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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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Russia plans biggest icebreaker

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:38

Russia's plans to build the world's biggest nuclear icebreaker are aimed at enhancing commercial opportunities, says a researcher.
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Putin looks 'to protect' Gazprom

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree forbidding state-owned firms from giving information to foreign authorities, just days after the EU said it would investigate Gazprom.
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VIDEO: Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless "without teeth".
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Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:59
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a Russian plan for a UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be pointless without consequences.
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US seeks better Russia trade ties

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vladivostok

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US administration wants to normalise trade relations with Russia this month, as she attends the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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VIDEO: Hard times in Russia's 'blind village'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 8:29
related places: Rusinovo

The village of Rusinovo was created in the days of the Soviet Union, when state money was widely used to fund housing and employment schemes.
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O'Neill angered by Russia penalty

Friday, September 7th 2012, 19:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is stunned by the penalty decision that ended hopes of claiming a point against Russia.
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VIDEO: Russia to edit 'unsuitable' cartoons

Friday, September 7th 2012, 16:43

New legislation has come into effect in Russia requiring cuts to some cartoons broadcast during the daytime.
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VIDEO: Action man Putin takes to the skies

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:13

After swimming in freezing waters, barechested horse riding and boxing, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has found time in his schedule to take to the skies.
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Gazprom faces EU anti-trust probe

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 18:13

The European Commission says it will investigate Russian energy giant Gazprom for possible anti-competitive practices in central and eastern Europe.
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Georgians among dead Islamists

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 11:25
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia admits at least two of 11 suspected Islamists killed in clashes near the Russia border last week were Georgian, and not foreign as it first said.
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The far-right skinheads of Russia

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:11

Meet the far-right nationalists of Russia
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Abramovich wins UK court battle

Friday, August 31st 2012, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wins a £3bn breach of trust and contract case brought by exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky at London court.
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Man held in 'Pussy Riot' murder

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:25

Russian police arrest a man who they say confessed to trying to make a recent double murder look like a political act by writing Free Pussy Riot on the wall.
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VIDEO: Berezovsky loses Abramovich claim

Friday, August 31st 2012, 10:15

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has won a legal battle against exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
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Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British court is due to rule in the legal battle between the owner of Chelsea Football club, Roman Abramovich and another Russian oligarch Boris Beresovsky.
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Pussy Riot daubed at murder site

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 14:26

Graffiti calling for the release of members of punk band Pussy Riot is found at the site of a double murder in Russia, say police.
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Bomb kills Russian Muslim cleric

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:33

A bomb blast kills a leading Islamic scholar and at least five others in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan.
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Long sentence for Russia activist

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 10:14

A Russian opposition activist is jailed for possession of heroin for eight years - double the sentence requested by the prosecution.
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Murray into US Open second round

Monday, August 27th 2012, 21:04
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray produces a patchy performance but still overcomes Alex Bogomolov Jr to make the US Open second round.
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Pussy Riot pair 'leave Russia'

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:53

Two activists from the Pussy Riot punk rock group being sought by Russian police flee the country, the band's Twitter account says.
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VIDEO: No charges over Russian 'slave' factory

Friday, August 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Russian police have decided not to press criminal charges against owners of a factory where Vietnamese illegal immigrants were forced to live and work in 'slave-like conditions'.
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Activists board Russian oil rig

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:40

Six Greenpeace activists board a Russian offshore oil rig in protest over gas and oil exploration in the Arctic.
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EU hails Russia's entry into WTO

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:43

Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization will provide an important boost to European companies, the EU says.
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Assad exit 'up for discussion'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 2:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

Syria's deputy prime minister says all issues - including President Assad's resignation - are up for discussion, but the West should not intervene.
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'Putin plot' man stays in Ukraine

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Chechen

Ukraine postpones the extradition to Russia of a Chechen man suspected of plotting to kill Russian leader Vladimir Putin this year.
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Russia continues Pussy Riot hunt

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:50
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators search for other members of punk band Pussy Riot after three are jailed over an anti-Putin protest in Moscow's main cathedral.
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Six on trial over Russia killings

Monday, August 20th 2012, 13:35

Six people go on trial over the murder of 12 people in southern Russia in 2010, in a case that shocked the whole country.
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VIDEO: Russian space junk 'a health hazard'

Monday, August 20th 2012, 3:24

Toxic debris from Russian space rockets is being blamed for various illnesses in the Altai region of Siberia.
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Ingushetia bomber kills policemen

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:47

At least seven policemen are killed in the Russian Caucasus region of Ingushetia in a suicide bombing at a funeral of a colleague, officials say.
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Gunmen attack mosque in Russia

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 3:00

Two attackers open fire in a mosque in Russia's troubled North Caucasus region of Dagestan, wounding eight people, officials say.
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Brahimi welcomed as Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, Russia, Syria and others welcome the appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy to Damascus.
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VIDEO: Matronic uneasy with Pussy Riot verdict

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 0:54

Scissor Sister Ana Matronic says the sentences given to members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot could create a large problem for anyone who wants to speak their mind.
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Pussy Riot jail terms condemned

Friday, August 17th 2012, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

The US, EU and rights groups condemn jail sentences imposed on three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot members jailed

