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VIDEO: Russia's truckers protest over new levy

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:07

A new road tax introduced last month in Russia, leads to protests by long-distance truck drivers all over the country.
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Moscow cemeteries to offer wi-fi

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:54
related places: Moscow

Visitors will be able to connect to wi-fi at three famous Moscow cemeteries.
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'Invincible unity' (or the lack of it)

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:46

Russia seeks WW2-style coalition with the West
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Putin opponent Navalny's anti-corruption "video bomb"

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 1:15

Russian opposition uses slick video to hit Putin elite
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Russia 'wants Syria ethnic cleansing'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accuses Russia of attempting "ethnic cleansing" with its air strikes in northern Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia releases missile footage

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry has released footage claiming to show one of its submarines firing missiles at targets in Syria.
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Russia fires on Syria from submarine

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says it has for the first time hit Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
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Russia rejects Turkey's 'missile' blame

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Russia rejects Turkey's criticism after a sailor on a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished a missile launcher as the vessel passed through Istanbul.
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Russians read Tolstoy epic live on web

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 12:36

Russian film stars and a cosmonaut are among 1,300 people giving a marathon reading of Tolstoy's epic War and Peace on the internet.
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Russians told to shun foreign beaches

Monday, December 7th 2015, 19:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's tourism chief criticises fellow Russians for flocking to foreign beach resorts - but admits that he sold two Seychelles holiday homes this year.
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Turkey protest at 'Russia rocket stunt'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after pictures are published of a serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher on a warship while passing through Istanbul.
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Turkey fury at missile-wielding Russian

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 21:42

Turkey says images showing a Russian soldier holding a missile launcher are a "provocation", with the two sides at odds over the downing of a Russian jet.
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IS 'in Thailand to target Russians'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Moscow

Thai police say they were warned by Moscow that 10 Syrians working for Islamic State entered Thailand in October to target Russians.
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VIDEO: Chocolate Putin goes on display

Friday, December 4th 2015, 2:25

A life-sized sculpture of Russian President Vladimir Putin is going on display at the Festival of Chocolate fair in St. Petersburg.
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Putin: Turkey 'will regret' Syria act

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Putin castigates Turkey's leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.
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Turkey: Russia's IS oil claims 'slander'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Russian allegations he is directly involved in the illegal oil trade with Islamic State militants are "slander".
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Artists swap paintings for food

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 15:07

Paintings by young Russian artists exchanged for buckwheat and chocolates.
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Assad: Russia role 'slowing down IS'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:34

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to the "shrinking" of the Islamic State militant group.
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VIDEO: 'IS shrinking since Russian strikes'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 8:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to significant changes, including the "shrinking" of the Islamic State (IS) group.
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VIDEO: Putin and Erdogan talk tough over jet

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 22:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Russia’s President Putin and Turkey’s President Erdogan are trading increasingly hostile words since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.
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US tells Turkey and Russia to end row

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 18:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Is

US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
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Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 10:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Is

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
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Russian tourists told to seek new destinations

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:42

Russians lose their favourite tourist destination
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Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 0:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
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Turkey 'won't apologise' to Russia

Monday, November 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border, saying it has a right and duty to protect its airspace.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
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VIDEO: Peace-keeping meetings in 'no-man's land'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:21
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Rayhan Demytrie reports from one of the monthly meetings aimed at resolving tensions between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, one of Georgia's two breakaway regions.
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VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Antalya

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
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Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
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Erdogan 'saddened' by Russia plane loss

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he was "saddened" by the downing of a Russian combat jet by Turkish forces and wished it had not happened.
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Ukraine's police say 'goodbye' to Russian social networks

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
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Turkey 'knew downed plane was Russian'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Vladimir Putin rejects as "impossible" Turkey's claims it did not know the fighter jet it shot down was Russian.
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Russia plans sanctions against Turkey

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Hollande in Moscow: A new era in Russian-French relations?

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:32
related countries: France France

A new era in Russian-French relations?
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Deadly helicopter crash in Siberia

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 12:27
related places: Krasnoyarsk

At least 10 oil workers are killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, Russian officials say.
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Audio of 'warning' to Russia jet issued

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 9:52
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
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VIDEO: 'Audio warning' released by Turkish military

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
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VIDEO: Eggs thrown at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
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Ukraine bans all Russian planes

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine bans all Russian planes from using its airspace as Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom stops delivering gas to its neighbour.
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Missing Russian pilot 'alive and well'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet is alive and well and back at an airbase in Syria, Russia's defence minister says.
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Putin fury after Turkey downs warplane

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 21:07
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

President Putin condemns the downing of a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border, and threatens Turkey with "serious consequences".
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VIDEO: Turkey defends downing of Russian warplane

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the downing of a Russian warplane is ''fully in line with Turkey's rules of engagement''.
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VIDEO: Putin: Jet shooting is stab in the back

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 16:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin fiercely condemns the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border.
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Ukraine ban and blackout hit Crimea

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 22:55

Ukraine suspends deliveries of goods to Crimea, as a power blackout has caused major disruption on the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
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Russian court 'bans' scientology branch

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 22:12
related places: Moscow

A Russian court rules the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved, as it cannot be considered a religious organisation under the law.
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A brief history of online trolling between Western and Russian diplomats

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 0:39

A brief history of online trolling between Russia and the West
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VIDEO: Russia gives Paris 'solidarity puppy'

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 14:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Moscow has announced it will be sending a puppy to Paris, in a show of solidarity following the recent terror attacks in the French capital.
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US state department trolls Russian newspaper

