebels they back in eastern Ukraine. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:38 -0400.
  • Africa: Will the Brics Bank Be a Game Changer?
    [SACSIS]Last week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) announced they are joining forces to establish a BRICS alternative to the World Bank. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:18:25 GMT.
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