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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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Anger at Syria 'heart-eating video'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
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Russia to expel 'US CIA agent'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia says it will expel a US diplomat arrested with a series of disguises for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.
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VIDEO: Russians arrest US 'spy in a wig'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 15:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Video footage has emerged of an alleged CIA agent being detained in Moscow.
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Russia 'intercepts CIA agent'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia is expelling a US diplomat briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, officials say.
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Russia arrests for 'anti-gay' murder

Monday, May 13th 2013, 20:13
related places: Volgograd

Police in the south Russian city of Volgograd question three men over a brutal murder reportedly motivated by homophobia.
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VIDEO: Stray dog controversy in Russia

Monday, May 13th 2013, 14:49

Kazan in Russia is trying to deal with its stray dog problem before the city hosts the World Student Games this summer - but animal rights activists claim some animals are being killed inhumanely.
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Step up Syrian action, Cameron urges

Friday, May 10th 2013, 18:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Sochi

Prime Minister David Cameron says the international community must do more to "help shape" a transitional government in Syria after holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: Train blast hurls wreckage six storeys

Friday, May 10th 2013, 11:06

A fire on a freight train carrying chemical substances in Russia injures dozens of people and forces hundreds more to be evacuated.
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Boston suspect 'talked jihad'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston

Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev already held extreme views when he visited Russia last year, Islamists in Dagestan tell US media.
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Russia and US agree Syria conference

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia and the US say they have agreed to work towards holding an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.
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Thousands attend anti-Putin rally

Monday, May 6th 2013, 20:59
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people gather for a rally in Moscow as they try to reinvigorate opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
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Missing plane wreck found in Russia

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:25

Hunters in the Ural Mountains of Russia discover the wreck of a biplane that went missing last June, with 11 bodies also found near the site.
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VIDEO: Missing plane wreck found a year on

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 17:48

Hunters in the Urals Mountains of Russia have found the remains of a crashed biplane that went missing last June.
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Mariinsky Theatre unveils new venue

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 10:50
related places: Saint Petersburg

Russia's famous Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg opens a new ballet and opera house with a gala ceremony attended by 2,000 guests.
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Ireland to drop Magnitsky List plan

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 11:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

The Irish parliament is set to limit its reaction to the Magnitsky affair to a statement of concern after Russia warns against US-style sanctions.
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Russia seeks new generation of 'heroes'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 8:47

Russia reinvents Soviet-era labour award
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VIDEO: Retro Russian cars parade in Tajikistan

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

More than 30 retro Russian cars and motorcycles take part in a parade in Tajikistan to celebrate capital city day.
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Owner jailed over Russian club fire

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 14:28
related places: Perm'

A court in the Russian city of Perm sentences the owner of a nightclub where 156 people died in a fire in 2009 to nearly 10 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Has Russia become a rogue state?

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 0:47

Bridget Kendall asks if Russia has become a "rogue state" since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Russia and Japan agree island talks

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan and Russia agree to resolve a territorial dispute which has prevented a WWII peace deal being signed, as PM Abe visits Moscow.
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Is Russian crime arriving in the UK?

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

But are they bringing organised crime to the UK?
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VIDEO: Blaze engulfs hospital near Moscow

Friday, April 26th 2013, 19:10
related places: Moscow

A blaze has engulfed a wing of a psychiatric hospital in a village near Moscow, killing 38 people, with just three survivors, officials say
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Putin rejects foreign gay adoption

Friday, April 26th 2013, 16:07
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow should amend its adoption agreements with countries which have legalised gay marriage.
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Blaze engulfs hospital near Moscow

Friday, April 26th 2013, 10:08
related places: Moscow

A blaze engulfs a wing of a psychiatric hospital in a village near Moscow, killing 38 people, with just three survivors.
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VIDEO: 'Many dead' in Russia hospital fire

Friday, April 26th 2013, 6:33
related places: Moscow

At least 38 people are feared dead after a fire swept through a psychiatric hospital in the Moscow region, officials say.
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Case against Putin opponent falters

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 16:31

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accuses a key witness at his fraud trial of false testimony after the witness contradicts himself.
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Russia fines first NGO under new law

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:13

Election watchdog Golos becomes the first non-governmental organisation (NGO) to be fined in Russia under a controversial new law.
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Russian activist denounces trial

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 16:55
related places: Kirov

Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny, on trial for embezzlement, tells the court the charges are "political revenge" for his anti-Putin campaigning.
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Parents of Boston suspects quizzed

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 14:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston

US officials are in the Russian republic of Dagestan to speak to the parents of Boston bomb suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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Russia shooting suspect captured

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 9:35
related places: Belgorod

A gunman suspected of shooting six people dead in the western Russian city of Belgorod is captured after a huge manhunt.
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VIDEO: Russian police hunt for Belgorod gunman

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 14:26
related places: Belgorod

Authorities in Russia are pursuing a man who shot dead six people before fleeing in the south-western city of Belgorod
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Russian spy jailed for 12 years

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:49
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A former Dutch foreign ministry worker is jailed for 12 years for passing hundreds of sensitive political and military documents to Russia.
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VIDEO: 'Chechnya problem' in 99 seconds

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:53

Russia's Caucasus region has been beset by conflict since the 1990s, and faces an ongoing Islamist insurgency today. Was it also linked to the Boston bombing?
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Six dead in western Russia shooting

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:10
related places: Belgorod

A gunman has killed six people - including a 14-year-old girl - in the western Russian city of Belgorod, local officials say.
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Russian tycoon top of rich list

