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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.

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Bolt powers to 200m world victory

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 16:14
related places: Moscow

Usain Bolt wins the 200m to complete a sprint double at the World Championships as Adam Gemili finishes fifth.
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GB women win bronze in 4x400m relay

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 15:46
related places: Moscow

Great Britain women's relay team win bronze in the 4x400m in a thrilling World Championship final in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Russia raids on illegal immigrants

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 6:44

Russian authorities carry out a series of high-profile raids to deport foreign workers who are suspected in the country illegally.
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Isinbayeva comments 'misunderstood'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 15:29

Russian athlete Yelena Isinbayeva says she is "against discrimination" following remarks that appeared to condemn homosexuality.
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Foster withdraws from Moscow museum

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.
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Isinbayeva defends anti-gay stance

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 20:24
related places: Pole

Pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva defends Russia's controversial new law against promoting homosexuality.
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Ukrainians accuse Russia over trade

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian politicians and businesses accuse Russia of heightened checks on their exports, allegedly to prevent Ukrainian ties with the EU.
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Northern Ireland 1-0 Russia

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 20:50

Northern Ireland stun Russia in their World Cup qualifier for Michael O'Neill's first win as manager.
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Police raid 'Navalny campaign' flat

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 12:00
related places: Moscow

Russian police break into a Moscow apartment and seize campaign materials allegedly produced illegally for opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Isinbayeva wins pole vault gold

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 18:54

Home favourite Yelena Isinbayeva sends the Russian fans wild as she claims pole vault gold at the Moscow World Championships.
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Surgeon 'took heroin from drug mule'

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 12:05
related places: Krasnoyarsk

Russian police arrest a surgeon suspected of stealing heroin he removed from the stomach of a drug courier in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
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Ohuruogu relishes 'special' victory

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:52
related places: Moscow

World champion Christine Ohuruogu says her body has gone "through a war" after she wins the 400m in dramatic fashion in Moscow.
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Ohuruogu snatches world 400m gold

Monday, August 12th 2013, 18:07
related places: Moscow

Christine Ohuruogu regains her 400m title in a photo finish to become the first British woman to win two world titles.
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Russia seeks to calm Sochi gay fears

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:50
related places: Sochi

Russian officials say gay athletes will not face discrimination in the Sochi winter Olympic games, despite a controversial new law on gay propaganda.
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Monday, August 12th 2013, 9:48
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is accused of accepting illegal foreign campaign donations - an allegation he flatly denies.
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Father to visit Snowden in Russia

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 20:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Lon Snowden, father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, has a Russian visa and will visit his son "very soon", his lawyer says.
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Daegu heartbreak inspired win - Farah

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 5:47
related places: Moscow

Britain's Mo Farah says missing out on gold in 2011 inspired his 10,000m World Championships victory in Moscow.
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Farah wins 10,000m gold at Worlds

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 15:25
related places: Moscow

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah wins his first world title over 10,000m with a brilliant sprint finish in Moscow.
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PM rejects Fry Olympic boycott call

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:21

The Prime Minister rejects calls from broadcaster Stephen Fry to boycott Russia's Winter Olympics because of the country's new anti-gay laws.
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IOC asks Russia to clarify gay law

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 0:03
related places: Sochi

The head of the International Olympic Committee asks Russia to explain how its new law on gay propaganda might affect the Sochi games.
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VIDEO: Can sport bring change in Russia?

Friday, August 9th 2013, 19:45

Moscow is getting ready to host the World Athletics Championships - but the competition is already being overshadowed by controversy both on and off the track.
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Q&A: Gay rights in Russia

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:46
related places: Gay

Tough battle for gay equality in Russia
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VIDEO: Russia on US: 'Solid work foundation'

Friday, August 9th 2013, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

As high level talks begin between the US and Russia in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said there is "solid foundation for future co-operation".
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US and Russia 'must find progress'

Friday, August 9th 2013, 15:55
related countries: United States United States

The US and Russia must find progress on key issues despite "collisions and disagreement", US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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VIDEO: Georgia Russia conflict anniversary

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Five years after losing a war with Russia, Georgia is still counting the cost of the conflict. In an interview, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said he would not shake hands with the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and called him a "war crimin
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Russia 'disappointed' at Obama snub

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin says it is "disappointed" the US cancelled a bilateral summit in September, after Russia granted asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: Obama cancels Putin meeting

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 20:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.
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Fry calls for Russian Olympics ban

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:42

Broadcaster Stephen Fry urges David Cameron to support moves to strip Russia of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of its new anti-gay laws.
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VIDEO: Obama cancels meeting with Putin

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.
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Obama cancels meeting with Putin

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama cancels a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in the wake of Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
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US-Russia talks despite Snowden

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 0:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Snowden, Friday

The US says it will go ahead with high-level talks with Russia on Friday despite Moscow's decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden.
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Fuel shortage strands Kenya athletes

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Moscow

Kenya's athletics team heading for the World Championships in Moscow are among 2,000 passengers stranded by a shortage of fuel at Kenya's main international airport.
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Top court cuts Khodorkovsky sentence

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 9:50

Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due to walk free in August of next year after his latest prison sentence was cut by two months.
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VIDEO: Old meets new in Moscow mall

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:29
related places: Moscow

A shopping mall in the heart of Moscow which has undergone nearly as many changes as the country's politics is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its opening.
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Bolt ready to reclaim 100m world title

