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Four questions about Trump's tower in Moscow that never was

Friday, January 18th 2019, 19:50
related places: Moscow

What is the Moscow tower, and why has it become a key point in the Russia inquiry?
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Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim

Friday, January 18th 2019, 18:32
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Thailand Thailand
related places: Moscow

A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for soliciting is detained in transit at a Moscow airport.
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Russian post offices raise funds with beer

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 15:36

Russian post tempts customers with beer at the counter.
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Chechnya LGBT: Dozens 'detained in new gay purge'

Monday, January 14th 2019, 23:06

The Russian LGBT network alleges dozens have been detained, and at least two killed, in recent weeks.
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Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Monday, January 14th 2019, 18:22

The president also plays down a claim he seized a translator's notes after meeting Vladimir Putin.
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Russians fly orphan bear to new life

Monday, January 14th 2019, 17:15

Russian volunteers have raised money to give an orphaned bear a new home.
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A church under surveillance by a man in a Toyota

Monday, January 14th 2019, 0:10
related places: Moscow

Ukraine has a new church, but some parishes remain loyal to the Moscow patriarch - and this sometimes causes tensions.
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Trump Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow - NYT

Saturday, January 12th 2019, 15:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Trump

The FBI investigated whether Mr Trump was a national security threat, the New York Times reports.
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Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

Saturday, January 12th 2019, 12:17

Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.
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Russia media watchdog investigates BBC website over IS quotes

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 17:00
related places: Is

The Russian media regulator says it will review the BBC's output for compliance with its licence.
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Ex-Russia inquiry chief Rod Rosenstein 'plans to resign'

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 18:52

The deputy attorney general had oversight of the Trump-Russian probe, and was criticised by Mr Trump.
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Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction

Tuesday, January 8th 2019, 17:16

Natalya Veselnitskaya is accused of obstruction of justice in a tax fraud case from 2013.
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Smartphone users warned to be careful of the Antichrist

Tuesday, January 8th 2019, 13:34

Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill warns Antichrist could be "at the head of the worldwide web".
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Anti-doping team to access Moscow lab

Monday, January 7th 2019, 17:29
related places: Moscow

A World Anti-Doping Agency team will access the Russian Anti-Doping Agency laboratory nine days after an initial deadline.
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Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church

Saturday, January 5th 2019, 11:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The head of the Orthodox Church signs a decree at an Istanbul ceremony attended by Ukraine's leader.
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Magnitogorsk disaster: 'My little boy was dangling over the edge'

Saturday, January 5th 2019, 1:03

The New Year’s Eve disaster that brought down a block of flats and devastated families in Russia.
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Who is Paul Whelan, ex-US Marine held in Russia?

Friday, January 4th 2019, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

The former US Marine has been detained in Russia on suspicion of spying.
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Russia searches for Napoleon's gold

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 12:50
related places: Moscow

A Russian historian has a new theory about the gold Napoleon allegedly hid during his retreat from Moscow in 1812.
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Paul Whelan: US ambassador visits spy suspect held in Russia

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 20:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marine

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested on Friday on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.
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Magnitogorsk blast: Boy found alive in rubble flown to Moscow

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 8:15
related places: Magnitogorsk, Moscow

The 11-month-old was pulled from the rubble after a block of flats collapsed in Magnitogorsk, killing 14.
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Paul Whelan: Family deny American arrested in Moscow is spy

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The brother of a US citizen arrested for spying in Moscow says he was attending a wedding.
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Magnitogorsk: Russian rescuers pull baby from rubble

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 16:08
related places: Magnitogorsk

An 11-month-old baby is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed block of flats in Magnitogorsk, Russia.
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Dozens missing in deadly Russia explosion in Magnitogorsk

Monday, December 31st 2018, 17:47
related places: Magnitogorsk

President Putin visits the city of Magnitogorsk, where at least four are dead after a gas leak.
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Russian security agency arrests 'US spy' in Moscow

Monday, December 31st 2018, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The FSB security agency says a US man named Paul Whelan has been charged with spying.
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BBC issues formal complaint to Russia over staff data leak

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 18:09

A list of 44 BBC reporters, including their personal data, was published online by Russian websites.
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Bitcoin Babushkas: Cryptocurrency mining in Siberia

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 0:26

Cryptocurrency mining is a growing industry in eastern Russia, the BBC's Sarah Rainsford discovers.
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Putin's Russia: Icy Siberia reveals cracks in society

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 0:08
related places: Irkutsk, Moscow

