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Hungry and exhausted polar bear wanders into Russian city

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 19:55

The female bear is spotted in the city of Norilsk - hundreds of kilometres from its natural habitat.
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Roma flee Russian village after mass brawl

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 16:52
related places: Moscow

Reports say dozens of ethnic Roma and Russians clashed in a village south of Moscow - and one died.
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US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman.
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Ornella Muti faces jail threat after attending Putin gala

Friday, June 14th 2019, 10:19

Prison looms if Ornella Muti does not pay damages for calling in sick to attend a Russian event.
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Russian poker star Lilya Novikova electrocuted in bath at home

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 9:54

Lilya Novikova, 26, had an international standing among online poker players.
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Turkey to get Russian S-400 missile system 'in July' amid row over US jets

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

President Erdogan says he has bought the S-300 missile system, which the US sees as a threat.
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Ivan Golunov case: Moscow protest sees hundreds held

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 16:21
related places: Moscow

Protesters want those involved in detaining anti-corruption reporter Ivan Golunov to be punished.
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Ivan Golunov's Russian release: Why this case matters

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 13:01

From the moment Ivan Golunov was arrested on drugs charges, it was clear this was no ordinary case.
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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Tuesday, June 11th 2019, 19:32

Drug charges against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov are dropped after newspapers unite in defence.
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Ivan Golunov: Russian newspapers in rare support for charged reporter

Monday, June 10th 2019, 15:28

There is a huge public outcry after a reporter investigating corruption is charged with drug dealing.
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Russian artists changing face of protest

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 23:09

How a new breed of protest artists in Russia are finding new ways to get their message out.
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US gives Turkey ultimatum on Russian missiles

Sunday, June 9th 2019, 8:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey has until the end of July to decide between US jet fighters and Russian anti-aircraft missiles.
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Ivan Golunov: Russian anti-corruption journalist charged with drug dealing

Saturday, June 8th 2019, 22:39

A Russian journalist is placed under house arrest after being charged with drug-dealing in Moscow.
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Ivan Golunov: Russian anti-corruption journalist arrested in Moscow

Friday, June 7th 2019, 19:20
related places: Moscow

Ivan Golunov's lawyer alleges the anti-corruption reporter has been beaten in custody.
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Russia and US warships almost collide in East China Sea

Friday, June 7th 2019, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

The USS Chancellorsville and the Admiral Vinogradov came close to collision in the western Pacific.
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Russia fines 'whale jail' company White Whale

Friday, June 7th 2019, 14:53

White Whale, one of four companies holding whales in pens in eastern Russia, must pay $433,000.
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D-Day anniversary: Putin says lack of invitation 'not a problem'

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 17:24

The Russian president says it is "not a problem" that he was not invited to the anniversary event.
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China's Xi talks pandas, politics and trade in Moscow

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 9:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Moscow

Co-operation between the two countries has increased in recent years, as Moscow and Beijing both face tensions with the West.
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China's Xi praises 'best friend' Putin during Russia visit

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 7:07
related places: Moscow

Mr Xi has also unveiled two pandas for the Moscow Zoo as part of his three-day visit.
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Huawei signs deal with Russian telecoms firm to develop 5G

Thursday, June 6th 2019, 3:19
related countries: China China

The deal comes as the Chinese firm faces a backlash in the West over the security of its products.
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Russian YouTuber sued over film review

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 14:21

Yevgeny Bazhenov says he is being censored after a film studio sues him for copyright infringement.
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Tinder faces Russian demand to share user data

Tuesday, June 4th 2019, 10:01

Russian authorities tell the dating-app to comply with requests to hand over messages and photos.
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Dzerzhinsk explosion: Blast at Russian explosives factory injures 79

Saturday, June 1st 2019, 18:56
related places: Dzerzhinsk

The factory in Dzerzhinsk was reportedly used to produce and store high-explosive bombs.
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Elton John 'rejects' Russia censorship of Rocketman gay scenes

Saturday, June 1st 2019, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British singer says the decision to cut gay sex scenes from the biopic is "cruelly unaccepting".
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Trump: Robert Mueller 'conflicted' and a 'Never Trumper'

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

The US president launches a fierce personal attack on the special counsel in the Russia inquiry.
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Russia 'probably' conducting banned nuclear tests, US official says

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 0:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Arctic

Moscow is likely testing low-yield nuclear weapons in the Arctic, a US intelligence official says.
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Robert Mueller: Charging Trump was not an option

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 17:27

The special counsel said legal guidelines meant he was unable to charge a sitting president.
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Trump Russia investigation: Charging Trump 'not an option', says Mueller

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

The US Special Counsel spoke publicly for the first time since publishing the results of the Russia inquiry
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Russian data theft: Shady world where all is for sale

Monday, May 27th 2019, 3:13

Sales of hacked personal data are booming in Russia as the penalties are rarely heavy.
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Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 19:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The chances of Moscow complying with the UN tribunal's ruling are thought to be minimal.
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Paul Whelan: Ex-US marine alleges abuse in Russia spy case

Friday, May 24th 2019, 12:43
related countries: United States United States

Paul Whelan claims he is "constantly subjected" to abuse and harassment in jail in Russia.
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Russian city of Yekaterinburg rejects plan to build church in park

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 17:15
related places: Yekaterinburg

Residents of a city in the Urals vote against a proposal to build a cathedral in a beloved park.
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Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?

