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VIDEO: Views from Moscow on Crimea

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

People in Moscow give their views about the controversial referendum in Crimea on whether the peninsula should stay in Ukraine or join Russia.
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No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:05

Talks between Russia's foreign minister and his US counterpart fail to find common ground on Ukraine, ahead of Crimea's controversial vote.
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Russian diplomat 'stabbed' in fight

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

A Russian diplomat was found stabbed following a drunken quarrel in Ottawa, Canada, according to local media.
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VIDEO: US-Russia Ukraine crisis talks fail

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Russia 'does not want' Ukraine war

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's envoy to the UN tells the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine, as deadly clashes break out in Donetsk.
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Russia begins new military exercises

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian army begins exercises involving artillery and more than 8,000 troops close to Ukraine's borders.
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Obama pledges to 'support Ukraine'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
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G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The G7 group of industrial nations calls on Russia to stop moves to "annex" Crimea, otherwise, says US President Obama, they will be "forced to apply costs".
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Russian editor fired in Ukraine row

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The chief editor of popular Russian news website Lenta.ru loses her job over an interview it published with a leading far-right Ukrainian nationalist.
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VIDEO: Call for release of 'missing' Ukranians

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 6:31

Ukraine's acting President, Oleksandr Turchynov, has called for the creation of a national guard to help defend the country, amid rising tension with Russia over the status of Crimea.
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EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 17:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
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Kerry rejects Putin Ukraine meeting

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
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VIDEO: Tensions high in Crimean capital

Monday, March 10th 2014, 23:16

Tensions remain high in the Crimean capital as Russia cements its control in the region ahead of Sunday's referendum to join Russia.
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Russia sanctions 'possible in days'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
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'Russia troops' take Crimea hospital

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Suspected Russian troops and militias seize a military hospital in Ukraine's Crimea, as Moscow tightens its grip ahead of Sunday's secession vote.
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Ukraine gripped by rival rallies

Monday, March 10th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Tens of thousands of people across Ukraine hold rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea.
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VIDEO: Russian troops 'seen digging in'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Border Guard Service has published a video it says was filmed from one of its surveillance planes on Saturday.
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US warns Russia not to annex Crimea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
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Shots as Crimea observers stopped

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 18:47

Warning shots are fired as international observers are turned back from entering Crimea where pro-Russian forces have tightened their grip.
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Ukraine beat Russia to biathlon gold

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
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Russia warns US against sanctions

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 7:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
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VIDEO: The woman 'popping up' all over Ukraine

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Is an impersonator spreading a pro-Russian message in Ukraine?
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The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:14
related places: Moscow

The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
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Russian baddies are back

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:08

The evolution of the Russian baddie on Western screens
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VIDEO: Muscovites on Crimea referendum

Friday, March 7th 2014, 22:20
related places: Moscow

People on the streets of Moscow speak about the Crimean parliament's decision to hold a referendum over whether the region should become part of Russia.
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Winter Paralympics open in Sochi

Friday, March 7th 2014, 19:46
related places: Sochi

The 2014 Winter Paralympics are opened by Russian president Vladimir Putin in a spectacular ceremony in Sochi.
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Russia MPs welcome Crimea referendum

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The heads of Russia's two houses of parliament say they will support Crimea if the region votes to leave Ukraine in a referendum on 16 March.
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Crimea vote 'will not be recognised'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's interim PM says "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise Crimea's referendum on joining Russia, as Moscow backs the vote.
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Obama pushes Putin on Crimea talks

Friday, March 7th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
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'Illegal' Crimean vote condemned

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 23:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
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Crimean MPs decide to join Russia

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:31

Crimea's parliament announces it has asked Moscow to allow the Ukrainian region to join Russia - a move Kiev says is unconstitutional.
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EU summit to tackle Ukraine crisis

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders will hold an emergency summit to decide how strongly to respond to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea region.
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Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Obama urges Russia Ukraine pullback

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 1:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

