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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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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 6:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

A Turkish policeman shoots dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, apparently in protest at Aleppo.
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Russian ambassador shooting: Video shows aftermath

Monday, December 19th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Video shows the gunman moments after fatally shooting the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, in Ankara.
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Ukraine army 'repulsed rebel attack' near Debaltseve in east

Monday, December 19th 2016, 16:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says its army repulsed an offensive by pro-Russian rebels near Debaltseve in the east.
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Russian plane crashes in Siberia, injuring 38

Monday, December 19th 2016, 11:13

Thirty-eight people are injured as a Russian defence ministry plane crash-lands in Siberia.
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Outrage over Moscow restaurant name

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 0:22
related places: Moscow

A Moscow restaurant calling itself NKVD - the name of the Stalin-era Soviet secret police - has been heavily criticised by campaigners and on social media.
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US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says he warned Russia's Vladimir Putin in September to stop hacking the US election.
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US hacking claims: Clinton blames Russia and FBI boss for loss

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton attributes her election defeat to Russian hacking and a letter from the FBI.
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US hacking claims: Russia says 'indecent' without evidence

Friday, December 16th 2016, 11:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US should detail evidence of alleged Russian hacking or stop talking about it, the Kremlin says.
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Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:06
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama promises to retaliate against Russia for its alleged interference in the election campaign.
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'Victory over terrorism'

Friday, December 16th 2016, 1:31
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow assesses the Russian reaction to the recapture of Aleppo.
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EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Friday, December 16th 2016, 0:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meeting in Brussels agree to extend economic sanctions on Russia for six more months.
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Top US Republican Senator Graham accuses Russia of hacking his email

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

Senator Lindsey Graham says his election campaign account was hacked by the Russians.
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Russian law students get patriotism lectures

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 13:20

Law students at Siberian university get an unexpected lesson in patriotism from archpriest.
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Aleppo battle ends as Syria rebel deal reached

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 22:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia says fighting ends in eastern Aleppo, as Syrian rebels agree to leave in the coming hours.
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Putin's yappy dog performs for Japanese media

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 22:11
related countries: Japan Japan

A yappy dog owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin performs tricks for Japanese media.
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Russia loses right to host World Champs

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:54
related places: Sochi

The Russian city of Sochi will not host next year's bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships.
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Soviet 'NKVD' restaurant name triggers Moscow row

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:13
related places: Moscow

A Moscow restaurant named "NKVD", like Stalin's secret police, loses its street sign amid a furore.
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Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

A top energy executive with strong ties to Russia is lined up as US secretary of state.
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Murder in Istanbul

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 0:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Twelve men from the countries of the former USSR have been assassinated in Turkey, and there's evidence that some of the hitmen were from Russia.
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Republicans Ryan and McConnell back Russia vote hack probe

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: McConnell

Senior Republicans support investigations into possible Russian hacking of the US election process.
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Trump condemns CIA Russia hacking report

Monday, December 12th 2016, 18:12
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump pours fresh scorn on US intelligence claims of Russian hackers meddling in the election.
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'Caught red-handed'

Monday, December 12th 2016, 15:14
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Claims of a plot in Montenegro and arms found in Serbia raise questions about Russia's Balkans role.
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Russian hackers 'threaten Germany 2017 election', MPs warn

Monday, December 12th 2016, 12:26
related countries: Germany Germany

German politicians say Russia could use hackers and others to undermine the German elections.
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A coming thaw

Monday, December 12th 2016, 10:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

PJ Crowley looks at possible shifts in US foreign policy under Trump and how they may benefit Russia.
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Palmyra: IS retakes ancient Syrian city

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Is

The Islamic State group retakes the Syrian city of Palmyra, despite a fierce Russian air assault.
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Donald Trump rejects CIA Russia hacking report

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 16:11
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says a CIA report that Russian hackers tried to help him win the election is "ridiculous" and politically-driven.
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Donald Trump: Russia hacking claims 'ridiculous'

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 9:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump dismisses the reported conclusions of the CIA that Russia interfered to help him win the US presidential election.
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Putin turns down Japanese dog gift, MP says

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 16:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Akita

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected Japan's offer of a gift Akita dog, a Japanese MP says.
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Syria conflict: US urges 'grace' as Aleppo's fall nears

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US calls on Syria and Russia to "show a little grace" in Aleppo as they close in on the rebels.
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Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 5:54
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence reportedly believes Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race.
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Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 4:40
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.
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Russian doping: McLaren report says more than 1,000 athletes implicated

Friday, December 9th 2016, 15:59

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.
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Russian region ordered to restore Teutonic castle

Friday, December 9th 2016, 15:33

Prosecutors tell Russia's Kaliningrad Region to invest in gutted 14th Century castle.
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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s drug cheats

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:16

Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.
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100 Women 2016: Russia's female role models across the divide

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 13:44

Men still dominate Russian politics and business, but young women from both sides of the divide are making strides.
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Former Russian lawmakers 'face eviction'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 11:36

MPs who lost their seats in recent elections reluctant to give up Kremlin-funded apartments.
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Pollution devastating industrial Russian city

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 9:31
related places: Chelyabinsk

Millions of Russian residents in Central Russia's Chelyabinsk region are living amidst jaw-dropping amounts of pollution.
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Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:42
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.
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100 Women 2016: Birthday cakes and candles for retired Russian cows

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:09

One Woman's quest to rescue Russia's aging cows.
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Kremlin to sell own-brand dairy products online

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 14:57

Russian government says the "Kremlin Quality" range will launch in 2017.
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Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:45
related countries: China China, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia and China veto a draft UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo.
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Moscow connections

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Moscow correspondent reflects on the long shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Small tornado hits Russia's Olympic city Sochi

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:40
related places: Sochi

A small tornado descends on Russia's Olympic city Sochi as stormy weather batters the coastline.
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Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 15:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is "clever" and "already a statesman".
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Russian diplomat 'beat Mongolian rapper over Swastika outfit'

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 12:53
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Mongolian rapper allegedly attacked for wearing a 'traditional' swastika symbol on stage.
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Russia 'not seeking conflict' - Putin tells nation

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 16:22

Russia is not seeking conflict with anyone, President Putin tells the nation in a keynote speech.
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Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea despite Russian ire

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 15:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea, despite Russian threats to respond to the "provocation".
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Russian Revolution given social network treatment

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 15:12

Internet project gives daily updates from major figures in a Facebook-style format.
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Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 8:55
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's Magnus Carlsen beats Russia's Sergey Karjakin to win World Chess Championship for the third time.
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Kirkorov plagiarism row: French disco musician held in Russia

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 10:38
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

French disco musician Marouani is held in Moscow in a row over claims of plagiarism by Russian star.
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Russia hackers: German spy chief Kahl warns of election disruption

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's spy chief warns Russia could seek to disrupt next year's elections with cyber attacks.
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BBC granted exclusive access to nuclear bunker

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:06
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is granted exclusive access to an attack-ready nuclear shelter in the north of Moscow.
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Former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych court appearance

Monday, November 28th 2016, 21:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has been questioned via video-link from Russia.
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Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall

Monday, November 28th 2016, 16:21
related places: Moscow

Russian chess grandmaster Yuri Yeliseyev, aged 20, falls to his death from a Moscow balcony.
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Russian officials create Santa letter template

Monday, November 28th 2016, 15:16
related places: Santa

State offers official guidance on how to write to Grandfather Frost.
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Putin spokesman's wife in row over Holocaust TV skating routine

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 21:06

Ice skater Tatiana Navka performs a controversial Holocaust-themed routine on Russian TV.
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Tiger cub makes unlikely friend in Russia

Friday, November 25th 2016, 17:47

A tiger cub rejected by its mother has made an unlikely friendship with a ferret, but there's more...
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Spain questions Israel over helicopter drone gift to Russia

Friday, November 25th 2016, 17:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Spain Spain

Spain says it has asked Israel to explain why it gave a Spanish-made drone to the Russian PM.
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Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych speaks to court via video

Friday, November 25th 2016, 13:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine ex-President Viktor Yanukovych speaks briefly to a Kiev court via video link from Russia.
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Vladimir Putin: Russia's border 'doesn't end anywhere'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 22:42

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia's border "doesn't end anywhere", addressing a televised awards ceremony for geography students.
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Russia's border doesn't end anywhere, Vladimir Putin says

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 17:01

President Putin says Russia's border "doesn't end anywhere", to applause at a televised ceremony.
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Ukraine urged by EU to tackle corruption

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 9:12

The EU hopes underwear protests against corruption in Ukraine could become a thing of the past.
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Panfilov's 28 Men: Is Russian war movie the whole story?

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:45

A new film has gone on release in Russia retelling one of the best-known stories of Soviet heroism in World War Two. But how much of it is true?
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Kaliningrad: New Russian missile deployment angers Nato

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 16:38

Nato accuses Russia of military posturing amid reports it has sent anti-ship missiles to the Baltic.
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Malware is making ATMs 'spit cash'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 15:53

A Russian cybersecurity company warns of a spate of remotely coordinated attacks on cash machines.
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Ukraine abducted two soldiers from Crimea, says Russia

Monday, November 21st 2016, 22:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia demands the "immediate return" of two servicemen detained by Ukraine on the Crimean border.
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World Anti-Doping Agency: Russia urged to admit state-sponsored doping

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 17:12

World Anti-Doping Agency officials urge Russia to admit to state-sponsored doping in a bid to regain trust.
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War of words

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:51

Will the election of Donald Trump lead to better relations between America and Russia?
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Cat tank: cuddly toy or Russian militarism?

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:25

Why did a Russian engineer fashion a pet house shaped as a tank?
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Why Russia's Cossacks love Donald Trump

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

The result of the recent US presidential election has gone down well with Russia's Cossack people.
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Trump election: Obama and EU keep up pressure on Russia

Friday, November 18th 2016, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Berlin

Outgoing US President Obama and EU leaders agree in Berlin to keep up sanctions pressure on Russia.
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Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Friday, November 18th 2016, 10:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic

Lithuania says Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the Baltics before Donald Trump becomes US president.
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Lithuania's fears of Russian 'threat'

Friday, November 18th 2016, 5:39
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president.
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Obama's hopes for Trump's approach to Russia

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

US President Barack Obama has said he hopes president-elect Donald Trump will stand up to Russia, and not do "whatever is convenient at the time".
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Russia spokeswoman says Jews mainly backed Trump

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

A Russian ministry spokeswoman says US Jews told her they mainly backed Donald Trump.
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'Russiano' coffee joke sparks online humour

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 14:12

Americano coffee "not politically correct", Russian prime minister jokes.
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LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 12:14

Social network LinkedIn is being blocked in Russia after a court finds the company guilty of violating local data storage laws.
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Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 20:52

Russia withdraws its signature from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court.
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