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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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Ukraine hails Russia 'talks move'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 21:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's new leader says his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was tense, but marked the start of dialogue over the crisis in the east.
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Russian agent jailed for Bible theft

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Russia sentences three Federal Security Service agents over the theft of a rare 15th-Century Bible produced by German printer Johannes Gutenberg.
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Ukraine, Russia seek to end fighting

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:13
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian president and new Ukrainian leader have urged a quick end to bloodshed in east Ukraine, in their first meeting since the latter's election, the Kremlin says.
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Russia 'releases Greenpeace ship'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 13:27

Russia has released the Greenpeace ship seized after a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic last year, the campaign group says.
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France defends Russia warship sale

Friday, June 6th 2014, 7:54
related countries: France France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirms the controversial sale of two warships to Russia will go ahead, saying "they mean a lot of jobs".
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Russia's 'Stalinist' propaganda machine

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:25

The anti-Western mood sweeping across Russia
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Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 19:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Leaders of the G7 industrial nations say Russia needs to begin talks with the new leadership in Kiev to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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Obama warns France on Russian ships

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:35
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama says France should have suspended the sale of two warships to Russia in the light of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Russian YBA exhibition cancelled

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A retrospective of the Young British Artists movement, set to be held in Russia, is called off because of a lack of funding - amid international tensions over Ukraine.
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Russian fighter intercepted US plane

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

A Russian fighter jet flew within 100ft (30m) of a US Air Force plane over international waters near Japan in April, the Pentagon says.
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People 'more negative about Russia'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:07

People's views of Russia have strongly deteriorated since last year, the latest 24-country poll conducted for the BBC World Service suggests.
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Nato to bolster Europe defences

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 20:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato pledges to bolster its defence capabilities in response to Russian actions in Ukraine, but says it will stick to a key deal with Moscow.
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'Heavy fighting' in east Ukraine

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Heavy fighting is taking place in and around the rebel-held city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian media report.
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Russia to 'limit' US GPS satellites

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Russian authorities say they are restricting the use of bases in its territories which serve the US-owned GPS network.
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Russia extends Ukraine gas deadline

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 7:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom gives Ukraine another week to settle its gas bill after receiving a part payment of $786m.
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Taking the ghost train to Ukraine

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 5:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Correspondent's surreal trip from Russia to eastern Ukraine
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Ukraine pays Russia part of gas debt

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine has paid part of its gas debt to Russia after talks between the two countries and the European Union, says the EU's Energy Commissioner.
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Is Russia driving east Ukraine violence?

Friday, May 30th 2014, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

New evidence of Russian fighters in east Ukraine
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Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels

Friday, May 30th 2014, 6:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko vows to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12 people.
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Ukraine helicopter downed - 12 dead

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine shoot down an army helicopter near the flashpoint town of Sloviansk, killing 12 people including a general.
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VIDEO: Are there Chechen fighters in Ukraine?

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Chechen

The Chechen leader has denied sending troops to eastern Ukraine to support pro-Russian militia, but says there could well be Chechen volunteers fighting against the Ukrainian army.
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Ex-Soviet economic union agreed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a deal with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Belarus to create an economic union.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket sends crew to ISS

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew to the International Space Station has launched in Kazakhstan.
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Ukraine PM in Russia border demand

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's prime minister calls on Russia to stop "terrorists" from crossing into his territory, as violence continues in Donetsk.
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Polish FM nominated for top EU role

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 19:00
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland has nominated its Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, a fierce critic of Russia, for the role of EU foreign policy chief.
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Chechnya 'has no troops in Ukraine'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Chechnya's Moscow-backed leader denies sending troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Beaver dam destroys Russian road

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:45

Urals highway caves in after beavers use it for a dam.
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Ukraine army recaptures airport

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's army has recaptured Donetsk airport, the interior ministry says, as pro-Russia separatists report at least 30 of their fighters killed.
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Ukraine stand-off at Donetsk airport

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukraine's military launch air attacks against pro-Russia fighters at Donetsk airport as the new president vows to talk to Russia to end the crisis.
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VIDEO: Ukraine battle at Donetsk airport

Monday, May 26th 2014, 18:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Ukrainian troops have launched air attacks to regain control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russia rebels.
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Ukrainians vote in crucial election

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:45

Ukrainians vote for a president at a critical time in the nation's history, but pro-Russian separatists disrupt voting in the east.
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VIDEO: From chocolate billionaire to president?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 20:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine has denied a claim by Russia's President Putin that Ukraine has descended into "full-scale civil war". Daniel Sandford reports.
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Putin 'to respect' Ukraine vote

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 18:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he will respect the outcome of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday.
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Russian media protest at arrests in Ukraine

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The detention of several reporters working for Russian media in Ukraine has sparked a heated debate, BBC Monitoring's Vitaly Shevchenko reports.
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Putin to cut dependence on West

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 14:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will create a state-backed fund to invest in home production to cut dependence on Western imports.
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Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".
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Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Khodorkovsky warns on Russia sanctions

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 7:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned against further sanctions on Moscow for its role in Ukraine's current crisis
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Ex-tycoon warns on Russia sanctions

