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Putin's inner circle

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:10

Who runs Russia?
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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday, December 25th 2015, 0:17
related countries: India India

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Defence agenda for Modi's Russia talks

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:20
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold crucial talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected to focus on defence and nuclear energy co-operation.
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Russia brushes off Syria allegations

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's defence ministry says an Amnesty International report accusing Moscow of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria is "total lies".
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VIDEO: Exiled tycoon: 'Russia will see regime change'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:21

Exiled Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said Russia will see a change in regime within ten years.
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Russian ex-tycoon may seek UK asylum

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a fierce critic of President Putin, says he is considering asking for political asylum in the UK.
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VIDEO: Fireball filmed over Nevada and California

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 19:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada, California

US defence officials confirm a streaking fireball over the skies of Nevada and California was Russian space debris.
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Russia orders arrest of exiled tycoon

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 17:02

A Russian court puts ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on an international wanted list over the 1990s murder of a Siberian mayor.
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Russia 'killed 200 civilians in Syria'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International says at least 200 civilians died in the first two months of Russian air strikes in Syria and war crimes may have been committed.
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VIDEO: Amnesty says Russia attacking civilians

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 4:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International has shown evidence suggesting that Russian air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.
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IAAF planned to delay naming cheats

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 9:59

The BBC uncovers a plan within athletics' world governing body to delay naming Russian drug cheats before Moscow 2013.
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Russian jet's black box 'unreadable'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 15:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Data on the flight recorder of the Russian war plane downed by Turkey last month has so far proved unreadable, Russia's military says.
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'Russian strikes kill scores' in Syria

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

At least 43 people are killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, activists and residents say.
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Russia 'capable of more' in Syria

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 15:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin uses crude language in a furious attack on Turkey over the downing of a Russian combat jet last month.
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VIDEO: Putin again condemns Turkey over jet

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has poured fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet last month.
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Russia to suspend Ukraine trade pact

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will exclude Ukraine from a free trade zone that includes former Soviet countries from 1 January.
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A short history of animal politicians

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 10:54

A Russian town is backing a grey cat to become mayor - but Barsik is only the latest animal to seek political office.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Russian cruise missile hits flats

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:49

Part of a Russian cruise missile hit a block of flats by accident in Russia's north-west Arctic but nobody was hurt, media report.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake and Soyuz rocket blast off

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Soyuz

Tim Peake has launched into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket to become Britain's first official astronaut on board the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Who is to blame for Sinai plane crash?

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian investigators say they have so far found no evidence that terrorism caused a Russian jet to crash in the Sinai in October, killing 224 people.
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Russia and Turkey's tit-for-tat tale

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Tomatoes, footballers and oil rigs suffer as Russia and Turkey bicker
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'No evidence of terror' in Sinai crash

Monday, December 14th 2015, 11:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt says it has not yet found evidence that terrorists caused a Russian jet to crash in Sinai in October, killing all those on board.
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VIDEO: Cosmonaut Padalka: 'Reaching orbit is intense'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 0:00

Sarah Rainsford speaks to Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who spent a record 879 days in orbit.
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Russian ship fires shots at Turkish boat

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 21:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Russian warship "fired warning shots" at a Turkish fishing boat to avoid a collision in the Aegean, Moscow says, amid continuing tension between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Russian clinic fire kills 23

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 11:18

At least 23 people are killed and several more are missing, following a fire at a psychiatric clinic in Russia.
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Russian mental hospital fire kills 23

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 10:57
related places: Voronezh

At least 23 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in in the Voronezh region in western Russia, officials say.
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VIDEO: Inside Russian space hero's living quarters

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A look at the life of Yuri Gagarin, ahead of Tim Peake becoming the first British astronaut in space.
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Putin vows tough line on Syria threats

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin orders the Russian military to take "extremely tough" action against any threat to its forces in Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia's truckers protest over new levy

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:07

A new road tax introduced last month in Russia, leads to protests by long-distance truck drivers all over the country.
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Moscow cemeteries to offer wi-fi

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:54
related places: Moscow

Visitors will be able to connect to wi-fi at three famous Moscow cemeteries.
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'Invincible unity' (or the lack of it)

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:46

Russia seeks WW2-style coalition with the West
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Putin opponent Navalny's anti-corruption "video bomb"

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:15

Russian opposition uses slick video to hit Putin elite
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Russia 'wants Syria ethnic cleansing'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accuses Russia of attempting "ethnic cleansing" with its air strikes in northern Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia releases missile footage

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry has released footage claiming to show one of its submarines firing missiles at targets in Syria.
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Russia fires on Syria from submarine

