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Pope set for historic Patriarch meeting

Friday, February 5th 2016, 15:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Francis is to hold a historic first meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba.
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Poland re-opens Smolensk crash inquiry

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 20:12
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Smolensk

Poland launches a new investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia which killed President Lech Kaczynski, citing "mistakes" in previous inquiries.
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VIDEO: Sweden vs Russia - A new Cold War front?

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 2:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Paul Adams reports from the island of Gotland on why Sweden is concerned about Russian provocation.
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Russian menace pushes Sweden towards Nato

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 0:27
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden boosts defences over Russian menace
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Cosmonauts ready for ISS spacewalk

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 22:22

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install science experiments and hardware on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).
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Putin accused of encouraging threats

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 18:02

Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov accuses President Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.
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US 'to boost Europe defence budget'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
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Chechen leader lashes out at Instagram

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:52
related countries: United States United States

Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov says US pressure forced Instagram to remove his video showing a Russian opposition politician as a sniper's target.
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Video shows Putin critic in gunsights

Monday, February 1st 2016, 12:58
related places: Chechen

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
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Russia factory fire kills 12 'migrants'

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 13:57
related places: Moscow

A huge fire at a factory in eastern Moscow has killed 12 people, including three babies, who were reported to be migrants living and working on site.
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VIDEO: 'Russia will face consequences over jet'

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 22:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

Turkey's president has warned that Russia will "face consequences" after one of Moscow's fighter jets violated Turkish airspace.
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Russia 'violated airspace' - Turkey

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 19:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador after a Russian plane violated its airspace near the Syrian border.
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Russia's Vostochny space port prepares for lift-off

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:08

Russia's troubled space port nears launch
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VIDEO: Inside Russia's new space port

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 4:08
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Work is nearing completion on building Russia's new Vostochny space port, designed to replace the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.
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Germany warns Russia over 'rape' case

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 19:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moscow

Germany accuses Russia of politicising a case involving the alleged rape of a teenage girl by migrants, which Moscow accuses Berlin of a cover-up.
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Russia steps into Berlin 'rape' storm

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Russia accuses Germany of migrant sex attack cover-up
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Syrian army 'retakes key southern town'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Government forces retake control of a strategically important town in southern Syria, activists say, after dozens of Russian air strikes.
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VIDEO: How rich is Russia's Vladimir Putin?

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:22

Panorama investigates Russian President Vladimir Putin's private finances.
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'Putin is corrupt' says US Treasury

Monday, January 25th 2016, 17:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

The US Treasury tells the BBC that it considers Russia's President Putin to be corrupt - and many of his aides are already under Western sanctions.
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Russia bans four athletes for doping

Monday, January 25th 2016, 12:29

Former European 800m silver medallist Irina Maracheva is among four athletes banned for doping by the Russian Olympic Committee.
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Russian economy hit by oil price slide

Monday, January 25th 2016, 10:49

Russia's economy contracted by 3.7% in 2015, according to preliminary figures published by the country's statistics service.
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'No end in sight' for Russia in Syria

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's Syria operation looks increasingly long-term
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VIDEO: 'Putin is the tsar of corruption'

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 0:30

Russian opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny has spoken to John Sweeney about the Litvinenko case.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko inquiry judge 'mad' - Lugovoi

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andrei Lugovoi, the former Russian agent accused of poisoning ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, has branded a public inquiry's conclusions "nonsense".
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Litvinenko suspect dismisses report

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 7:45

A former Russian agent accused of poisoning ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 brands a UK public inquiry's conclusions "nonsense".
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VIDEO: Take a look around a Russian warship

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 6:40
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC has been given a rare tour of one of Russia's warships which is based off the coast off Syria.
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'Supposition, invention and rumours'

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 5:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Derision in Russia over finding of the UK's Litvinenko inquiry
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VIDEO: The town where people endure -50C

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 0:12

Elena Chernyshova's stark and beautiful photographs of life in the Russian city of Norilsk are featuring in a new exhibition in New York.
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Putin 'probably' approved ex-spy murder

