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Push for peace in Ukraine to resume

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 5:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to discuss a peace plan for east Ukraine with the German, French and Ukrainian leaders by phone.
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'Last chance' for Ukraine peace deal

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

A peace plan drawn up by France and Germany is "one of the last chances" to end the conflict in east Ukraine, French leader Francois Hollande says.
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Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 0:36
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
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Ukraine crisis: Russia tests new weapons

Friday, February 6th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian military tests new systems in Ukraine
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Nato to boost Eastern Europe defence

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev, Washington

Nato is due to reveal details of a plan to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe amid intensified fighting in Ukraine.
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Russia cuts swearing from hit film

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 10:50

Russian cinemas start showing the Oscar-nominated Russian film Leviathan - minus the many swear words.
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Pentagon 'boss' keen to arm Ukraine

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 22:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The White House's pick for defence secretary says he is "inclined" to send weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian-backed rebels.
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Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 12:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two Russian pilots working for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been kidnapped, Russia says.
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US ponders arming Ukraine forces

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 3:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US officials consider whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media say.
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Ukraine rebels 'want 100,000 men'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 19:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announces plans to boost rebel forces to 100,000, as fighting with Ukraine's military intensifies.
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Litvinenko 'worked as MI6 consultant'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 17:19

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was paid £2,000 a month by the British intelligence agency, his widow tells the inquiry into his death.
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Blaze wrecks Moscow public library

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 22:43
related places: Moscow

A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building in the capital Moscow.
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Battle rages for key Ukraine town

Friday, January 30th 2015, 21:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
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Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

Friday, January 30th 2015, 19:45

A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
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VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
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Russia patrols near UK 'routine'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
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Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.
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EU extends sanctions against Russia

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 22:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.
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VIDEO: Ukraine town targeted by rebels

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 14:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Government troops in the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine have been almost fully encircled by pro-Russian soldiers.
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Williams to face Sharapova in final

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 6:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.
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How Russia outfoxes its enemies

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 1:39

The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing
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Russia boycotts European rights body

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resumes its boycott in protest at Ukraine sanctions.
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Could Greece tilt towards Russia?

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:38

Could Greece tilt towards Russia?
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Russia to spend $35bn on rescue plan

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:40

The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
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North Korea leader to visit Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Moscow

Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow, which would be Kim Jong-un's first overseas trip as leader.
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US warns of more sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
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Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 21:45

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.
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EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
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Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
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Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:34

Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.
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Sharapova too strong for Bouchard

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 4:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.
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Russia's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Standard, Poor

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.
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Putin Ukraine remark nonsense - Nato

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato's secretary-general dismisses as "nonsense" an accusation by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army is a "foreign legion" of the alliance.
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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
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Assad rejects talks with 'puppets'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 13:25
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismisses the country's Western-backed opposition as "puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.
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Poland-Russia row over Auschwitz

Monday, January 26th 2015, 8:12

Poland and Russia quarrel over Auschwitz liberation
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Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 15:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Ukraine's President Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people died in Mariupol.
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Rockets 'kill 20' in Ukraine port

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 15:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Rockets fired by pro-Russian rebels kill at least 20 people and injure dozens in Ukraine's government-held port city of Mariupol, police say.
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Russia's top athletics coach resigns

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:46

Russia's athletics head coach Valentin Maslakov has resigned following the doping scandal in his country.
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Refugee's 'Moscow agent' claims

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:09
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Chechen dissident says Moscow agents tortured him
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Top seeds Serena & Djokovic through

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 10:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the Australian Open third round but Caroline Wozniacki and Lleyton Hewitt are knocked out.
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Serbia offers to bang Russia-EU heads together

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:44
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia offers to sort out EU row with Russia
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Russia 'has 9,000 troops in Ukraine'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 20:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia has more than 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, a claim denied by Moscow.
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Ukraine accuses Russia of attack

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 22:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian military accuses Russia of attacking its forces with regular troops as fighting in eastern Ukraine spreads towards the Russian border.
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Russia ban five athletes for doping

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 16:31

Russia's anti-doping agency has banned five athletes who compete in the walk, including three Olympic gold medallists.
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Holy water protest at Lenin's tomb

