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Russian crowd demands director Serebrennikov's release

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 12:36
related places: Serebrennikov

Supporters chant "freedom" as Kirill Serebrennikov is placed under house arrest on fraud charges.
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US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 2:16
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.
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Russian theatre director Serebrennikov charged in fraud case

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 14:12
related places: Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov is accused of embezzlement and is a critic of Russian censorship in the arts.
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Pair sell home to repair Russian suspension bridge

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 12:33

Two Russian men sell an apartment, car and a garage in an attempt to reconstruct a suspension bridge in Russia's Far East.
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Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout

Monday, August 21st 2017, 11:42

TV claims that instructions for the voting app come from the top of Russian politics.
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Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 13:33
related places: Surgut

The man stabbed people apparently at random in the city of Surgut before being shot dead by police.
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Wall of Grief

Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 23:53
related places: Moscow

Artist Georgy Frangulyan is putting the finishing touches to a vast, bronze sculpture in Moscow
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Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'

Friday, August 11th 2017, 17:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snap

US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.
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'Stolen' Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap

Friday, August 11th 2017, 10:47

A Soviet-era missile that was 'stolen' from a military base exploded at a recycling centre.
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Trump thanks Putin for ordering US diplomatic staff be cut

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 21:17
related countries: United States United States

The US president said he wanted to thank his Russian counterpart for reducing US payroll costs.
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Russian man refused job over 'gay looks'

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 14:50

Sarcasm and LGBT rights debated as sports nutrition store cites 'excessive grooming' in job rejection.
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Georgians protest in human chain against Russian forces

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 17:34

Hundreds of Georgians form a human chain near the Russian-occupied breakaway region of South Ossetia.
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Georgians mourn Russian land grab in South Ossetia war

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 16:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A human chain protest marks the anniversary of Georgia's defeat in the 2008 war.
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Ali Feruz: Deportation reprieve for Uzbek journalist in Moscow

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 16:43
related places: Moscow

There is temporary relief for gay journalist Ali Feruz after a Russian court halts his deportation.
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Gay man on returning to Uzbekistan: 'I'd rather kill myself'

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 15:21
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

A journalist facing deportation to Uzbekistan has told the BBC he faces a ‘long, slow death,’ if he’s returned forcibly from Russia.
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Tillerson warns of US-Russian 'serious mistrust'

Monday, August 7th 2017, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state told Russia's foreign minister that election meddling "damaged the relationship".
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Flynn and Russia envoy Kislyak discussed 'simple things'

Saturday, August 5th 2017, 12:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow's ex-US ambassador has been giving details of talks with the former US security adviser.
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Grand jury used in Trump-Russia investigation

Friday, August 4th 2017, 8:39

Special counsel Robert Mueller steps up the inquiry, which the president again calls a "fabrication".
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Trump: US-Russia relations are at 'dangerous low'

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

The US president blames Congress after he reluctantly signs new sanctions against Russia.
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On-air attack

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 13:42

An on-air attack on a TV reporter in Russia has sparked a debate on the impact of state propaganda.
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US sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia, says PM Medvedev

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev also says the US sanctions end hopes for improving bilateral relations.
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Moldova-Russia diplomatic row escalates over ban

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 0:12
related countries: Moldova Moldova
related places: Moscow

Moldova declares Russia's deputy prime minister persona non grata, Moscow threatens to retaliate.
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Trump approves new 'flawed' Russia sanctions

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

The action is punishment for alleged meddling in the US election and Russian actions in Crimea.
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Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian meeting

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 21:58

The president offered his input "as any father would", a White House spokeswoman says.
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Moscow court shooting: Gang suspects killed in escape bid

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 17:13
related places: Moscow

They were shot dead after trying to take the arms from the officers who were escorting them.
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Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

The president reportedly reversed an initial decision by advisers on how to handle the issue.
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US diplomatic staff in Russia see numbers slashed

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of staff working at US diplomatic missions in Russia are being told to stop work.
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Revolving door

Monday, July 31st 2017, 21:30

Anthony Scaramucci is the latest in a long line of people no longer working under the president.
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Mike Pence reassures Baltic states over Russia 'threat'