Irkutsk, five time zones from Moscow, feels cut off from Russia's decision-makers.
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RT: Russian station's chocolate Salisbury Cathedral gift slammed

Friday, December 28th 2018, 14:56

Kremlin-backed channel RT sent edible replicas of Salisbury Cathedral as a festive present.
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Ukraine conflict: Russia completes Crimea security fence

Friday, December 28th 2018, 13:53

Russia seals off annexed Crimea with a new border fence more than 60km long.
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Martial laws comes to an end in Ukraine after 30 days

Wednesday, December 26th 2018, 13:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The law came into force last month, after a clash between Ukrainian and Russian forces off Crimea.
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Prague: The city watching out for Russian and Chinese spies

Sunday, December 23rd 2018, 0:31
related countries: China China, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Picturesque Prague might be hiding dozens of foreign spies, the Czech intelligence agency fears.
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Ofcom RT ruling: Russia to check BBC News in response

Friday, December 21st 2018, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's media watchdog examines BBC News output after a UK regulator ruling on Kremlin-backed RT.
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Putin questions Brexit uncertainty

Thursday, December 20th 2018, 18:36

The Russian president accused the British political establishment of "disrespecting" the public
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Russia shows off festive decorations - in pictures

Monday, December 17th 2018, 23:27

Russia is preparing to celebrate New Year and Orthodox Christmas with decorations and dancers.
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Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted

Sunday, December 16th 2018, 0:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

A vast trading port in Ukraine lies mostly empty, after a sea-clash when Russia seized three boats.
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Ukraine Orthodox priests establish independent Church

Saturday, December 15th 2018, 21:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The move has angered the Russian Orthodox Church, which fears its property in Ukraine could be seized.
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How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon

Saturday, December 15th 2018, 0:13

Russia's government wants people to have a laugh - as long as it's at its opponents' expense, and not Mr Putin's.
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Festive reindeer for rent at Russian zoo

Friday, December 14th 2018, 15:52

A Russian zoo is renting out reindeer, foxes and huskies for Christmas and New Year events.
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Maria Butina: Russian gun activist in US conspiracy case

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 19:51
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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Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 19:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Accused in the US of acting as agent for the Kremlin, Maria Butina has signed a deal with prosecutors.
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US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 17:49
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US national security adviser says they are using underhand methods to expand their influence.
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Robot turns out to be man in suit

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 17:14

A robot has featured on Russian TV but turns out to be a man in a suit.
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Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 14:33
related places: Moscow

Get your head around the sprawling saga of alleged collusion between the Trump team and Moscow.
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Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 9:19
related places: Moscow, Soyuz

Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
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Putin's Stasi spy ID pass found in Germany

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 19:16
related countries: Germany Germany

As a spy in the 1980s the Russian leader worked closely with communist East Germany's secret police.
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US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 15:22
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas, Monday

Two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons land in Venezuela, angering US officials.
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Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

The US and Russia are both questioning a Cold War arms treaty - but can it or should it be saved?
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Mikhail Popkov: Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Monday, December 10th 2018, 11:36

Mikhail Popkov, who preyed on women in Siberia, is modern Russia's most prolific killer.
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Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Russian human rights activist dies aged 91

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 20:53
related places: Moscow

Prominent Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva died in a Moscow hospital.
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Russia: Why some of its biggest musicians were arrested

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 0:02

Stars such as IC3PEAK have had concerts cancelled without clear reasons. They say it's a covert cultural war against Russian youth.
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Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'

Friday, December 7th 2018, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US and UK say Syria and Russia made up a story of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo in November.
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Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 20:05
related countries: United States United States

President Vladimir Putin warns Russia will build missiles if the US quits a key arms pact.
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Mueller investigation: No jail time sought for Trump ex-adviser Michael Flynn

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 15:07

He lied to the FBI but his help with the Russia meddling investigation could see him spared jail.
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Nato accuses Russia of breaking nuclear missile treaty

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 20:25
related places: Moscow

The Nato alliance says Moscow is breaking a 1987 deal that rid Europe of land-based nuclear missiles.
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IAAF upholds Russia's ban from athletics into 2019

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 13:41

Russian athletes will remain banned from international competitions after the IAAF upholds the country's suspension into 2019.
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Russia Ukraine incident: Duma 'to honour ship seizure troops'

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's Duma speaker plans awards for border guards who seized Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea.
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Soyuz rocket: First astronauts launch into space since failure

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 11:47
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States
related places: Monday

Three astronauts from Russia, Canada and the US left from Kazakhstan on Monday morning.
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All systems go as Russia's Soyuz aims to erase space failures