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 21:05

The murder of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 was "probably" approved by President Putin, a UK inquiry concludes.
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Report due on Litvinenko killing

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The long-awaited findings of a public inquiry into the killing in London of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko are due to be released by a judge.
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VIDEO: Inside Russian airbase in Syria

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 22:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is given access to a Russian airbase near Latakia, as part of an embed with the Russian military.
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VIDEO: 'I want truth about my father Litvinenko'

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 22:44

The son of murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko says finding out who was responsible for his father's death is one of the most important things to establish.
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Kabul suicide bomber kills media staff

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 20:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Seven employees of a popular Afghan TV channel are killed after their bus is targeted by a suicide car bomber in Kabul.
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Putin loyalist Kadyrov unleashed on Russian 'traitors'

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:56

Putin loyalist unleashed on Russian 'traitors'
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Norway sends migrants back to Russia

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 22:13

Norway sends 13 migrants back to to Russia under new rules expected to see thousands who crossed the border by bicycle deported.
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VIDEO: Taking the icy plunge in sub-zero weather

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 19:41

Members of Russia's Orthodox Church take part in the Epiphany ritual of submerging themselves in freezing water.
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Critic of Chechen leader apologises

Friday, January 15th 2016, 20:39
related places: Chechen

A local deputy in Siberia who criticised the Russian-backed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, makes a "profound" apology.
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Mammoth kill linked to Arctic settlers

Friday, January 15th 2016, 9:28

A butchered mammoth carcass pulled from frozen sediments in the far north of Russia proves humans were present in the Arctic some 45,000 years ago - 10,000 years earlier than previously indicated.
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Russian official 'stole 50km highway'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 13:00

Senior prison authority organised and oversaw the dismantling of road and sold off its parts for profit, police say.
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VIDEO: Cold War: How Moscow gets rid of snow

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 0:05
related places: Moscow

Snow storms have hit central Russia this week, including the capital Moscow. Our correspondent Steve Rosenberg braved the cold to see how the authorities have been coping.
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VIDEO: 'Pastafarian' wins right to wear colander

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:29

A man in Russia who identifies himself as a 'pastafarian' has won the right to wear colander on his head in his driving licence photograph.
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Russian doping 'risked lives' in 2009

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 23:59

The IAAF warned Russia its athletes were risking their lives by blood doping - six years before the country was banned from track and field.
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VIDEO: Starlings form 'dancing clouds' over Israel

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 18:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Birds from Russia and eastern Europe form what is known as murmurations, grouping together to create a spectacular show in the Middle Eastern sunset.
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Putin does not rule out Assad asylum

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's Vladimir Putin does not rule out granting political asylum to his long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with a German magazine.
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Patient dies after Russian doctor punch

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 12:36

CCTV footage emerges of a Russian hospital patient who collapsed and died after he was punched in the head by a doctor.
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Putin gets video tirade after blizzard

Friday, January 8th 2016, 18:01

A blizzard survivor complains to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video after dozens of people nearly froze to death in central Russia.
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Life bans for three senior figures

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 14:26

The son of ex-world athletics chief Lamine Diack is one of three men banned for life over doping cover-up claims involving Liliya Shobukhova.
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Google translated Russia to 'Mordor'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 11:27

Google releases a statement after one of its online tools translated "Russian Federation" to "Mordor".
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VIDEO: Putin joins ice hockey training session

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 8:58

President Vladimir Putin joins members of the Russian Amateur Ice Hockey League for a training session.
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Ukrainians call for Coca-Cola boycott

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 16:58

Ukrainians call for a boycott of Coca-Cola after the company shares a festive map of Russia including annexed Crimea.
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Russian stars sing for Syria troops near Latakia

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Russian pop stars do patriotic duty at air base
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VIDEO: Chechnya's battle against IS extremists

Monday, January 4th 2016, 11:01
related places: Is

Close to 3,000 Russian citizens have now joined the ranks of the so-called Islamic State, including some 500 from Chechnya.
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Japan calls for Russia peace talks

Monday, January 4th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin so that the two countries can negotiate a peace treaty.
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VIDEO: Goat and tiger's unlikely friendship

