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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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Sochi Olympics: Putin's pet project

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 10:21

How Sochi differs from the 1980 Moscow Olympics
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VIDEO: US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 7:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sochi

The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
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Authors decry 'choking' Russian laws

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 4:36

More than 200 leading international authors have condemned Russia's anti-gay and blasphemy laws as a "chokehold" on creativity.
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Gay protests target Sochi games

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:32
related places: Gay, Sochi

Gay rights activists across the world protest against the Russian government, as Sochi awaits the arrival of the Olympic torch.
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Volgograd 'bomb plotter' shot dead

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 18:01
related places: Volgograd

Security forces in Russia's troubled Dagestan region shoot dead the suspected organiser of the Volgograd suicide bombings during a house siege.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee barrel bomb attacks

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian opposition has called on Russia to restrain the Syrian regime following the sustained use of barrel bombs in civilian areas.
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Putin 'calms' Sochi leopard cub

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:38
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to calm a leopard cub after two journalists are attacked during a visit before the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Georgia in Sochi warning to Russia

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Sochi

Georgia warns it will act if Russia moves to bolster the independence claims of two breakaway Georgian regions at the Winter Olympics.
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Russian liberal TV channel at risk

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:22

Russian TV channel Dozhd, a famously independent voice in the Kremlin-dominated media, is at risk of closure, its owner says.
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Russia warns Ukraine opposition

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia urges Ukraine opposition leaders to end their "ultimatums and threats" as President Yanukovych returns to work amid continuing protests.
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Jail for 'homophobic' Russia killers

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:32

A court in Russia's far east jails three men for the savage murder of a man they believed to be gay.
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VIDEO: Russian cargo craft undocks from ISS

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:16

Russian cargo craft, Progress 52, has undocked from the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Scene at Moscow school gates

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 17:17
related places: Moscow

A student who entered a Moscow secondary school and took more than 20 people hostage has been arrested, Moscow police say.
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Two killed in Moscow school shooting

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 14:37
related places: Moscow

An armed student who killed a police officer and a teacher at a Moscow school and took fellow pupils hostage, is arrested, Russian police say.
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Wenger explains Kallstrom move

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 19:53

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would not have signed injured Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom had he had more time.
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US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
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Swede Kallstrom joins Arsenal on loan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 20:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Arsenal sign Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan until the end of the season from Russian club Spartak Moscow.
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Vodka blamed for Russian death rate

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:57

A quarter of all Russian men die before they are 55, and alcohol - particularly vodka - is largely to blame, research suggests.
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VIDEO: Torn between East and West in Ukraine

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg, in Kiev, explains why Ukraine has such strong links with Russia, and why a move closer to the West is causing turmoil.
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Russia names Volgograd bombers

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:33
related places: Moscow, Volgograd

Two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in the south Russian city of Volgograd were members of an Islamist militant group in Dagestan, says Moscow.
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US 'alleges Russia treaty breach'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

The US briefs Nato on allegations that Russia has breached a key 1987 nuclear arms treaty by testing a cruise missile, US media report.
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UK funds Russia gay rights campaign

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 23:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is to give extra funding for gay rights campaigners in Russia amid growing concerns over the introduction of legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality.
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Madonna to introduce Riot at concert

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 17:36

Pop star Madonna will introduce two members of Russian protest punk rock act Pussy Riot at a concert promoting human rights in New York City.
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Russia literature row's fatal ending

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 16:59

A drunken row over the merits of literary forms in Russia ended in a poetry-lover stabbing a champion of prose to death, investigators say.
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Should Russia have surrendered Leningrad?

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 16:40

Twitter storm in Russia over poll on WWII siege
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Russian diplomat stabbed in Sudan

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 22:38
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Sudan Sudan

A Russian diplomat and his wife have been stabbed in Sudan by a man anguished over the death of his brother in Central African Republic, police say.
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VIDEO: 'On the frontline' of Kiev protests

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's capital has seen a series of protests, some violent, since November, when President Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of a trade deal with the EU in favour of a $15bn (£9bn) bailout from Russia.
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Garlic picking near Olympics 'banned'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 15:02

Residents in parts of Chechnya will be banned from picking garlic, possibly to protect them from Russian security forces.
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UK warns Olympics attacks 'likely'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sochi, Whitehall

Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Ukraine protests 'spread eastward'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Protests in Ukraine spread further beyond Kiev and into the Russian-influenced east, as activists seize the justice ministry building in the capital.
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Russia frees Khodorkovsky ex-partner

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:37

Russia has freed Platon Lebedev - the former business partner of ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky - after 10 years in jail, officials say.
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Parcel block hits Russian consumers

Friday, January 24th 2014, 18:05

The express delivery services DHL and FedEx suspend shipments of parcels to private individuals in Russia, blaming stricter customs rules.
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VIDEO: McCain and Pushkov clash over Syria

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Senator John McCain has criticised Russia for supplying arms to the Assad regime in Syria but Russia's Alexei Pushkov said there had been foreign interference in Syria from the start.
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Senegal frees Russian fishing ship

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 13:12
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal frees a Russian ship after its owner pays a $1.2m (£720,000) fine for fishing illegally in Senegal's waters, a government minister tells the BBC.
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Former Russian tycoon to be freed

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 10:44

Russia's Supreme Court orders the release of Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with whom he was jailed in 2005.
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Russia hunts suspected Sochi bomber