Monday, July 31st 2017, 16:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

Vice-President Mike Pence tells the Nato allies: "An attack on one of us is an attack on us all."
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Russia warns Poland not to touch Soviet WW2 memorials

Monday, July 31st 2017, 15:42
related countries: Poland Poland

Russia says Poland will face sanctions if it removes monuments to the Red Army's WW2 victory.
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Russia's Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to be cut

Monday, July 31st 2017, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

The Russian move reduces US diplomatic staff numbers to the same as Russian diplomats in the US.
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Russian official voices angst with Europe in poetry

Monday, July 31st 2017, 9:03

Barred from entry: Russia's Deputy Prime Minister voices his angst in social media verse.
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US and Georgia hold military drills, as Russia shows off naval strength

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 11:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

The Noble Partner drills come as the Caucasus nation seeks to push its bid to join Nato.
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Fatal attraction?

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why fridge magnets may provide an insight into relations between the Russian and US presidents.
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Trump to sign bill imposing fresh sanctions on Russia

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 3:33

The bill was passed by both houses of Congress but it was thought the president might veto it.
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Russian bird farm: The millionaire with 5,000 pigeons

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 0:19

Viktor Kharlashin won't say how much he has spent on his bird farm, but it's one of the biggest in Europe.
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Russia sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

Friday, July 28th 2017, 3:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: White House

The bill imposes new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite White House objections.
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US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian hoaxers

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 16:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The energy secretary thought the Ukrainian prime minister was on the line - but he was being fooled.
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US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

The legislation will sharply limit the president's ability to ease Russia sanctions in the future.
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Trump-Russia probe - diced and sliced

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 0:52

Did Donald Trump collude with Russia and could he be facing charges for obstructing justice?
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Russian cat adopts orphaned baby hedgehogs

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 18:21

Muska the cat fosters eight baby hedgehogs after they lost their mother to a lawnmower accident.
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Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 14:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says fresh measures would plant a "dangerous mine" under bilateral relations.
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TV guest quits show over request to speak Ukrainian

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 14:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Should Ukrainian TV keep people from speaking Russian on it? One guest's actions have sparked a debate.
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US considers sending arms to Ukraine

Monday, July 24th 2017, 23:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington is reviewing whether to arm those fighting Russian-backed rebels, says a new envoy.
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The pop star linked to the Donald Trump Russia saga

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 18:24

Emin Agalarov is embroiled in the storm over alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia.
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White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 17:43
related countries: United States United States

US Congress is poised to approve new sanctions on Russia but President Trump's stance is unclear.
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Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

A new bill would allow fresh sanctions against Russia and curb President Trump's powers to lift them.
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Donald Trump insists he has 'complete power' to pardon

Saturday, July 22nd 2017, 16:44

The president responds to reports he is considering presidential pardons over alleged Russia collusion.
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Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta

Saturday, July 22nd 2017, 14:52

A cessation of hostilities is declared in parts of Eastern Ghouta after a Russia-led initiative.
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China in Baltic navy drill with Russia

Friday, July 21st 2017, 12:50
related countries: China China
related places: Kaliningrad

Three Chinese warships will practise with the Russian navy off Kaliningrad.
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Friday, July 21st 2017, 11:43

Mark Corallo reportedly disagreed with an alleged strategy to discredit the Russia investigation.
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Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

Friday, July 21st 2017, 9:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to Crimea.
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ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 20:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea.
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Trump regrets hiring Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 14:44

The president says the actions of Jeff Sessions over Russia inquiries were "very unfair" to him.
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Syria war: Trump 'ends CIA arms programme for rebels'

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

US officials say the move is part of an effort to improve ties with Russia, Bashar al-Assad's ally.
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Estonia gets taller after changing measurement system

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 8:20
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Tallinn

Tallinn ditches Russia-based method of measuring heights above sea level, adding up to 24cm to some areas.
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Donald Trump's son and aides to testify in Senate about Russia

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 6:16

The three will answer questions about Russia's alleged interference in last year's US election.
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Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

