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Russian TV chief labels US intelligence report 'a joke'

Friday, January 20th 2017, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

The editor-in-chief of Russia's state broadcaster RT has defended its coverage of the US election campaign.
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Putin spokesman denies US election hack

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2017 US election result.
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Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets.
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Trump's views are '100% different' to Putin's, says Alexey Navalny

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 5:44

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says Mr Trump's attitude towards Mr Putin is "strange".
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Russia's Putin calls leaked Trump memos 'utter nonsense'

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

The Russian president said those behind the allegations were "worse than prostitutes".
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Russian region debates Nutcracker 'occult' row

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 13:12

Officials in Siberian region are to debate a religious row over The Nutcracker ballet.
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Lithuania plans fence on Russian Kaliningrad border

Monday, January 16th 2017, 18:46
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania will fence off its border to keep out Russian "provocateurs" or smugglers.
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Fairytale heroes

Monday, January 16th 2017, 16:45

A pictorial manual with Russian fairytale heroes aims to reduce tensions for migrants in the city.
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Russian artist Pavlensky 'to seek French asylum' amid sex claim

Monday, January 16th 2017, 16:42
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

Shock artist Petr Pavlensky leaves Moscow after being told he is being accused of a sex crime.
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CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 20:41

The outgoing chief of the CIA says the president-elect does not fully understand the Russian threat.
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Horse powered snowboarding

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 9:18

How snowboarders are harnessing horsepower in Russia.
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Trump 'willing to work with Russia and China'

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 12:02
related countries: United States United States

The US president-elect says he could lift Russian sanctions and is not wedded to a One China policy.
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Honey traps

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

Russia denies collecting scandalous material on the US president-elect - but what is 'kompromat'?
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Guccifer 2.0 & me

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

Who is behind the persona that US spy chiefs say is at the heart of the Russian hacking allegations?
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Donald Trump blasts Clinton after probe of FBI launched

Friday, January 13th 2017, 15:43
related countries: United States United States

President-elect says Hillary Clinton was "guilty as hell", after a probe of the FBI over emails is launched.
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Russians mock 'Uber-like' funeral app

Friday, January 13th 2017, 14:51

App that allows people to organise funerals on the go is ridiculed in Russia
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Trump top nominees Pompeo and Mattis warn of Russia threat

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 22:43

Pentagon nominee James Mattis warns Nato is facing its biggest attack since World War Two.
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Mattis, Pompeo and Tillerson: Trump v his nominees on Russia

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 21:39

When Donald Trump's cabinet nominees talk about Russia are they are the same page as their boss?
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Trump claims intelligence chief denounced 'false' dossier

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 15:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, Clapper, President

Donald Trump says spy boss Clapper told him that claims Russia held compromising material were "false".
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US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 13:48
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

Thousands of troops, and hundreds of armoured vehicles, are being sent to Poland.
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Rex Tillerson: What Trump's top diplomat really believes

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 23:42

What did Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of State say about Russia and climate change?
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Trump condemns spy agency 'leak' of 'fake news'

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 22:45

The president-elect tells reporters alleged compromising material on him is "fake and phoney".
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Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair assumption' Putin behind hacks

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 22:32
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee faces hostile questions in a Senate confirmation hearing.
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Trump refuses to answer reporter's question on Russia

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 17:59

Donald Trump refuses to answer a CNN reporter's question after the network reported on Trump dossier.
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Trump Russia ties: Kremlin says it has no 'compromising' information

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 12:59

Russia says claims it has embarrassing material about the US president-elect are "pulp fiction".
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Russia region's 'no abortion day' to mark Bible story

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 12:22

Debate over Russian Orthodox Church influence as region agrees to day-long abortion ban.
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Young Russians born this decade face complete smoking ban

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 18:31

Russia's health ministry is considering a permanent ban on selling cigarettes to people born in 2014 or later.
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Russian consul Andrey Malanin found dead in Athens

Monday, January 9th 2017, 21:08
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

The head of consular affairs at Russia's embassy in Greece is found dead in his Athens apartment.
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Putin Pepeganda

Monday, January 9th 2017, 18:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Russian embassy in London sent a picture of Pepe the frog to British PM Theresa May.
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Trump election: Russia 'tired' of US hacking 'witch-hunt'

Monday, January 9th 2017, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

Russia says it is tired of "amateurish" hacking claims over the American presidential election.
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Donald Trump blasts 'fools' who oppose good Russian ties

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 16:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Donald Trump vows to work with Russia to solve the "pressing problems of the world".
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US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump

Saturday, January 7th 2017, 10:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

US intelligence says Russia's President Putin ordered a campaign to help Donald Trump win election.
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John Kerry surprised by Theresa May criticism on Israel

Friday, January 6th 2017, 22:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Katty Kay presses outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry on his Israel speech, the Russia hacking allegations, and other topics from his tenure.
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Russia hacking claims: Trump says no effect on election

Friday, January 6th 2017, 20:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Hacking did not sway the US election, Donald Trump says, after a briefing by intelligence chiefs.
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Trump election: US 'identifies agents behind Russian hack'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 12:36
related countries: United States United States

The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'withdrawing aircraft carrier group'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 10:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia begins reducing its forces in Syria, starting with its aircraft carrier group, the military says.
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Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to 'grow up'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 8:03

Donald Trump is "mindless" for attacking the intelligence community, Vice-President Joe Biden says.
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Biden: 'Time to be an adult'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

US President-elect Donald Trump has again voiced scepticism about Russia's alleged interference in the American presidential election.
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Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive

Friday, January 6th 2017, 1:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The reason why Russia allegedly meddled in the US election will be revealed next week.
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Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 20:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
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Russian sculptor creates giant manure cockerel

