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Russian fan leader Shprygin back in France at Euro 2016

Monday, June 20th 2016, 21:28
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow

Russian football fan leader Alexander Shprygin has been detained at a Euro 2016 match in France, two days after being expelled from the country, officials say.
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Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's Chekov, killed by his own car

Monday, June 20th 2016, 13:54

Anton Yelchin, the US Russian-born actor who played Chekov in the new Star Trek films, has been killed by his own car at his home in Los Angeles.
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US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments

Monday, June 20th 2016, 11:47
related countries: United States United States

A top US commander says Russia can move large military forces to Eastern Europe faster than Nato.
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Russia Lake Syamozero: Children die after storm catches boating group

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 22:43

Fourteen people, mostly children, die after a storm catches a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia's Karelia region.
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Children die in Russian lake storm

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 22:37

Fourteen people, mostly children, die when a storm caught a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia's Karelia region.
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Orthodox Churches council opens on Crete despite Russia's absence

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 11:13

An historic gathering of Orthodox Churches opens on the Greek island of Crete, despite the absence of four denominations including the Russians.
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Doping: International Olympic Committee backs 'strong' IAAF stance on Russia

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 13:51

The International Olympic Committee has backed the "strong stance" taken by athletics' chiefs in extending Russia's ban from international competition.
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German minister warns Nato against 'warmongering'

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 13:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's foreign minister warns Nato against scaremongering after it conducts military exercises in Eastern Europe.
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Russian athletes ban is 'unfair', says Vladimir Putin

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:40

Vladimir Putin says it is unjust and unfair that Russian athletes remain banned from international competition, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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Euro 2016: France to deport Russia fan chief Shprygin

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 4:07

France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian football supporters' association and 19 of his fellow fans later on Saturday, after violence in Marseille.
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Dented pride

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 0:18
related places: Moscow

Russia prides itself on sporting prowess - but scandals have tarnished its reputation, as Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.
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Doping: Russian athletes remain banned from competition including Olympics

Friday, June 17th 2016, 19:23

Russian athletes remain banned from international competition, including Rio 2016, but demonstrably clean athletes can compete as neutrals.
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Russian athletics 'tainted from the top level down'

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:23

The IAAF's Rune Andersen says Russian athletics "has been tainted by doping from the top level down."
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IAAF decision on Russia's inclusion at Rio

Friday, June 17th 2016, 8:19

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is to decide whether Russia has reformed enough for an athletics ban for doping to be lifted.
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Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 19:59
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian football supporters' association and 19 of his fellow fans after violence in Marseille.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'wants long-term Aleppo ceasefire'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 9:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia calls for a long-term ceasefire in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after declaring a two-day pause in the fighting there.
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Russia doping: New Wada report reveals obstructions to testing

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:25

Anti-doping officials in Russia are being stopped from testing athletes, says a new World Anti-Doping Agency report.
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Euro 2016: Russia summons French ambassador after fan violence

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:05
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's ambassador to Moscow is summoned to the Russian foreign ministry after Russia sharply criticises French policing at Euro 2016.
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Kremlin's man

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 15:55

The head of Russia's football movement Alexander Shprygin is backed by the Kremlin and has voiced far-right views.
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Euro 2016: Will Russian hooligans attack in Lille?

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6:49
related countries: France France

French authorities are on high alert in case of more violence between Russian and English supporters at the European Football Championship.
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Euro 2016: Russia given suspended disqualification

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 0:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is crowd trouble at their remaining matches in France.
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Russia 'hacked Democrats data on Trump' says US

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Russian government hackers have breached the Democratic National Committee for opposition research on Donald Trump, officials say.
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UK raises concern over Lille security

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FA has "serious concerns" about security in Lille, where England fans and Russian supporters are set to gather for this week's Euro 2016 matches, chairman Greg Dyke says.
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Euro 2016: Russia fans deported from France after violent scenes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 10:51
related countries: France France

French authorities have started deporting Russia supporters from the country in response to repeated violence at Euro 2016.
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Hard core

Monday, June 13th 2016, 23:52

BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains how Russian fans believe they have beaten their English counterparts at hooliganism.
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Euro 2016: 150 Russians 'behind' violence

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:44
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A group of "well-trained" Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say, as six England fans are jailed following disorder.
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French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
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Euro 2016: England and Russia given disqualification warning

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uefa has threatened to disqualify England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there is further violence, following clashes in Marseille.
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Nadia Savchenko: 'They tried to break me'

Friday, June 10th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian fighter pilot sentenced to 22 years in a Russian jail, returned home to Ukraine just over two weeks ago after a pardon from President Putin.
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Art or arson?

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:21

Pyotr Pavlensky was released by a Russian court after a bizarre trial involving a burnt door, a guard dog and a hefty fine.
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Pavlensky Russian trial: Bizarre case of performance artist

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:21

The bizarre case of a Russian performance artist
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Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky fined and freed

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 0:52

Russian court frees Pyotr Pavlensky
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VIDEO: Russian artist fined and freed

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 0:52

Russian court frees Pyotr Pavlensky
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Russian PM: 'No money for pensions, but have a good day!'

