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).
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said