US President Obama urges Russia to pull its troops in Ukraine's Crimea region back to their bases and set up a monitoring mission, US officials say.
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Why Germany avoids Russian battle

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Why Germany avoids confronting Russia over Ukraine
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US condemns Russian 'aggression'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.
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Putin: Force last resort in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 16:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no need yet to send Russian troops into Ukraine, but he does not rule out doing so as a "last resort".
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Britain praises Ukrainian restraint

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, the UK's ambassador to the UN says.
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Tense Russia-Ukraine troop stand-off

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops confront Russian soldiers besieging them in Crimea, as Russia says the ousted Ukrainian president requested military help.
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Yanukovych 'asked Russia for troops'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's ousted president asked Moscow for military help to protect civilians, Russia's UN envoy tells the Security Council.
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Markets fall on Ukraine tensions

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 22:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

World stock markets fall on Monday amid a growing sense of crisis over events in Ukraine, as the Russian rouble hits an all-time low.
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Russia 'demands Crimea surrender'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine say Russia has threatened a military assault in Crimea if Ukrainian forces do not surrender by dawn - allegations denied by Moscow.
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Russian rouble hits new all-time low

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia's rouble has fallen to a fresh all-time low against both the dollar and the euro after the political turmoil in Ukraine intensified.
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No plans for Sochi boycott - IPC

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:19
related places: Sochi

Athletes are not planning to boycott the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia despite rising tension in the region, says the IPC.
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VIDEO: Ukraine flag replaced with Russian

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kharkiv

A pro-Russian crowd in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv cheered as the Ukrainian flag on the top of an administration building was replaced with the Russian tricolor flag.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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G7 condemns Russia over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's G8 partners condemn Moscow's military build-up in Ukraine amid fresh diplomatic efforts to avert further escalation of the crisis.
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UK pulls out of G8 preparations

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 22:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK is withdrawing from preparations for the G8 summit, because of Russian military action in Crimea.
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VIDEO: Clash of Cold War rivalries

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 22:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most serious confrontations between Russia and the West in recent years, A clash of old Cold War rivalries as Bridget Kendall reports.
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Ukraine calls full army mobilisation

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine announces a full military mobilisation in response to Russia's build-up in Crimea, where Ukrainian and Russian soldiers are facing off.
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Obama urges Putin to recall troops

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 7:40
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

US President Obama tells Russia's Vladimir Putin that Moscow has flouted international law by sending troops to Ukraine, as Kiev puts its army on alert.
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Russia approves troops for Ukraine

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 21:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia approves the deployment of troops in Ukraine, prompting Kiev to put its army on full alert as international leaders express alarm.
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Crimean leader appeals to Putin

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 13:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

The unofficial pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's Crimea region asks Russia for help to ensure peace as the US warns Moscow against military intervention.
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Obama warns Russia over Ukraine

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 7:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, Crimea

US President Obama warns Moscow there will be "costs" for any military intervention in Ukraine, amid reports of Russian forces on the move in Crimea.
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Russia 'troops aim to provoke Kiev'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's acting president accuses Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into "armed conflict".
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Ukrainian ex-leader vows fightback

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych pledges a fightback in his first public appearance since being ousted, amid tensions in Crimea.
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Russia mulls new land-grab law

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian MPs propose new laws that would make it easier for Russia to incorporate parts of Ukraine and to fast-track Russian citizenship.
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Russia's Navalny under house arrest

Friday, February 28th 2014, 12:16

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is put under house arrest for breaking the terms of an earlier sentence he dismissed as politically motivated.
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US urges Russia restraint on Ukraine

Friday, February 28th 2014, 4:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US urges all sides to avoid provocations over Ukraine and says it will watch Russia's actions amid heightened tensions.
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West warns Russia amid Crimea threat

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Western nations urge Russia to ease tensions in Ukraine's Crimea after armed men take over key offices and Moscow carries out military exercises.
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VIDEO: Ukraine in Russia aggression warning

