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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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VIDEO: Pro-Russia crowd storm Crimea naval HQ

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 14:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Several hundred armed pro-Russian protesters have stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol a day after Russia moved to annex Crimea.
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Russia warns West over sanctions

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: West, Western, Crimea

Russia tells the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable and will have "consequences".
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Ukraine officer 'killed in Crimea'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 21:27
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's military says an officer has been killed at a military base in Crimea, shortly after Moscow signed a treaty on Crimea joining Russia.
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Hague condemns Russian 'land grab'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23

The "international order" is at stake, William Hague says, after Vladimir Putin signs a treaty absorbing Crimea into Russia.
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Chechen rebel leader Umarov 'dead'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23
related places: Chechen

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, linked to a series of attacks against Russia, is dead, a pro-insurgency website has reported.
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Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:20

President Vladimir Putin signs a treaty on Crimea joining the Russian Federation, as a Ukrainian serviceman is reported killed at a military base.
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Putin moves towards annexing Crimea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 11:04

President Vladimir Putin informs parliament formally of Crimea's request to join Russia and approves a draft bill on absorbing the peninsula.
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Trans-Dniester plea to join Russia

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region ask the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.
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Villas-Boas agrees to manage Zenit

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 9:43

Ex-Spurs and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas agrees a deal to manage Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Russian club.
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The Crimea of Russia's imagination

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:11

Why the region looms so large in the Russian psyche
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Crimea 'still part of Ukraine' - UK

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:35

Foreign Secretary William Hague accuses Russia of a further escalation in the Ukraine crisis after Moscow recognises Crimea as a sovereign state.
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Russia recognises Crimea as nation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:34

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, hours after the EU and US announce sanctions.
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EU and US impose Crimea sanctions

Monday, March 17th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU and US impose travel bans and asset freezes on several officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea's referendum to join Russia.
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'Independent' Crimea in Russia bid

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crimea's parliament declares the region's independence and formally applies to join Russia, a day after a referendum approves leaving Ukraine.
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Markets 'brush off' Crimea worries

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:27

Asian shares 'brush off' worries about the referendum in Crimea, but analysts warn of huge movements of money back into Russia in anticipation of sanctions.
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EU mulls Russia sanction over Crimea

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU foreign ministers are to discuss more sanctions against Russia after a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea supported a split from Ukraine.
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Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 22:41

Election officials say 95.5% of Crimean voters back joining Russia in a disputed referendum, with half the ballots counted.
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Exit poll: Crimea backs Russia union

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

More than 90% of voters in Crimea back leaving Ukraine, exit polls say, and Crimea's leader says a formal request to join Russia will be made on Monday.
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Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 17:37

Moscow is isolated as it vetoes a UN draft resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea, as Kiev claims a new Russian incursion.
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VIDEO: Ethnic Russian wary of Crimean PM

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:32

Christian Fraser has been to Saky on the west coast, to talk to a businessman, one of a minority of ethnic Russians, who is not sure about the motives of Crimea's new Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov.
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Big Moscow rally against Crimea move

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people attend a rally in Moscow to oppose Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before a secession vote in Crimea.
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Deadly clash as Ukraine crisis grows

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 4:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two people die in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine, as tensions rise ahead of Crimea's secession vote.
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VIDEO: Views from Moscow on Crimea

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

People in Moscow give their views about the controversial referendum in Crimea on whether the peninsula should stay in Ukraine or join Russia.
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No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:05

Talks between Russia's foreign minister and his US counterpart fail to find common ground on Ukraine, ahead of Crimea's controversial vote.
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Russian diplomat 'stabbed' in fight

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

A Russian diplomat was found stabbed following a drunken quarrel in Ottawa, Canada, according to local media.
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VIDEO: US-Russia Ukraine crisis talks fail

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Russia 'does not want' Ukraine war

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's envoy to the UN tells the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine, as deadly clashes break out in Donetsk.
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Russia begins new military exercises

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian army begins exercises involving artillery and more than 8,000 troops close to Ukraine's borders.
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Obama pledges to 'support Ukraine'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
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G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The G7 group of industrial nations calls on Russia to stop moves to "annex" Crimea, otherwise, says US President Obama, they will be "forced to apply costs".
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Russian editor fired in Ukraine row

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The chief editor of popular Russian news website Lenta.ru loses her job over an interview it published with a leading far-right Ukrainian nationalist.
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VIDEO: Call for release of 'missing' Ukranians

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 6:31

Ukraine's acting President, Oleksandr Turchynov, has called for the creation of a national guard to help defend the country, amid rising tension with Russia over the status of Crimea.
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EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 17:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
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Kerry rejects Putin Ukraine meeting

