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VIDEO: Syria: 'Government killed my family'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 20:45
related countries: Syria Syria

United Nations peace envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus for talks with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria 'risks civil war' - Hague

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

William Hague says there is an increasing risk of civil war in Syria following the massacre in Houla and the government must implement an international plan to stop violence.
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:17
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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TNK-BP chief executive to resign

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The boss of TNK-BP, the Russian oil group half owned by the UK's BP, is to resign "for personal reasons".
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Medvedev named ruling party chief

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 11:36
related places: Moscow

Russia's ruling party elects Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its new leader at a congress in Moscow.
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Nababkin surprise in Russia squad

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 9:22

Russia name uncapped CSKA Moscow defender Kyrill Nababkin in their Euro 2012 squad as cover for injuries.
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Russian spam mastermind jailed

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 12:41

A cybercrime mastermind who hijacked the PCs of more than 30 million people has been jailed for four years.
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SABMiller reports strong profits

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

SABMiller reports annual pre-tax profits of $5.6bn boosted by the sale of units in Russian and Ukraine.
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Russia tests secret new missile

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 12:44

Russia tests a new long-range missile which sources say is designed to penetrate Nato's missile defence shield.
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'Killer bride' seized at banquet

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:45

Police in the Russian region of Udmurtia arrest a woman at her wedding reception on suspicion of kicking a man to death the day before.
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'Rude' cellist sacked in Beijing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra sacks a Russian cellist after footage of him being rude to a fellow train passenger is posted online.
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Ten jailed for Russian train bomb

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 13:00

A Russian court jails 10 people, four for life, for the November 2009 bombing of a high-speed train in which 27 people died.
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Old faces in Putin's new cabinet

Monday, May 21st 2012, 13:17

Russia's President Vladimir Putin unveils a new government, with many key posts staying in the hands of his close allies.
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Man jailed for spying in Russia

Friday, May 18th 2012, 11:08

A Russian court jails an employee of a defence plant in the Urals for spying, in a case said to involve submarine-based nuclear missiles.
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Man jumps in chute to escape girl

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:39
related places: Tyumen'

Rescuers in Tyumen, central Russia, free a man from a rubbish chute he had jumped into to hide from his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: Assad: 'People support my reforms'

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:54
related countries: Syria Syria

In an address to Russian TV today, President Bashar Assad insisted the Syrian people supported his reforms and called his opponents "terrorists".
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VIDEO: Black box of Russian jet crash found

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian officials have recovered part of the black box from a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed killing all 45 people on board last week.
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Russia jet black box part found

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 6:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian team finds the cockpit voice recorder of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed last week and searches for the flight data recorder.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launch in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 3:40
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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The Cold War rival to Eurovision

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 23:03

Pop from Russia's Cold War rival to Eurovision
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VIDEO: Rescue workers search plane site

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Clearer weather has finally allowed Indonesian helicopters to land at the site of the wreckage of a Russian-made plane, which crashed into the side of a mountain in Indonesia on Wednesday.
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Bodies found at Russia jet wreck

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rescuers find a number of bodies at the wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet plane that crashed into mountains in Indonesia.
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Chechens 'plotted Sochi attack'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 14:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Chechen, Sochi

Russia's security services say Chechen rebels have been plotting with Georgian security services to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Short of space in the Russian tundra

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reindeer herders feeling cramped in an area the size of England
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Putin will not attend G8 summit

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:56
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin tells US President Barack Obama that he will not attend the G8 summit in the US later this month.
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Jet reported missing in Indonesia

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:47
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A new Russian Sukhoi Superjet passenger plane carrying 50 people goes missing on a demonstration flight in Indonesia.
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Putin warning at Victory parade

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:25

Vladimir Putin, newly installed as president of Russia again, tells the annual Victory parade on Red Square that Russia will stand up for itself.
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Russian sales dip hits Carlsberg

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 6:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish brewer Carlsberg reports a fall in profits for the first quarter of the year after being hit by a weak performance at its Russian business.
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VIDEO: 'Quiet protests' against Putin

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 16:28
related places: Moscow

