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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 urges Iran nuclear peace

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia stresses the importance of Iran having a peaceful nuclear programme, following a meeting between the countries' two leaders.
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Clinton pushes for nuclear vote

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on the US Senate to vote on a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, a day after a Republican threat to block it.
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'Dealer' Bout pleads not guilty

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 19:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout pleads not guilty to terrorism charges, a day after he was extradited to the US from Thailand.
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Russia checks $4bn pipeline theft

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:44

Russia is checking papers that suggest some $4bn (£2.5bn) of state funds was stolen during the building of a big oil pipeline.
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'I was tortured by Russian police'

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 17:35
related places: Kstovo

There are claims of police brutality against ordinary citizens in Kstovo, a town in central Russia, with many people living in fear of the powers of the state and its police force.
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One way to find a rich Russian husband

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 16:07

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes meets the Russian women attending pole-dancing classes in the hopes of securing a rich husband, a phenomenon which reveals a great deal about Russia's wealth divide.
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'Arms dealer' Bout arrives in US

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 8:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: New York

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout arrives in New York, following his extradition from Thailand and a diplomatic row with Russia.
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Russian rage at Bout extradition

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 4:59
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Thailand's decision to extradite alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the US to face charges of conspiring to sell weapons provokes Moscow's ire.
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Biden warning over nuclear treaty

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 0:37
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joseph Biden warns that failure to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia will "endanger our national security".
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 12:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 11:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Turning west

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 1:08

Georgians choose to learn English ahead of Russian
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Russian yacht sets Arctic record

Monday, November 15th 2010, 18:33

A crew of young Russians has returned to their home port in St Petersburg after setting a new record for a round-the-world Arctic voyage.
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Cosmonauts on six-hour spacewalk

Monday, November 15th 2010, 18:26

Russian cosmonauts have carried out a six-hour spacewalk at the International Space Station.
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James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kosovo

Singer James Blunt tells the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British army officer in Kosovo.
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Russian realism

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 13:47

Millions still waiting for a better life under capitalism
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Activists win 'integrity' award

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:34
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan journalist, a Russian lawyer and a Gabonese activist are commended by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.
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Defiance in Moscow

Friday, November 12th 2010, 14:06

Journalists outraged by latest beating of a reporter
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Paper names Russia 'double agent'

Friday, November 12th 2010, 1:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

A Moscow newspaper names the Russian intelligence agent it claims helped the US break up a Russian spy ring last summer.
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Moscow journalists' anti-violence demo

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 23:06

In Moscow hundreds of journalists have been demonstrating against the rising number of attacks on reporters.
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Arrests for Russian farm massacre

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 13:16

Russian police arrest four men for the murder of 12 people at a farm, a crime which shocked the country in its ferocity.
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Russians invest in Virgin Racing

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian supercar maker Marussia Motors acquires a "significant stake" in British Formula 1 team Virgin Racing.
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Russia convicts injured reporter

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:26

A Russian editor left disabled in a brutal attack goes on trial amid fears for journalists covering an ecological dispute.
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Russian jail plans to offer inmates help with their tans

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 0:01

A prison in Russia says it will install sunbeds and other facilities to improve the health of its inmates.
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Pledge to find journalist's attackers

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 7:10

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says those responsible for the brutal beating of a prominent newspaper journalist will be brought to justice and punished.
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Ex-CIA spy guilty over jail plot

Monday, November 8th 2010, 23:30
related countries: United States United States

An ex-CIA agent serving a jail sentence for espionage has pleaded guilty to collecting money from Russian contacts while in a US prison.
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Second Russian reporter attacked

Monday, November 8th 2010, 18:27

Russian journalist Anatoliy Adamchuk is brutally beaten, according to media reports, in the second such attack in days.
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Profits soar at Russian gas giant

Monday, November 8th 2010, 12:45

Profits at the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom leap 66% in the first half of the year, despite lower gas prices in Europe.
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Georgia praises 'spy ring' find

Monday, November 8th 2010, 8:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili praises the work of his country's security services after they expose an alleged Russian spy ring, reports the BBC's Tom Esslemont in Tbilisi.
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Leading Russian reporter attacked

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 12:38
related places: Moscow

A leading Russian journalist is attacked outside his Moscow home in what police say was attempted murder.
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Russia's Mail.ru sees shares jump

Friday, November 5th 2010, 19:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in Russia's Mail.ru, part-owner of Facebook, surge on their London debut.
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Georgia 'breaks Russian spy ring'

Friday, November 5th 2010, 13:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Two years after their brief war, Georgia says it has dismantled a major Russian spy ring, a move derided in Moscow as a "provocation".
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Aid air crew kidnapped in Darfur

Friday, November 5th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Three Latvian aid air crewmen have been kidnapped in Darfur, in Sudan.
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Classical conductor Barshai dies

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 15:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Russian-born conductor Rudolf Barshai, a contemporary of composers Shostakovich and Prokofiev, dies at his home in Switzerland aged 86.
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Russians to continue Afghan raids

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 23:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Russia will take part in more drug raids in Afghanistan despite Afghan protests, Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells the BBC.
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Chelsea cruise through to last 16

