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Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 11:52
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow, Paris

Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, fled to France in January.
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Happy Bot-day

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 23:59

When Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 65 on 7 October, he was not short of online well-wishers. But how many were real?
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Russia Ukraine: Motorway arch towed out for Crimea bridge

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 19:14

The arch is part of Russia's project to connect Crimea by road and rail across the Black Sea.
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Putin got a puppy from Turkmenistan for his birthday

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 17:59
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

The Russian president, a known dog lover, received a belated birthday gift from Turkmenistan’s leader.
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Russian football commentator walks out live on air

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 10:36

Backing for commentator so enraged at poor refereeing decisions that he walks out halfway through a match.
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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The activity was observed by Israeli intelligence officers two years ago, according to US media.
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Google 'uncovers Russian ad campaign linked to US election'

Monday, October 9th 2017, 22:53
related countries: United States United States

The search giant has evidence that agents tried to influence the US election, media report.
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Blaze engulfs shopping centre in Moscow

Monday, October 9th 2017, 12:40
related places: Moscow

Around 3,000 people were evacuated when the construction market in north-west Moscow went up in flames.
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Facebook confirms Russia ads on Instagram

Monday, October 9th 2017, 11:01
related countries: United States United States

The tech giant said ads bought by Russia around the US election contained "divisive" messages.
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Moscow protesters march towards Kremlin, but blocked by police

Saturday, October 7th 2017, 17:45
related places: Moscow

Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are blocked by police in central Moscow.
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Protests for Navalny across Russia on Putin birthday

Saturday, October 7th 2017, 17:39

Police clash with protesters in St Petersburg, as more than 250 are arrested throughout Russia.
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Happy Meme Day, President Putin

Friday, October 6th 2017, 23:35
related places: Moscow

As Russia's leader turns 65, a new exhibition in Moscow celebrates him in meme form.
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Top European human rights official Pedro Agramunt quits amid scandal

Friday, October 6th 2017, 18:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Council of Europe president Pedro Agramunt was criticised for visiting Syria with Russian MPs.
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Indian air force helicopter crash kills seven

Friday, October 6th 2017, 9:54
related countries: India India

Officials say the Russian-made helicopter was on a training sortie when it crashed.
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Bus crash at railway crossing kills 16 in Russia

Friday, October 6th 2017, 9:18

About 55 bus passengers were reported to be sleeping on board when it stalled on a crossing.
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Saudi king's golden escalator gets stuck

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 21:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

King Salman suffers a technical malfunction when arriving for talks in Russia.
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Russian soldiers face ban on selfies and blog posts

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 15:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Ukraine Ukraine

The security crackdown follows revealing posts from soldiers in Ukraine and Syria.
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Saudi king signs lucrative deals on landmark Russia visit

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 14:47
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The first official visit to Russia by a Saudi monarch is studded with arms and energy deals.
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Syria war: Russian strike 'critically injures' jihadist leader Jawlani

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 20:29

Russia says the head of an al-Qaeda-linked alliance was hit in an attack, but the group denies it.
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Kursk sub disaster: Russia fined over free speech violation

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 17:18
related places: Kursk

Judges in Strasbourg say Russia violated free speech over the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster.
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Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed again

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 8:25

Alexei Navalny's supporters say authorities want to stop him challenging for the presidency in March.
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Double agent Kim Philby honoured with Moscow exhibition

Friday, September 29th 2017, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

New exhibition in Moscow celebrates the life and work of the British spy who defected to the Soviet Union.
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Anger as German ex-chancellor Schroeder heads up Rosneft board

Friday, September 29th 2017, 16:06
related countries: Germany Germany

The German former chancellor is now chairman of a state-controlled Russian oil giant.
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Twitter's Russia briefings 'inadequate' - US senators

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 23:53
related countries: United States United States

US senators criticise Twitter's stance on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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Will the US and Russia ever be allies?

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 23:12
related countries: United States United States

Sanctions on Russia are still in place, so will US and Russia ever become allies?
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'Cannibal couple' in Russia admitted killing 30 - reports

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 11:49

The couple were arrested after a phone was found with images of a man posing with human remains.
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UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea

Monday, September 25th 2017, 22:45

The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests and torture in the region.
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Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 22:38
related places: Kim

Russia's foreign minister says Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are acting like fighting schoolchildren.
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Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 20:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.
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Deadly fire engulfs Russian hotel

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 1:15
related places: Don, Rostov

Two people died when the three star Torn House hotel in Rostov-on-Don caught fire.
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'We are at war'

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

Russian media attack the actor for appearing in a video accusing Moscow of waging "war" on the US.
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Russian army rocket 'hits spectators'

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 20:34

A Russian army helicopter has accidentally fired a rocket at bystanders, according to Russian regional news website 66.RU.
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Kalashnikov inventor gets statue in Russia

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 15:06
related places: Moscow

