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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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IOC 'confident' despite Russia bombs

Monday, December 30th 2013, 20:18
related places: Sochi, Volgograd

The International Olympic Committee expresses confidence Russia will deliver a secure Games in Sochi, after two deadly bombings hit Volgograd.
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VIDEO: Second deadly blast strikes Volgograd

Monday, December 30th 2013, 19:46
related places: Volgograd

At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.
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Khodorkovsky granted Swiss visa

Monday, December 30th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland grants a three-month visa to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was recently freed after 10 years in a Russian jail.
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Second suicide bomb hits Russia city

Monday, December 30th 2013, 14:52
related places: Volgograd

At least 14 people are killed in a blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, in what officials say is the second suicide attack there in two days.
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Detainee proposed hour after reunion

Monday, December 30th 2013, 13:31

Freed video journalist Kieron Bryan, held with the crew of a Greenpeace ship in Russia, proposed to his girlfriend an hour after they were reunited.
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VIDEO: Second blast in Russia's Volgograd

Monday, December 30th 2013, 6:39
related places: Volgograd

At least 14 people have been killed and 23 others hurt in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, officials say.
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'Suicide bomber' hits Russia station

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 22:05
related places: Volgograd

A suicide bomber carried out an attack at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that killed 16 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deadly train station blast in Russia

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 18:10
related places: Volgograd

An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 15 people, according to reports.
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Freed Greenpeace activists back home

Friday, December 27th 2013, 19:35
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.
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VIDEO: On board chemical weapons removal ship

Friday, December 27th 2013, 5:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Friday

Representatives from Russia, the United States, Syria and the UN are meeting in Moscow on Friday to work out how to safely remove Syria's chemical stockpile.
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Greenpeace protester returning home

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Greenpeace activist who has been in Russia since being held in a protest against Arctic oil drilling is preparing to return home to Wales.
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Russia cargo plane crash kills nine

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 15:21

A Russian cargo plane crashes into warehouses in Siberia, killing all nine people on board, officials say.
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Russia says Arafat was not poisoned

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 13:26

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, Russian scientists who examined his remains have concluded.
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Christmas in Antarctica's pack ice

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:00
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

BBC producer on Russian ship stuck in pack ice off Antarctica
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Russia drops more Greenpeace charges

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 14:48

Russia is in the process of dropping charges against the remaining 29 Greenpeace crew members, arrested during a protest in the Arctic oil fields.
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Science and environment news highlights of 2013

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 1:53

From a big space rock crashing into Russia to the 3D printed gun
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Greenpeace man 'relief' over charges

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 19:47

The first Greenpeace activist to have charges against him dropped by Russian authorities says he is "relieved but not happy" to be freed.
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Khodorkovsky applies for Swiss visa

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a visa to travel to Switzerland, the Swiss foreign ministry says.
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Russia drops first Greenpeace case

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 17:25

A British man arrested by Russia over Greenpeace protests in the Arctic has charges dropped, with the others expected to be freed soon.
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Pussy Riot in Olympics boycott call

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 23:46
related places: Sochi

A member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, freed from jail earlier, says foreign countries should boycott February's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Petrova pulls out of Australian Open

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 19:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Moscow

Nadia Petrova withdraws from the Australian Open after the death of her mother in a car crash in Moscow this month.
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VIDEO: 'Pussy Riot's activism is not for me'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 18:44

Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has spoken to the BBC's Hardtalk following his release from prison after 10 years.
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Creator of Kalashnikov rifle dies

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 18:41
related places: Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man who designed the AK47 assault rifle that bears his name, has died at the age of 94, Russian officials say.
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Russia frees jailed Pussy Riot pair

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 14:56

Both jailed members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, whose imprisonment sparked global outrage, are released as part of an amnesty.
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Russian lorries to remove Syria arms

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia sends 75 vehicles to Syria to assist the international operation to destroy or remove its chemical weapons.
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Khodorkovsky vows to help prisoners

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 19:21

Pardoned former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he will do all he can to free political prisoners but will not enter politics.
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Khodorkovsky 'won't enter politics'

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 10:14

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was released from jail on Friday, tells a Russian magazine he will not enter politics.
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Khodorkovsky reunited with family

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 0:01
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is reunited with his son and parents in Berlin after being freed from a decade in jail.
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Freed Khodorkovsky flies to Germany

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany, hours after being pardoned by President Putin from a decade in jail.
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Khodorkovsky free after Putin pardon

Friday, December 20th 2013, 12:44

Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is released following a decade in jail, after receiving a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Sacked US general 'drank on trip'

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:14
related countries: United States United States

The US general in charge of nuclear missiles was fired because he drank too much and met "suspect" women on a Russia trip, a report reveals.
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VIDEO: Putin 'to pardon Khodorkovsky'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 20:04

Vladimir Putin has said Russia's most famous prisoner and the president's biggest political enemy, could soon be freed.
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Putin 'to pardon Khodorkovsky'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 15:54

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will soon pardon jailed ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a day after MPs backed a wide-ranging amnesty.
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Yanukovych tells West to keep out

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 12:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Russian-backed President, Viktor Yanukovych, says he is categorically opposed to Western politicians intervening in Ukraine's crisis.
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VIDEO: Russia passes new amnesty law

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 22:38

Russian parliament has approved an amnesty law which could lead to the release of some of the country's best known prisoners, including members of the protest band, Pussy Riot.
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Ukraine saved from bankruptcy - PM

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 16:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine PM Mykola Azarov says a multi-billion investment deal with Russia helped it avoid bankruptcy, as pro-EU protests continue.
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Russia approves prisoner amnesty