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 18:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Arsenal FC shareholder Alisher Usmanov tops the annual Sunday Times list of the wealthiest people in Britain and Ireland with a £13.3bn fortune.
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Putin criticism leaves Russian PM Medvedev bruised

Friday, April 19th 2013, 10:39

Russian PM Medvedev gets rough ride amid Putin anger
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VIDEO: Aleksei Navalny defiant ahead of trial

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 15:45

Alexei Navalny, one of Russia's leading opposition figures, talks to the BBC ahead of his trial for embezzlement.
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Police probe 'Russian Facebook'

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 15:05

Russian police search the home and offices of the man who founded the country's most popular social networking site.
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Russian activist Navalny on trial

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 6:11

A judge opens and adjourns an embezzlement case against Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who says the charge is "fabricated" by the state.
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Russia retaliates for US blacklist

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Friday

Moscow issues a list of 18 US officials barred from Russia, as it denounces as blackmail a similar list published by the US Treasury on Friday.
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US publishes Russian sanction list

Friday, April 12th 2013, 19:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The US publishes a blacklist of 18 Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses, against the wishes of Moscow.
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Kaykov sacked for failing drug test

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 17:21

European track cycling champion Valery Kaykov is the first athlete to be suspended for using the banned substance GW1516.
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Real life Billy Elliot shows Bolshoi promise

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:56

Real-life 'Billy Elliot' set for Russia dance glory
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VIDEO: Vladimir Putin shows his puppy love

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:09

Russian president Vladimir Putin is attempting to show a different side to his character in a series of photographs released on Wednesday.
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Star dancer sues Bolshoi ballet

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:15
related places: Moscow

Ballet dancer Niklolai Tsiskaridze asks a Moscow court to annul official reprimands from the Bolshoi Theatre, following an acid attack on its artistic director, accusing it of a "witch hunt".
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Russia backs anti-blasphemy law

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:34

Russian MPs back a controversial anti-blasphemy law setting new jail terms or fines for anyone found guilty of offending religious feelings.
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Russia targets election watchdog

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 14:52

Russian authorities launch a legal action against election NGO Golos, accusing it of being a "foreign agent" under a controversial new law.
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Russian journalist Beketov dies

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:41

Mikhail Beketov, a Russian journalist who campaigned against government corruption and suffered brain damage from an attack in 2008, dies.
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Rojo: Polunin is 'in Moscow and OK'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, says missing Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is "in Moscow and is OK", following his sudden departure from a London show.
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Putin shrugs off European protests

Monday, April 8th 2013, 21:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by protests in Germany and the Netherlands as he meets the leaders of both nations for trade talks.
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Merkel tells Russia it needs NGOs

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for Russia to give NGOs a chance, in the wake of a series of inspections of foreign-funded groups.
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VIDEO: Topless women in anti-Putin demo

Monday, April 8th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Topless women protesters in Germany have shouted at Russian president Vladimir Putin as he toured a trade fair in Germany.
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GB fight back to seal famous victory

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:50

James Ward and Dan Evans both win to help Great Britain clinch a historic victory over Russia in the Davis Cup.
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Knopfler axes Russia gigs in protest

Friday, April 5th 2013, 10:08

Mark Knopfler cancels two concerts in Russia in protest over what he called the country's "crackdown" on human rights groups.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian orphanage

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:21

Newsnight's Tim Whewell obtained rare access to one of Russia's many orphanages to discover whether the hundreds of thousands of children locked away here can be rescued.
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Russia's unwanted and forgotten children

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:04

Inside the grim institutional world of Russia's orphanages
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Heavy snow covers Poland and Russia

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:19
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

Emergency services in snow-hit Poland try to clear roads and restore power to thousands of homes, with Moscow also badly hit.
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VIDEO: Platforms 'like palaces' on Moscow Metro

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 9:35

The Moscow Metro is used by millions of Russian commuters every day - but is often described as an underground art museum. Steve Rosenberg looks around.
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Cyprus crisis: No Russian bailout

Monday, April 1st 2013, 10:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The Russian government says it will not compensate Russian savers who have lost money in the Cyprus banking crisis.
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Russia warns of North Korea 'spiral'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Russia warns the North Korea issue may get out of control, as Pyongyang vows to "settle scores" with the US and puts missile units on stand-by.
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Pistorius would consider Worlds

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 16:21
related places: Moscow

Oscar Pistorius could compete at this year's World Athletics Championships in Moscow, his agent tells Associated Press.
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VIDEO: Russian miners' musical treat

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 15:35

A Russian mining company treated its employees to a mini concert underground to help boost productivity.
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Putin orders military exercises

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 11:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders surprise military exercises in the Black Sea region, to test the armed forces' battle readiness.
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Boris Berezovsky 'had neck ligature'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:10

An inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky hears he was discovered lying on his bathroom floor with a "ligature around his neck".
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Brics nations mull development bank

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, South Africa South Africa

Leaders of the Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - meeting in Durban discuss the formation of a new development bank.
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NGO fears as Russian raids multiply

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:08

Senior EU officials voice concern as checks by Russian tax inspectors on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations multiply.
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Boris Berezovsky 'died by hanging'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A post-mortem examination has found Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky's death to be "consistent with hanging", police say.
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China 'buys Russian fighter jets'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 16:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

China has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media say, amid what some see as moves to counterbalance US military might.
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VIDEO: Berezovsky house given all-clear

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:07

The home of the late exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been given the all-clear after searches by police for chemical, biological and nuclear material.
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Sharapova cruises through in Miami

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 20:46

Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Miami Masters.
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Berezovsky death remains unexplained

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 16:55

There is no evidence so far that a "third party" was involved in the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, police say.
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