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Trump Russia dossier

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 0:41
related countries: United States United States

The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Russian involvement in Donald Trump's election.
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Russia arrest 'like a bad dream'

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 20:41
related places: Moscow

Olga Lozina featured in an iconic photo taken during an anti-government protest in Moscow on Sunday.
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Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days

Monday, March 27th 2017, 16:27

A Moscow court rules the Kremlin critic resisted police orders during protests on Sunday.
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'YouTube generation'

Monday, March 27th 2017, 15:59

Russia's government is wrong-footed by protesters, many of them young, and an anti-corruption blogger.
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Russia protests: Kremlin condemns 'provocation'

Monday, March 27th 2017, 11:50
related places: Moscow

The opposition encouraged lawbreaking, the Kremlin says, but its defiant leader is fined just $350.
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Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds of others held

Monday, March 27th 2017, 4:39
related places: Moscow

Alexei Navalny is one of at least 500 people detained in anti-corruption protests across Russia.
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Russia protests: Crowds take to streets over corruption

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 17:16
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people take to the street of Moscow, calling for the resignation of the prime minister over corruption allegations.
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Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee

Friday, March 24th 2017, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

Paul Manafort, who is accused of links with Russia, volunteered to speak to a US intelligence panel.
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Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim

Friday, March 24th 2017, 15:57
related places: Moscow

A top Nato general had said Moscow was "perhaps" assisting the extremist group.
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France's Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Friday, March 24th 2017, 12:47
related countries: France France

The far-right presidential candidate meets Russian MPs just weeks before France's elections.
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Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 18:38

Democrats question whether an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling can proceed objectively.
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Russian ex-MP Voronenkov shot dead at Kiev hotel

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 14:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Denis Voronenkov, who fled to Ukraine last year, is shot dead in the centre of the Ukrainian capital.
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Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 11:57

A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m).
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Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 16:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The European Broadcasting Union, which founded Eurovision, says it is "deeply disappointed".
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Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin'

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 15:07

Ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort reportedly worked for Russian oligarch to assist President Putin.
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Magnitsky lawyer injured after falling from building near Moscow

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 10:34
related places: Moscow

Nikolai Gorokhov represents the interests of the family of the lawyer whose death caused a crisis.
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Rex Tillerson to skip Nato meeting - but visit Moscow

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Trump

US secretary of state's absence likely to heighten concerns about Trump team's commitment to Nato.
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Russian politician Alexei Navalny hit with green liquid

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 10:08

Footage appears to show Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being attacked with a green liquid.
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Crimea or bust

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 0:40

Three years after Russia annexed Crimea the region remains in a state of flux.
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Syria war: Russia denies aiding Kurds to set up a military base

Monday, March 20th 2017, 23:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian officials say a base in northern Syria is for reconciliation - not military - purposes.
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'Putin hates Clinton': Focus on Russia

Monday, March 20th 2017, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

FBI Director Comey told Congress what the FBI has learned about Russia's intervention in the US election.
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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference'

Monday, March 20th 2017, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Director Comey says the probe into last year's US election would assess if crimes were committed.
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FBI director on Trump, Russia and wiretaps

Monday, March 20th 2017, 17:35

The FBI Director said there is an on-going investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
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Was Russia involved in the US presidential election?

Monday, March 20th 2017, 6:47
related countries: United States United States

US lawmakers are to seek answers on Russian involvement in last year's presidential election.
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Three years under Russian control

Monday, March 20th 2017, 5:03

The BBC hears from those living in Crimea, three years after it was annexed by Russia.
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Trump-Russia claims: No evidence of collusion - Nunes

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 16:15

A Congress chief says there is no evidence so far of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Russia court to consider Jehovah's Witnesses ban

Friday, March 17th 2017, 17:56

Russia's justice ministry wants the Christian missionary group declared an "extremist group".
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Russian zoo's raccoon in 'erotic' video dispute

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 15:19
related places: Moscow