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
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VIDEO: Tensions high in Crimean capital

Monday, March 10th 2014, 23:16

Tensions remain high in the Crimean capital as Russia cements its control in the region ahead of Sunday's referendum to join Russia.
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Russia sanctions 'possible in days'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
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'Russia troops' take Crimea hospital

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Suspected Russian troops and militias seize a military hospital in Ukraine's Crimea, as Moscow tightens its grip ahead of Sunday's secession vote.
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Ukraine gripped by rival rallies

Monday, March 10th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Tens of thousands of people across Ukraine hold rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea.
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VIDEO: Russian troops 'seen digging in'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Border Guard Service has published a video it says was filmed from one of its surveillance planes on Saturday.
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US warns Russia not to annex Crimea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
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Shots as Crimea observers stopped

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 18:47

Warning shots are fired as international observers are turned back from entering Crimea where pro-Russian forces have tightened their grip.
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Ukraine beat Russia to biathlon gold

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
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Russia warns US against sanctions

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 7:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
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VIDEO: The woman 'popping up' all over Ukraine

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Is an impersonator spreading a pro-Russian message in Ukraine?
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The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:14
related places: Moscow

The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
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Russian baddies are back

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:08

The evolution of the Russian baddie on Western screens
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VIDEO: Muscovites on Crimea referendum

Friday, March 7th 2014, 22:20
related places: Moscow

People on the streets of Moscow speak about the Crimean parliament's decision to hold a referendum over whether the region should become part of Russia.
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Winter Paralympics open in Sochi

Friday, March 7th 2014, 19:46
related places: Sochi

The 2014 Winter Paralympics are opened by Russian president Vladimir Putin in a spectacular ceremony in Sochi.
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Russia MPs welcome Crimea referendum

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The heads of Russia's two houses of parliament say they will support Crimea if the region votes to leave Ukraine in a referendum on 16 March.
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Crimea vote 'will not be recognised'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's interim PM says "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise Crimea's referendum on joining Russia, as Moscow backs the vote.
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Obama pushes Putin on Crimea talks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
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'Illegal' Crimean vote condemned

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 23:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
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Crimean MPs decide to join Russia

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:31

Crimea's parliament announces it has asked Moscow to allow the Ukrainian region to join Russia - a move Kiev says is unconstitutional.
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EU summit to tackle Ukraine crisis

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit to decide how strongly to respond to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea region.
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Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Obama urges Russia Ukraine pullback

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 1:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

US President Obama urges Russia to pull its troops in Ukraine's Crimea region back to their bases and set up a monitoring mission, US officials say.
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Why Germany avoids Russian battle

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Why Germany avoids confronting Russia over Ukraine
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US condemns Russian 'aggression'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.
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Putin: Force last resort in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 16:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no need yet to send Russian troops into Ukraine, but he does not rule out doing so as a "last resort".
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Britain praises Ukrainian restraint

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, the UK's ambassador to the UN says.
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Tense Russia-Ukraine troop stand-off

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops confront Russian soldiers besieging them in Crimea, as Russia says the ousted Ukrainian president requested military help.
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Yanukovych 'asked Russia for troops'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's ousted president asked Moscow for military help to protect civilians, Russia's UN envoy tells the Security Council.
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Markets fall on Ukraine tensions

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 22:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

World stock markets fall on Monday amid a growing sense of crisis over events in Ukraine, as the Russian rouble hits an all-time low.
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Russia 'demands Crimea surrender'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine say Russia has threatened a military assault in Crimea if Ukrainian forces do not surrender by dawn - allegations denied by Moscow.
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Russian rouble hits new all-time low

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's rouble has fallen to a fresh all-time low against both the dollar and the euro after the political turmoil in Ukraine intensified.
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No plans for Sochi boycott - IPC

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:19
related places: Sochi

Athletes are not planning to boycott the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia despite rising tension in the region, says the IPC.
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VIDEO: Ukraine flag replaced with Russian

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kharkiv

A pro-Russian crowd in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv cheered as the Ukrainian flag on the top of an administration building was replaced with the Russian tricolor flag.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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G7 condemns Russia over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's G8 partners condemn Moscow's military build-up in Ukraine amid fresh diplomatic efforts to avert further escalation of the crisis.
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UK pulls out of G8 preparations

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 22:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK is withdrawing from preparations for the G8 summit, because of Russian military action in Crimea.
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VIDEO: Clash of Cold War rivalries

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 22:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most serious confrontations between Russia and the West in recent years, A clash of old Cold War rivalries as Bridget Kendall reports.
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Ukraine calls full army mobilisation

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine announces a full military mobilisation in response to Russia's build-up in Crimea, where Ukrainian and Russian soldiers are facing off.
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