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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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Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
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Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

Friday, April 18th 2014, 6:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.
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VIDEO: 'We want to be part of Russia'

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 22:24
related places: Donetsk

The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.
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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 21:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva.
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Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Geneva, Senior

Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.
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Ukraine military column 'disarmed'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 17:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
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Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 14:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.
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Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 23:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
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VIDEO: Russian Lada 'chases Ukraine tank'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lada

Footage posted online purports to show pro-Russian activists in a Lada confronting a Ukrainian tank.
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VIDEO: Tackling the world's coldest marathon

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 14:46

The world's hardest, and coldest, marathon has taken place at Russia's Barneo Ice Station in the geographic North Pole.
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Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.
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Obama presses Putin over Ukraine

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US president urges his Russian counterpart to use his influence to make separatists in eastern Ukraine stand down as the government moves against them.
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West eyes more Russia sanctions

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 0:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The EU and the US say they will impose "further costs" on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.
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VIDEO: Pro-Russian mob targets journalists

Monday, April 14th 2014, 22:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The confrontation in eastern Ukraine worsened on Monday with more official buildings seized by pro-Russian forces.
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VIDEO: BBC on trail of attacks across Ukraine

Monday, April 14th 2014, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists have attacked another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces.
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Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine

Monday, April 14th 2014, 15:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists attack another official building in east Ukraine, ignoring a deadline to leave or face eviction by Ukrainian forces.
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Oil prices steady as Libya woes ease

Monday, April 14th 2014, 11:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.
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Ukraine to fight pro-Russia forces

Monday, April 14th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president pledges a full-scale "anti-terrorist operation" involving the army after pro-Russian militants seize government buildings in the east.
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'Casualties' in Ukraine gun battles

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:11

A Ukrainian security services officer is killed and five others injured in gun battles in the eastern city of Sloviansk, officials say.
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Russia warns over Ukraine talks

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 6:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's foreign minister says any use of force by Ukraine against Russian speakers in the country could undermine upcoming talks.
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Another Ukraine police post seized

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russia militants take control of a police HQ in the east Ukraine city of Kramatorsk after a gun battle, local media and witnesses say.
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Germans not keen to upset Russia

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 23:35

Why some Germans prefer to look east not west
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Gunmen take Ukraine police buildings

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Armed men seize police and state security buildings in east Ukraine's Sloviansk, as pro-Russian separatists elsewhere continue similar occupations.
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US urges nations to assist Ukraine

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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Ukraine in offer to troubled east

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interim PM Yatsenyuk offers more powers to the turbulent east, where armed pro-Russian protesters are defying the government.
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VIDEO: US condemns Russia gas warning

Friday, April 11th 2014, 13:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The United States has accused Russia of using its energy supplies "as a tool of coercion" to try to control Ukraine.
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Russia TV shows 'impostor' protester

Friday, April 11th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A man injured in Ukraine unrest claims on two different TV channels that he is both for and against Russia.
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In pictures: Russian troop build-up

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Satellite photos of Russian troops massed near Ukraine border
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US condemns Russia gas warnings

Friday, April 11th 2014, 4:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US accuses Russia of using gas supplies to try to control Ukraine, as Nato defends the accuracy of satellite images of Russian troops near the border.
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Russia 'withheld Boston bombing tip'

Friday, April 11th 2014, 1:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston

Russia declined to give the US details on a Boston Marathon suspect that could have led to further scrutiny before the attack, a newspaper reports.
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VIDEO: Could Russia turn off the gas taps?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned European leaders that Ukraine's delays in paying for Russian gas have created a "critical situation".
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Putin warns Europe of gas shortages

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 18:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia warns European leaders that a gas dispute with Ukraine is now "critical", as pro-Russian activists defy Ukrainian forces.
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Russian MPs call for Gorbachev trial

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 14:58

Five Russian MPs call for former President Mikhail Gorbachev to be prosecuted over the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Ukraine offer to pro-Russian rebels

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it will not prosecute pro-Russian activists occupying official buildings in two eastern cities if they surrender their weapons.
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'Russian agent' row hits Latvia

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvian MEP in spotlight amid Russia-EU tensions
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US and Russia seek Ukraine solution

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 6:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US and Russia agree on the need to find a peaceful solution to the crisis over occupied government buildings in east Ukraine, officials say.
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EU braces for Russian reaction

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU braced for comeback from Moscow over support for Ukraine
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VIDEO: On the road with President Putin

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Putin says Ukraine will have to pay for its imports of Russian gas in advance. Daniel Sandford travels alongside the president, and watches as he holds a meeting.
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Ukraine ultimatum to east activists

