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News: Russia

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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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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Greenpeace Briton reveals jail code

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bailed British Greenpeace activist Alex Harris tells how she communicated with her fellow activists in a Russian jail by tapping out messages on pipes.
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Russia bails last of Greenpeace crew

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 11:37

A Russian court grants bail to the last Greenpeace activist detained at sea for protesting against Arctic oil-drilling.
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Dubai chosen to host World Expo 2020

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 3:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Dubai is chosen to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020 - beating off rival bids from Brazil, Turkey and Russia.
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CSKA Moscow 1-3 Bayern Munich

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 19:16

Bayern Munich make it a record-breaking 10 successive Champions League wins with victory at a snow-hit CSKA Moscow.
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VIDEO: 'Islamists' arrested in Moscow raids

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:25
related places: Moscow

Russian police say they have detained 15 radical Islamists in Moscow during early morning raids in the east of the city.
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Giant suitcase to leave Red Square

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:58
related places: Moscow

A giant Louis Vuitton suitcase installed in Moscow's Red Square is to be dismantled after being criticised as inappropriate.
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'Armed Islamists' arrested in Moscow

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:31
related places: Moscow

A group of 15 radical Islamists are arrested in Moscow, Russian police say, with bombs, hand grenades and guns seized.
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Ukraine-EU deal a 'threat' to Russia

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 19:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a proposed free trade deal between Ukraine and the EU would pose a "big threat" to Russia's economy.
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Russia 'urged Kiev to delay EU deal'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia urged Kiev to delay signing a key deal with the EU, Ukraine's prime minister says, as mass protests continue across the country.
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'Belarusian' killed in Yemen capital

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A foreign military adviser - reported to be Belarusian - has been shot dead in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Will Ukraine turn to EU or Russia?

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 6:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The decision by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to halt a significant trade deal with the EU has sparked mass protests in the capital Kiev, and the prospect of improved relations with Russia.
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EU angry at Russia over Ukraine

Monday, November 25th 2013, 12:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders condemn Russia for putting pressure on Ukraine to drop plans to sign a major co-operation agreement with the EU.
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Oil rig protests continue 'for sure'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Greenpeace activist who spent two months in jail in Russia says the organisation will "for sure" continue to stage oil rig protests.
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VIDEO: 'Russian jail was tough' says activist

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 22:20

Five Britons arrested by the Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have been released from prison on bail.
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British Greenpeace activists freed

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 19:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five British Greenpeace activists are freed after being detained by Russia authorities for two months.
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Russia told to free Greenpeace ship

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:49

A UN maritime tribunal orders Russia to free a Greenpeace vessel and 30 people detained after an oil drilling protest in the Arctic.
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Satellites launch to map magnetism

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 14:09

The European Space Agency's Swarm mission to map the Earth's global magnetic field in unprecedented detail launches from Russia.
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Greenpeace detainees leave prison

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 16:50

Eleven out of 30 people arrested on a Greenpeace ship while protesting against Arctic oil drilling leave prison on bail in Russia.
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Greenpeace shifts focus to Arctic 30

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 20:55

Are arrests in Russia a distraction from Arctic campaign?
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Greenpeace suspects bailed in Russia

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 17:50
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The captain and three Britons from on board a Greenpeace ship seized in the Arctic are granted bail by a Russian court as hearings continue.
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Russia bails nine in Greenpeace case

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 18:07

A Russian court grants bail to nine foreigners who were among 30 people arrested in an Arctic protest by Greenpeace.
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Russia crash: Pilot error suspected

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 17:44
related places: Kazan'

Russian aviation experts say the pilots of a Boeing 737 jet that crashed in Kazan killing 50 carried out a manoeuvre that put the plane into a dive.
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Russia bails three of the Arctic 30

Monday, November 18th 2013, 20:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A doctor, a photographer and an activist, among 30 arrested over an Arctic protest by Greenpeace, are granted bail by a court in St Petersburg.
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Russia crash jet 'fell vertically'

Monday, November 18th 2013, 18:07
related places: Kazan'

A Boeing airliner plunged vertically when it crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board, officials say.
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UK woman killed in Russia jet crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 13:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kazan'

A British woman who was among 50 people killed when a Boeing jet crashed near the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday is named as 53-year-old Donna Bull.
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Dozens dead in Russian plane crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 5:53
related places: Kazan'

A Boeing aircraft has crashed on landing at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board, officials say.
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VIDEO: Many dead in Russia plane crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 5:33
related places: Kazan'

A passenger plane has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board, officials say.
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Deadline set for Olympics doping lab

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 11:14

A Moscow testing lab for the Winter Olympics will have its Wada accreditation suspended unless it improves by 1 December.
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Red Square naked man faces charges

