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SPIEF: Russian elite gathers in St Petersburg

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  • President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Cabinet members at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 21, 2014.

    When Russia seized Crimea in March, it also acquired the rights to trillion-dollar resources, the New York Times reports.

  • Schoolboy at Eton

    For super-wealthy Russians, education at one of Britain’s top traditional boarding schools has become as desirable as a pad in Mayfair.

  • Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 24, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.

  • The latest sanctions mark an intensification of the U.S.'s attempts to wound Russia economically over perceived intervention in Ukraine.

About St Petersburg International Economic Forum

  • Finance and business leaders from Russia and the rest of the world head for St Petersburg and the annual economic conference.