Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

News: Russia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Russia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Russia – overview

Russia: news

VIDEO: The day a meteor came to town

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:00

Residents of a Russian town near the area where a meteor crashed recall the moment of impact.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

G20 not expected to criticise Japan

Friday, February 15th 2013, 19:43
related places: Moscow

Finance ministers of the G20 nations meeting in Moscow will not criticise Japan for weakening the yen, a leaked draft communique suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Meteor injures hundreds in Russia

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:58
related places: Ural

A meteor crashing to earth in Russia's Ural mountains injures at least 950 people, as the shockwave blows out windows, Russian officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Meteor strike injures hundreds

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:55

More than 500 people were injured when a meteor shot across the sky in central Russia, creating a shockwave that blew out windows and damaged buildings.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Meteor streams across sky in Russia

Friday, February 15th 2013, 7:52

A meteor in central Russia has caused some injuries and shattered windows, reports say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Liverpool team fears racism in Russia

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 6:33

Liverpool will be the first team to play Zenit St Petersburg after some of the Russian club's fans declared publicly that they did not want any black players on their team.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Google challenges Russia video ban

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 18:32

Google is taking a Russian watchdog to court to challenge its inclusion of a YouTube make-up video clip on a blacklist of banned online material.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia tightens bank account control

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 15:00

Russia introduces fines for Russians who receive money in foreign bank accounts, in a crackdown on capital flight.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia set to ban smoking in public

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:55

Smoking in Russia will be banned from restaurants, long-distance trains and housing block entrances under a tough new law passed by parliament.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Egyptian Copts seek Russian refuge

Monday, February 11th 2013, 21:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian Coptic Christians fleeing tension in their home country are seeking refuge in Russia
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia coal mine blast kills 18

Monday, February 11th 2013, 13:01

An underground explosion in a coal mine in northern Russia has killed 18 miners, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian activist under house arrest

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 17:54

A court in Russia places the prominent opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov, who is charged with organising "mass disorder", under house arrest.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Canadian spy jailed for 20 years

Friday, February 8th 2013, 22:53
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian navy intelligence officer is sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling classified Nato information to Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Trainee cosmonauts in crash test

Friday, February 8th 2013, 7:31

Candidates in the Russian space agency's cosmonaut training competition have been given their first real endurance test at Russia's specialist training centre.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Bolshoi 'witch hunt' accusation

Friday, February 8th 2013, 6:46

A principal dancer at Russia's Bolshoi ballet has accused the company's management of conducting a campaign to discredit him.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ukraine rejects Gazprom gas bill

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian government rejects a $7bn (£4.5bn; 5.1 euros) bill from Russia's Gazprom for unused gas it was contracted to buy last year.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian jets 'breach Japan airspace'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:57
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Two Russian fighter jets have violated Japanese airspace, prompting Tokyo to scramble its own aircraft, Japanese reports say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia police kill terror suspect

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 14:39
related places: Moscow

Russian police shoot dead the last suspect wanted for involvement in a 2010 suicide bombing in Moscow, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Resentment in 2014 Olympic resort

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 0:26
related places: Sochi

With just over a year to go before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, there is growing resentment in the Black Sea resort of Sochi where the Games will take place at the amount of disruption being caused.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian writer Akunin 'no Havel'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 2:58

Russian novelist Boris Akunin is tired of street politics
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Bolshoi director 'knows' acid attacker

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 16:22

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet has told the BBC he knows who was behind the acid attack which has badly damaged his eyesight.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia invites anti-Assad leader

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib is invited to Moscow during his first direct talks with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin lauds Stalingrad 'heroes'

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 16:09

Russians are celebrating 70 years since the Battle of Stalingrad, a key point in World War II, with President Vladimir Putin leading tributes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Canada navy spy in family apology

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:05
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian navy intelligence officer who sold military secrets to Russia makes an emotional apology to his family at a sentencing hearing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Russian judge resigns over 'sleeping' video

Friday, February 1st 2013, 18:57

A Russian judge has resigned after a video emerged on YouTube that seemed to show him asleep during a hearing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Stalingrad name to be revived

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:17

The Russian city once known as Stalingrad is to regain its old name during commemorations of the famous World War II battle on Saturday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian rocket sea launch fails

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:07
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, United States United States

A Russian Zenit rocket carrying a US-made telecommunications satellite falls into the Pacific Ocean shortly after its launch.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia curbs 'worst since USSR'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 16:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed the worst political crackdown in the country's post-Soviet era, a human rights group says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Russia expresses grave concern at an alleged Israeli air attack on Syria, amid reports that either a research facility or a weapons convoy had been targeted.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia scraps US anti-drug accord

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 14:50
related countries: United States United States

The Russian government abandons an agreement with the US on fighting crime and the drugs trade, in an apparent sign of worsening relations.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'Gay propaganda' ban backed by Duma

Friday, January 25th 2013, 21:44

The Russian parliament has backed a ban on the promotion of homosexuality among children in its first reading, amid scuffles on the street outside.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Duma backs 'gay propaganda' ban

