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News: Russia

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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China, Russia launch naval drills

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:43
related countries: China China

Chinese and Russian naval forces will simulate search and rescue operations as they launch six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
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Irish comic makes Russian history

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish comedian Dylan Moran becomes the first professional English-speaking comedian ever to perform in Russia, it is claimed.
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Arrests at Russian 'punk' hearing

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 12:52
related places: Moscow

Police arrest protesters in Moscow during a custody hearing for three women - alleged members of punk band Pussy Riot - charged with violating public order.
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VIDEO: Russian punk band to appear in court

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:54
related places: Moscow

Three women detained for singing a political punk song in Moscow's main cathedral will appear in court later this week.
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Russian protest fast to continue

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:35

An ailing Russian politician who says he was cheated out of winning a mayoral race vows to continue his hunger strike despite talks with the chief electoral officer.
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VIDEO: Welcome to Russia's 'Gagarinland'

Friday, April 13th 2012, 18:18

A documentary looks at a town which has renamed itself after Yuri Gagarin, Russia's most famous spaceman.
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Prominent Muslim killed in Moscow

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 15:24
related places: Moscow

A prominent Muslim figure in Russia is fatally stabbed in Moscow in what his colleagues say was a racist attack.
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Russian opposition MPs snub Putin

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 14:27

A Russian opposition party walks out of parliament in an unprecedented show of defiance after comments by President-elect Vladimir Putin.
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Russian Church leader under fire after backing Putin

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:24

Russian Church lashes out at liberals after scandals
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'Militant plot foiled' in Russia

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 11:56

Nine suspected militants are killed in southern Russia as security forces they have foiled planned terrorist attacks.
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Case closed in Russian jail death

Monday, April 9th 2012, 11:02

Prosecutors drop charges against a doctor in the case of jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died amid claims of torture and neglect.
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Red Square opened to protesters

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 20:57
related places: Moscow

The Russian authorities allow opposition supporters to roam freely around Red Square in Moscow but prevent a small group from pitching a tent.
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Yacht goes missing in Antarctica

Friday, April 6th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A Russian yacht with an eight-strong crew goes missing in Antarctica during an expedition to the South and North Poles, a spokesperson tells the BBC News website.
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Russia furious over Bout sentence

Friday, April 6th 2012, 10:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Washington

Moscow condemns the US jail sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout as "political" and says his case will be a priority in relations with Washington.
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VIDEO: Row over 'Stalin' school books

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 19:08

School notebooks with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the cover have caused a controversy in Russia.
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Russia Church in gold watch row

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:14

The Russian Orthodox Church apologises for showing a doctored photo of its leader Patriarch Kirill in which a luxury watch had been removed from his wrist.
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Syria rebels 'will not beat army'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Syria's opposition will never defeat the country's armed forces even if it is "armed to the teeth".
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Stalin notebook sparks image row

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:10

School notebooks featuring a portrait of the Russian dictator Josef Stalin spark controversy after going on sale this week.
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VIDEO: Russian activist rockstar's UK gig

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian political activist and rockstar Yuri Shevchuk, often described as "the conscience and the voice of the nation", plays an ambitious new show in London.
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VIDEO: Russians fight to engage in politics

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 5:28

Russia's anti-government street protests may have petered out since President Putin's re-election, but Muscovites' renewed interest in politics has far from waned.
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Ice theory in Russian plane crash

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 13:52

Russian investigators rule out engine failure as the cause of an air crash in Siberia, amid reports that the plane may have iced over.
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Deadly blaze hits Moscow market

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 13:00
related places: Moscow

Seventeen people died when a fire swept through a market warehouse in southern Moscow, shortly after another blaze at a skyscraper in the city.
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VIDEO: Fire crews tackle Moscow tower blaze

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 0:22
related places: Moscow

Russian fire crews have tackled a spectacular fire that engulfed the top of a Moscow skyscraper still under construction.
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When WNBA stars met a KGB spy: Spartak Vidnoje's story

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:17
related countries: United States United States

When WNBA stars met a wealthy former Russian spy
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Russian skyscraper hit by blaze

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 22:47
related places: Moscow

Fire crews in Moscow tackle a spectacular fire that engulfed the top of a skyscraper still under construction.
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Russian plane crashes in Siberia

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 10:17

A passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia, killing 31, Russian officials say.
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Russian ice-floe anglers rescued

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 19:28
related places: Sakhalin

More than 600 Russian anglers stranded on an ice floe off Sakhalin, in the country's far east, are rescued in a huge operation.
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VIDEO: Stranded Russian fishermen rescued

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 16:52

At least 670 Russian fishermen have been rescued after they became stranded on an ice floe.
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Former KGB chief 'kills himself'

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:52

A former head of the KGB's foreign intelligence branch, Leonid Shebarshin, has apparently shot himself dead aged 77, Russian prosecutors say.
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Russians held over custody death

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 17:56

Four police officers are arrested in Siberia over the death of a man in custody in the latest in a line of cases causing outrage in Russia.
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Russia's new 'best worker' prize

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:49

Russia's President-elect Vladimir Putin announces a new Soviet-style contest to find the country's best blue-collar workers.
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, South Africa South Africa
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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Medvedev blasts Romney comments

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tells US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to "use his head", after he branded Russia the "number one foe" to the US.
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'Cannibal killer' held in Russia

