loading

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.

World news related to Russia – overview

Russia: news

Russia and Ukraine hold first talks

Monday, March 24th 2014, 22:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers meet for the first time since Moscow's intervention in Crimea triggered a diplomatic crisis.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia warns of investor flight

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:58

Russia expects investors to move up to $70bn (£42bn) of assets out of the country in the first three months of this year.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The G8 summit will not take place in Russia this year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ukrainian forces pull out of Crimea

Monday, March 24th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian troops are leaving Crimea, after emotional farewells to wives and family members left behind.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian manoeuvres keep the West guessing

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:47

Western diplomats struggle to predict what Putin will do next
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian troops 'overrun Crimea base'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 8:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops seize control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such attack in 48 hours, Ukrainian officials tell the BBC.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nato warns over Russia border force

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:20
related places: Moscow

Nato's top military commander warns of the size and readiness of Russia's forces on Ukraine's border, but Russia says it has no "expansionist views".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Five ways Crimea is becoming Russian

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:10

Five ways Crimea will change as it becomes part of Russia
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian tourist spending in UK drops

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ukraine's Crimea bases stormed

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian troops storm a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea throwing stun grenades and firing guns in the air, as Moscow tightens its grip on the region.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia dismisses EU sanctions

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 12:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Moscow says EU sanctions against prominent Russians over its actions in Crimea are "detached from reality", as international observers prepare to enter Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 9:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Security monitors to go to Ukraine

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 6:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin signs Crimea annexation law

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law formally annexing Crimea, as the EU announces new sanctions against key officials.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Credit card block at Russian banks

Friday, March 21st 2014, 20:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Visa and MasterCard block credit card transactions for customers of several Russian banks, as US sanctions begin to take effect.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia 2018 'not affected by Crimea'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 18:53

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 World Cup will go ahead in Russia, despite the nation annexing Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU seals closer ties with Ukraine

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders seal an accord on closer ties with Ukraine, as President Putin completes the treaty on Crimea's entry into the Russian Federation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU extends Crimea sanctions list

Friday, March 21st 2014, 9:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU extends sanctions to another 12 individuals over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and prepares to sign a key accord with Kiev.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 23:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama has announced further sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Crimeans apply for Russian passports

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 19:51
related places: Sevastopol'

Military personnel and residents of Crimea queue up to apply for Russian passports in Sevastopol.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia faces fresh Crimea sanctions

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia will face escalating EU sanctions if it does not take steps to ease the crisis over Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia 'closes Ukraine factory'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lipetsk

Russian authorities have taken over a confectionery factory, owned by Ukrainian firm Roshen, in the southern Russian city of Lipetsk, Kiev says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fifa steps up World Cup investigation

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Fifa's chief investigator is to interview Fifa officials who voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Naval bases seized in Crimea

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 23:13

Ukraine is drawing up plans to withdraw its soldiers and their families from Crimea, where pro-Russian forces have already seized two naval bases.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pro-Russians seize Crimea naval base

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Pro-Moscow activists take over Ukraine's key Crimean naval base in Sevastopol, a day after Crimea signed a treaty to become part of Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Pro-Russia crowd storm Crimea naval HQ

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 14:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Sevastopol'

Several hundred armed pro-Russian protesters have stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol a day after Russia moved to annex Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia warns West over sanctions

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: West, Western, Crimea

Russia tells the US that Western sanctions over the Crimea dispute are unacceptable and will have "consequences".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ukraine officer 'killed in Crimea'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 21:27
related places: Moscow

Ukraine's military says an officer has been killed at a military base in Crimea, shortly after Moscow signed a treaty on Crimea joining Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hague condemns Russian 'land grab'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23

The "international order" is at stake, William Hague says, after Vladimir Putin signs a treaty absorbing Crimea into Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Chechen rebel leader Umarov 'dead'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:23
related places: Chechen

Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov, linked to a series of attacks against Russia, is dead, a pro-insurgency website has reported.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:20

President Vladimir Putin signs a treaty on Crimea joining the Russian Federation, as a Ukrainian serviceman is reported killed at a military base.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Putin moves towards annexing Crimea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 11:04

President Vladimir Putin informs parliament formally of Crimea's request to join Russia and approves a draft bill on absorbing the peninsula.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Trans-Dniester plea to join Russia

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova's breakaway Trans-Dniester region ask the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Villas-Boas agrees to manage Zenit

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 9:43

Ex-Spurs and Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas agrees a deal to manage Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Russian club.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Crimea of Russia's imagination

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:11

Why the region looms so large in the Russian psyche
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Crimea 'still part of Ukraine' - UK

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:35

Foreign Secretary William Hague accuses Russia of a further escalation in the Ukraine crisis after Moscow recognises Crimea as a sovereign state.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia recognises Crimea as nation

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:34

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree recognising Crimea as a sovereign state, hours after the EU and US announce sanctions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU and US impose Crimea sanctions

Monday, March 17th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The EU and US impose travel bans and asset freezes on several officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea's referendum to join Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Independent' Crimea in Russia bid

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Crimea's parliament declares the region's independence and formally applies to join Russia, a day after a referendum approves leaving Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Markets 'brush off' Crimea worries

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:27

Asian shares 'brush off' worries about the referendum in Crimea, but analysts warn of huge movements of money back into Russia in anticipation of sanctions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

EU mulls Russia sanction over Crimea

Monday, March 17th 2014, 8:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

EU foreign ministers are to discuss more sanctions against Russia after a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea supported a split from Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 22:41

Election officials say 95.5% of Crimean voters back joining Russia in a disputed referendum, with half the ballots counted.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Exit poll: Crimea backs Russia union

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 20:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Moscow

More than 90% of voters in Crimea back leaving Ukraine, exit polls say, and Crimea's leader says a formal request to join Russia will be made on Monday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 17:37

Moscow is isolated as it vetoes a UN draft resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea, as Kiev claims a new Russian incursion.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Ethnic Russian wary of Crimean PM

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:32

Christian Fraser has been to Saky on the west coast, to talk to a businessman, one of a minority of ethnic Russians, who is not sure about the motives of Crimea's new Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Big Moscow rally against Crimea move

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Thousands of people attend a rally in Moscow to oppose Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before a secession vote in Crimea.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deadly clash as Ukraine crisis grows

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 4:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two people die in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine, as tensions rise ahead of Crimea's secession vote.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow

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

The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russian baddies are back

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:08

The evolution of the Russian baddie on Western screens
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Why Germany avoids Russian battle

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

Why Germany avoids confronting Russia over Ukraine
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.