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 0:06

A goat and tiger live in the same enclosure at a Russian safari park but how long can it last?
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Turks face big losses as Russia sanctions bite

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 0:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian boycott hits the Turkish export market
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Russia names Nato as threat to security

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 23:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a new security paper which describes Nato's expansion as a threat to his country's national security.
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Russian director Medvedeva turns Putin into film hero

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 16:46
related places: Medvedeva

How film director made Putin a movie icon
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Gunmen attack south Russia tourists

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 15:53

Gunmen attack visitors at an ancient citadel in Dagestan, killing a security guard and wounding 11 people, in a Russian region plagued by Islamist violence.
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Gerard Depardieu to play Josef Stalin

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 12:27
related countries: France France

French actor Gerard Depardieu is to play Russian dictator Josef Stalin in a new film, according to reports.
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Makeover for 'glum' Snow Maiden

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 10:57

Statue of Russia's traditional Snow Maiden character considered too downcast to welcome New Year.
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Russia hunts Nemtsov murder suspect

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 15:25
related places: Chechen

Russian investigators say a Chechen security officer ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov, but he is believed to have fled abroad.
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Putin's inner circle

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:10

Who runs Russia?
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Russia and India hail partnership

Friday, December 25th 2015, 0:17
related countries: India India

Russian and Indian leaders Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi stress the partnership between their two countries as they sign a series of deals.
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Defence agenda for Modi's Russia talks

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 5:20
related countries: India India

Indian PM Narendra Modi is set to hold crucial talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, expected to focus on defence and nuclear energy co-operation.
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Russia brushes off Syria allegations

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia's defence ministry says an Amnesty International report accusing Moscow of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria is "total lies".
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VIDEO: Exiled tycoon: 'Russia will see regime change'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:21

Exiled Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said Russia will see a change in regime within ten years.
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Russian ex-tycoon may seek UK asylum

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a fierce critic of President Putin, says he is considering asking for political asylum in the UK.
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VIDEO: Fireball filmed over Nevada and California

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 19:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada, California

US defence officials confirm a streaking fireball over the skies of Nevada and California was Russian space debris.
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Russia orders arrest of exiled tycoon

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 17:02

A Russian court puts ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on an international wanted list over the 1990s murder of a Siberian mayor.
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Russia 'killed 200 civilians in Syria'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International says at least 200 civilians died in the first two months of Russian air strikes in Syria and war crimes may have been committed.
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VIDEO: Amnesty says Russia attacking civilians

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 4:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International has shown evidence suggesting that Russian air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.
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IAAF planned to delay naming cheats

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 9:59

The BBC uncovers a plan within athletics' world governing body to delay naming Russian drug cheats before Moscow 2013.
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Russian jet's black box 'unreadable'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 15:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Data on the flight recorder of the Russian war plane downed by Turkey last month has so far proved unreadable, Russia's military says.
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'Russian strikes kill scores' in Syria

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

At least 43 people are killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, activists and residents say.
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Russia 'capable of more' in Syria

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.
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Trump 'honoured' by Putin compliments

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says it is a "great honour" to receive a compliment from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 15:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin uses crude language in a furious attack on Turkey over the downing of a Russian combat jet last month.
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VIDEO: Putin again condemns Turkey over jet

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has poured fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet last month.
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Russia to suspend Ukraine trade pact

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will exclude Ukraine from a free trade zone that includes former Soviet countries from 1 January.
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A short history of animal politicians

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 10:54

A Russian town is backing a grey cat to become mayor - but Barsik is only the latest animal to seek political office.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Russian cruise missile hits flats

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:49

Part of a Russian cruise missile hit a block of flats by accident in Russia's north-west Arctic but nobody was hurt, media report.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake and Soyuz rocket blast off

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Soyuz

Tim Peake has launched into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket to become Britain's first official astronaut on board the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Who is to blame for Sinai plane crash?

Monday, December 14th 2015, 19:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian investigators say they have so far found no evidence that terrorism caused a Russian jet to crash in the Sinai in October, killing 224 people.
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