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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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Depardieu becomes Russian citizen

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 21:45
related countries: France France

Actor Gerard Depardieu hails Russia's decision to grant him citizenship, following a tax row with the government in his native France.
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VIDEO: Muscovites on Depardieu turning Russian

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 18:45
related countries: France France

Russian president Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu, who recently moved abroad to avoid high taxes.
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VIDEO: Russian plane crash filmed by motorist

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 18:14
related places: Moscow

Footage of the moment a Russian plane ran off a runway and hit a motorway in Moscow has emerged.
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VIDEO: Moscow plane crash probe under way

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 15:33
related places: Moscow

An investigation is under way into how a Russian passenger plane overshot a Moscow airport runway and crashed into a motorway.
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Plane crashes into Moscow road

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 17:46
related places: Moscow

At least four people die as a Russian plane overshoots the runway at a Moscow airport, breaking up and coming to rest on a main road.
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Russia urges Syria rebel talks

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Russia says it is ready to hold talks with Syria's opposition, but rebel spokesman Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said they had rejected the offer.
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Putin makes US adoption ban law

Friday, December 28th 2012, 14:54
related places: Moscow

Russia's President Putin signs into law a controversial ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian ex-defence chief summoned

Friday, December 28th 2012, 11:59

Investigators fail to get evidence from Russia's ex-defence minister Gen Serdyukov in a scandal involving suspicious equipment sales.
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N Ossetia Muslim leader shot dead

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:40

A Muslim spiritual leader is shot dead in the Russian Caucasus republic of North Ossetia.
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Russia senators back adoption ban

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously backs a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Russia's Navalny faces third case

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:46

Investigators in Russia open a third fraud inquiry into opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
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India, Russia sign defence deals

Monday, December 24th 2012, 10:23
related countries: India India

Russia and India sign new defence deals worth billions of dollars during President Vladimir Putin's day-long trip to India.
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Syria 'protecting chemical arms'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 14:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has consolidated its chemical weapons into "one or two" places to prevent rebels capturing them, Russia says.
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Russia angered over UN helicopter

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 13:08

Russia calls for South Sudan to find and punish those responsible for shooting down a UN helicopter crewed by Russians in South Sudan.
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Zvonareva to miss Australian Open

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Russian Vera Zvonareva will miss the Australian Open in January with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
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Russian MPs back US adoptions ban

Friday, December 21st 2012, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs approve a ban on Americans adopting Russian children after it was backed by President Putin, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Court shortens Khodorkovsky term

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:58

Imprisoned former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is due for early release in 2014 after a Russian court cut two years off his term for embezzlement.
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Putin critic charged with fraud

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:54

Investigators in Russia formally charge leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his brother with fraud and money-laundering.
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Putin backs ban on US adoptions

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 12:08
related countries: United States United States

Russia's President Putin defends a proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children, calling a US human rights law "unfriendly".
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VIDEO: Adoption law protesters arrested

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow arrest more than a dozen people protesting against a controversial proposed law which would ban US nationals from adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian MPs back US adoption ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

Russian MPs overwhelmingly back measures that would ban US citizens from adopting Russian children.
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VIDEO: Soyuz begins journey to space station

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 15:04
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying an international crew of three has successfully launched from Kazakhstan, beginning its two-day flight to the International Space Station.
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Java plane crash 'human error'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 6:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Investigators in Indonesia blame pilot error for the crash in May of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet that left all 45 people on board dead.
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Russian opposition rally arrests

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 15:47
related places: Moscow

Russian police briefly arrest several prominent opposition leaders at a rally against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
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Man jailed in Politkovskaya case

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:36

A former Russian police officer is jailed for 11 years for his role in the murder of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Vodka 'saved elephants from cold'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:54

Two elephants are saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say.
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Russia's Syria stance 'unchanged'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia insists its position on Syria remains unchanged, a day after its deputy foreign minister said the Syrian government was losing control.
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Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:26

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is charged with fraud and money laundering on the eve of a banned protest rally in Moscow.
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Syrian rebels may win - Russia

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian official says for the first time that the Syrian government is losing "more and more control" and may lose the conflict against rebels.
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Litvinenko 'was working for MI6'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for the British secret service when he was murdered in November 2006, a legal review hears.
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Kandinsky Prize shared by artists

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 12:18

The Kandinsky Prize, designed to be Russia's answer to the Turner Prize, has been split between two winners for the first time.
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Sailor jailed for secrets breach

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 15:32

A Royal Navy petty officer who offered nuclear submarine secrets to MI5 agents posing as Russian spies is jailed for eight years.
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Politkovskaya suspect on trial

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 14:12

Russian prosecutors call for a 12-year jail term for a policeman accused of organising the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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Phone has second e-paper screen

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:23

A Russian company announces plans to release an Android smartphone with a second e-ink display on its rear in 2013.
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Putin warns of foreign meddling

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:29

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests some opposition politicians are in the pay of foreign interests and says it is unacceptable.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano is tourist attraction

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:41

A volcano in Russia is spewing hot lava for the first time in nearly 40 years, drawing tourists despite the danger.
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Russian opera singer dies aged 86