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:42
related places: Sochi

Russian police in Sochi put out wanted posters for a woman they fear is planning to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the Olympic Games.
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Rescued expedition in Australia port

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 4:14
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Australia Australia

Passengers rescued from a Russian research ship that became trapped in thick pack ice in Antarctica last month finally arrive in Australia.
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Russia expands border zone for Games

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 22:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Sochi

Georgia protests as Russia temporarily expands its security zone into the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia for the Sochi games.
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Pussy Riot to appear in NYC concert

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 21:03

Two members of Russian protest punk rock act Pussy Riot will appear at a concert promoting human rights in New York City, its organiser says.
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Abramovich's partner in race row

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:44

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich's partner, Dasha Zhukova, apologises for a photo showing her perched on a chair in the form of a half-naked black woman.
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‘Russia role' in spy death suggested

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 15:55

The coroner investigating the murder of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko said there was a prima facie case that the Russian state was involved, it emerges.
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Twitter storm over Sochi twin toilet

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 14:30
related places: Sochi

A BBC photo of a men's cubicle featuring twin toilets at a venue for the Sochi Olympics causes a Twitter storm in Russia.
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Snowden 'may have had Russian help'

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:15
related countries: United States United States

Several senior US lawmakers allege that intelligence leaker Edward Snowden may have been working with a foreign power, possibly Russia.
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Putin 'friendly' with gay people

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 11:24

President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's law on "gay propaganda" ahead of the Sochi Olympics but insists he is not prejudiced against homosexuals.
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Seven killed in Dagestan siege

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 16:28

Russian security forces kill seven people suspected of attacking a restaurant in Dagestan, officials say, amid a crackdown before the Winter Olympics.
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Homophobia and intimacy in a Russian sauna

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 0:45

Homophobia and intimacy in a Russian sauna
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VIDEO: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Friday, January 17th 2014, 23:25
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".
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Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Friday, January 17th 2014, 17:52
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin says homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warns them against spreading "gay propaganda".
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VIDEO: Putin: 'We must show terrorists no fear'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 17:31
related places: Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists that he will 'show no fear to terrorists' as he outlines security measures ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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McKellen protest at Russia gay law

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:16

An open letter from actor Sir Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates demands Russian President Vladimir Putin repeal the law banning homosexual "propaganda" in the country.
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US journalist barred from Russia

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:39
related countries: United States United States

A US journalist, accused of visa violations, is barred from Russia, in what his employers say is a "fundamental violation of the right of free speech".
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Kerry gives Lavrov Idaho potatoes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 23:51
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris, Idaho

US Secretary of State John Kerry presents his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov with two Idaho potatoes as a gift during a meeting in Paris.
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Possible Syria ceasefires discussed

Monday, January 13th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.
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Cambodia suspends Russia extradition

Monday, January 13th 2014, 11:09
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Moscow

A court in Cambodia suspends extradition proceedings against a Russian property tycoon wanted in Moscow over an alleged scam.
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Russia arrests 'terror suspects'

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 1:38

Russia says it has arrested five terror suspects in the restive North Caucus region, which will host the Winter Olympics next month.
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France to extradite Kazakh tycoon

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:22
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

A French court rules Kazakh tycoon and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine, where he is wanted on fraud charges.
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Russia hunts shooting suspects

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 15:04
related places: Sochi

Police in southern Russia hunt suspected Islamist militants after five people are found shot dead in cars, a month before the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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VIDEO: Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:17
related countries: China China

The Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese icebreaker Xue Long have broken free from Antarctic ice where they have been stranded for several days.
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Russia ramps up Sochi security

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 15:39
related places: Sochi

Russia launches one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history a month before Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi begin.
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Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:10
related countries: China China

Two ships - a Russian research vessel and a Chinese icebreaker- break free from Antarctic pack ice after being stuck for days.
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Senegal seizes Russian fishing ship

Monday, January 6th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal seizes a Russian vessel accused of fishing illegally and detains more than 80 sailors - action condemned by Russia's foreign ministry.
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Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 19:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed from a Russian jail last month, arrives in Switzerland which has granted him a three-month visa.
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First new year rally in Ukraine

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 17:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Several thousand people turn out in central Kiev for the first Ukrainian opposition protest of the new year against the president's pro-Russia policy.
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Putin relaxes ban on Sochi protests

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 23:57
related places: Sochi

The Russian authorities relax a ban on protest rallies at the Sochi Winter Olympics but set strict conditions for demonstrations.
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Many held after Volgograd attacks

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 18:46
related places: Volgograd

Russian security forces detain hundreds of people in the southern city Volgograd following the deadly bomb attacks there.
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Russia blasts indefensible - Putin

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 8:24
related places: Volgograd

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the two recent suicide attacks in Volgograd are "indefensible", during an unannounced visit to the city.
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Putin vows to 'destroy terrorists'

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 14:42
related places: Volgograd

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to "complete annihilate" terrorists, following two suicide attacks on the city of Volgograd.
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RT editor to head news agency

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 13:59

The editor of Russian international broadcaster RT, Margarita Simonyan, is to head a new news agency as the Kremlin consolidates its media hold.
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Air rescue plan for ice-bound ship

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 3:06
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Passengers on a ship stuck in thick ice in Antarctica are to be taken off by helicopter once the weather permits, Russian officials say.
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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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