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Poles plan Kaliningrad watch towers

Monday, April 6th 2015, 11:35
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Kaliningrad

Poland is to build observation towers along its land border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, according to a Polish news agency.
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Czech president snubs US envoy

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 16:02
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Czech President Milos Zeman says he will not invite the US ambassador to his Prague Castle residence after criticism of his forthcoming visit to Moscow.
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Six Ukrainian troops killed in east

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 13:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in two separate incidents in the east of the country, government officials report.
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VIDEO: 'Indiscriminate' cost of Yemen crisis

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 4:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The UN Security Council is meeting on Saturday to discuss a Russian proposal for a pause in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.
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VIDEO: Life in Luhansk after 'independence'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 23:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Natalia Antelava tests the mood in the so-called People's Republic of Luhansk, several months after pro-Russian rebels declared the city's independence from Ukraine.
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YouTube hack 'threatened' Bieber clips

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 11:12

A Russian coder reveals how he discovered a way to delete any clip uploaded to YouTube within 30 seconds.
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Ukraine agrees gas deal with Russia

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 7:59

Ukraine signs a new short-term agreement to buy gas from Russia at a lower price, despite the ongoing conflict in the east of the country.
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Russian trawler sinks with 56 dead

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 7:17
related places: Kamchatka

A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 56 confirmed dead and 13 missing in freezing seas.
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VIDEO: On patrol with rebels in Ukraine

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 0:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.
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Further delay to Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 20:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme will overrun to at least Thursday morning, two days after the original deadline, the US says.
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Nemtsov murder suspect in court plea

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 17:00

The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.
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Crimean Tatar media 'silenced by Russia'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 12:27

Crimean Tatar media shut down under Russian rule
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Russian dissident gets asylum in UK

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.
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How Ukraine rebels rely on Russians

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 8:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Rare evidence of key Russian role in Ukraine combat
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Uefa charges for Russia & Montenegro

Monday, March 30th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Uefa charges the football associations of Montenegro and Russia after the abandonment of Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Wrong to restart game - Capello

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 14:25
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Fabio Capello does not think Russia's qualifier in Montenegro should have restarted after Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare.
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VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 4:09
related places: Soyuz

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.
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Duo begin year-long space trip

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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Russia keeper Akinfeev hit by flare

Friday, March 27th 2015, 23:59
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is struck by a flare as their Euro 2016 qualifier with Montenegro is abandoned.
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Clarkson has a job offer - in Russia

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 17:08

Less than 24 hours after being dropped by the BBC Jeremy Clarkson has already been offered work, in Russia.
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Russia's Nemtsov memorial vandalised

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:56
related places: Moscow

Vandals attack a Moscow memorial to murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, with an obscure nationalist group claiming responsibility.
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UN thwarts Russia over gay rights

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 19:26

The United Nations votes to extend staff benefits to same-sex couples working for the UN, defeating Russian-led opposition to the measure.
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Russian athletes clean - new coach

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 12:26

Yuri Borzakovsky, Russia's new head coach, insists that his country's athletes are not doping following recent scandals.
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The Russian massage for the brave

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 0:05

The Russian style of massage that's not for the faint-hearted
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Ukraine ex-president's son 'drowns'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The younger son of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych dies, reportedly after his vehicle plunges though ice on Lake Baikal in Russia.
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Litvinenko suspect aims to clear name

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:17

Russia suspect aims to clear his name in Litvinenko inquiry
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Europe's far-right meets in Russia

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 16:07

Representatives of European far-right parties hold a forum in St Petersburg organised by a pro-Kremlin grouping, with a protest outside broken up.
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Litvinenko suspect 'to refute claims'

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 6:08

One of the suspects in the killing of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he will disprove claims made of his involvement at a public inquiry.
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VIDEO: Why Putin is the 'Pidgin President'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:53

Satirist asks why Russia is strengthening ties with Africa
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Greece 'to table new reform plan'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

Greece has agreed to provide a new economic reform plan to secure the additional bailout funds required to prevent bankruptcy, EU leaders say.
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Friday, March 20th 2015, 2:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders agree to keep sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict until the end of 2015 at the earliest, tying them to a truce deal.
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'Too much made of racism in Russia'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 15:17

Former head of Russian football says too much is made of racism in the country and questioned if monkey chants are racist.
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British military trainers in Ukraine

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British military personnel have started training members of the Ukrainian army engaged in fighting against pro-Russian rebels, the BBC learns.
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Graffiti attack on philosopher Kant

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 12:15

Russian police are hunting an unusual vandal, who sprayed graffiti on the walls of a site where philosopher Immanuel Kant is thought to have lived.
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General Motors pulls Opel in Russia

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevrolet

US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
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VIDEO: Crimea annexation - one year on

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 6:22
related places: Moscow

Celebrations are due to take place on Wednesday in Russia to mark the first anniversary of Moscow's annexation of Crimea, as Richard Galpin reports
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World's worst team closer to Russia

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 14:28
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Bhutan, the world's lowest ranked side, upset Sri Lanka to progress to the next round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.
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Greek PM brings forward Putin talks

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Moscow

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is to visit Moscow on 8 April, a month earlier than planned as the indebted eurozone state seeks to avoid bankruptcy.
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VIDEO: 'My sons did not kill Boris Nemtsov'

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:52
related places: Chechen

Two and a half weeks on from the murder of a key Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, five Chechen men are in custody, but very few details of the investigation have emerged.
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VIDEO: Is Crimea 'mission accomplished'?