Friday, November 15th 2013, 9:40

A naked performance artist who nailed his scrotum to Red Square as a political protest may face up to five years in prison, Russian media report.
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McCartney urges Greenpeace leniency

Friday, November 15th 2013, 5:01

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney publishes a letter he sent to the Russian president calling for the release of 28 Greenpeace protesters and two journalists.
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VIDEO: Egypt and Russia in high level talks

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 22:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Russia's foreign and defence ministers have met senior Egyptian officials in Cairo for the highest level talks in decades.
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Russia and Egypt in 'historic' talks

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Both sides hail talks between a high-level Russian delegation and Egyptian ministers in Cairo as "historic," amid reports of a possible arms deal.
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UK-Russia Year of Culture unveiled

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will showcase the best of Russian culture in 2014, as British exports including Shakespeare, a YBAs retrospective and James Bond head to Russia.
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Concerns over UN rights body members

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 6:04
related countries: China China, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Vietnam Vietnam

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are elected to the UN's highest human rights watchdog, despite concerns about their rights records.
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City move for Greenpeace detainees

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:58

Thirty people detained in Russia following a Greenpeace protest arrive in St Petersburg, the organisation says.
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Russia demands Polish riot apology

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:46
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

The Russian foreign ministry demands an apology from Poland after nationalist rioters attacked the Russian embassy in Warsaw.
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Greenpeace protest detainees moved

Monday, November 11th 2013, 20:56

Thirty people detained in Russia following a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic are being moved to another city.
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Tymoshenko lawyer 'held by police'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 16:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A defence lawyer for the imprisoned Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is detained by police, as a new gas dispute with Russia escalates.
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Artist nails himself to Red Square

Monday, November 11th 2013, 11:23
related places: Moscow

A performance artist is detained in Moscow after stripping naked and nailing his scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square in a protest.
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Russia jails four over airport bomb

Monday, November 11th 2013, 10:01
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

A Moscow court hands down life sentences to three men for a suicide bombing at the Russian capital's Domodedovo airport which killed 37 people in January 2011.
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Sochi Olympic torch returns to Earth

Monday, November 11th 2013, 5:45
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz capsule returns to Earth carrying the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch, after its first spacewalk as part of the Russian lead-up to the Games.
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Olympic torch in first spacewalk

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 20:43

Russian cosmonauts take the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics on a historic first spacewalk, ahead of next year's Games.
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VIDEO: Russia-Dutch tensions on state visit

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 8:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Moscow

Russia has criticised the Netherlands for "inaction", failing to prevent a Greenpeace protest at an oil rig in September, hours before a state visit to Moscow by the Dutch king and queen.
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VIDEO: Squat your way to a free Metro ride

Friday, November 8th 2013, 16:36
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg earns himself a free ride on Moscow's Metro - by doing a series of squats.
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Man City's Silva out for a month

Friday, November 8th 2013, 14:02
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Silva

Manchester City's David Silva will miss up to four weeks with a calf injury sustained against CSKA Moscow.
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VIDEO: Olympic torch takes off into space

Friday, November 8th 2013, 13:41
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Sochi Winter Olympic torch has docked at the International Space Station, as part of the Russian build up to the Games.
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Greenpeace charges excessive - PM

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 19:01

The charges against 30 people - including six Britons - detained in Russia following a Greenpeace protest are excessive, David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Timelapse video of Olympic torch rocket

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:41
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Sochi Winter Olympic torch has docked at the International Space Station, as part of the Russian build up to the Games.
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Olympic torch reaches space station

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 13:26

A Soyuz rocket carrying the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics docks with the International Space Station, six hours after leaving Earth.
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Search for missing Pussy Riot singer

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 12:31

The husband and supporters of a jailed Pussy Riot band member search for her in Russia's Siberian prison camp system on her 24th birthday.
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VIDEO: Media scrum at Bolshoi attack trial

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 18:49

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi ballet fought his way through a media scrum to testify during the trial of a dancer accused of ordering an acid attack.
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Asteroid hit rate 'underestimated'

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 18:39

The threat of another asteroid strike like the one that hit Russia this year has been underestimated, a study suggests.
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Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands is asking an international court in Hamburg to order the release of 30 people detained by Russia following a Greenpeace protest.
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Bolshoi boss testifies at trial

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:40

Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin describes having acid thrown in his face at the trial of a dancer accused of ordering the attack.
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Manchester City 5-2 CSKA Moscow

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 22:02

Manchester City brush CSKA Moscow aside to reach the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time.
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Pellegrini warns CSKA Moscow fans

Monday, November 4th 2013, 14:54

Manuel Pellegrini warns CSKA Moscow fans against repeating their racist abuse of Manchester City's Yaya Toure.
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