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

US state department pokes fun at a Russian newspaper which it says faked a letter by a US official, filling it with grammatical and spelling mistakes.
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VIDEO: Russia 'in breach' of doping code

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 12:48

Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes.
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Russia ruled in breach of doping code

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 22:45

Six countries, including Russia, are ruled "non-compliant" with the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes.
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IS publishes Russian plane 'bomb' photo

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Islamic State's magazine publishes a photo of what it claims was the improvised bomb that brought down the Russian airliner in Egypt last month.
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Russia steps up attacks against IS

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 18:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Is

Russia launches long-range air strikes and cruise missiles against IS after saying a bomb downed a Russian plane over Egypt last month killing 224.
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'Act of terror' downed Russian plane

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia's security chief says a bomb destroyed the Russian Airbus plane in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.
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Russia Syria action 'increasing refugees'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 14:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian action in Syria is increasing the number of refugees trying to reach Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk says at a G20 meeting.
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Russia suspended from athletics

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:08

Russia's athletics federation is provisionally suspended from international competition for alleged involvement in doping.
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Russia will 'co-operate in any way'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 18:22

Russian athletics is prepared to co-operate "in any way" to prove it is clean, says the country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.
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Russia bans Egypt Air flights

Friday, November 13th 2015, 15:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Moscow

Moscow bans the Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia following last month's deadly plane crash that killed 224 people.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you, Russia, Thank you, Putin'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Steven Rosenberg is in Syria and has been following how people there are reacting to the Russian military and political strategy.
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Russia set to learn Olympics fate

Friday, November 13th 2015, 9:51

Russia has told athletics' governing body "irregularities" around its drug-testing system were down to the sport's "old leadership".
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VIDEO: Will Russia be banned over doping?

Friday, November 13th 2015, 6:49

Russia could face a ban from international athletics, after a meeting of the sport's governing body on Friday.
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Russia reveals nuclear torpedo plan

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 22:32

The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo - called "Status-6" - should not have appeared on Russian TV news.
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Russian athletes fear ban from Olympics

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 4:18

Russian athletes and politicians fear ban from Olympics
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Putin orders doping investigation

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 23:10

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an investigation into claims the country's athletes have been part of systematic doping.
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'UK anti-doping worse than Russia's'

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 19:23

Russia's sports minister says Britain's anti-doping system has "zero value" and is "even worse" than Russia's.
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VIDEO: The airbase where Russia carries out Syria airstrikes

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has put forward its proposal for Syria's future in a document circulating at the United Nations in New York.
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Russia's 'Syria peace plan' unveiled

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian document circulating at the UN proposes a roadmap to a political settlement in Syria, as Russia and regime forces continue fighting.
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VIDEO: Russia doping crisis in 60 seconds

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 14:02

BBC Sport takes a look at the accusations of doping in Russian athletics outlined in a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report.
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Wada suspends Moscow anti-doping lab

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 14:01
related places: Moscow

The Moscow Antidoping Center has its accreditation suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency after a damning report.
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Doping claims 'groundless' - Kremlin

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 13:51

The Kremlin dismisses as "groundless" claims of widespread state-sponsored doping among its athletes made in a shocking report published on Monday.
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Russian plane crash: The consequences

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 12:23

Possible consequences of the Russian plane disaster in Sinai
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VIDEO: Concern over Egypt's 'tourism jewel'

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 6:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

As investigations continue into whether a bomb may have been placed on the Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai, there are worries that Egypt's tourism industry is under threat.
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Egypt probes Sinai crash bomb claim

Monday, November 9th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt launches its own investigation into whether a bomb was placed on the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.
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Wada commission wants Russia ban

Monday, November 9th 2015, 19:29

Russia should be suspended from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency inquiry recommends in a report alleging corruption and a state cover-up.
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Russia censures human rights group

Monday, November 9th 2015, 15:54

Russia tightens pressure on the human rights group Memorial, treating it as a "foreign agent" and accusing it of meddling in politics.
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Sinai jihadist group leader 'killed'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian officials say security forces have killed a leader of Sinai Province, the group claiming responsibility for downing a Russian airliner.
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Russian activist sets FSB door on fire

Monday, November 9th 2015, 15:01
related places: Moscow

A Russian performance artist and activist is arrested after setting fire to the Moscow headquarters of the country's security service, the FSB.
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Iran to get Russian missile system

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia confirms that it will supply Iran with an advanced air defence missile system - once technical details are agreed.
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IAAF awaits doping report findings

Monday, November 9th 2015, 7:40

The IAAF will on Monday learn the findings of an independent report into claims of doping cover-ups in Russian athletics.
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Airport security 'may need rethink'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 22:41

Airport security will have to be reviewed if the Russian airbus crash is found to have been caused by a bomb, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
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VIDEO: Memorial held for Russia plane dead

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 18:32

A memorial service has been held in St Petersburg for the 224 victims of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Sinai desert last weekend.
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Russia flies 11,000 Egypt tourists home

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 18:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia says it has brought back 11,000 tourists from Egypt in the past 24 hours, after cancelling all flights to the country following the Sinai crash.
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London medallists 'suspected cheats'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 7:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London 2012 medallists are among suspected Russian drugs cheats who escaped bans when bribes were allegedly paid, says the Sunday Times.
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VIDEO: Russia plane crash: what we know

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Investigators in Egypt say it is too early to say for certain that a bomb brought down the Russian passenger plane.
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