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says it has for the first time hit Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
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Russia rejects Turkey's 'missile' blame

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Russia rejects Turkey's criticism after a sailor on a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished a missile launcher as the vessel passed through Istanbul.
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Russians read Tolstoy epic live on web

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 12:36

Russian film stars and a cosmonaut are among 1,300 people giving a marathon reading of Tolstoy's epic War and Peace on the internet.
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Russians told to shun foreign beaches

Monday, December 7th 2015, 19:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's tourism chief criticises fellow Russians for flocking to foreign beach resorts - but admits that he sold two Seychelles holiday homes this year.
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Turkey protest at 'Russia rocket stunt'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after pictures are published of a serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher on a warship while passing through Istanbul.
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Turkey fury at missile-wielding Russian

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 21:42

Turkey says images showing a Russian soldier holding a missile launcher are a "provocation", with the two sides at odds over the downing of a Russian jet.
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IS 'in Thailand to target Russians'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Moscow

Thai police say they were warned by Moscow that 10 Syrians working for Islamic State entered Thailand in October to target Russians.
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VIDEO: Chocolate Putin goes on display

Friday, December 4th 2015, 2:25

A life-sized sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin is going on display at the Festival of Chocolate fair in St. Petersburg.
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Putin: Turkey 'will regret' Syria act

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Putin castigates Turkey's leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.
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Turkey: Russia's IS oil claims 'slander'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russian allegations he is directly involved in the illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants are "slander".
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Artists swap paintings for food

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 15:07

Paintings by young Russian artists exchanged for buckwheat and chocolates.
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Assad: Russia role 'slowing down IS'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:34

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to the "shrinking" of the Islamic State militant group.
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VIDEO: 'IS shrinking since Russian strikes'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 8:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to significant changes, including the "shrinking" of the Islamic State (IS) group.
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VIDEO: Putin and Erdogan talk tough over jet

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 22:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Russia’s President Putin and Turkey’s President Erdogan are trading increasingly hostile words since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.
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US tells Turkey and Russia to end row

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Is

US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
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Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 10:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Is

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
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Russian tourists told to seek new destinations

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:42

Russians lose their favourite tourist destination
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Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
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Turkey 'won't apologise' to Russia

Monday, November 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border, saying it has a right and duty to protect its airspace.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
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VIDEO: Peace-keeping meetings in 'no-man's land'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Rayhan Demytrie reports from one of the monthly meetings aimed at resolving tensions between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, one of Georgia's two breakaway regions.
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VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Antalya

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
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Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
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Erdogan 'saddened' by Russia plane loss

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.
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Ukraine's police say 'goodbye' to Russian social networks

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
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Turkey 'knew downed plane was Russian'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Vladimir Putin rejects as "impossible" Turkey's claims it did not know the fighter jet it shot down was Russian.
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Russia plans sanctions against Turkey

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Hollande in Moscow: A new era in Russian-French relations?

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:32
related countries: France France

A new era in Russian-French relations?
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Deadly helicopter crash in Siberia

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 12:27
related places: Krasnoyarsk

At least 10 oil workers are killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, Russian officials say.
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Audio of 'warning' to Russia jet issued

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 9:52
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
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VIDEO: 'Audio warning' released by Turkish military

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
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VIDEO: Eggs thrown at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
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Ukraine bans all Russian planes

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine bans all Russian planes from using its airspace as Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom stops delivering gas to its neighbour.
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Missing Russian pilot 'alive and well'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet is alive and well and back at an airbase in Syria, Russia's defence minister says.
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Putin fury after Turkey downs warplane

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 21:07
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

President Putin condemns the downing of a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border, and threatens Turkey with "serious consequences".
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VIDEO: Turkey defends downing of Russian warplane

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the downing of a Russian warplane is ''fully in line with Turkey's rules of engagement''.
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VIDEO: Putin: Jet shooting is stab in the back

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 16:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin fiercely condemns the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border.
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Ukraine ban and blackout hit Crimea

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 22:55

Ukraine suspends deliveries of goods to Crimea, as a power blackout has caused major disruption on the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
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Russian court 'bans' scientology branch

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 22:12
related places: Moscow

A Russian court rules the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved, as it cannot be considered a religious organisation under the law.
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A brief history of online trolling between Western and Russian diplomats

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 0:39

A brief history of online trolling between Russia and the West
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VIDEO: Russia gives Paris 'solidarity puppy'

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 14:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Moscow has announced it will be sending a puppy to Paris, in a show of solidarity following the recent terror attacks in the French capital.
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US state department trolls Russian newspaper

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
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