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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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Dutch act over Greenpeace arrests

Friday, October 4th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands takes legal action to free a Greenpeace ship in Russia and secure the release of 30 activists detained for an Arctic oil rig protest.
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Anzhi Makhachkala 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:14
related places: Moscow

Tottenham take control of Europa League Group K as they brush aside a drab Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 in Moscow.
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Russia evacuates embassy in Libya

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

All staff and family members are evacuated from the Russian embassy in Libya after gunmen attack the compound in Tripoli.
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Russia 'targets Sochi migrants'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 15:03
related places: Sochi

Human Rights Watch accuses Russia of rounding up hundreds of migrant workers who helped build 2014 Winter Olympics sites in Sochi.
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Russia charges all Greenpeace crew

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 15:01

Russia charges another 16 Greenpeace activists with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig, meaning all involved have now been charged.
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VIDEO: Parents: Piracy charges 'ludicrous'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 9:41

The parents of a film maker charged with piracy by the Russian authorities have described the charges as "ludicrous".
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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:17
related countries: Libya Libya

Gunmen attack the Russian embassy in Libya, shooting at the building and trying to gain entry, the Russian foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Activists chained to fuel pumps

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Greenpeace activists in Germany have staged demonstrations to protest against the detention of 30 of their colleagues in Russia.
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Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists, including a British videographer, with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig.
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Disarmament experts arrive in Syria

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

A team of international disarmament experts arrives in Syria to begin work on dismantling the country's stockpile of chemical weapons.
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Students arrested at Moscow embassy

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 8:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow detain 16 Nigerian students accused of smashing furniture inside their country's embassy, reportedly in anger over unpaid grants.
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Two Britons held over Russia protest

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British activists have been handed a two-month prison sentence for a protest at an Arctic oil drilling platform, Greenpeace says.
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Pussy Riot member in prison clinic

Friday, September 27th 2013, 17:32

Russian prison officials move a member of the punk band Pussy Riot to a medical unit at the penal colony where she is on hunger strike.
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VIDEO: Greenpeace activists detained in Russia

Friday, September 27th 2013, 12:53

A Russian court has remanded 20 activists from a Greenpeace ship in custody for two months for allegedly trying to seize an oil platform.
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Greenpeace challenges Russia arrests

Friday, September 27th 2013, 11:15

The environmental organisation Greenpeace says it will appeal against the detention of 30 of its activists in Russia over a protest at sea.
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Greenpeace family to fly to Russia

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:57

The family of a Greenpeace activist being held in custody in Russia are preparing to fly out to visit her.
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UN discusses Syria draft after deal

Friday, September 27th 2013, 5:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN Security Council discusses a draft resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons after the US and Russia agreed the text.
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Russia remands Greenpeace activists

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 21:04

Russia detains 30 international Greenpeace activists for allegedly trying to seize a Russian oil platform - with many remanded for two months.
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IOC dismisses Sochi gay concerns

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 20:25
related places: Sochi

The International Olympic Committee says a Russian ban on "homosexual propaganda" will not break the Olympic Charter during the Sochi Winter Games.
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Jackson 'made some bad choices'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 16:23

Michael Jackson's drug-taking meant he "was playing Russian roulette" every night, the defence says as the singer's wrongful death trial winds up.
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Putin accuses Greenpeace activists

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:51
related places: Murmansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Greenpeace activists of breaking the law during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, but says they are not pirates.
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Russia probes Greenpeace 'piracy'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 14:55

Russian prosecutors accuse 30 Greenpeace activists of piracy and will prosecute all of them for trying to board an Arctic oil platform.
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VIDEO: Greenpeace activists held over 'piracy'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 12:03

The Russian security service says a group of Greenpeace activists are being held on suspicion of piracy.
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UN inspectors 'to return to Syria'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 9:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Moscow says UN chemical weapons inspectors will return to Syria on Wednesday to investigate other alleged attacks, Russian media report.
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Russia offers troops for Syria plan

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 13:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Moscow is ready to send troops to help in the proposed operation to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Putin strategist returns to Kremlin

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:09
related places: May

Vladislav Surkov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's former political strategist, returns to the Kremlin after his sudden resignation in May.
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Greenpeace asks Russia to free ship

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:16

Greenpeace has calls on Russia to release a ship that was seized with 30 activists on board following a protest against Arctic drilling.
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Russia 'seizes' Greenpeace ship

Friday, September 20th 2013, 6:56

Greenpeace says 30 of its activists are being held at gunpoint by security officers after an attempt to board a Russian oil drilling platform in the Arctic.
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Putin shines at Valdai summit

Friday, September 20th 2013, 2:20

Russia's leader turns annual Valdai summit into public event
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Putin may stand for fourth term

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 16:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not rule out standing for a fourth term in office in 2018.
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Putin 'confident' on Syria plan

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Russian president says he is "confident" Syria's chemical weapons can be destroyed under a US-Russian plan, but not "100% sure".
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McCain attacks Putin in Russia press

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pravda

US Senator John McCain accuses Vladimir Putin of backing tyranny in an editorial response to the Russian president's editorial in the New York Times.
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VIDEO: Hunting for McCain's letter to Russia

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 11:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: McCain

US Senator John McCain has written an attack on Russia's president, accusing Vladimir Putin of ruling the country by "corruption, repression and violence".
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Ukraine approves EU trade deal

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 18:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian government ministers approve a draft EU deal, which includes a free trade agreement, despite strong objections from Russia.
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Greenpeace assails Arctic oil rig