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:14

Russian PM comments to pensioner spark uproar
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Sharapova banned for two years

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 20:43

Russia's Maria Sharapova is suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drugs test.
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Chess legend Korchnoi dies aged 85

Monday, June 6th 2016, 17:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who defected from Russia to the West in 1976, has died in Switzerland aged 85.
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Syrian troops 'advance on IS capital'

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Is

Syrian troops, backed by Russian air power, cross into Raqqa province, nearing the self-styled capital of so-called Islamic State, UK-based activists say.
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MH17 prosecutors want Russian answers

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 21:28

Prosecutors seek to put pressure on Russia to give information about the downing of Flight MH17 in 2014, in which 298 people were killed.
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Poland to sign up 35,000 paramilitaries

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 12:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland says it will start recruiting in September for a new 35,000-strong paramilitary defence force because of tensions with Russia.
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Twitter restores Putin parody account

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 17:47
related countries: Estonia Estonia

A popular account that pokes fun at the Russian president goes back online after an outcry from the real Estonian president and others.
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VIDEO: Child pulled from Idlib strike rubble

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 3:36
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Idlib

Turkey has accused Russia of bombing a hospital and a mosque in the Syrian city of Idlib.
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Air strikes 'kill 23' in Syria's Idlib

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes overnight on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.
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Putin visits all-male Orthodox enclave

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 16:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
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Greek PM condemns Russia sanctions

Friday, May 27th 2016, 23:27
related countries: Greece Greece, Ukraine Ukraine

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Western sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are "not productive".
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VIDEO: Russia will 'respond if we see rockets'

Friday, May 27th 2016, 22:40
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said Russia might be forced to respond to US moves in Europe.
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Russian girl's suicide prompts national debate

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 23:19

Girl's story prompts suicide debate in Russia
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VIDEO: Warm welcome for Ukraine's Savchenko

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 19:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, Savchenko

Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
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Jailed Ukrainian freed in prisoner swap

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia releases jailed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner exchange also involving two Russian nationals convicted in Kiev last month.
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New tests find Russian athletes positive

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: China China

The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.
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VIDEO: Inside infamous Moscow anti-doping lab

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 22:34
related countries: China China

Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
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IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 9:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.
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MH17 victims' families sue Putin

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 20:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

Families of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine file a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
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Shake-up at Russia's RBC seen as new Putin media raid

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:17

Russian broadcaster reined in after its revealing reports
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Ukraine president hails Eurovision win

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Poroshenko of Ukraine welcomes his country's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, while many in Russia condemn it as political.
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Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' of cheats

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 7:24

Russia is "ashamed" of cheating athletes but its ban should be lifted for the Rio Olympics, the country's sports minister has said.
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Three dead in Moscow cemetery brawl

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 20:11
related places: Moscow

Three people are killed and more than 90 arrested as a mass brawl breaks out at Moscow cemetery, Russian media report.
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North Korea detains Russian yacht

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 12:04
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.
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Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:01

Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?
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Russia says US missiles breach treaty

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 17:45
related countries: Romania Romania, United States United States

Russia warns the US that activation of a European missile defence shield in Romania will violate a treaty on nuclear forces.
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Russia through to Eurovision final

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 8:23
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Russia and the Netherlands make it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest but Iceland crashes out.
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Russia 'concerned' by Sochi doping claim

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 1:05
related places: Sochi

The Russian authorities are "concerned" by new claims of doping among Russian athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, an adviser says.
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VIDEO: Eurovision: The bookies' favourite

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 5:41

Russia's Sergey Lazarev is the bookies' favourite to win this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest.
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Russian WW2 parade showcases new arms

Monday, May 9th 2016, 12:45
related places: Moscow

Russian armed forces units parade in Moscow, marking the 71st anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
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Russia's unpaid car workers of Togliatti

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 2:20

The Russian car-workers struggling on with no pay
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Aleppo ceasefire extended until Monday

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 1:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A two-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo is extended for a further three days, Russia's defence ministry says.
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Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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VIDEO: On ground with Russian forces in Syria

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 4:45
related countries: Syria Syria

On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.
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Syria truce 'extended to Aleppo'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

A partial, shaky truce between Syria and non-jihadist rebels is extended to embattled Aleppo, after US and Russian pressure.
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Portugal targets 'Russia football gang'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 18:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

European and Portuguese police say they have dismantled a mainly Russian criminal gang laundering money through the football sector in Portugal.
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Charges in Russia-Poland spy case

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 15:31
related countries: Poland Poland

A lawyer with dual Russian-Polish citizenship whose father played for the Russian national football team is charged with espionage, Polish media say.
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Syria truce 'to be extended to Aleppo'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 20:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.
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Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.
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VIDEO: Russia's rival song contest

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 8:06

The Eurovision Song Contest may be next week, but one Russian MP has his eye on a very patriotic rival.
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VIDEO: Plucky pony makes break for freedom

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 15:55

A pony that was part of a biblical-themed spring festival in Russia escaped, pursued by a costumed actor.
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Russia challenges US after jet face-off

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltic, Friday

Russia accuses a US Air Force jet of switching off its transponder signal over the Baltic on Friday, leading its own jets to intercept it.
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Nail-biting start for Russia's new Vostochny space centre

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 0:05

Nervous start for new Russian cosmodrome
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US accuses Russia over jet manoeuvre

Friday, April 29th 2016, 22:24
related countries: United States United States

A Russian jet fighter intercepted a US Air Force plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon says.
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Russia lambasts Poland over bikers ban

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:08
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

Russia summons the Polish ambassador in Moscow to protest against a ban on Russian bikers from entering Poland as part of World War Two commemorations.
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Russia jails space centre manager

Friday, April 29th 2016, 11:22

A Russian court jails a construction boss for corruption at Vostochny, a prestigious new cosmodrome.
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US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 8:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.
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Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 5:55

Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
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Putin scolds space officials over delay

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 17:16

Russia's president urges space officials to fix "hitches" after travelling across the country to see the first rocket launch from a new cosmodrome - only for it to be delayed.
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'Four civilians killed' in east Ukraine

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 10:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say at least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a shelling - an attack army chiefs deny.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian fur farm

Monday, April 25th 2016, 23:04

Reggie Yates gets rare access to a Russian fur farm, and sees sable, Arctic foxes and even a lynx kept inside tiny cages.
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