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine tells pro-Russia activists occupying buildings in eastern cities the situation will be resolved "by negotiations or force" within 48 hours.
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Crunch talks announced on Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine will hold talks next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the first such meeting since the crisis began.
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Nato warns Russia over Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Nato says further Russian intervention in Ukraine would be a "historic mistake" as Kiev tries to retake official buildings in the east from separatists.
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VIDEO: How Russia is reporting on Ukraine

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's neighbours have been complaining that it is broadcasting "propaganda" on its television channels. Daniel Sandford has a snapshot of Russian television news.
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Ukraine in bid to retake buildings

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities say they have seized back control of one government building from pro-Russia separatists in the east, and hope to retake two others.
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US warns Russia over Ukraine tension

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US voices "great concern" about tension in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia demonstrators seized government buildings in three cities.
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Ukraine misses Gazprom gas deadline

Monday, April 7th 2014, 23:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

Gazprom says it has not received any payment from Ukraine despite a midnight deadline to start reducing Kiev's gas debts to Moscow.
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Donetsk 'people's republic' declared

Monday, April 7th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists who seized the regional government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk reportedly declare a "people's republic".
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VIDEO: Footage of seized Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine have seized state security buildings in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, according to Ukrainian officials.
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Ukraine emergency talks over unrest

Monday, April 7th 2014, 6:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's acting president calls an emergency security meeting in response to pro-Russian protests erupting in three eastern Ukrainian cities.
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VIDEO: Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

Monday, April 7th 2014, 0:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian activists have broken into the regional administration buildings
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Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian protesters storm government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities, calling for a referendum on independence.
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Ukraine rejects Russia gas bill hike

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 14:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.
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Russia: Ukrainians 'planned terror'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 21:05

Russia's Federal Security Service detains 25 Ukrainians it accuses of planning terrorist attacks around last month's Crimean referendum.
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Nato's Europe plans alarm Russia

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Moscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to enhance its military presence in Eastern Europe, following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
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Labels go after 'Russia's Facebook'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 12:39

Social network VKontakte (VK) - dubbed the "Facebook of Russia" - is facing legal action from the recording industry.
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MEPs urge sanctions over Magnitsky

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:16

The European Parliament urges EU governments to impose sanctions on 32 Russian officials over the death of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
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Yanukovych decries Crimea annexation

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych calls Russia's annexation of Crimea "a tragedy" and says he hopes it will one day rejoin Ukraine.
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Putin divorce goes through

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:10

The Kremlin confirms that the divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, has been finalised.
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Nato suspends Russia co-operation

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 9:53

Nato suspends all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, describing it as a grave threat to European security.
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Viewpoint: Russia ends Europe's dream

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 2:00

Russia's Ukraine strategy ends European dream
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VIDEO: Putin 'orders partial withdrawal'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 5:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from the border with Ukraine, according to the German government.
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Analysis: Can Nato face up to Russia task?

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 1:00
related places: Moscow

Can Nato provide an answer to Moscow's show of force?
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Medvedev Crimea visit angers Ukraine

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine condemns a visit to Crimea by Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev - the most senior politician to visit the peninsula since its annexation.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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Diplomatic push for Ukraine solution

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 23:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has his homebound flight diverted to meet Russia's Sergei Lavrov in a new attempt to solve the Ukraine crisis.
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Russia vows no Ukraine invasion

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has no intention of sending troops into Ukraine, after the Russian and US presidents discuss a plan to resolve the crisis.
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Putin and Obama discuss Ukraine plan

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 6:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: White House

Russia's Vladimir Putin telephones President Obama to discuss the Ukraine crisis and US diplomatic proposals.
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Russian Jews fear anti-Semitism

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:53

Russian Jews see anti-Semitism amid patriotic mood
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Obama: Russia must move back troops

Friday, March 28th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges Russia to move its troops back from Ukraine's border as Moscow says it is stepping up intelligence measures.
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VIDEO: UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 23:36
related places: Moscow

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution describing the Moscow-backed referendum that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal.
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UN declares Crimea vote illegal

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The UN General Assembly declares Crimea's Moscow-backed referendum illegal, as the IMF and US back loans for Ukraine.
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Open verdict in Berezovsky inquest

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 18:45

A coroner records an open verdict at the inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
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Berezovsky 'had poisoning plot fear'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:49

The daughter of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky says he thought he had been poisoned in the days after he lost a legal fight with Roman Abramovich, an inquest hears.
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VIDEO: US and EU 'united' over Russia

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US and EU have warned Russia will face "deeper sanctions" if there are "further incursions into Ukraine".
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