A new monument is unveiled of the world famous rifle's late creator in Moscow.
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Huge Russian war games under way

Monday, September 18th 2017, 19:22

A military exercise involving thousands of troops is provoking suspicion from some Nato countries.
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Syria war: Russia denies hitting SDF force in Deir al-Zour

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

Moscow denies claims its planes struck US-backed fighters in the eastern Deir al-Zour province.
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Flying into eastern Syria with the Russian Army

Saturday, September 16th 2017, 5:56
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC entered the city of Deir al-Zour after so-called Islamic State militants were driven out.
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Syria war: Turkey, Russia, Iran agree Idlib 'ceasefire' zone

Friday, September 15th 2017, 13:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

It follows similar deals between Turkey, Iran and Russia which have led to a drop in fighting.
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Russia launches Zapad war games in Belarus

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 16:05
related countries: Belarus Belarus

More than 12,000 troops deploy in and around Belarus, in one of Russia's biggest drills for years.
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Too fat to fly?

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:40

Some Russian women are challenging discrimination and outright bans on hundreds of "unsuitable" jobs.
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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 20:29
related countries: United States United States

Officials are concerned that Kaspersky Lab has ties to the Russian intelligence services.
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Russian cities targeted by mystery bomb threats

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 16:09

For four days running, thousands of Russians are hit by a wave of unexplained threats.
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A guided tour around Syria with the Russian army

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 22:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's military intervention in Syria has been crucial in keeping President Assad in power.
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Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defence missiles

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 17:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles is a rebuff to Nato allies.
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Syria war: 'Russian air strikes' kill dozens in Deir al-Zour

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 12:54

Jets are reported to have hit camps for displaced civilians and river ferries in Deir al-Zour province.
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New strategy

Monday, September 11th 2017, 23:50

Networks of automated Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda are flooding their opponents with retweets and followers.
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Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz jailed by Russian court

Monday, September 11th 2017, 11:19

Akhtem Chiygoz is given eight years for stirring up protest against Russia's takeover of Crimea.
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Hidden agenda?

Sunday, September 10th 2017, 23:21
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Why is Russia launching a huge military exercise in Belarus? The BBC's Jonathan Marcus investigates.
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Moscow moves

Saturday, September 9th 2017, 0:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

President Putin has criticised North Korea's missile tests, but shares the country's anti-US sentiments.
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Ukraine fears Russia will use exercises next week to invade

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 13:42

President Poroshenko says Russian army exercises may be a prelude to invasion.
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Lifeline

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 23:25

Clandestine programme has helped safely resettle over 30 men and women from the Russian republic.
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North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 11:38

Russia's president warns the ramping up of "military hysteria" could lead to global catastrophe.
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Russian couple find road built through their home

Monday, September 4th 2017, 11:21

Russian couple return from work in nearby city to find their house bulldozed.
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Colombia's ELN rebel group 'killed Russian hostage'

Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 0:28

The rebels say Arsen Voskanyan was shot dead trying to escape after six months in captivity.
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Russia condemns US 'plans' to search Washington trade mission

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 15:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Russia's foreign ministry says inspecting its Washington complex would be an "aggressive action".
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Lavrov says Russia will 'respond harshly' to 'damaging' sanctions

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 0:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was still considering its response to new US sanctions.
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Multiple waterspouts spotted in Sochi

Friday, September 1st 2017, 17:06
related places: Sochi

Footage of a number of waterspouts in Russia has emerged.
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IS chief Baghdadi probably still alive - US commander

Friday, September 1st 2017, 11:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is

The commander of the anti-IS coalition contradicts Russia's claim that Baghdadi was probably killed.
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US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 18:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

The US orders Russia to close its San Francisco consulate in response to "unwarranted" actions.
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Russian grannies fix their own road

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 11:08

A group of Russian women grow tired of waiting for their local council, so they do the job themselves.
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Burger King launches WhopperCoin crypto-cash in Russia

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 11:02

The virtual cash will be given out when people buy food in Burger King restaurants.
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Russian taxi drivers sacked for green-dye smearing of women

Monday, August 28th 2017, 13:28

A clip showed two women being forced to paint their faces with green antiseptic dye.
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Russia's controversial Crimea bridge gets giant arch

Monday, August 28th 2017, 11:50

Russia installs a huge railway arch for a bridge seen as a key link to annexed Crimea.
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Fake branches mean dismissal from Russian competition

Friday, August 25th 2017, 21:16

Branches taped to trees disqualify a competitor from a Russian urban park competition.
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Russian Sudan envoy, Mirgayas Shirinsky, found dead in pool

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 15:06

Mirgayas Shirinsky is the fourth senior Russian diplomat to die in service in the past year.
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Kirill Serebrennikov: Russian protesters demand director's release

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 21:19

Protesters in Russia believe the charges against director Kirill Serebrennikov are political.
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Russian crowd demands director Serebrennikov's release

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 13:47
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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