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Russian missile maker was on sanctions list

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 18, 2014 at 12:21pm   |   0 Comments

Almaz-Antey, the manufacturer of the Buk ground-to-air missile system, was among the Russian companies sanctioned by the U.S. earlier this week.

If you have a retirement plan, you’re probably an investor in the Russian economy

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 18, 2014 at 12:22pm   |   0 Comments

Sanctions against Russia for its recent activities in Ukraine are a complicated business, as the New York Times points out.

Russia’s representatives in D.C.

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 17, 2014 at 9:01am   |   0 Comments

Two American firms are in the uncomfortable position of boosting Russia as President Obama announces sanctions for Putin’s activities in Ukraine.

Lev Leviev’s empire built on diamonds and real estate

By Ali Jones   |   February 4, 2008 at 7:29am   |   3 Comments

Lev Leviev is perhaps best known as the man who defied De Beers, the mighty cartel that controlled the flow of the world’s supply of rough diamonds.

By doing so, Leviev has become one of the world’s richest men. Close friends claim he’s worth about $8 billion, but Forbes lists him at a conservative $4.1 billion.

And of course, immense wealth almost always makes access easier to the halls of political power. Among his circle of friends are the heads of state of the splintered republics of the former Soviet Union and the African nations of Angola and Namibia.


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