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 21:37

Chelsea maintain their 100% record in this season's Champions League with a clinical win over Spartak Moscow that secures their progress from Group F.
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Live - Champions League

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 18:44

Chelsea crush Spartak Moscow to reach the last 16 of the Champions League but Arsenal are beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk
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Russian ex-PM Chernomyrdin dies

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 14:06

Viktor Chernomyrdin, who served under Boris Yeltsin as Russian prime minister during the 1990s, has died aged 72.
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Medvedev 'plans new Kuril visit'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 14:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is said to be planning to visit more of the disputed Kuril Islands, despite growing anger from Japan.
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Khodorkovsky: All Russia on trial

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 11:21

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky tells a court in Moscow that the fate of the entire nation rests on the outcome of his trial for embezzlement.
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Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Dmitry Medvedev has paid the first visit by a Russian president to the disputed Kuril Islands, sparking a diplomatic row with Japan.
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Medvedev visit stokes Japan row

Monday, November 1st 2010, 11:14
related countries: Japan Japan, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Dmitry Medvedev makes the first visit by a Russian leader to the disputed Kuril Islands - triggering a diplomatic protest from Japan.
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Karzai criticises US-Russia raid

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 5:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls the first joint operation by Russian and US agents to destroy drug laboratories in his country a violation of sovereignty.
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Russia and US in Afghan drug raid

Friday, October 29th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Russian and US agents have taken part in a joint operation to destroy drug laboratories in Afghanistan, Russia's drug control agency says.
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England withdraw Russia complaint

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 19:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's 2018 World Cup bid team is to withdraw a complaint to Fifa about Russia's campaign following an apology from their rival bidder.
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Vladimir Putin's 'black eye' sparks rumours

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 13:10

The sight of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with apparent bruising to his face sparks speculation about his health.
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Russia's Shiveluch volcano erupts

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 11:47
related places: Kamchatka

Russia's Shiveluch volcano is erupting in Kamchatka, spewing ash to the height of 10 kilometres above sea level.
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Karabakh prisoners to be swapped

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 23:02
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan and Armenia agree to swap prisoners taken in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, after talks hosted by Russia's president.
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'Victory impossible in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 5:19

The former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, has accused the ruling party, led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, of deviating from democracy to try to stay in power.
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England 2018 makes Russia protest

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 13:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's 2018 World Cup bid team lodges a complaint with Fifa against the head of Russia's rival campaign over comments he made about London.
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New events given hope for Sochi

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:54
related places: Sochi

Seven new events including women's ski jumping move a step closer to being included at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia.
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Russia's rich head to 'Millionaire fair'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 12:05
related places: Moscow

A festival has opened in Moscow for Russia's super-rich who have everything, but would still like a little bit more.
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Kremlin's candidate Moscow's Mayor

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 19:45
related places: Moscow

The city legislature in Moscow has confirmed that Sergei Sobyanin will be the Russian capital's next mayor.
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Russia fined over gay parade ban

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 15:31
related places: Moscow

The European Court of Human Rights has fined Russia for banning gay parades in Moscow, in a victory for the country's gay community.
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Putin ally becomes Moscow mayor

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 14:35
related places: Moscow

Sergei Sobyanin, a close aide of Russian PM Vladimir Putin, is confirmed by Moscow's legislature as the capital's next mayor.
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Falling tsar?

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 10:53

Why Moscow may ditch huge statue of Peter the Great
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Russia details privatisation plan

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:59

Russia announces further details of plans for its biggest privatisation since the 1990s - which could raise about $60bn.
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Russian star scoops Chopin award

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 7:43

Russian musician Yulianna Avdeeva is the first woman to win the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition in 45 years.
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Moscow mayor decision 'a formality'

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 5:59
related places: Moscow

After weeks of rumours and deliberations the Russian capital Moscow is about to get a new mayor.
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Chechnya attackers 'took a taxi'

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 14:09

Three militants who shook Chechnya by attacking its parliament arrived by taxi, Russian media report.
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Spartak Moscow 0-2 Chelsea

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 18:19
related places: Moscow

Chelsea all but seal their place in the next round with a ruthless Champions League display on a plastic pitch in freezing Moscow.
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Gunmen attack Chechen parliament

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 16:06
related places: Chechen

At least six people are dead and 17 injured after militants attack parliament in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
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Live - Tuesday football

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 15:35

Arsenal face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and there is a full programme in the Championship, after Chelsea beat Spartak Moscow at the start of a busy night of football.
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Russia mulls missile shield offer

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 14:44
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is considering proposals to co-operate on a US-led missile defence shield in Europe.
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Russian troops leave Georgia town

Monday, October 18th 2010, 23:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russian troops withdraw from a Georgian town which they have occupied since a brief war between the two countries in 2008.
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Russian spies 'get state honours'

Monday, October 18th 2010, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

President Dmitry Medvedev hands top state honours to Russian spies deported from the US earlier this year, reports say.
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Putin aide picked for Moscow job

Friday, October 15th 2010, 17:54
related places: Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev nominates Sergei Sobyanin, an aide to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, as Moscow's next mayor.
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