Monday, March 16th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

As Crimea marks the anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine, supporters of the 'Russian Spring' on the peninsula appear to outnumber its opponents.
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Putin laughs off absence rumours

Monday, March 16th 2015, 16:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin laughs off rumours about his health after making his first appearance in public since 5 March.
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VIDEO: 'Nostalgic atmosphere' in Crimea

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:09

Thousands of people in Crimea are celebrating the anniversary of the Russian annexation that took place last spring.
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Where has Putin been? The best of the memes

Monday, March 16th 2015, 11:42

The 10-day disappearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin led to the internet responding with an inevitable collection of memes.
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Crimea has left Ukraine 'for good'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 5:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crimea's leader tells the BBC the territory has returned to Russia and will never form part of Ukraine again, a year after its disputed referendum.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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Putin 'was ready for nuclear alert'

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.
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World waits to see if Putin turns up

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 15:35
related places: Moscow

The Moscow rumour mill is at full tilt
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Crimea leader projects calm on anniversary

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 12:05

Has Crimea accepted its takeover by Russia?
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Nemtsov Ukraine report 'due soon'

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 13:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A report on Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict - compiled by murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov - will be released in April, his ally tells the BBC.
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Ikea closes Russia site over gay law

Friday, March 13th 2015, 20:58

Furniture giant Ikea says it is closing an online magazine in Russia over fears it could flout the country's anti-gay "propaganda" laws.
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Russia cuts rates as crisis eases

Friday, March 13th 2015, 12:07

Russia's central bank cut its key interest rate by one percentage point to 14%, as concerns over inflation recede.
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Kremlin denies Putin health rumours

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 12:57

A Kremlin spokesperson says Russian President Vladimir Putin is well following rumours of ill-health, sparked by the postponement of a foreign trip.
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VIDEO: Icy waters for Arctic oil exploration

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 11:24

In 2014 companies looked to the Arctic as a new region to exploit natural resources but with plummeting oil prices and growing tensions with Russia, plans to explore the region may need to be put on hold.
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VIDEO: 'My father fought with Putin, nobody else'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:50

The daughter of the murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov talks to the BBC about her father's death and says his killing was politically motivated.
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Fatal fire in Russian shopping centre

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:43
related places: Kazan'

Five people have died and up to 25 people are feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan.
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Nemtsov daughter lays blame on Putin

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 5:14

Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, says Vladimir Putin must bear responsibility for his death.
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Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?
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Nemtsov murder confession 'forced'

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 18:24

Zaur Dadayev, a suspect charged with killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, confessed under duress, a member of Russia's human rights council says.
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US tanks in Baltics as drills start

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Baltic

Hundreds of US military vehicles arrive in the Baltic states and are to stay in Europe, as Russia says it is pulling out of a Cold War arms pact.
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Christie to race in Russian Worlds

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 18:41

Elise Christie will compete in the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, despite a death in her family.
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VIDEO: Battle for Reichstag reconstructed

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Volunteers in St Petersburg, Russia, have been reconstructing the scene of the battle for the Reichstag in 1945 Berlin for an exhibition.
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Ukraine confirms rebel arms pullback

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 4:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian president confirms that pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a "significant" amount of heavy weapons under a ceasefire plan.
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Ramzan Kadyrov: Putin's key Chechen ally

Monday, March 9th 2015, 16:51
related places: Chechen

Why Kadyrov is a key player in Putin's Russia
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Putin reveals secret Crimea plot

Monday, March 9th 2015, 14:58

Vladimir Putin admits for the first time that Russia's annexation of Crimea began weeks before its disputed referendum on self-determination.
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Nemtsov ally sceptical of arrests

Monday, March 9th 2015, 14:03

An ally of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov says he is deeply sceptical that the suspects charged organised the killing.
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VIDEO: Nemtsov killed 'as act of terror'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 13:10

A close ally of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Ilya Yashin, says he is "totally sceptical" that the two men charged with Nemtsov's murder organised his killing.
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Europe needs an army, says Juncker

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:43

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker calls for the creation of a European army to face up to Russia and other threats.
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Pair charged over Nemtsov murder

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 21:54
related places: Moscow

Two men are charged in connection with the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, as three other suspects appear in a Moscow court.
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Russia relations prickly - Hammond

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and Russia will continue to have a "prickly relationship" with no clear change in Vladimir Putin's intentions towards Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Two men held over Nemtsov killing

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 21:12

Two men have been detained over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of the security agency announces.
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Ukraine rebels 'pull heavy weapons'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

The pro-Russia separatist leader in Donetsk in east Ukraine says rebels have fully removed heavy arms from the front line as agreed in the ceasefire.
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VIDEO: Russian troops 'rotating' into Ukraine

Friday, March 6th 2015, 18:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian government sources tell the BBC that they believe that Russian troops are continually entering and leaving eastern Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Alexei Navalny released from jail

Friday, March 6th 2015, 11:42

The prominent critic of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, has been released from jail in Russia, as Sarah Rainsford reports.
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Kremlin critic Navalny out of prison

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:16

Alexei Navalny vows not to "step back" as he is released from prison a week after the killing of fellow opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov.
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Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine resistance symbol in Russia

Friday, March 6th 2015, 9:27
related places: Moscow

Captive Ukraine pilot defiant in Moscow jail
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VIDEO: Ukraine pilot breaks hunger strike

Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Ukrainian military pilot breaks off her hunger strike after 83 days in a Russian prison.
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Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles

Friday, March 6th 2015, 5:08

Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing
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President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

Friday, March 6th 2015, 3:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Congress

Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.
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Russia 'can't hide troops in Ukraine'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine.
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'I, Russian Occupier': The hit propaganda film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 0:43

Why Russian imperialism is good - according to a viral video
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Oligarch given North Sea deadline

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
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Ukraine hunger strike pilot 'OK'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 16:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she feels "OK" despite spending 82 days on hunger strike in prison in Russia.
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Putin urges end to political murders

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:18

Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:28

Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
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