Activists in Moscow hold 'quiet protests' against the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin
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Horse origins mystery 'solved'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Ukraine Ukraine

The horse was first domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of the Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, genetic evidence suggests.
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Russia's Putin back as president

Monday, May 7th 2012, 16:04

Vladimir Putin is officially sworn in as president of Russia after four years as prime minister, following a controversial poll in March.
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'The world won't allow us to be a few steps behind'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 23:28

The corruption problem hurting the Russian economy
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Clashes at anti-Putin protests

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 16:43
related places: Moscow

Protesters clash with police in Moscow ahead of the inauguration of Vladimir Putin for a third presidential term on Monday.
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Arctic oil deal signed by Rosneft

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Norway Norway

Russian oil giant Rosneft signs a deal with Norway's Statoil to explore the sea around the Arctic.
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Surprise Nepal flood kills 13

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 15:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Thirteen people have died in Nepal after a river near Mount Annapurna unexpectedly burst its banks, police say.
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Gay rights figure fined in Russia

Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:47

A court in St Petersburg fines Russia's best-known gay rights campaigner for "homosexual propaganda" in the first ruling of its kind.
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Two Dagestan explosions kill 12

Friday, May 4th 2012, 7:29
related places: Makhachkala

At least 12 people are reported killed in two explosions on the outskirts of Makhachkala, capital of Russia's restive Dagestan region.
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Russia warns on missile defence

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 12:22
related countries: United States United States

Russia warns it is prepared to use force pre-emptively if the US goes ahead with its plans for a missile defence system based in Eastern Europe.
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Trade fair in Zimbabwe boycotted

Friday, April 27th 2012, 12:29
related countries: India India, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

India and Russia boycott a major international trade fair in Zimbabwe in protest against the country's policy of taking control of foreign companies.
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Russia frees 'political prisoner'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 19:34

A Russian man branded a political prisoner is freed after being pardoned by President Dmitry Medvedev - but opposition activists say he is only one of many.
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VIDEO: Polar bear cub rescued in Russia

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 16:12
related places: Yakutsk

A polar bear cub is getting used to life at the Yakutsk zoo in eastern Russia after ecologists found it on its own on the Arctic shore.
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VIDEO: Rally follows punk church protest

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 2:40
related places: Moscow

Tens of thousands of people in Moscow attend a prayer rally in support of the Russian Orthodox Church, after a protest at a cathedral in February by an all-female punk group.
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White killer whale adult spotted

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 1:19
related places: Kamchatka

A white orca is identified off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula - believed to be the first white adult seen in the wild.
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China, Russia launch naval drills

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:43
related countries: China China

Chinese and Russian naval forces will simulate search and rescue operations as they launch six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
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Irish comic makes Russian history

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish comedian Dylan Moran becomes the first professional English-speaking comedian ever to perform in Russia, it is claimed.
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Arrests at Russian 'punk' hearing

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 12:52
related places: Moscow

Police arrest protesters in Moscow during a custody hearing for three women - alleged members of punk band Pussy Riot - charged with violating public order.
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VIDEO: Russian punk band to appear in court

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:54
related places: Moscow

Three women detained for singing a political punk song in Moscow's main cathedral will appear in court later this week.
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Russian protest fast to continue

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:35

An ailing Russian politician who says he was cheated out of winning a mayoral race vows to continue his hunger strike despite talks with the chief electoral officer.
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VIDEO: Welcome to Russia's 'Gagarinland'

Friday, April 13th 2012, 18:18

A documentary looks at a town which has renamed itself after Yuri Gagarin, Russia's most famous spaceman.
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Prominent Muslim killed in Moscow

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 15:24
related places: Moscow

A prominent Muslim figure in Russia is fatally stabbed in Moscow in what his colleagues say was a racist attack.
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Russian opposition MPs snub Putin

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 14:27

A Russian opposition party walks out of parliament in an unprecedented show of defiance after comments by President-elect Vladimir Putin.
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Russian Church leader under fire after backing Putin

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 23:24

Russian Church lashes out at liberals after scandals
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'Militant plot foiled' in Russia

