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Rouble hits new low against dollar

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:49

The rouble hits fresh lows against the dollar and the euro amid reports that Russia central bank is intervening to support the currency.
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Remembering Russia's unknown soldiers

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 12:42

Russia remembers its unknown World War Two soldiers
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Kalashnikov rifle gets makeover

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 2:38
related places: Moscow

The Russian manufacturer of the AK-47 assault rifle unveils a new look for its guns, as well as a new logo, at a glitzy event in Moscow.
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Ukraine shelling dashes truce hopes

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 18:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian military says pro-Russian rebels have attacked its forces again at Donetsk airport despite earlier ceasefire talks.
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Russia warns of recession in 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 14:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian government warns the economy will fall into recession next year as Western sanctions over Ukraine and falling oil prices begin to bite.
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Hope fades for missing S Korea ship

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 10:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Hopes fade of finding 52 sailors missing from a South Korean trawler off Russia after at least one empty lifeboat is found.
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Russia drops gas pipeline plan

Monday, December 1st 2014, 19:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the proposed South Stream gas pipeline will not go ahead, blaming opposition from the EU.
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Pro-EU parties edge Moldova poll

Monday, December 1st 2014, 18:10
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Latest results from Moldova's parliamentary elections show that pro-EU parties have a narrow lead over those backing closer ties with Russia.
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New battle rages at Donetsk airport

Monday, December 1st 2014, 15:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine says its troops still hold Donetsk airport despite what it describes as an intensive assault by rebels backed by Russian special forces.
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South Korea boat sinks off Russia

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

One person has died and at least 52 are missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank off Russia's far eastern Chukotka peninsula, officials say.
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Russian cinema's bleak new 'masterpiece' bucks backlash

Monday, December 1st 2014, 2:11

Bleak new Russian 'masterpiece' bucks backlash
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Russians protest against health cuts

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:32
related places: Moscow

Thousands of Russians hold marches in Moscow and other cities in protest against health reforms involving hospital closures and job losses.
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How buckwheat sheds light on Russia's soul

Friday, November 28th 2014, 21:17

The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind
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Mickey Rourke wins boxing match

Friday, November 28th 2014, 19:38
related places: Moscow

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
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Russia scraps foreign film cap

Friday, November 28th 2014, 15:43

Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.
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Russia warships pass through Channel

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:48
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
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VIDEO: Anti-gay Russian gangs film wins award

Friday, November 28th 2014, 12:38

As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.
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VIDEO: Putin's tiger 'raids Chinese farms'

Friday, November 28th 2014, 3:33
related countries: China China

A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.
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Russian oil industry facing deep freeze

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 1:56

Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder
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Nato fears Russian Black Sea control

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 15:14

Nato's top commander warns that Russia's increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea.
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Passengers 'push frozen plane'

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 11:32

People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes.
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France puts Russian warship on hold

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 15:20
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Rapping for Putin

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 0:26

Two Moscow Africans and their love of Russia's president
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Ukraine 'will hold Nato referendum'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.
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Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:38

The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
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'Miracle on ice' coach Tikhonov dies

Monday, November 24th 2014, 10:46
related places: Tikhonov

Russian ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov - in charge of the Soviet team for the 'miracle on ice' defeat - has passed away.
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West 'seeks Russia regime change'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 18:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'

Friday, November 21st 2014, 21:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, warns Russia of "greater isolation" as Ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.
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VIDEO: Can Russia and the West reconcile?

Friday, November 21st 2014, 6:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow's Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.
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Russian site lists breached webcams

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 9:04

Privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds.
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Culture war divides Russia's music stars

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Culture war over Ukraine splits Russia's music stars
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VIDEO: Putin spokesman: We have 'red lines'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:06

President Putin's chief spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has told the BBC that Russia has red lines in Europe that it will not allow to be crossed
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Merkel toughens tone with Putin

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 2:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moscow

Is German leader's patience with Moscow running out?
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'Police reindeer' option for Arctic

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 12:09

Police in Russia's far north could patrol with reindeer, considered more reliable than snowmobiles.
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EU divided over Russia sanctions

Monday, November 17th 2014, 20:51
related places: Moscow

European Union ministers decide to target more pro-Moscow separatists with sanctions but fail to agree on stepping up economic sanctions on Russia.
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Russia hits back in Polish spy row

Monday, November 17th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Russia expels a number of Polish diplomats in an apparent tit-for-tat move after a Russian envoy was sent home from Warsaw.
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G20 leaders in global growth pledge

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Australia Australia

The G20 summit closes with pledges from leaders to boost the global economy, after Russian leader Vladimir Putin leaves the summit early.
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Kremlin's global media operation under the spotlight

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 2:17

Russia's global news operation under spotlight
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Russia under pressure at G20 summit

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brisbane

Russia has faced rebukes from Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, as a G20 summit gets under way in Brisbane, Australia.
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VIDEO: G20: Leaders put Putin under pressure

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is attending the G20 summit in Brisbane, has faced a barrage of criticism from Western leaders over his country's actions in Ukraine.
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Georgia fury at Russia-Abkhazia deal

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 22:14

Tens of thousands of Georgians protest against an agreement between Russia and the breakaway Abkhazia region to create joint military forces.
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VIDEO: Rally in Georgia over Abkhazia's future

