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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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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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Russia and Venezuela sign deals

Friday, October 15th 2010, 13:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Russia is to build a nuclear power plant in Venezuela as part of a series of energy deals between the countries.
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Russia embarks on citizen count

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 16:46

Russia has begun taking a census of its people, sending about 650,000 workers out to visit every home in the country.
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Sochi agrees Russian GP contract

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 13:49

The Black Sea resort of Sochi will host the Russian Grand Prix between 2014 and 2020 after agreeing a deal with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
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Kremlin fury at worm salad tweet

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 13:34

Russian officials brand a regional governor "idiotic" for posting a message on Twitter claiming he found a worm in a salad he ate at the Kremlin.
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Hague seeking closer Russian ties

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 15:00

William Hague says he wants closer economic and security ties with Russia despite unresolved differences over the Alexander Litvinenko murder case.
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Russia blows up inflatable army

Monday, October 11th 2010, 5:17

Steve Rosenberg blows up a tank as he investigates the Russian army's new range of inflatable decoys.
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Russia's new 'air force'... inflatable decoys

Monday, October 11th 2010, 4:51

Ballistic missiles or bouncy castles? Russia uses blow-up weapons to deceive the enemy and save cash.
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Russian spy Anna Chapman turns up at space launch

Friday, October 8th 2010, 3:33
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States

Anna Chapman, one of 10 Russian spies deported from the US in July, makes an unexpected public appearance at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Russian rocket blasts off

Friday, October 8th 2010, 1:47

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft has launched carrying new crew members bound for the International Space Station
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Russia pursues new Algeria deals

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 11:57
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives on a one-day visit to Algeria with an eye on new telecoms and gas deals.
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Russia and Egypt in telecom deal

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 13:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia's Vimpelcom and Weather Investments, headed by Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris, agree to merge their assets.
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Viktor Bout extradition 'back on'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 9:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

A Thai court dismisses new charges against alleged Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, clearing the way for his extradition to the US.
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Medvedev attacks Belarus leader

Monday, October 4th 2010, 13:19
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launches a strong attack on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, ahead of elections.
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Viktor Bout's extradition stalls

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

A Thai court rejects a request to drop charges against suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout, stalling his extradition to the US.
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Russia firm unveils plan for 'cosmic hotel'

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 0:25

A Russian firm has launched an ambitious plan to put a "cosmic hotel" into orbit by 2016, a Russian news agency reports.
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Eto'o hits hat-trick in Inter win

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 21:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Samuel Eto'o scores a hat-trick as holder Inter thrash Werder Bremen, while Barcelona are held to a draw at Rubin Kazan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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Sacked Moscow mayor 'may appeal'

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 15:39
related places: Moscow

The sacked long-time mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, may appeal against his dismissal by President Dmitry Medvedev, a friend says.
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President dismisses Moscow mayor

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 17:01

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs a decree firing the powerful and long-standing mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov.
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Russia and China in energy deals

Monday, September 27th 2010, 10:32
related countries: China China

China and Russia sign agreements to boost energy co-operation during a ceremony to open an oil pipeline between the countries.
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World Karaoke Championship final

Monday, September 27th 2010, 9:37
related places: Moscow

Contestants from around the world have competed in the finals of the World Karaoke Championships, being held in Moscow.
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Karaoke champ wins 1m dumplings

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 8:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

An American telephone engineer is rewarded one million Russian dumplings at the World Karaoke Championships in Moscow.
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Soyuz lands safely after delays

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 7:01

The delayed Soyuz capsule carrying a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts lands safely in Kazakhstan.
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Urals oil refinery catches fire

Friday, September 24th 2010, 12:17
related places: Ufa

An oil refinery catches fire near the city of Ufa in the Urals but Russian officials deny reports of an explosion.
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Karaoke World Championship begins

Friday, September 24th 2010, 9:32
related places: Moscow

Contestants from around the world have been taking part in the Karaoke World Championship, which is being held in Moscow.
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Space station undocking delayed

Friday, September 24th 2010, 9:13

Three crew return to the International Space Station after the Russian spacecraft due to take them home fails to undock.
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Unique telescope in Russian lake

Friday, September 24th 2010, 6:21

Research physicist Bair Shaibonov talks about his work on the neutrino telescope at the bottom of Russia's Lake Baikal.
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Russian train to serve French Riviera

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 16:45
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow, Nice

Russia launches a rail service from Moscow to Nice, in an echo of the days when its nobility holidayed on the French Riviera.
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Putin says no battle over Arctic

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 12:19

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rejects talk of an impending battle for control of the Arctic's mineral resources.
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Russia leads charge in Arctic race

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:24
related places: Moscow

An international meeting to try to prevent the Arctic becoming the next battleground over mineral wealth is taking place in Moscow
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Kremlin bans missile sale to Iran

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:44
related countries: Iran Iran

The Kremlin formally bans the sale of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran three months after new UN sanctions.
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Arctic summit hears rival claims

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:19
related places: Moscow

An international meeting to try to prevent the Arctic becoming the next battleground over mineral wealth takes place in Moscow.
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In pictures

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Moscow aims to match London and Venice with art spectacular
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On board a Russian ice-breaker

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 17:09

Richard Galpin gets on board an ice-breaking ship that would make it much easier for Russia to send oil and gas exports to Asia.
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Moscow gay rights rally broken up

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 17:04
related places: Moscow

Police in central Moscow break up a small protest by campaigners against Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's stance on gay rights.
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