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 5:26
related places: Moscow

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says new sanctions risk playing into the hands of nationalists trying to isolate Moscow from the West.
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British journalist freed in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is released after being detained in Ukraine for more than 24 hours.
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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:58
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.
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VIDEO: China and Russia in huge gas deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 11:00
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

China and Russia have agreed a huge gas supply contract in Shanghai after a decade of talks.
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Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 7:20
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow has found five men guilty of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.
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Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:51
related places: Moscow

A court in Moscow has found five men guilty of the 2006 murder of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Rachmaninov score sells for £1.2m

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:11

A manuscript handwritten by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov of his Second Symphony in E Minor, Op 27, sells at auction for £1.2m.
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Putin seeks gas deal on China visit

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:34
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to China in which he hopes to deepen ties and sign a major gas deal.
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Fatal train collision near Moscow

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:21
related places: Moscow

At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Fatal' train collision near Moscow

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:11
related places: Moscow

At least five people have died after a freight train hit a passenger train west of Moscow, officials say.
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VIDEO: Russian troops gone 'within days'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops will be removed from training bases near the Ukrainian border "within a few days", the country's deputy defence minister has said.
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Russian told to pay ex-wife $4.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:57
related countries: France France, Monaco Monaco, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of French football team AS Monaco, to hand over around half of his estimated fortune to his ex-wife.
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Putin orders Ukraine border pullout

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near the Ukraine border to return to their permanent bases, the Kremlin says.
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Inside pro-Russia training camp

Monday, May 19th 2014, 6:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Inside pro-Russia militia training camp in east Ukraine
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VIDEO: Russia's scramble for China deal

Monday, May 19th 2014, 4:02
related countries: China China

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to China, Steve Rosenberg assesses just how dependent Russia is on sales of oil and gas.
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Putin: Ukraine must pay cash for gas

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will demand payment in advance for gas supplies to Ukraine starting from 1 June.
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Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 10:23
related places: Moscow

Frosty Russia-US relations affect space cooperation
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Eurovision winner divides Russia

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 6:19

Why Russian politicians are outraged at Eurovision winner
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Ukraine rebels seek to join Russia

Monday, May 12th 2014, 20:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian separatist leader wants Russia to "absorb" Donetsk region after a self-rule referendum that Kiev and the EU condemned as illegal.
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Russia deadline on Ukraine gas debt

Monday, May 12th 2014, 16:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's state energy giant Gazprom says it may halt natural gas shipments to Ukraine on 3 June unless the country pays in advance for supplies.
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Ukraine rebels claim poll victory

Monday, May 12th 2014, 6:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region claim a resounding victory in a "self-rule" referendum, saying 89% voted in favour.
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Ukraine rebels hold 'self-rule' vote

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 21:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine hold "self-rule" referendums, as BBC correspondents observe chaotic scenes at polling stations.
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VIDEO: France and Germany warning to Russia

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 23:27
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Eu

The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month
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Russia threatened over Ukraine poll

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:20
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The French and German leaders threaten further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine's presidential election fails to go ahead as planned.
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'Provocative' Putin visit denounced

Friday, May 9th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

The US and EU condemn the first visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin to annexed Crimea, as violence continues between troops and rebels in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Putin arrives to cheers in Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin is making his first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. Daniel Sandford reports.
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Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 16:06

Vladimir Putin marks the Soviet WW2 anniversary in annexed Crimea, amid violence in Ukraine's Mariupol between pro-Russian separatists and troops.
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VIDEO: Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

Friday, May 9th 2014, 13:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Crimea, his first visit to the peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March.
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Russia in expanded military parade

Friday, May 9th 2014, 10:00
related places: Moscow

Thousands of Russian soldiers take part in an expanded military parade to mark the end of WW2, amid a surge of patriotism over the Crimea annexation.
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Ukraine crisis boosts Russian patriotism

Friday, May 9th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine crisis looms large over Russia's Victory Day
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VIDEO: Russian Victory Day in Latvia

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Latvia Latvia
related places: Riga

Tens of thousands of ethnic Russians are expected to take part in Victory Day celebrations in the Latvian capital Riga, as Chris Morris reports.
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East Ukraine rebel vote to go ahead

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 20:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine say they will go ahead with an independence vote despite the Russian president's call to postpone it.
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Ukraine refuses Russian gas demand

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 20:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine say it will not pay in advance for Russian gas at Gazprom's new, higher price, despite Russian claims that the nation owes too much and needs to pay.
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VIDEO: Muscovites struggle to find Crimea

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 19:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

Following a US survey that showed many Americans were unable to find Ukraine on a map, the BBC's Russian Service carries out a similar test with Muscovites on their geographical knowledge of Crimea.
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Putin 'backs' Ukraine election

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

In an apparent policy shift, Russia's president describes Ukraine's election on 25 May as a step "in the right direction".
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VIDEO: Gay Russians tie the knot in Denmark

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Three gay Russian couples have been married in civil ceremonies in the Danish capital Copenhagen and pleaded for tolerance back home, where homophobia is rife.
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