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:19
related places: Moscow

Usain Bolt says it is "very important" he regains the 100m title at the World Championships in Moscow, which start this weekend.
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Russia bans rockers over flag stunt

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 17:13
related countries: United States United States

US rock group Bloodhound Gang is banned from a Russian music festival after a band member stuffs the Russian flag into his underpants during a gig.
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US condemns Snowden's Russian asylum

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Edward Snowden's successful asylum bid in Russia is "extremely disappointing", the US says, and casts doubt on a US-Russian summit.
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Snowden thanks Russia for asylum

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden thanks Russia for granting him asylum, but accuses the US of showing "no respect" for international law.
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Edward Snowden leaves Moscow airport

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 16:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, June

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden leaves the Moscow airport where he has been staying since June after being granted asylum in Russia.
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Moscow sets up illegal migrants camp

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 12:00
related places: Moscow

Russian civil emergencies staff build a camp in Moscow to house nearly 1,400 illegal migrants, amid a wave of raids.
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VIDEO: Gay activists target Russian vodka

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 5:28
related places: Gay

Gay rights activists in New York have dumped vodka onto the street as part of a growing global protest over new laws in Russia that target homosexuals.
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Russia brings in anti-net piracy law

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:01

Russia's new net piracy law sparks controversy
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VIDEO: Snowden 'should stay in Russia' - Dad

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden said he believed the best option for his son was to stay in Russia.
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Snowden's father 'approached by FBI'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden says the FBI asked him to travel to Moscow and see his son, who he advises to "stay in Russia".
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Injured Ennis-Hill out of Worlds

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:45
related places: Moscow

Jessica Ennis-Hill withdraws from the Great Britain team for next month's World Championships in Moscow.
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Strauss-Kahn: 'Politics over for me'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:10
related countries: France France

Scandal-hit French Socialist and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he is now an economic advisor to Russian firms and his political career is over.
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Gay activists shun Russian vodka

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gay, London

Gay protest against Russian crackdown spreads to London
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Co-founder of Russia's Yandex dies

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The man who set-up Russia's biggest search engine, Yandex, with his school friend dies in a London hospital aged 48.
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Russia and US 'discussing Snowden'

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

The American FBI and Russian FSB security services are "in talks" over US fugitive Edward Snowden, Russian officials say.
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Pussy Riot member denied parole

Friday, July 26th 2013, 9:37

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot is refused parole, after another group member suffered a similar fate two days ago.
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Mixed ruling in Khodorkovsky case

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 10:33

The ECHR rules that the first trial of jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was not political, but says his rights were violated.
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Snowden still stuck in airport

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 1:54
related places: Moscow

US fugitive Edward Snowden has not received Russian travel papers and will stay at Moscow's airport, his lawyer confirms.
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VIDEO: What is inside Snowden lawyer's bag?

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 16:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

An appearance by the lawyer of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden raised speculation at Moscow Airport on Wednesday that the fugitive was to receive documents allowing him to leave the transit zone after one month.
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No parole for Pussy Riot woman

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 15:35

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina loses a new bid for parole from her two-year prison sentence in Russia.
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Politkovskaya family boycott trial

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:39

The alleged killers of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya go on trial in Moscow, with her family boycotting proceedings over jury selection.
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Hiddink resigns as Anzhi coach

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:54

Guus Hiddink resigns as manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, prompting speculation he could take over at Barcelona.
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Fishing trip Britons die in crash

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men in their 60s are killed in a helicopter crash while on a salmon-fishing trip in northern Russia.
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Freed Kremlin critic vows poll win

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:59
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny tells supporters he will fight and win the Moscow mayoral vote, after being freed from jail pending appeal.
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VIDEO: Hero's welcome for Kremlin critic

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:51
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has told supporters he will fight and win the Moscow mayoral vote, after he was freed from jail pending an appeal against a five-year jail term.
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Kremlin critic Navalny freed on bail

Friday, July 19th 2013, 15:55

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is freed from jail pending an appeal, a day after he was given a five-year jail sentence for embezzlement.
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Russian activist jail term condemned

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 21:43

The five-year jail term handed down to Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny for embezzlement is heavily criticised, and thousands of his supporters gather in central Moscow.
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Russian activist Navalny jailed

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:03

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to five years in jail for embezzlement, in a case which he says is politically motivated.
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Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 23:26

Verdict could make Alexei Navalny an anti-Kremlin martyr
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Bolshoi violinist dies in pit fall

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:34

A senior violinist at Russia's Bolshoi Theatre dies after falling into the orchestra pit below the stage.
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Putin: US ties outweigh 'squabbles'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:18
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin says relations with the US outweigh intelligence "squabbles", in his latest comments on the Edward Snowden case.
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VIDEO: Snowden applies for Russia asylum

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 4:06
related countries: United States United States

The former US intelligence analyst, Edward Snowden, has applied for temporary asylum in Russia.
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Snowden applies for asylum in Russia

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 20:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia from inside Moscow's airport, officials say.
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Chechens fuel Germany asylum surge

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The number of people seeking political asylum in Germany has soared, many of them Chechens who fled Russia, officials say.
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Putin inspects massive war games

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 11:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin views the country's biggest military drills since Soviet times, involving around 160,000 troops.
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