A Moscow zoo sues filmmakers over an allegedly "erotic" video featuring a raccoon and a naked model.
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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 12:50

The Kremlin has denied that Russia's intelligence agency was involved in a huge hack affecting Yahoo.
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IOC board member apologises 'unreservedly' for Holocaust comparison

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 10:54

An International Olympic Committee board member apologises for comparing calls to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics to the Holocaust.
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Republicans have questions about Trump and wiretapping

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 22:28

Senator Lindsey Graham wants to know if the FBI is investigating Trump over connections to Russia.
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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 14:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

Two Russian spies are indicted by the US Department of Justice over the theft of Yahoo user accounts.
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Russia in Colour

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 1:45

Pioneering photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii developed innovative techniques to capture parts of the Russian Empire in colour for the first time.
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'Just like Hitler'

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 16:34

From Turkey to Trump, Boris and Russia - comparisons to Nazi Germany abound in not so diplomatic discourse.
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Libya's Khalifa Haftar 'retakes oil ports from Islamist militia'

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 13:42

Gen Haftar's forces say they have recaptured oil terminals as Russia denies special forces support.
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Russian whistleblower inquest: 'Poisoned by soup' theory

Monday, March 13th 2017, 17:04

Vital evidence about Alexander Perepilichnyy's last meal was 'flushed away', an inquest hears.
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Eurovision in Ukraine: Controversy over Russian entry

Monday, March 13th 2017, 15:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian entry Julia Samoilova's performance in Crimea may upset hosts Ukraine.
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Pardoned treason prisoner freed in Russia

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 8:45
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Oksana Sevastidi was given seven years for texting about Russian tanks moving to Georgia in 2008.
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Vitaly Churkin: US will not release cause of Russian's death

Friday, March 10th 2017, 19:23
related countries: United States United States

Details of how Russia's envoy to the UN died are deemed private on grounds of diplomatic immunity.
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How to avoid football violence at Russia 2018 World Cup

Friday, March 10th 2017, 4:32

Britain's top police official for football goes to Russia to check how safe it is for travelling fans.
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Public forces Russian city to keep eternal flame lit

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 13:53

Russian city reverses plan to limit war memorial's flame after public outcry.
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No holy drops on Tsar Nicholas II bust, Church says

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 17:28

The Russian Orthodox Church inspected the bust after an MP claimed it was secreting myrrh.
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Russian 'flower rentals' for International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 12:42
related places: Day

Ten-minute rent-a-bouquet time slot offered for those who want to impress social media followers.
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Ukraine conflict: Russia accused of terrorism and discrimination at ICJ

Monday, March 6th 2017, 11:22

The legal action is being brought under UN anti-terrorism and anti-discrimination conventions.
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Trump wire-tap claim denied by ex-intelligence chief Clapper

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 22:21

The denial comes as Donald Trump urges an inquiry into potential "abuse of power" by Barack Obama.
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Russian politician Igor Lebedev proposes legalising football hooliganism

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 14:55

A Russian politician proposes legalising football hooliganism and turning it into a sport.
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Beauty and the Beast: Russia considers ban over 'gay moment'

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 22:03

Officials are to check if the "gay moment" in Beauty and the Beast complies with Russian law.
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EU's Mogherini heckled in Serbia by pro-Russia MPs

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 18:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The EU foreign policy chief faces boos and anti-EU chanting as she speaks to the Serbian parliament.
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Trump defends under-fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 13:01

The Democrats say Jeff Sessions should quit for "lying under oath" about contacts with Russians.
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits Russia probe

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 1:05
related countries: United States United States

America's top prosecutor Jeff Sessions insists his confirmation testimony was "honest and correct".
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Discordant notes

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 0:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian nationalists urge a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, as Ukraine prepares to host it.
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Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to step aside from Russia probe

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 21:05

Jeff Sessions is accused of lying about meetings with the Russian ambassador but the president backs him.
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Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 18:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Is

Syria and Russia say that the city is now firmly back under their control.
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Power games?