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:41
related places: Lenin

Two Russian artists are arrested after throwing holy water and shouting "rise up and leave" at the mausoleum containing the body of Vladimir Lenin.
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VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:16
related places: Obninsk

A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.
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Fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk sees heavy fighting as government forces intensify operations against Russian-backed militants.
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Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.
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#JeSuisCharlie gets little sympathy in Russia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:41
related countries: France France

Russia shuns French cartoons seen by many as 'insulting'
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Armenia clashes over Russian soldier

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:53
related countries: Armenia Armenia

At least 12 people are injured in Armenia police clash with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of killing a local family.
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Fight Russian 'propaganda', say MEPs

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Euro MPs urge the EU to counter Russian "propaganda" and condemn Russia's "aggressive and expansionist policy" towards Ukraine.
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Ukraine ex-leader wanted by Interpol

Monday, January 12th 2015, 16:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Interpol places deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on its wanted list, almost one year after he fled to neighbouring Russia.
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Russia counts cost of rouble support

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:18

The Russian central bank has revealed the huge cost of trying to prop up the value of the rouble during 2014.
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VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine

Friday, January 9th 2015, 6:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.
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Russia imposes sex rules for drivers

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:01

Russia says transsexual and transgender people will be barred from driving on medical grounds, in a controversial move.
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Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?
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VIDEO: On board an AirAsia search plane

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 2:38

The BBC's Kiki Siregar has had exclusive access to a Russian search plane that is looking for AirAsia flight QZ8501.
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Putin critic cuts off tag in protest

Monday, January 5th 2015, 19:28

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.
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Russia to hire more foreign troops

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia opens up its armed forces to foreign career soldiers, though experts say the move is not linked to the conflict in Ukraine.
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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:19
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
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Anzhi youth team player shot dead

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 11:50

Gasan Magomedov, a 20-year-old Anzhi Makhachkala footballer, is shot dead while driving his car near his home.
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Pussy Riot arrest at Moscow protest

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 15:10
related places: Moscow

A member of punk group Pussy Riot is among further people arrested in Moscow after a rally over the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Russia inflation up as rouble falls

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 13:03

Russia's annual inflation for 2014 will hit about 11.4%, according to official estimates, as the government intervenes to support another bank.
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Putin critic among 'hundred held'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 3:59

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 100 people detained at a Moscow rally, hours after being sentenced to house arrest for fraud.
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VIDEO: Hundred held after Russia protest

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 22:46
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.
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VIDEO: Hundreds detained at Moscow protest

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 19:05
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 200 people detained at a protest in Moscow.
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Russia avoids making Navalny a martyr

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 12:18

Russia avoids making martyr of critic Navalny but jails brother
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Putin critic gets suspended sentence

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:10

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is given a suspended prison sentence and his brother is jailed after both are found guilty of fraud.
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VIDEO: Suspended sentence for Putin critic

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 10:22

A key Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets suspended sentence after being found guilty in a high-profile fraud case.
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Kremlin's top opponent faces verdict

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 4:59

The man the Kremlin fears most, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is to be sentenced in a controversial fraud trial, brought forward by two weeks.
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Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 1:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".
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VIDEO: The cost of Russia's New Year salad

Monday, December 29th 2014, 14:46

Russia is on the brink of recession, but people there are still preparing for the traditional New Year's parties.
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Russia shows first sign of recession

Monday, December 29th 2014, 11:17

Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.
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VIDEO: Ukrainian leader greets freed troops

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have freed four Ukrainian prisoners a day after the two sides exchanged hundreds of captives.
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Rebels free more Ukrainian soldiers

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 14:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine free four Ukrainian prisoners a day after the two sides exchange hundreds of captives.
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Russia refuses to have a gloomy New Year

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:40

How fish 'in a fur coat' is enough to make Russia's New Year happy
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Ukraine and rebels trade prisoners

Friday, December 26th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian government swaps scores of prisoners with rebels in the east, while freezing vital bus and rail links with Russian-held Crimea.
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Russia revises military doctrine

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian military promotes the use of conventional, non-nuclear forces as a deterrent in its new doctrine, in response to the conflict in Ukraine.
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