Sunday, May 19th 2019, 23:25
related places: Is

EU officials say Russian disinformation could help boost the vote for anti-EU parties. Is the threat being exaggerated?
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Heinz-Christian Strache: Vice-chancellor caught on secret video

Saturday, May 18th 2019, 8:30

Footage appears to show the official offering government contracts in exchange for political support.
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Yekaterinburg church protests: Putin calls for public vote

Friday, May 17th 2019, 15:21
related places: Yekaterinburg

The Russian president says plans for a church on green space in Yekaterinburg should be put to a public vote.
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Eurovision 2019: Ireland knocked out in second semi-final

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 22:16
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Sarah McTernan is sent packing while favourites Russia, Sweden and the Netherlands progress.
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Russian bots rigged Voice Kids TV talent show result

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 16:56

A 10-year-old singer wins a Russian TV talent show thanks to thousands of fraudulent votes.
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Russia's President Putin falls on ice after hockey match

Saturday, May 11th 2019, 0:41

The Russian president was in the midst of a victory lap when he tripped and fell.
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Montenegro jails 'Russian coup plot' leaders

Thursday, May 9th 2019, 10:57

A court jails two opposition leaders for five years and two Russians who are absent.
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Is Stalin back in fashion with Russians?

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 23:11
related places: Moscow

Polls show even young Russians now have an increasingly positive view of Stalin, but what do people in Moscow say?
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Russian man behind Svalbard's first bank robbery imprisoned

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 15:28
related countries: Norway Norway, Svalbard Svalbard

A Russian man is imprisoned in Norway after robbing the world's most northerly bank late last year.
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Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev jailed for hooliganism

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 14:14
related places: Moscow

Two Russia internationals have been jailed after being found guilty of hooliganism following two incidents in Moscow in October.
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Lithuania monument for 'Nazi collaborator' prompts diplomatic row

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 23:42
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

A Russian diplomat is summoned over a World War Two row prompted by a monument to a Lithuanian hero.
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Aeroflot plane crash: Pilot error theory probed

Tuesday, May 7th 2019, 10:40
related places: Moscow

The deadly inferno at Moscow's main airport came after a very rough landing.
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Aeroflot plane crash: Russia jet 'struck by lightning'

Monday, May 6th 2019, 17:45

Survivors describe the moment the plane burst into flames during landing, killing 41 people.
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Burning Russian plane makes emergency landing

Monday, May 6th 2019, 8:22
related places: Moscow

Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames in Moscow.
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Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet

Monday, May 6th 2019, 7:07
related places: Moscow

A passenger aircraft makes an emergency landing and bursts into flames at Sheremetyovo airport.
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Trump calls Putin and talks of 'Russian hoax'

Saturday, May 4th 2019, 7:30

The two agreed there was "no collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia, said the White House.
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Russia tightens grip on domestic internet

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 9:58

What people do online will come under closer government scrutiny as the law is passed in Russia.
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US attorney general defends Mueller letter

Wednesday, May 1st 2019, 21:59

William Barr is grilled by a Senate panel over his summary of the special counsel's Russia investigation.
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'Russian spy whale'

Monday, April 29th 2019, 22:05
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A beluga whale was found with suspicious equipment off Norway's coast
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Norway finds 'Russian spy whale' off Arctic coast

Monday, April 29th 2019, 14:51

A tame beluga wearing a Russian harness is thought to have come from a Russian navy facility.
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Ukraine's president-elect rejects Russian passport plan

Sunday, April 28th 2019, 13:26

President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky says the document would give people the "right to be arrested".
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Maria Butina: Putin 'outraged' at sentencing of Russian spy

Saturday, April 27th 2019, 19:16

The Russian president describes Maria Butina's 18-month prison sentence as a "travesty of justice".
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Putin mulls easing Russian passport rules for whole Ukraine

Saturday, April 27th 2019, 15:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Putin says he is considering extending a scheme announced this week in rebel-held areas.
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Russian agent jailed for targeting NRA

Friday, April 26th 2019, 19:16

Maria Butina tells court her parents discovered her arrest on the morning news in a Siberian village.
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North Koreans discuss Kim Jong-un's trip to Russia

Friday, April 26th 2019, 17:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean workers and officials speak to state TV about Kim Jong-un's trip to Russia to meet President Putin.
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Who is the Russian gun activist due for sentencing?