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's interim government warns Russia against interfering in the country's political crisis after Russia conducts military drills near the border.
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Wada to act over Russia 'gas' claims

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 12:33

Wada promises to take action over claims Russian athletes inhaled performance-enhancing gas at the Winter Olympics.
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Crimea government buildings seized

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 9:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Armed men seize government buildings and raise the Russian flag in Crimea, as Ukraine warns Russia against moving troops from their naval base in the region.
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Russia house arrest bid for Navalny

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:02

Russian investigators ask a court to put opposition leader Alexi Navalny under house arrest, two days after he was detained at a protest.
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Russian 'hitman' seized in Vienna

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Police in the Austrian capital Vienna arrest a suspected Russian hitman, who was reportedly living for at least three years under a false ID.
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Ukraine not East-West fight, says US

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 7:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: West

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Ukraine is not caught in a battle between East and West, as tensions rise in mainly-Russian speaking areas.
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Mass arrest of protesters in Russia

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:47

Russian police make nearly 500 arrests at opposition rallies in the country's two main cities, including several well-known protest figures.
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Russia steps up Ukraine rhetoric

Monday, February 24th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia increases its rhetoric against Ukraine's new leadership, as Kiev issues an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Crimea: Ukraine's next flashpoint?

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The role of mainly Russian-speaking Crimea in Ukraine crisis
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Seven anti-Putin activists jailed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 13:02
related places: Bolotnaya, Moscow

About 200 people are detained as a Moscow court gives jail terms to seven activists over their role in a May 2012 anti-Putin rally.
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Russia recalls Ukraine ambassador

Monday, February 24th 2014, 7:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russia recalls its ambassador in Kiev after Ukraine's new interim president says his priority is closer integration with the European Union.
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Many dangers in Ukraine, warns Hague

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 16:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
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VIDEO: Funniest moments of Sochi 2014

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 14:30
related countries: Norway Norway

BBC Sport looks back at some of the funniest moments from Sochi 2014, from the outrageous trousers of Norway's curlers to the Russian police choir's take on Daft Punk.
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VIDEO: Crowd defends Lenin statue in Kharkiv

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 12:22
related places: Lenin

The BBC's Daniel Sandford says a crowd of pro-Russian Ukrainians in the city of Kharkiv is protecting a statue of Lenin, while pro-EU Ukrainians are blocking government buildings.
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GB miss out on bobsleigh medal

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 11:50

Great Britain come within 0.11 seconds of a medal in the four-man bobsleigh as Russia win their 13th gold of the Games.
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Russian gold seals top medal haul

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 9:58

Alexander Legkov wins gold as hosts Russia dominate the men's 50km cross-country race and finish top of the medal table.
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Opposition asserts authority in Kiev

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 13:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's opposition asserts control in parliament, as protesters walk unchallenged into official buildings and President Yanukovych leaves Kiev.
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Snowboarder Wild wins second gold

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:24

Russia's Vic Wild wins parallel slalom to become the first man to win two snowboarding golds at the same Winter Olympics.
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Russia dismisses Pussy Riot assault

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 11:49
related places: Sochi

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak says protest group Pussy Riot provoked an attack on them by a Cossack security patrol in Sochi.
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VIDEO: Ukraine protests 'an attempted coup'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vladimir Chizhov, the Russian Ambassador to the EU, has said events in the Ukraine "resembles very much an attempted coup d'etat".
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VIDEO: African Cossacks find fame on Russian TV

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 22:22

Oxana Vozhdaeva reports on a group of young Africans who perform traditional Cossack songs, and are proving a big hit in southern Russia.
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Pussy Riot whipped at Sochi Games

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:42
related places: Sochi

Several members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been beaten by security forces in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.
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VIDEO: Pussy Rioters freed after Sochi arrest

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 17:35
related places: Sochi

Two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been released after they were arrested on suspicion on theft near the Winter Olympics resort of Sochi.
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Pussy Riot members freed in Sochi

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:54
related places: Sochi

Two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot arrested on Monday in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics, are released.
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