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 16:39

Those behind the action are angry that the government buys coal from areas held by pro-Russian rebels.
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Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia meetings

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 15:40
related places: Moscow

Democrats call on Jeff Sessions to quit as he insists he did not mislead his confirmation hearing.
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Russian opposition activist describes alleged torture

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 6:31

Russian opposition activist, Ildar Dadin, describes the alleged torture he endured in prison.
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Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 23:41
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

The Syrian government is accused of using chemical weapons against its citizens.
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Kiribati rejects Russian's 'Romanov revival' plan

Monday, February 27th 2017, 9:22
related places: Romanov

Island nation turns down businessman's scheme to "restore Russian monarchy".
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Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 18:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Friday

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine seized a drone at gunpoint from OSCE monitors on Friday.
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Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 17:06
related places: Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dead near the Kremlin two years ago.
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Friday, February 24th 2017, 15:13

The White House's chief of staff asked the FBI's deputy director to dispute a New York Times article.
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Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 14:04

Country's defence minister admits the presence of a powerful military team focused on controlling information.
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Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 15:23

Plans to rehouse more than a million people in massive clearance of Soviet-era homes.
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Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 11:30

Supreme Court orders the release of protester Ildar Dadin, jailed under tough new rules.
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'No sex with saints'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 5:20

Calls in Russia for Matilda, the true story of a future tsar and a ballerina, to be banned over blasphemy.
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Ukraine oligarch Dmytro Firtash faces extradition to US

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 17:15
related countries: Austria Austria, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Dmytro Firtash, close to ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych, is wanted on corruption charges.
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German AfD leader Petry meets pro-Putin Russian MPs

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 10:32
related countries: Germany Germany

AfD leader Frauke Petry meets top Russian MPs as Germany prepares for elections.
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Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim

Monday, February 20th 2017, 19:38
related countries: Germany Germany, Gibraltar Gibraltar

Billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko is alleged to owe 15.3m euros to the shipbuilder.
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Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

Monday, February 20th 2017, 13:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Moscow

Reports that "Russian state bodies" took part in a foiled coup are absurd, Moscow says.
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Extreme race on frozen lake not for faint-hearted

Monday, February 20th 2017, 11:59
related places: Irkutsk

An endurance skating and cycling race has been held on Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region of Russia.
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Wrong national anthem played for gold medallists

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 14:15
related countries: Austria Austria

Russian gold medallists at the biathlon world championship in Austria had to sing their national anthem after the wrong one was played.
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'Poisoned' critic Vladimir Kara-Murza leaves Russia for treatment

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 12:59

Vladimir Kara-Murza's lawyer says the diagnosis is 'toxic influence of an unknown substance'.
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Russia accepts passports issued by east Ukraine rebels

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 0:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine calls the move an escalation while Russia says it is a humanitarian act.
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Russia wants 'mutual respect' with the US, says Lavrov

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 14:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lavrov, Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow wants a relationship of "mutual respect" with the US.
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Russia must be held accountable, says Mike Pence

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 11:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Minsk

In his first speech abroad, the US vice-president called on Russia to honour the Minsk peace accord.
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'Excessive Trumpophilia'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 13:17

Russian media euphoria about Donald Trump has turned to scepticism, Steve Rosenberg reports.
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Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 23:46
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Bonn

Senior US officials say Washington will work with Moscow, but only in certain policy areas.
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Fifa boss 'not concerned' about hooligans

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 14:29

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says he is "not at all concerned" about the threat of hooliganism at next year's World Cup in Russia.
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The secret world of Russia football hooligans

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 3:39

In rare interviews, the Orel Butchers speak about their lives as Russian football hooligans.
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Is Russia's Arctic presence 'aggressive?'

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 20:21

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from the Arctic circle, where Russia is building up its forces.
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Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 17:01
related countries: United States United States

The US president accuses the intelligence community of leaks and interference in politics.
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Russia denies breaking treaty after alleged missile deployment

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 11:42

Trump administration officials accuse Russia of deploying a banned cruise missile.
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