Friday, April 26th 2019, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

Maria Butina, who has ties to a Russian banker, has pleaded guilty in a plea deal.
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North Korea summit: Putin says Kim 'needs guarantees'

Thursday, April 25th 2019, 13:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Vladivostok

The meeting in Russia, the first for the two leaders, follows the collapse of Trump-Kim talks.
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The secret world of Russia's North Korean workers

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 23:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean migrants working in Russia are facing uncertainty due to UN sanctions.
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Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 14:06
related places: Vladivostok

The North Korean leader will meet President Putin for the first time near the city of Vladivostok.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Putin summit

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 13:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Vladivostok

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Thursday's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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How Russia wants to control the internet

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 23:04

Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship.
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Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders to meet for first time

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 8:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

There'll be a lot of history and potential behind the North Korean leader's first Russian visit.
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Mueller report: Democrats vow to probe Trump 'obstruction'

Friday, April 19th 2019, 13:05

The long-awaited report clears President Trump of collusion but his opponents keep the heat up.
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Male synchronised swimmer fighting for gender equality

Friday, April 19th 2019, 0:04
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Could we see mixed synchronised swimming at the Olympics? Russian Aleksandr Maltsev is fighting for gender equality in the sport.
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Mueller report: Trump 'tried to get special counsel fired'

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 22:00

The long-awaited report into Russian interference in the 2016 election has been released.
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Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 16:32

The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24.
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Hellboy film in Russia replaces Stalin with Hitler

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 10:40

A reference to the Soviet dictator in a line of dialogue was changed to Adolf Hitler.
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Russian MPs cry foul in row over electronic voting

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 16:17

Two MPs complain about abuses of their own electronic system, as parliament backs remote public voting.
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Russia jails Norwegian Frode Berg for spying on submarines

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 14:53
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

The retired border guard gets 14 years in a Russian labour camp, but denies spying.
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Russian priest posted to remote village over wife's 'sin'

Monday, April 15th 2019, 10:46

A Russian Orthodox priest has been posted to a remote village as punishment for his wife's participation in a beauty pageant.
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Russian jails drop yoga ban

Monday, April 8th 2019, 16:28

Russian prisons reinstate yoga classes suspended after 'gay' fears.
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Russian film director Kirill Serebrennikov gets bail in fraud case

Monday, April 8th 2019, 13:28

Kirill Serebrennikov denies embezzling around $2m in public money from a theatre project.
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Russian council mocked over ice claim

Friday, April 5th 2019, 16:01

St Petersburg council is criticised over ice clearing claims following the spring thaw.
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German far-right MP 'could be absolutely controlled by Russia'

Friday, April 5th 2019, 4:04
related countries: Germany Germany

AfD party member Markus Frohnmaier says documents suggesting this and seen by the BBC are fake.
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Outcry over Russian 'whale jail'

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 13:29

Activists urge Russia to free nearly 100 orca and beluga whales kept in small, icy pens.
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US warns Turkey over Russian S-400 missile system deal

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 10:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Vice-President Mike Pence says Turkey made "reckless decisions" by buying the advanced S-400 system.
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Kremlin doubts figures showing Russians too poor to buy shoes

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 23:09

Russian leaders "struggle" with statistics that show a third of Russians can't afford two pairs of shoes.
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Nato chief Stoltenberg reaffirms bond in US Congress address

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

Jens Stoltenberg marks 70 years of the alliance with a speech warning of the threat posed by Russia.
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Study maps 'extensive Russian GPS spoofing'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019, 12:00

Thousands of incidents have been logged of Russia spoofing navigation signals, a report suggests.
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Natalia Fileva: Russia airline co-owner dies in private plane crash

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 22:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Natalia Fileva, one of Russia's richest women and S7's major shareholder, dies in a German air crash.
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Mueller report: Congress to get redacted version 'by mid-April'

Friday, March 29th 2019, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

US Attorney General William Barr says that "everyone will soon be able to read it on their own".
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'Russian hoax is finally dead', Trump tells Michigan rally

Friday, March 29th 2019, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, Michigan

The US president rails against opponents at his first political rally since the Mueller report.
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Russian space pioneer Valery Bykovsky dies aged 84

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 22:44

Valery Bykovsky, who holds the record for the longest solo spaceflight in history, dies aged 84.
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Farkhad Akhmedov wins $436m superyacht in divorce fight

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 20:50

Russian businessman Farkhad Akhmedov wins back his vessel in a Dubai court.
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Venezuela crisis: Russia hits out at 'boorish' Trump

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 16:41
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Trump

The US president said Russia should "get out" of Venezuela after the deployment of its troops there.
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Russian protestor first to be fined under Russian law

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 18:10

An 18-year-old man was found guilty of encouraging minors to take part in an illegal protest.
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