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:45

Russian opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya, who performed soprano roles in Russian and European opera classics has died aged 86.
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Submarine disaster retrial opens

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 11:14

A retrial begins in Russia of two men accused of causing an accident on a nuclear submarine in which 20 people died in 2008.
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Georgia and Russia 'plan talks'

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The government of new Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili announces plans to hold the first direct talks with Russia since the 2008 war.
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Russians' enduring support of Putin

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 5:23

Vladimir Putin still divides Russia, a year on from huge protests
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Russia retaliates in US bill row

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

Russia announces a tit-for-tat visa bar on Americans guilty of human rights violations, over the US Magnitsky Act.
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Russian fury at 'absurd' US law

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

Russia denounces an "absurd" trade bill passed by the US Congress that will also penalise Russian officials linked to human rights violations.
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Russian iTunes shows porn images

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 12:27

Users accessing Apple's iTunes Store in Russia have been getting porn images when searching for films to rent.
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Russian TV journalist shot dead

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:37

A television newsreader, shot in the North Caucasus, becomes the latest journalist to be killed in Russia.
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Celtic 2-1 Spartak Moscow

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 21:39

Celtic move into the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to Kris Commons' late penalty against Spartak Moscow.
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Builders demolish French chateau

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 18:34
related countries: France France

A team of Polish builders demolish an 18th Century French chateau belonging to a Russian businessman, apparently mistaking it for the outhouse.
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VIDEO: Russian volcano erupts after decades

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:55

A Russian volcano which started erupting last week has continued to spew ash and smoke into the air.
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VIDEO: Anti-Putin detainees fight for justice

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 9:00

A year on from the parliamentary elections in Russia, which triggered a wave of mass protests against President Putin, opposition organisers are claiming they have been subjected to inhumane treatment.
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Russia's anti-Putin detainees fight for justice

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 3:13

The fate of Russia's other opposition detainees behind bars
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VIDEO: Russia's giant jam 'getting bigger'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 20:26

A traffic jam which trapped thousands of Russian motorists amid bad weather is reported to be "getting bigger again".
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Putin in Turkey for Syria talks

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Turkey for talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which are expected to include the Syrian conflict.
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Russia hit by giant traffic jam

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 23:57

Heavy snowfall creates a huge traffic jam on a major motorway in Russia, trapping thousands of vehicles for days.
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VIDEO: Huge traffic jam traps Russian drivers

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 22:36

Heavy snowfall has created a huge traffic jam on a major motorway in Russia, trapping thousands of vehicles.
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'New evidence in anti-Putin plot'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 21:19

Russia's top investigative agency says it has proof that opposition supporters were trained overseas to help prepare an alleged coup in Russia.
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VIDEO: Russian inmates 'assaulted by officers'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 19:24

A video appearing to show Russian prison officers punching and kicking one of their inmates has been unearthed by human rights campaigners
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Putin back trouble played down

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Japan Japan

The Kremlin plays down a decision by Japan's prime minister to put off a visit to Russia amid speculation about President Vladimir Putin's health.
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Court bans Pussy Riot video clips

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:19
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court rules that websites must remove video clips of the Pussy Riot female punk band, two of whose members are in jail.
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Russia reports 12% rise in HIV

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 17:45

The number of HIV cases in Russia was 12% higher in the first six months of 2012 than in the same period last year, government health experts say.
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Mystery over Russian man's death

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian businessman linked as a witness to a high-profile corruption scandal has been found dead near his home in Surrey, south-east England.
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Russia's Megafon raises $1.7bn

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Megafon, the mobile phone operator controlled by Russia's richest man, raises $1.7bn from a share sale in Moscow and London.
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VIDEO: Is the man of action out of action?

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 9:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin has injured his back during a judo contest, according to the Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko
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BP eyes UK extension to gas route

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP holds talks with the Russian government and stakeholders in the Nordstream pipeline about extending the line to deliver gas to the UK.
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Lebedev 'faces jail' over punch

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 12:32

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev faces jail in Russia - and his life could be in danger - over a punch-up on TV, his son tells the BBC.
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Freed Russian spy avows innocence

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 15:34
related countries: China China

Russian physicist Valentin Danilov, convicted of spying for China, is freed on parole after nearly a decade in prison.
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Mystery dog deaths anger Russians

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 0:46

A spate of dog killings alarms Russian animal lovers
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Pussy Riot woman in solitary cell

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 15:37
related places: Moscow

Jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, is transferred to solitary confinement because of tensions with other inmates.
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Russia lifts ban on British beef

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia agrees to lift a 16-year ban on importing British beef and lamb put in place after the BSE outbreak.
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VIDEO: Riad Hijab: Iran is running Syria

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

The former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year says Russia - and particularly Iran - are now deciding policy in Syria.
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VIDEO: Slaves 'held' in Moscow mini market

Friday, November 16th 2012, 15:07
related places: Moscow

A group of people who were held captive as slaves in horrific conditions at a mini market in Moscow have spoken of their ordeal.
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The ordeal of a Moscow 'shop slave'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 2:56
related places: Moscow

Woman recounts ordeal of her captivity in Moscow
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