Forbes for the second year in a row put in the first place ranking of the richest businessmen, co-owner of Russia's largest private gas company NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson. His condition edition is estimated at 18.4 billion dollars. His 14th in a row, Forbes ranking published Thursday, April 20.
Second place was taken by the owner "Severstal" Alexey Mordashov , his fortune is estimated at 17.5 billion dollars. Third — the owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical combine (NLMK) Vladimir Lisin with $ 16.1 billion.
The TOP 10 Russian billionaires also included: Gennady Timchenko ($16 billion), Alisher Usmanov (15.2 billion dollars), Vagit Alekperov ($14.5 billion), Mikhail Fridman ($14.4 billion), Vladimir Potanin ($14.3 billion), Andrey Melnichenko (13.2 billion dollars) and Viktor Vekselberg (12.4 billion dollars).
According to Forbes, the combined wealth of 200 richest businessmen has increased over the year by $ 100 billion and now stands at $ 460 billion. The number of dollar billionaires in Russia has increased from 77 to 96. The cutoff has increased from 350 to 500 million dollars. "Never before have the admission ticket to the Forbes list, is not worth so much", - the newspaper notes.
To get the top ten ranking Russian businessman in 2017 must have a fortune of 12.4 billion dollars, while a year ago the figure was us $ 8.7 billion.
Billionaire Kirill Shamalov , which occupies the 74th place in the rating of the richest businessmen of Russia according to Forbes with a capital of $ 1.3 billion, at the end of 2017 can leave this prestigious list, after he reduced his stake in the company "SIBUR" to 3.9 percent.
The Russian government instructed the Ministry of health, the Ministry of industry, Healthcare and the Federal Antimonopoly service to find mechanisms to lower prices for medical devices used in barrier contraceptives. This is stated in the action plan for the implementation of the state strategy of counteraction to spreading HIV-infection in Russia until 2020.
The Ministry of agriculture may within one month submit to the government the draft law "On production and turnover of organic products," said the head of Department Alexander Tkachev. According to him, the document will create legal base for development of the promising directions of the domestic agricultural sector.
Pyongyang has threatened to destroy a nuclear submarine of the U.S. Navy, which earlier this week came in South Korea's port of Busan. "When Michigan will try at least to move, he will be doomed to the miserable fate of becoming an underwater Ghost, unable to return to the surface" — promise propagandists from North Korea.
American film Director Oliver stone has confirmed that a film about Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, which the filmmaker gave an interview. The newspaper claims that the picture, which, in particular, will talk about Russia's influence on U.S. elections, will be a hit.
The mission of the British spy plane RC-135W to collect data on the Russian military base on the Baltic sea was revealed through a mobile app for tracking passenger liners. The media drew attention to the fact that the development of the spy plane RC-135W cost the country $ 650 million pounds.