Four Russian companies have entered the Financial Times' annual listing of the world's top 500 companies for the first time. In 227th place is YUKOS with a market capitalization of USD 18,743 billion; in 250th place is Gazprom (USD 17,359 billion); in 344th place is Surgutneftgaz (USD 13,158 billion) and in 362nd place is LUKoil (USD 12,526 billion).
The first three positions on the list belong to the American companies General Electric (USD 372,089 billion), Microsoft (USD 326,639 billion) and Exxon Mobil (USD 299,820 billion).
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
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Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11