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 15:53

A frozen dung statue marks the new year in Russia's Far East.
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Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Syrian rebel groups suspend preparations for peace talks, alleging government ceasefire violations.
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Russian diplomats expelled by Obama over hacking leave US

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 21:23
related countries: United States United States

The 35 Russians expelled by President Barack Obama over alleged election hacking leave the US.
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Syria conflict: UN welcomes Russia-Turkey truce efforts

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 20:35
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Syria Syria

The UN votes to back efforts by Russia and Turkey to end fighting in Syria and hold new peace talks.
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'Russia hacking code' found on Vermont utility computer

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 14:29

A Vermont electrical firm says malware linked to Russian hacking was found on one of its laptops.
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Russian riddle

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 0:18

Russian nobles murdered the powerful mystic Grigory Rasputin 100 years ago - but how did it happen?
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Syria conflict: Clashes reported despite truce

Friday, December 30th 2016, 21:09
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Fighting is reported in parts of Syria despite a nationwide truce coming into force early on Friday.
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Traitor?

Friday, December 30th 2016, 2:39

Yuliya Stepanova fled abroad after she revealed the dirty secrets of Russian athletics. So what do people think of the athlete in her homeland?
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US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

The US expels 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of cyber attacks related to the US election.
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Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 17:29
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Syrian government and rebels agree a nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey.
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Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 17:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump dismisses a US threat to sanction Russia over hacking as a distraction.
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Russia plane crash: Attack not ruled out by investigators

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 15:41

Investigators say they cannot rule out an attack as the cause of the Russian air disaster.
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Syria conflict: Turkey plans for ceasefire before new year

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 11:05
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it is working with Russia on a ceasefire across Syria to take effect before the new year.
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US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

Senators from the main US parties say Russia may face sanctions over alleged hacking during the election.
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'Doping gift box' sent out by Russian state-funded TV

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 17:05

State-funded Russian channel RT produces New Year gift boxes branded "Russian doping".
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Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia 'agree ceasefire plan'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister says it has agreed with Russia a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria.
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Russian anti-doping agency denies admitting to existence of doping programme

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 15:08

Russia's anti-doping agency denies reports it admitted to the existence of a doping operation in the country.
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Russia plane crash: Flight recorder 'reveals faulty wing flaps to blame'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 14:59

Faulty wing flaps were to blame for Sunday's Russian airliner crash, Russian media reports say.
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Russian plane crash: 'Black box' recorder examined

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 22:15

Experts in Russia have started to examine the first of the 'black box' flight recorders to be recovered from Sunday's plane crash.
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Russian plane crash: Experts begin examining flight recorder

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 16:31

Air experts in Russia examine the first of the flight recorders found from Sunday's plane crash.
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Russia's museum of everyday Soviet objects

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 0:23

A look around a museum in Russia dedicated to Soviet-era artefacts.
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Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea

Monday, December 26th 2016, 21:52

A huge search continues in Russia after a military plane with 92 people crashed into the Black Sea.
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Russia's pain over plane crash victims

Monday, December 26th 2016, 15:34

A huge search operation is continuing for a Russian military plane which crashed with 92 on board.
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Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea, 'killing 92'

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 19:07
related places: Sochi

All 92 people on board a Russian military plane are feared dead after it crashed into the Black Sea.
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Recovery operation after Russian military plane crashes into Black Sea

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 16:30

A recovery operation is under way after a Russian military plane with 92 people on board crashes into the Black Sea.
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Russia's fall and rise

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 0:08

Steve Rosenberg looks back at the unpredictable events in Russia in 25 years since communism fell.
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Vladimir Putin says Russia is 'stronger than any aggressor'

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 11:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not want a new arms race with the West.
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Man 'in love' drives through airport

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 22:59

A Russian drunk driver who rammed his way into Kazan International Airport terminal in Russia said he was meeting a lady friend.
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Donald Trump gets 'very nice letter from Vladimir Putin'

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 17:19

Donald Trump welcomes a note from the Russian president, calling his thoughts "so correct".
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Russia 'stronger than any aggressor' - Vladimir Putin

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 13:37

President Putin says Russia is "stronger than any potential aggressor", with improved nuclear arms.
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Russia Josef Stalin: Outspoken grandson is 'found dead'

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 21:06
related places: Moscow

A grandson of Soviet leader Josef Stalin is found dead in Moscow, ambulance officials say.
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Anti-gay campaign drives out Russian teacher in Krasnoyarsk

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 17:04
related places: Krasnoyarsk

A Russian teacher says she was forced to quit her job after being targeted by an anti-gay campaigner.
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Russian ambassador killing: Funeral held in Moscow

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 13:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Moscow

President Vladimir Putin leads tributes in Moscow to the Russian ambassador assassinated in Ankara.
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Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US army's commander in Europe criticises Russia's "disregard for civilians" in Syria.
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Russians on being poisoned by bath oil

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 9:22

People who drank toxic alcohol in Russia describe what happened to them.
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Russia bath lotion poisoning: Putin orders crackdown as death toll rises

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 15:14

Russia's President Putin acts to curb surrogate alcohol, after 62 die from drinking bath lotion.
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Murder on auto play

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:52

After the Russian assassination, what to do to stop videos that play automatically on social media.
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Russian ambassador killing: Andrei Karlov's body flown home from Turkey

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 20:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The body of the assassinated Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov is flown home.
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Russian ambassador killing: Andrei Karlov's body flown home from Turkey

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The body of the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been flown home after he was shot dead in Turkey.
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Russian ambassador killing: Moscow to boost security at embassies

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 10:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders more security at embassies after its Turkey envoy is killed.
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Russia bath lotion kills 49 drinkers in Irkutsk

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 9:28
related places: Irkutsk

At least 49 people die in Russia after drinking bath essence "as if it were alcohol".
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