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:42

Russian authorities detain a suspected serial killer who they believe ate parts of his victims.
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Obama in unguarded missile remark

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama is caught on television cameras making unguarded comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Oil threat to Russian finances

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:11

The credit rating agency Standard and Poor's says that Russia's finances would be severely damaged by a sustained fall in oil prices.
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VIDEO: Russia offers Annan support on Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 19:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has offered full support for envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission in Syria, saying it may be the last chance to avoid a "prolonged and bloody civil war".
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Annan is 'last chance' for Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gives envoy Kofi Annan's mission full backing, saying it may be the "last chance" to avoid a long civil war.
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Peace bid as fighting grips Syria

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, arrives for talks in Moscow amid reports of 24 civilian deaths in continuing violence.
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Shot Russian's identity confirmed

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scotland Yard confirms a man who was shot several times in east London on Tuesday evening is former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.
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Russian ex-banker shot in London

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 20:46
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov is in a critical condition after being shot several times by a man armed with a sub-machine gun in east London.
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Anzhi angered in Samba banana row

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:58

Anzhi Makhachkala hit back at "interference" after Lokomotiv Moscow claim an Anzhi fan - not a Lokomotiv supporter - threw a banana at Christopher Samba.
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In pictures: Russian Empire in colour photos

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 1:24

The amazing 100-year-old photos of Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii
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Moscow becomes major Muslim city

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 1:03
related places: Moscow

Moscow's two million Muslims run out of space
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Russia court dismisses Hindu ban

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:18
related countries: India India

A Russian court dismisses an appeal to ban an edition of the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita, in a case that triggered protests in India.
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Russia criticises Syrian 'errors'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Moscow

Syria's leadership is making "a lot of mistakes", says Russia, in a sign Moscow may be hardening its stance towards Damascus.
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VIDEO: Tajik migrant workers' toil in Russia

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:45

Many of the one million Tajiks who move to Russia every year in search of work and better opportunities are ending up in the lowest paid jobs.
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VIDEO: Russia calls for Syria aid truce

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in calling for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.
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Russia calls for Syria ceasefires

Monday, March 19th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia calls for daily humanitarian ceasefires in Syria to allow aid into the areas worst affected by fighting, following a meeting with the Red Cross.
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Samba is upset by Russian racism

Monday, March 19th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo's Christopher Samba, who had a banana thrown at him while playing for Russians Anzhi Makhachkala, laments the fact that the incident happened so close to children.
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VIDEO: Russian grannies eye Eurovision glory

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:48
related places: May, Ural

A group of grannies from a remote village in the Ural mountains are Russia's surprise entry for the next Eurovision contest in May.
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Dozens held in Russia TV protest

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 15:35
related places: Moscow

Russian police arrest dozens of people picketing Moscow's TV tower over footage that accused the opposition of paying anti-government protesters.
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Rights groups urge Syria unity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:44
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

A coalition of 200 rights and aid groups urge Russia and China to back UN action against Syria, on the anniversary of the start of the uprising there.
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VIDEO: Life after Goldman's for one banker

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 2:08

In the wake of Goldman Sachs Vice-President Greg Smith's resignation, BBC News spoke to one of his former colleagues, Peter Kizenko, who left to set up a Russian spa.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi ballet goes live online

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 21:41

Russian internet users will be able to see live ballets free of charge through the Bolshoi Theatre's YouTube channel.
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Russian punks to stay in custody

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 13:14

Two women from the female Russian punk group Pussy Riot are to remain in custody for another six weeks
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UK trade gap less than expected

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK's trade deficit was less than expected in January, thanks to strong exports of cars to the US, China and Russia, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 18:04
related places: Moscow

Protests are held in Russia over Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory, but turnout in Moscow is sharply down on earlier rallies.
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Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:25
related places: Moscow

Protests are held in Russia over Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory but turnout in Moscow is sharply down on earlier rallies.
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VIDEO: Russia's opposition plan more protests

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:39
related places: Moscow

Opposition leaders in Russia have called for demonstrations in Moscow and other cities this weekend, to protest against last weekend's election which put Vladimir Putin back in the presidency.
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VIDEO: Were people paid to celebrate Putin's victory?

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:06
related places: Moscow

People who say they celebrated Putin's victory in a rally in Moscow claim they did it for money and haven't been paid.
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Seven children die in Russia fire

Friday, March 9th 2012, 12:30
related places: Perm'

Russian prosecutors launch a murder inquiry after a fire in a flat near the Urals city of Perm kills seven young children and their parents.
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Granny group to represent Russia

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 12:22
related places: Moscow

Six Russian grandmothers will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest after winning a televised contest in Moscow to represent their country.
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Russian vote 'insult to society'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:09

A monitoring group set up by protesters in Russia refuses to recognise the results of the presidential election which returned Vladimir Putin to power.
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'Black widow' kills Russia police

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 11:10

A suicide bomber kills herself and five police officers in the troubled Russian region of Dagestan, weeks after security forces kill her husband, prosecutors say.
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What next for Putin's Russia?

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:43

Can Russia's president-elect show a new face?
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Russia anti-Putin activists freed

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:35
related places: Moscow

Russian police release about 250 opposition activists after an anti-Putin rally, amid reports of major election fraud.
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