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 11:56

Nine suspected militants are killed in southern Russia as security forces they have foiled planned terrorist attacks.
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Case closed in Russian jail death

Monday, April 9th 2012, 11:02

Prosecutors drop charges against a doctor in the case of jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died amid claims of torture and neglect.
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Red Square opened to protesters

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 20:57
related places: Moscow

The Russian authorities allow opposition supporters to roam freely around Red Square in Moscow but prevent a small group from pitching a tent.
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Yacht goes missing in Antarctica

Friday, April 6th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A Russian yacht with an eight-strong crew goes missing in Antarctica during an expedition to the South and North Poles, a spokesperson tells the BBC News website.
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Russia furious over Bout sentence

Friday, April 6th 2012, 10:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Washington

Moscow condemns the US jail sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout as "political" and says his case will be a priority in relations with Washington.
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VIDEO: Row over 'Stalin' school books

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 19:08

School notebooks with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the cover have caused a controversy in Russia.
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Russia Church in gold watch row

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:14

The Russian Orthodox Church apologises for showing a doctored photo of its leader Patriarch Kirill in which a luxury watch had been removed from his wrist.
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Syria rebels 'will not beat army'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Syria's opposition will never defeat the country's armed forces even if it is "armed to the teeth".
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Stalin notebook sparks image row

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:10

School notebooks featuring a portrait of the Russian dictator Josef Stalin spark controversy after going on sale this week.
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VIDEO: Russian activist rockstar's UK gig

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russian political activist and rockstar Yuri Shevchuk, often described as "the conscience and the voice of the nation", plays an ambitious new show in London.
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VIDEO: Russians fight to engage in politics

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 5:28

Russia's anti-government street protests may have petered out since President Putin's re-election, but Muscovites' renewed interest in politics has far from waned.
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Ice theory in Russian plane crash

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 13:52

Russian investigators rule out engine failure as the cause of an air crash in Siberia, amid reports that the plane may have iced over.
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Deadly blaze hits Moscow market

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 13:00
related places: Moscow

Seventeen people died when a fire swept through a market warehouse in southern Moscow, shortly after another blaze at a skyscraper in the city.
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VIDEO: Fire crews tackle Moscow tower blaze

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 0:22
related places: Moscow

Russian fire crews have tackled a spectacular fire that engulfed the top of a Moscow skyscraper still under construction.
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When WNBA stars met a KGB spy: Spartak Vidnoje's story

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:17
related countries: United States United States

When WNBA stars met a wealthy former Russian spy
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Russian skyscraper hit by blaze

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 22:47
related places: Moscow

Fire crews in Moscow tackle a spectacular fire that engulfed the top of a skyscraper still under construction.
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Russian plane crashes in Siberia

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 10:17

A passenger plane carrying 43 people has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia, killing 31, Russian officials say.
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Russian ice-floe anglers rescued

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 19:28
related places: Sakhalin

More than 600 Russian anglers stranded on an ice floe off Sakhalin, in the country's far east, are rescued in a huge operation.
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VIDEO: Stranded Russian fishermen rescued

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 16:52

At least 670 Russian fishermen have been rescued after they became stranded on an ice floe.
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Former KGB chief 'kills himself'

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:52

A former head of the KGB's foreign intelligence branch, Leonid Shebarshin, has apparently shot himself dead aged 77, Russian prosecutors say.
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Russians held over custody death

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 17:56

Four police officers are arrested in Siberia over the death of a man in custody in the latest in a line of cases causing outrage in Russia.
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Russia's new 'best worker' prize

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:49

Russia's President-elect Vladimir Putin announces a new Soviet-style contest to find the country's best blue-collar workers.
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, South Africa South Africa
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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Medvedev blasts Romney comments

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tells US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to "use his head", after he branded Russia the "number one foe" to the US.
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'Cannibal killer' held in Russia

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:42

Russian authorities detain a suspected serial killer who they believe ate parts of his victims.
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Obama in unguarded missile remark

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama is caught on television cameras making unguarded comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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Oil threat to Russian finances

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:11

The credit rating agency Standard and Poor's says that Russia's finances would be severely damaged by a sustained fall in oil prices.
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