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:53

Some of Russia's best-known prisoners including Pussy Riot and Greenpeace Arctic protesters may be included in an amnesty passed by parliament.
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Missile deployment signals a more assertive Russia

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 13:37

Jonathan Marcus assesses Russia's border deployment
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Gay stars to represent US at Sochi

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sochi

The US includes two openly gay sports stars in its official Sochi Olympics delegation, a move seen as a challenge to Russia's anti-gay laws.
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Russian lorries to move Syria arms

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The world chemical weapons watchdog says Syria's arsenal will be removed overland by Russian lorries before being destroyed on a US Navy ship.
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Ukraine protesters decry Russia deal

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 5:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Opposition leaders in Ukraine have demanded to know what President Viktor Yanukovych has offered Russia in return for a major economic lifeline.
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Russia woos Ukraine with major offer

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

Russia pledges billions to help Ukraine as it attempts to stop it moving towards the European Union - a key demand of weeks of protests.
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Ukraine-EU deal 'no threat to Russia'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU foreign ministers seek to reassure Russia that a trade deal with Ukraine would not be "detrimental" to Moscow.
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Russian missile reports spark fears

Monday, December 16th 2013, 16:44
related places: Kaliningrad, Moscow

European countries bordering Russia's territory of Kaliningrad say they are worried at reports that Moscow has put nuclear-capable missiles there.
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VIDEO: Meeting the anti-EU Ukrainians

Monday, December 16th 2013, 5:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lugansk

Steve Rosenberg travels to the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk which favours links with nearby Russia over the EU.
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French leaders to shun Sochi games

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 18:02
related countries: France France
related places: Sochi

President Francois Hollande will not attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and nor will any other top official, his government says.
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Altered Images: Russian PM in bunny ears

Friday, December 13th 2013, 17:25

Why the Russian PM is in a bishop's mitre and bunny ears
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Arctic 30 'not free to leave Russia'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:49

Russia indicates it will not allow the 26 foreign nationals that made up Greenpeace's Arctic crew to leave the country, the group says.
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Two policemen shot dead in Moscow

Friday, December 13th 2013, 11:32
related places: Moscow

An anti-extortion operation in Moscow has ended in the deaths of two police officers after the suspects open fire, Russian media report.
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Russia reviews Pussy Riot verdicts

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 10:16

Russia's Supreme Court criticises the guilty verdicts which sent two Pussy Riot punk protesters to jail and orders a review.
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Church man's taboo term for unwed mothers

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 15:59

A church official in Russia reportedly suggests that single mothers should be labelled with an obscene term.
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Russian body tests in trawler probe

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 11:21

Tests are to be carried out on human remains found in Russia to see if they could be crew members from a sunken trawler, Humberside Police say.
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Putin orders Arctic military boost

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 10:18

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells his military leadership they should build up their forces in the Arctic as a priority.
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Financier taking on Russia’s oligarchy

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 1:50

The financier vowing justice for his dead Russian lawyer
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McKellen 'urged not to go to Russia'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:11

Sir Ian McKellen tells the Radio Times he has been advised not to go to Russia by the Foreign Office because of the country's homosexuality laws.
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Putin amnesty may free Greenpeace 30

Monday, December 9th 2013, 18:46

An amnesty drafted by Russia's President Putin could free the two jailed Pussy Riot protesters and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 campaigners.
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Russian news agency closed down

Monday, December 9th 2013, 10:49

President Vladimir Putin abolishes the country's state-owned news agency RIA Novosti in a surprise decree.
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Russia-Ukraine 'closer on gas price'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 18:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sochi

Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine surprise talks

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 3:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President holds unscheduled talks with his Russian counterpart on a strategic partnership treaty.
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Elton John 'sad' over Russia gay law

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 0:36

British singer Elton John urges Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians as he performs at a concert in Moscow.
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Russia investigates crash jet pilot

Friday, December 6th 2013, 17:56
related places: Kazan'

Investigators in Russia examine whether the pilot of an airliner which crashed near Kazan with no survivors had a valid pilot's licence.
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Russia and Ukraine seek partnership

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine shelved a key deal with the EU.
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Russian diplomats in US fraud case

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Dozens of Russian diplomats spent a fortune on luxury goods and holidays in a $1.5m benefits fraud spanning almost a decade, US prosecutors say.
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Ukraine protests blamed on cold weather

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 12:41

Russian TV commentator suggests wintry conditions have sparked the pro-European Union street protests in Kiev.
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Russian MPs in 'golden gun' fight

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 18:49

The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
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Two-screen phone with e-ink launched

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 8:07

Russian company Yota launches a two-screen smartphone that uses e-ink technology.
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Bolshoi star jailed for acid attack

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 18:46

A Moscow court jails Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years over an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
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Soviet dissident Gorbanevskaya dies

Friday, November 29th 2013, 23:57
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow, Paris

Soviet-era dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya, who took part in a famous 1968 protest in Moscow's Red Square, has died in Paris aged 77.
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EU rejects Russia 'veto' on Ukraine

Friday, November 29th 2013, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The European Union warns Russia it will not allow it to "veto" deals in Eastern Europe, after a summit fails to revive an agreement with Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Russia's new 'stealth' submarine

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:36

Russia launches a new submarine in St Petersburg - the first in a series of six to be delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet over the next two years.
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Russian TV's The Voice a beacon of 'tolerance'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 1:31

Diversity makes The Voice a rare beacon of tolerance
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