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:48

Greenpeace activists launch an attempt to board a Russian oil platform and prevent it drilling in the Arctic.
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VIDEO: The shelter for orphaned bear cubs

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 10:43

A Russian animal rescue centre is trying to maintain wild bear populations by sheltering orphaned cubs before releasing them back into the wild.
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Bolshoi acid attack director returns

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 16:46
related places: Moscow

The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin returns to the company's Moscow theatre after eight months of treatment following an acid attack.
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France and Russia admit Syria rift

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:36
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The foreign ministers of Russia and France disagree publicly over who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, after meeting in Moscow.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi acid attack director's comeback

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:27

The artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, who was injured in an acid attack earlier this year, has returned to Russia and has made his first public appearance after six months of treatment abroad.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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Obama warns Syria over chemical plan

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Barack Obama warns of "consequences" if the Syrian regime fails to comply with a US-Russia deal to destroy or remove its chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Mixed reaction to Syria weapons deal

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

There has been a mixed reaction to the agreement between the US and Russia which which states Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014.
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US and Russia agree Syria arms deal

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under a deal that could be backed by force, the US and Russia agree.
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Syria deal significant, says Hague

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 15:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed a US-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons as a "significant step forward".
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US 'to drop Syria military threat'

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US will drop its insistence that a UN resolution on Syria is backed by military force, officials say, as US-Russia talks enter a third day.
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Syria weapons talks 'constructive'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry hails "constructive" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on securing Syria's chemical arms.
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Russian hospital hit by deadly fire

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:58

A blaze at a timber psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia facing closure over safety concerns leaves 37 people dead, officials say.
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VIDEO: Many die in Russian hospital fire

Friday, September 13th 2013, 13:02

Thirty-seven people have died in a fire at a psychiatric hospital in north-western Russia.
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VIDEO: Syria talks resume in Geneva

Friday, September 13th 2013, 5:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva, Friday

Crucial talks resume in Geneva on Friday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aiming to agree a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
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Tense talks in bid for Syria deal

Friday, September 13th 2013, 0:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Russian and US ministers begin key talks in Geneva, expressing hope a plan for Syria's chemical arms can prevent military action.
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UN receives Syria chemical documents

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN confirms it has received Syrian documents on joining the Chemical Weapons Convention, as key talks loom in Geneva.
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US lawmakers dismiss Putin on Syria

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US lawmakers respond negatively to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times about the Syria crisis.
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Thursday, September 12th 2013, 15:06
related places: Moscow

Moscow's defeated mayoral candidate, Alexei Navalny, launches hundreds of lawsuits contesting the victory of his rival, Sergei Sobyanin.
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VIDEO: Diplomatic push for Syria plan

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks about a Russian-led plan to try and secure Syria's chemical weapons.
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Syria chemical plan 'doable' says US

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:51
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

US officials say a plan to dismantle Syria's chemical arsenal, due to be discussed with Russia in Geneva, is "doable but difficult".
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EU warns Russia over trade 'threats'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 10:21

The European Commission tells Russia it is "unacceptable" to use threats against ex-Soviet states which are seeking closer ties with the EU.
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Putin issues plea to US over Syria

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 10:02
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Geneva

Vladimir Putin appeals to the American people over Syria, before US-Russia talks on Damascus's chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Free Syrian Army rejects Russia plan

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:27
related countries: Syria Syria

The rebel group, the Free Syrian Army, has said it rejects the Russian initiative to put the Syrian government's stock of chemical weapons under international control.
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VIDEO: Putin in personal plea to US

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis in an opinion article in the New York Times.
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UN powers discuss Syria proposal

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 1:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Envoys of the five permanent UN Security Council members have met to discuss a Russian plan for making safe Syria's chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Soyuz capsule touches down

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have landed back on earth after a 166-day mission to the International Space Station.
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Wrangling looms over UN Syria motion

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 22:15
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian plan to make safe Syria's chemical weapons sparks disputes over a UN resolution, as President Obama prepares to address the nation.
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VIDEO: US remains sceptical on Syria plan

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 21:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Obama has said he will go along with a Russian plan for Syrian chemical weapons to be placed under international control, as long as the move is not a stalling tactic.
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Cameron outlines UN Syria resolution

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron says the UK, France and the US are tabling a UN resolution on Syria designed to ensure a plan to hand over chemical weapons is "not a ruse".
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VIDEO: 'Russian plan new chance for Syria'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

PJ Crowley, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, says Russia's intervention over Syria will increase the chances of a peaceful political solution.
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US warning on Syria chemicals plan

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US says a Russian plan to make safe Syria's chemical weapons must be "swift and verifiable" and warns it will not fall for stalling tactics.
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Obama 'could pause Syria plans'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 8:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

President Obama says he will put plans for a military strike on Syria on hold if the country places its chemical weapons under international control.
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Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria

Monday, September 9th 2013, 20:23
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says it has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons under "international control" and have them destroyed to avoid US military strikes.
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Riskier not to strike Syria, US says

Monday, September 9th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says not acting against Syria's alleged chemical weapons use is riskier than acting, but Russia presses for negotiations.
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Putin ally wins Moscow mayor poll

Monday, September 9th 2013, 7:01
related places: Moscow

Kremlin-backed candidate Sergei Sobyanin is declared the winner of the race for Moscow mayor, but rival Alexei Navalny disputes the results.
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