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Thousands of people have been taking part in an anti-Russia protest in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
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Cameron warns Russia over Ukraine

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia could face further sanctions unless it stops "destabilising" Ukraine, David Cameron says, as world leaders gather for the G20 summit.
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Web users debunk Russian TV's MH17 claim

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 2:21

Russian TV programme prompts online ridicule
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VIDEO: Russia 'violated international law'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 17:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has accused Russia of taking ''aggressive actions'' in Ukraine which have violated international law.
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Russia says Ukraine monitors biased

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian foreign ministry accuses international monitors in conflict-racked eastern Ukraine of bias towards the government.
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Russia sanctions 'undermine trade'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:29
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions will hurt the global economy and trade agreements, ahead of the G20 summit.
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North Korea to send envoy to Russia

Friday, November 14th 2014, 6:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will send a special envoy to Russia, North Korean state media say, without stating the purpose of the trip.
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Obama 'confident' of Myanmar change

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is

The US president says he is "optimistic" about political change in Myanmar during a visit to the country - but adds "change is hard".
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'Russian body trucks' in Ukraine

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 13:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vehicles apparently used to transport soldiers killed in action have been seen crossing the Russia-Ukraine border, European monitors say.
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Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 5:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.
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Russian troops enter Ukraine - Nato

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 22:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato says it has observed columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering eastern Ukraine, an allegation denied by Russia.
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Russia plans long-range air patrols

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Russia has said it will conduct regular air patrols to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, missions that were wound down after the Cold War.
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Russia 'can't afford' to pay Capello

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:22

The Russian Football Union admits they cannot afford to pay coach Fabio Capello's £7m salary.
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Russia to build Iran atomic reactors

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia agrees to build up to eight nuclear reactors in Iran, as a deadline approaches for agreement in talks on curbing Iran's nuclear programme.
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Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Jews reject Russian claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism
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Merkel doubts more Russia sanctions

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:20
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says more EU sanctions are not planned against Russia, despite observers warning of rising violence in east Ukraine.
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New Look to pull out of Russia

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

High Street fashion chain New Look has pulled out of both Russia and Ukraine citing 'political uncertainty'.
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Cameron: No 'Cold War' with Russia

Monday, November 10th 2014, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is not seeking another Cold War with Russia, but Britain must stand up for its values, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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Moscow shrouded in noxious gas

Monday, November 10th 2014, 18:26
related places: Moscow

Residents of parts of the Russian capital Moscow are urged to stay indoors after authorities say a noxious gas is spreading through the city.
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Carlsberg profit hit by rouble's fall

Monday, November 10th 2014, 13:23

Carlsberg has reported a drop in third quarter profit after a fall in the Russian rouble hit its performance.
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China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Monday, November 10th 2014, 10:46
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The leaders of China and Japan hold formal talks on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, after years of tension over a territorial row.
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Study reveals Russia's near misses in Europe

Monday, November 10th 2014, 1:08

Russian military steps up risky manoeuvres in Europe
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Call to annul Russian 'LGBT wedding'

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 15:50

A lawmaker in the Russian city of St Petersburg seeks to annul a marriage between two women, one of whom was born male.
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Hopkins beaten on points by Kovalev

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 6:48
related places: Kovalev

Bernard Hopkins, 49, is beaten on points by Russia's Sergey Kovalev in their light-heavyweight unification bout.
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VIDEO: Are Kazakhstan and Russia in step?

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 5:11
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports from northern Kazakhstan on the country's relationship with Russia.
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Nervous Kazakhstan 'sensitive' about Ukraine question

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 1:23
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine crisis jangles nerves in Kazakhstan
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The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

The American who turned Ugly Betty into a Russian
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Ukraine says tanks cross from Russia

Friday, November 7th 2014, 22:58

An armoured column including 32 tanks and 30 trucks has crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia, security officials in Kiev say.
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Rouble rises on talk of urgent action

Friday, November 7th 2014, 15:34

The rouble recovers lost ground as Russia's central bank says it could take action "at any moment" to prop up the currency.
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Russia rejects claim over Putin ally

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin, President

The Kremlin dismisses US allegations of money laundering against a close associate of President Putin as another attack on the Russian president.
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Russia opens oil price-fixing probe

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:11

Russian state inspectors open an inquiry into major Russian oil firms suspected of market rigging to push up petrol prices nationally.
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Pellegrini admits Man City 'crisis'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 23:23

Manager Manuel Pellegrini admits Manchester City are suffering "a crisis of confidence" after losing to CSKA Moscow.
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Manchester City 1-2 CSKA Moscow

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:06

Manchester City are in danger of Champions League elimination as they lose to CSKA Moscow and have two men sent off.
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Children dead in new Ukraine violence

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 18:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two teenagers were killed and four hurt while playing football at a school in eastern Ukraine, amid fears that a fragile ceasefire is falling apart.
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Portugal escorts Russian ship away

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A Portuguese navy ship escorts a Russian oceanic research vessel away from Portugal's coastal economic zone amid new East-West tensions.
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'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 2:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.
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Russia under fire over rebel vote

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 21:52
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Germany says Russian backing for the outcome of elections held by rebels in Ukraine's two eastern regions is "incomprehensible".
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