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Siberian resort builds 'ice library of dreams'

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 13:38

Russian tourism board etches people's dreams into huge blocks of ice by Lake Baikal.
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Going nowhere

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 10:30
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Israel Israel

The story of how a popular Russian-Israeli travel blogger ended up in a Belarusian jail.
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Kremlin angry over Fox News 'Putin's a killer' question

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:58
related countries: United States United States

Russia says that "Putin's a killer" comments are unacceptable and the US TV station must apologise.
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Trump defends Putin over Russia killings allegations

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

President Trump suggests the US is not "so innocent" when asked about political killings in Russia.
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Ukraine conflict: Rebel commander killed in bomb blast

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 23:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A pro-Russian military rebel chief is killed in a car bomb attack in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukraine: Inside civilians' living nightmare

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 8:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

In eastern Ukraine, one woman cannot tell her grandson his mother is dead after another night of heavy shelling.
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US soldiers train in Nato states near Russia

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 18:25
related countries: Latvia Latvia, United States United States

US soldiers have been testing whether they can survive in cold weather situations in Latvia.
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Norway institutions 'targeted by Russia-linked hackers'

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 16:45
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's Labour Party, defence and foreign ministries were all targeted, says the security service.
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Russian critic Vladimir Kara-Murza suffers sudden organ failure

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 16:09

Vladimir Kara-Murza is in an induced coma two years after he almost died of suspected poisoning.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins European human rights payout

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 12:55

Russia is ordered to compensate the opposition politician for violating his right to protest.
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Russia charges cyber-security experts with treason

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 17:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin denies the arrests are related to claims of Russian hacking during the US election.
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Ukraine: Avdiivka, the front line of Europe's 'forgotten war'

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 23:16

Tom Burridge reports from the city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, on the front line between government troops and Russian-backed rebels.
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Ukraine conflict: Evacuation planned in frontline town of Avdiivka

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 12:37

Ukraine makes plans to move thousands of people amid an upsurge in fighting with pro-Russian rebels.
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'Freedom to beat the family'

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 2:31

Russian MPs vote to remove domestic abuse from the criminal code arguing the law is "anti-family".
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Money laundering fine for Deutsche Bank

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK and US regulators fine Deutsche Bank $630m over a Russian money laundering plan.
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Russia domestic violence: One woman's narrow escape

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:16

It’s estimated 600 Russian women are killed in the home every month. Marina narrowly escaped.
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Kiribati mulls proposal to 'restore Russian monarchy'

Monday, January 30th 2017, 15:49

A businessman wants to create an "alternative Russia" in the middle of the Pacific.
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Trump: 'No guarantee' on Russia relations

Friday, January 27th 2017, 22:17

The US president will talk to Vladimir Putin on Saturday, but has not said if he will end sanctions.
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Could Trump defrost Russian relations?

Friday, January 27th 2017, 12:46

Steve Rosenberg looks at how relations between the two politicians could bring Russia in from the diplomatic cold.
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Russian tank maker publishes 'patriotic' children's book

Friday, January 27th 2017, 12:38

Defence company Uralvagonzavod says its pre-school book will encourage national pride.
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Russian MPs pass bill to soften domestic violence law

Friday, January 27th 2017, 11:52

A bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence passes its final reading in Russia's Duma.
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How do Moscow's 15,000 rough sleepers cope in winter?

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:34
related places: Moscow

For the 15,000 people living on Moscow's streets, Russia's winters can be especially cruel.
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UK warship escorts Russian carrier in English Channel

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Navy frigate is escorting Russian warships sailing through the English Channel
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Domestic violence: Russia MPs back law cutting penalty

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 15:33

MPs in Russia overwhelmingly approve plans to decriminalise some forms of domestic violence.
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Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 5:17
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Turkey Turkey
related places: Astana

The government's lead negotiator accuses his rebel counterpart of making "provocative" comments.
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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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