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 2:11
related places: Soyuz

The latest Soyuz mission comes two months after the last manned capsule was sent hurtling back to Earth.
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G20 Argentina: Rifts laid bare as world leaders meet

Friday, November 30th 2018, 21:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina, China China, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Buenos Aires

Ukraine, climate change, trade and the Khashoggi affair all tax world leaders at the Argentina summit.
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Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

Friday, November 30th 2018, 17:40

The measure is part of martial law imposed in 10 regions, amid fears of a Russian land invasion.
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Putin and Saudi crown prince high five

Friday, November 30th 2018, 16:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Russian president was due to discuss the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Mohammed bin Salman.
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Friday, November 30th 2018, 15:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US president's dealings were thrown into focus after his ex-lawyer admitted lying to Congress.
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Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to Congress

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 21:59

Michael Cohen says he lied "out of loyalty" to Mr Trump, while the president says he is "weak".
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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Trump cancels Putin talks

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 17:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The US president scraps a meeting with his Russian counterpart following a rise in tensions off Crimea.
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Donald Trump: Michael Cohen is a 'weak person'

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US President dismissed the significance of his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress in relation to the Russia inquiry.
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Russian clinic in row over female genital cutting

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 16:38
related places: Moscow

A Moscow clinic says it offers a "clitoridectomy" only to adult women referred by doctors.
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Twitter suspends account impersonating Russian president Putin

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 14:48

The account @putinRF_eng had been running for several years and amassed nearly a million followers.
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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Poroshenko urges Nato to send ships

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 10:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Azov

The Ukrainian president urges Nato to deploy ships in the Sea of Azov after a clash with Russia.
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Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 5:39
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Salome Zurabishvili pledges a balanced approach from Georgia towards Russia and the West.
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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Trump may cancel G20 Putin talks

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 7:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Trump, Crimea

"I don't like the aggression," the US leader says after Russia seizes Ukrainian boats off Crimea.
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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 19:45

Three Ukrainians seized by Russia give statements on the flare-up in tensions off Crimea.
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Paul Manafort: Trump ex-aide lied to FBI, Mueller said

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 9:06

Investigator Robert Mueller loses a key witness in his probe on alleged Russian election meddling.
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Ukraine-Russia clash: MPs back martial law

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 8:49

Authorities can now restrict public rallies and regulate the media amid rising tension with Russia.
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Russia-Ukraine tensions rise after Kerch Strait ship capture

Monday, November 26th 2018, 18:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

It comes after Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian ships, prompting protests from Kiev.
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Russia and Ukraine: Why tensions between them are so high

Monday, November 26th 2018, 17:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Footage of a collision between a Russian and a Ukrainian boat was posted by the Ukrainian Interior Minister.
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Russian ship collides with Ukrainian tug boat

Monday, November 26th 2018, 13:24

The footage was posted on social media by the Ukrainian Interior Minister who claims it was filmed from a Russian ship.
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Ukraine claims Russia 'rammed our tugboat' off Crimea

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 19:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia blocks Ukrainian access to the Sea of Azov after "provocative" Ukrainian action.
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Syria war: Aleppo 'gas attack' sparks Russia strikes

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 15:06
related places: Moscow

Moscow targets rebels near Aleppo after accusing them of launching a chemical attack on the city.
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Astronaut on ISS captures spacecraft launch footage

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 12:12

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst captures the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft.
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Husky: Russian rapper jailed for street gig after venue ban

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 20:20

Popular rapper Husky, who has criticised authorities, is given 12 days in jail for "hooliganism".
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Head of Russian Skripal-linked GRU spy agency dies

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 15:12

Gen Igor Korobov died aged 62 after "a serious and long illness", the Russian government says.
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Siberian mayor's drive to sell off council cars

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 13:36
related places: Yakutsk

New mayor of Russia's Yakutsk sets off to sell municipal cars to fund social cause.
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Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 15:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Interpol elects a South Korean as president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner.
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Trump submits answers to Mueller's Russia inquiry

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

The US president provides "unprecedented co-operation" over alleged campaign collusion with Russia.
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Russia Interpol bid: Prokopchuk critics raise concerns

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 6:58
related countries: United States United States

Interpol will be "seized by the mafia" if a Russian official is elected as its president, critics warn.
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Trump 'personally answers Mueller Russia questions'

Friday, November 16th 2018, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

The US president added that he responded to the questions on alleged Russian collusion "very easily".
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Police dance delights Russian viewers

Friday, November 16th 2018, 19:06

A Siberian police dance routine has captivated Russian viewers.
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