A Russian official says talks "almost" resolve a row over the seizing of two diplomatic compounds.
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Trump Jr meeting: Russia lobbyist confirms attendance

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 6:11

"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest," Rinat Akhmetshin says.
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Dancing to a different tune

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 1:58

What does the postponement of a ballet about Rudolf Nureyev reveal about Russia?
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Russian imperial hostel reopens for Jerusalem pilgrims

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 11:59

Russia is reopening an historic hostel in Jerusalem used by pilgrims.
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Boris Nemtsov murder: Five Chechens jailed for attack

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 11:06

A gunman and four accomplices are given long sentences for shooting the Russian opposition figure.
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Trump Russia claims: Mood in the White House is 'fantastic'

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 8:10

Before flying to France, the president goes on the offensive amid pressure over alleged Russia ties.
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Trump: I get along 'very well' with Putin

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

His assessment comes as alleged Russian meddling in the US election continues to cast a cloud.
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Trump: Putin would prefer Clinton as president

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 22:33

The president tells the Christian Broadcasting Network why the Russian president may not be his biggest fan.
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'Sent to die'

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 21:56
related places: Moscow

The story of a severely disabled man imprisoned in Moscow for violent assault has outraged many social media users.
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FBI nominee Christopher Wray says Russia probe not witch hunt

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 18:55

Christopher Wray also told senators he would not be "pulling punches" if confirmed in the role.
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Trump defends 'innocent' son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 15:18

Donald Jr faces pressure over talks with a Russian lawyer said to be offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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Trump 'didn't know about son's Russia meeting'

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 9:14
related countries: United States United States

The US president was not informed that Donald Trump Jr met a Russian lawyer, his son maintains.
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The internet turns the Donald Trump Jr saga into memes

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 6:33
related countries: United States United States

The US president's son insists he didn't tell his dad about a meeting with a Russian lawyer.
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Donald Trump Jr: 'There was nothing to tell' President Trump

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump's son says he did not tell his father about a meeting with a Russian lawyer.
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Republicans clash over Donald Trump Jr's Russia emails

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 21:50

"This is a thunderbolt," claims a presidential critic, as a Trump supporter heralds his "transparency".
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Donald Trump Jr emails show Russia communication

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 21:36

Emails show he was offered "sensitive" information on Hillary Clinton and replied "I love it".
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Russia's Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

Russia may expel 30 US diplomats and seize US property in a diplomatic tussle.
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Trump son's Clinton claim denied by Russian lawyer

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 13:20

She says Donald Trump Jr may have met her because he and others were "longing" for damaging material.
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Email 'linked Kremlin to Trump son meeting' - New York Times

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 12:05

Donald Trump Jr was told Russia's government could help his father's campaign, a press report says.
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Russian TV presenter lashes out at council pay hike

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 9:40

Russian TV presenter's live mockery of council pay rise is social media hit.
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Trump son defends meeting Russian 'with Clinton material'

Monday, July 10th 2017, 19:13

Donald Trump Jr suggests it is normal practice to receive information about a political opponent.
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Siemens in dispute with Russia over diverted turbines

Monday, July 10th 2017, 18:36
related countries: Germany Germany

The German firm claims two gas turbines supplied to a Russian firm were illegally diverted to Crimea.
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Ukraine wants membership plan talks, says Poroshenko

Monday, July 10th 2017, 14:50

Ukraine's president says the will of the people is to join the alliance, a move opposed by Russia.
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Trump son met Russian who promised material on Clinton

Monday, July 10th 2017, 14:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

The US president's son admits meeting a lawyer who allegedly promised to provide damaging information.
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Donald Trump backtracks on Russia joint cybersecurity unit

Monday, July 10th 2017, 4:24

Donald Trump said a cybersecurity unit with Russia would not happen - hours after proposing the idea.
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Donald Trump: Time to work more constructively with Russia

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

But the US ambassador to the UN says her country "can't" and "won't ever" trust Russia.
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Anton Nossik, 'godfather' of Russian internet, dies at 51

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 19:04

News of the blogger and entrepreneur's death sends shockwaves throughout Russian social media.
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