Friday, August 17th 2012, 22:19

Three members of a Russian punk band have been sentenced to two years in prison in a case that has attracted international condemnation.
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Pussy Riot jailed for hooliganism

Friday, August 17th 2012, 17:46

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism after performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral.
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Churches in Polish-Russian appeal

Friday, August 17th 2012, 12:57
related countries: Poland Poland

The heads of the Russian Orthodox and Polish Roman Catholic churches have jointly urged their nations to end their mutual bitterness and distrust.
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Russian bloggers criticise Audi car gifts for Olympic medallists

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:37

Russian internet users criticise President Putin's award of a brand new Audi car to each medal-winning Russian Olympic athlete.
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Pussy Riot protest verdict due

Friday, August 17th 2012, 11:06
related places: Moscow

A verdict is due in the controversial trial of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who performed a protest song in Moscow's main cathedral.
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Moscow bans gay pride for century

Friday, August 17th 2012, 10:37
related places: Moscow

Moscow's top court upholds a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years.
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AUDIO: Pussy Riot husband: 'Putin will decide'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:12
related places: Moscow

A judge in Moscow is due to give her verdict later in the trial of three members of the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot. Pyotr Verzilov, husband of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has said he thinks the verdict will be decided by President Putin.
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Russian patriarch visits Poland

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

The head of Russia's Orthodox Church is given a state welcome to Poland on a historic visit that may be overshadowed by the Pussy Riot trial.
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Bomb alert on Moscow-bound flight

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 15:48
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Moscow

An Aeroflot passenger flight from New York to Moscow makes an emergency landing in Iceland after a bomb threat, but no explosives are found.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot have 'no regrets'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:19

Members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot plan to continue their anti-Putin protests despite the trial of three colleagues on hooliganism charges
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Pussy Riot allies remain defiant

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:24

Members of the Russian punk movement Pussy Riot plan to continue anti-Putin protests despite the trial of three colleagues.
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Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 20:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.
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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the men's 50km walk from Australian Jared Tallent.
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Russian Church defiant over Pussy Riot trial

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 0:01

Pussy Riot trial throws spotlight on Russian church power
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VIDEO: Underground sect raided in Russia

Friday, August 10th 2012, 13:16

Police raiding the underground bunker of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's republic of Tatarstan free 27 children.
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Vietnamese workers kept like slaves

Friday, August 10th 2012, 8:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Misery of life in Vietnamese textile sweatshop in Russia
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Russian director Fomenko dies, 80

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 16:44
related places: Fomenko, Moscow

Renowned Russian stage director Pyotr Fomenko, who founded one of Moscow's leading theatres, dies in Moscow aged 80.
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Russian deputy PM attacks Madonna

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 15:33

A Russian deputy prime minister launches a tirade against singer Madonna after she calls for the release of female protest band Pussy Riot.
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Hearing for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A High Court judge will hold a pre-inquest review into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London in 2006.
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Russian tech giants eye the West

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:28

Huge at home, and now aiming to expand overseas
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Tatarstan sees Islamist threat

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 0:21

Tatar militants give Russia a new security headache
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Antyukh wins women's 400m hurdles

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 23:22

Russia's Natalya Antyukh holds off current world champion Lashinda Demus to win Olympic gold in the women's 400m hurdles.
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Sect 'kept children underground'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 22:57

Members of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's Tatarstan are charged with cruelty against children after allegedly keeping them in catacombs for years.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot band: Trial 'Stalinist'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 20:49

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot have compared their trial for inciting religious hatred is similar to Stalin-era "political order for repression".
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Madonna appeal over Pussy Riot

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 12:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Madonna

US singer Madonna appeals for the release of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot during one of her concerts in Moscow.
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Pussy Riot prosecutors seek jail

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 15:36

Russian prosecutors ask for three years' prison for three women musicians accused of inciting religious hatred by protesting in a cathedral.
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Russian space debris 'a health hazard'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 0:02

Toxic rocket debris alarms Russian villagers
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Zaripova eases to 3000m steeple

Monday, August 6th 2012, 21:27

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova wins Olympic gold in the 3,000m steeplechase after leading from start to finish.
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Soldiers killed in Chechen blast

Monday, August 6th 2012, 16:56
related places: Chechen

At least three Russian soldiers are killed and several people are injured in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, in a blast described by local officials as a suicide attack.
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Ruthless Williams wins gold medal

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

Serena Williams of the United States thrashes Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0 6-1 to win the Olympic women's singles gold medal.
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UN vote bad for Syria - Russia

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 4:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says a resolution on Syria passed by the UN General Assembly undermines peace efforts there as fighting continues on the ground.
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Russian cyclist fails drugs test

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova is expelled from London 2012 after testing positive for testosterone.
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Dong Dong delivers trampoline win

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

China's Dong Dong adds Olympic men's trampoline gold to his two world titles at London 2012, outscoring Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.
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Russian navy 'won't visit Syria'

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 14:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tartus

Russia's defence ministry denies that three of its troop-carrying warships will visit the port of Tartus in war-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Russian UFO hunters search skies

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:25

Nearly 50 Russian UFO hunters are camping on the shores of Lake Baikal as part of an expedition hoping to find evidence of UFO activity.
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