Friday, January 25th 2013, 16:43

The Russian parliament backs a ban on the promotion of homosexuality among children in its first reading amid scuffles outside.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian army put on tattoo alert

Friday, January 25th 2013, 12:52

Guidelines are being issued to the Russian army to check soldiers for intimate tattoos, but a military source denies gay men are being targeted.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ukraine and Shell sign gas deal

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine signs a major shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell - a move seen as an attempt by Kiev to reduce its dependency on Russian gas imports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia calms Syria exodus talk

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russia is not beginning a mass evacuation of its citizens from Syria, the foreign minister says, hours after planes carrying 80 Russians arrived in Moscow.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New director after Bolshoi attack

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 11:29

Russia's Bolshoi Theatre appoints a former prima ballerina as a temporary replacement for its artistic director who is recovering from an acid attack.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russians flee Syria via Beirut

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

Scores of Russians are flown home after fleeing the violence in Syria - but Russia insists it is not the start of a mass evacuation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian clinic plan draws outrage

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:22

Plans to close a Russian hospital which specialises in treating children with cancer draw public outrage in President Vladimir Putin's home city, St Petersburg.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rubin Kazan bid for M'Vila accepted

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rennes accept a £9.6m offer from Russian club Rubin Kazan for Yann M'Vila, but the midfielder favours a move to England.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mae puts music on ice for Olympics

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 10:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Violinist Vanessa-Mae puts her musical career on ice for a year in a bid to ski for Thailand at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Syria suicide bomb 'kills dozens'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 22:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

A suicide bomb in central Syria kills many people, reports say, as Russia prepares to airlift its nationals fleeing the conflict.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Moscow Exchange plans share float

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:13

Moscow Exchange, Russia's biggest stock market, plans to sell shares in itself on its own exchange, expected to raise over $500m.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Four dead in Russia mine accident

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 15:12

At least four miners have died and four more are missing following an accident at a Russian coal mine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Acid attack on Bolshoi director

Friday, January 18th 2013, 22:57
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Blanket of snow covers parts of Europe

Friday, January 18th 2013, 13:34
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parts of Europe, including Russia, France, Austria and the UK have seen heavy winter snowfall.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian activist 'suicide' abroad

Friday, January 18th 2013, 12:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An anti-Putin activist who fled Russia and sought political asylum has committed suicide in a Dutch detention centre, Dutch officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Acid attack burns Bolshoi manager

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:55
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after an acid attack.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Why Russian Israelis vote right

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Why Russian immigrants take a hard line in Israel's elections
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'We just want to be a family'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

Two US mothers who have adopted Russian orphans tell the BBC of their heartache over changes to Russian adoption law that have left them in legal limbo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Knocked off ladder during fire rescue

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:42

A fireman in Russia has had a remarkable escape after a pile of snow knocked him off his ladder.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Rare access inside the Kremlin

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 2:44

A behind-the-scenes look at Russia's seat of power
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian 'godfather' gunned down

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:52
related places: Moscow

A man described as Russia's top gangster is shot dead leaving a restaurant in central Moscow, reportedly by a sniper.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pussy Riot jail plea turned down

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:39

A Russian court refuses to defer the jail term of a member of the punk protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, over concerns for her young child.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Recruiting drug couriers in Tajikistan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

The BBC's Rustam Qobil travels to a remote village in Tajikistan where Afghan drug dealers are trying to recruit couriers to help transport their contraband into lucrative markets in Russia and Europe.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Uncovering the past

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 1:04

The Russian revolution and WWI France uncovered
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia 'spies' in Germany trial

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:22
related countries: Germany Germany

A married couple go on trial in Germany for spying for Russia over decades, in a case seen as one of the most intriguing cases since the Cold War.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Blind girl's letter to Putin goes viral

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 4:33

A blind girl has become a political sensation in Russia after criticising the Kremlin for a controversial new law that bans Americans from adopting Russian children.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pneumonia scandal in Russian army

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:21

Russia's new defence minister sacks the chief medical officer of the armed forces after five soldiers die of pneumonia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Red October' cyber-attack found

Monday, January 14th 2013, 13:26

A 'significant' cyber-attack that may have been stealing confidential documents since 2007 has been discovered by Russian researchers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Moscow protests against adoption law

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 16:48
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Moscow to protest against a new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Last US-Russia adoptions cleared

Friday, January 11th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

Russian children whose adoptions have already been approved by a court will be able to join their new families in the United States, the Kremlin says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Australia holds Bout 'accomplice'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia

The alleged financial manager of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is caught in Australia after applying for a job with the government, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian sub 'safer than Kursk'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:03
related places: Kursk

The Russian navy gets a new nuclear missile submarine said to be safer than the ill-fated Kursk design.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia probes 'zorb' ride death

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:09

Russia launches an investigation after a man is killed during a ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball, known as a zorb.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Depardieu fails to attend court

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:57
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The actor Gerard Depardieu stays away from a court in Paris where he faces a drink-driving charge, days after taking Russian citizenship in protest at increased taxes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Wolves raid east Russia villages

Monday, January 7th 2013, 11:28

An influx of wolves preying on reindeer herds triggers a state of emergency in the Sakha Republic, in northeastern Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 15/67

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS