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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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VIDEO: Russia offers Annan support on Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 19:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has offered full support for envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission in Syria, saying it may be the last chance to avoid a "prolonged and bloody civil war".
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Annan is 'last chance' for Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gives envoy Kofi Annan's mission full backing, saying it may be the "last chance" to avoid a long civil war.
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Peace bid as fighting grips Syria

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, arrives for talks in Moscow amid reports of 24 civilian deaths in continuing violence.
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Shot Russian's identity confirmed

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scotland Yard confirms a man who was shot several times in east London on Tuesday evening is former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.
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Russian ex-banker shot in London

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 20:46
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov is in a critical condition after being shot several times by a man armed with a sub-machine gun in east London.
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Anzhi angered in Samba banana row

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:58

Anzhi Makhachkala hit back at "interference" after Lokomotiv Moscow claim an Anzhi fan - not a Lokomotiv supporter - threw a banana at Christopher Samba.
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In pictures: Russian Empire in colour photos

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 1:24

The amazing 100-year-old photos of Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii
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Moscow becomes major Muslim city

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 1:03
related places: Moscow

Moscow's two million Muslims run out of space
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Russia court dismisses Hindu ban

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:18
related countries: India India

A Russian court dismisses an appeal to ban an edition of the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita, in a case that triggered protests in India.
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Russia criticises Syrian 'errors'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Moscow

Syria's leadership is making "a lot of mistakes", says Russia, in a sign Moscow may be hardening its stance towards Damascus.
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VIDEO: Tajik migrant workers' toil in Russia

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:45

Many of the one million Tajiks who move to Russia every year in search of work and better opportunities are ending up in the lowest paid jobs.
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VIDEO: Russia calls for Syria aid truce

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in calling for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.
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Russia calls for Syria ceasefires

Monday, March 19th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia calls for daily humanitarian ceasefires in Syria to allow aid into the areas worst affected by fighting, following a meeting with the Red Cross.
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Samba is upset by Russian racism

Monday, March 19th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo's Christopher Samba, who had a banana thrown at him while playing for Russians Anzhi Makhachkala, laments the fact that the incident happened so close to children.
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VIDEO: Russian grannies eye Eurovision glory

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:48
related places: May, Ural

A group of grannies from a remote village in the Ural mountains are Russia's surprise entry for the next Eurovision contest in May.
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Dozens held in Russia TV protest

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 15:35
related places: Moscow

Russian police arrest dozens of people picketing Moscow's TV tower over footage that accused the opposition of paying anti-government protesters.
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Rights groups urge Syria unity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:44
related countries: China China, Syria Syria

A coalition of 200 rights and aid groups urge Russia and China to back UN action against Syria, on the anniversary of the start of the uprising there.
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VIDEO: Life after Goldman's for one banker

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 2:08

In the wake of Goldman Sachs Vice-President Greg Smith's resignation, BBC News spoke to one of his former colleagues, Peter Kizenko, who left to set up a Russian spa.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi ballet goes live online

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 21:41

Russian internet users will be able to see live ballets free of charge through the Bolshoi Theatre's YouTube channel.
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Russian punks to stay in custody

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 13:14

Two women from the female Russian punk group Pussy Riot are to remain in custody for another six weeks
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UK trade gap less than expected

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK's trade deficit was less than expected in January, thanks to strong exports of cars to the US, China and Russia, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 18:04
related places: Moscow

Protests are held in Russia over Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory, but turnout in Moscow is sharply down on earlier rallies.
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Lower turnout at anti-Putin rally

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:25
related places: Moscow

Protests are held in Russia over Vladimir Putin's presidential election victory but turnout in Moscow is sharply down on earlier rallies.
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VIDEO: Russia's opposition plan more protests

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:39
related places: Moscow

Opposition leaders in Russia have called for demonstrations in Moscow and other cities this weekend, to protest against last weekend's election which put Vladimir Putin back in the presidency.
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VIDEO: Were people paid to celebrate Putin's victory?

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:06
related places: Moscow

People who say they celebrated Putin's victory in a rally in Moscow claim they did it for money and haven't been paid.
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Seven children die in Russia fire

Friday, March 9th 2012, 12:30
related places: Perm'

Russian prosecutors launch a murder inquiry after a fire in a flat near the Urals city of Perm kills seven young children and their parents.
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Granny group to represent Russia

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 12:22
related places: Moscow

Six Russian grandmothers will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest after winning a televised contest in Moscow to represent their country.
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Russian vote 'insult to society'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 16:09

A monitoring group set up by protesters in Russia refuses to recognise the results of the presidential election which returned Vladimir Putin to power.
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'Black widow' kills Russia police

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 11:10

A suicide bomber kills herself and five police officers in the troubled Russian region of Dagestan, weeks after security forces kill her husband, prosecutors say.
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What next for Putin's Russia?

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:43

Can Russia's president-elect show a new face?
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Russia anti-Putin activists freed

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:35
related places: Moscow

Russian police release about 250 opposition activists after an anti-Putin rally, amid reports of major election fraud.
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VIDEO: The story behind Russia's elections

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 1:18

Newsnight's Tim Whewell reports from Russia, where police have made 550 arrests after protests against Vladimir Putin's election as president.
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Hundreds held in Russia protests

Monday, March 5th 2012, 23:35
related places: Moscow

Russian protest leader Alexey Navalny is briefly held as police arrest 550 people after a rally against Vladimir Putin's election as president.
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Poll skewed to Putin say monitors

Monday, March 5th 2012, 18:33

Russia's presidential election was "clearly skewed" in favour of Vladimir Putin, international monitors say as police arrest protesters at rallies.
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Putin celebrates election victory

Monday, March 5th 2012, 9:16

Vladimir Putin celebrates an election victory that will see him return to the Russian presidency, but a leading watchdog says the poll was not fair.
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Khodorkovsky case to be reviewed

Monday, March 5th 2012, 5:52

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders a review of the legality of the conviction of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
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VIDEO: What will Putin's return mean for Russia?

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 22:28

Vladimir Putin has claimed victory in Russia's presidential election, but what does that mean for the country and its often strained relations with the West?
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Putin declares win in elections

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 21:37

Vladimir Putin declares victory in Russia's presidential elections, returning for a third term after four years as prime minister.
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VIDEO: Putin 'elected Russian president'

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 19:07

Vladimir Putin has been elected Russian president for the third time, exit polls suggest, after spending the last four years as the country's PM.
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Russians vote for new president

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 14:42

Vladimir Putin seeks a third term as Russia votes in presidential elections, but his opponents allege numerous election violations.
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Rosenberg's Russia: On the election trail

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 11:23

How organised crime has blighted the Putin years
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Russia's unlikely internet giant

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

How a minor US blog site became a hotbed of Russian dissent
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Putin shrugs off reports of plot

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 14:21
related places: Chechen

Vladimir Putin shrugs off a reported Chechen plot to assassinate him as campaigning in Russia's presidential election goes into its final days.
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Tourists hurt in Cambodia crash

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:34
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Reports from Cambodia say a bus carrying foreign tourists has crashed near the Thai border, killing a Russian woman and injuring dozens.
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VIDEO: Musical battleground in Russian vote

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:53

In the run-up to the Russian presidential election next week, a wave of anti-Putin sentiment expressed through music is being welcomed, even if its performers wish to remain anonymous.
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'Putin assassination plot foiled'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 13:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian security services have thwarted a plot to kill Russian PM Vladimir Putin, Russian officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Chain of protest' held in Moscow

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 18:16
related places: Moscow

Thousands of protesters in Moscow line the road which encircles the city centre and the Kremlin in another demonstration against alleged cheating in previous voting.
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Russians volunteer for election monitoring

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 1:23

Volunteers flock to monitor Russia's presidential election
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US judge eases Bout's confinement

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York judge orders prison officials to remove Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout from solitary confinement, where he has spent 15 months.
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Samba moves to Russian side Anzhi

Friday, February 24th 2012, 22:17

Blackburn Rovers sell centre-back Chris Samba to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
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Arshavin joins Zenit in loan deal

Friday, February 24th 2012, 21:05

Andrey Arshavin rejoins Zenit St Petersburg after Arsenal agree a loan deal with the Russian club.
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Russian jet survives wheel scare

Friday, February 24th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Russian passenger jet which lost a wheel on take-off from Berlin lands safely in St Petersburg, Russian media report.
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US freezes Japan gangster funds

Friday, February 24th 2012, 6:07
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Yamaguchi

The US targets organised crime by freezing the financial assets of two groups - Japan's Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza group and Russia's Brothers' Circle.
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VIDEO: Putin: 'Battle is on' for Russia

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 22:17
related places: Moscow

A crowd of thousands has heard Vladimir Putin deliver a strongly patriotic speech at a Moscow stadium as he bids for re-election as president of Russia.
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Putin says 'battle on' for Russia

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 10:39
related places: Moscow

Thousands of supporters hear Vladimir Putin deliver a strongly patriotic speech at a Moscow stadium as he bids for re-election.
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VIDEO: Russians hold pre-election protests

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 21:43

Opposition activists in Russia are protesting against the results of the Russian presidential election before the first votes have even been cast.
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CSKA Moscow 1-1 Real Madrid

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 19:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Pontus Wernbloom's last-minute volley earns a draw to keep CSKA Moscow in the hunt in their last-16 Champions League match against Real Madrid.
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Pelicans trapped in Russian ice

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 16:20

Authorities in southern Russia try to rescue hundreds of endangered Dalmatian pelicans trapped after the Caspian Sea froze.
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Countries oppose CO2 tax on jets

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 13:54
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Moscow

China, the US and other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines meet in Moscow to consider possible retaliation.
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Frozen plants spring back to life

Monday, February 20th 2012, 20:35

Scientists in Russia raise plants from fruit stored away by squirrels 30,000 years ago, smashing the previous age record.
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Putin backs stronger armed forces

Monday, February 20th 2012, 11:20

Russian PM Vladimir Putin backs modernisation of the military, less two weeks before the presidential vote.
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Rosenberg's Russia: On the election trail

Monday, February 20th 2012, 10:47

Ride on a famous rail route exposes voters' frustration
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Carlsberg to buy up Russian unit

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Baltika

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it plans to buy up the remaining 15% of its Russian division Baltika in 2012.
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Latvians reject Russian in vote

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 1:32
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvians resoundingly reject making Russian the country's second official language, results from a referendum indicate.
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Anger over corruption in Russia city

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 4:05
related places: Moscow

Siberia dirty tricks fuel anti-Moscow backlash
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Hiddink agrees Anzhi manager deal

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:34

Ex-Chelsea and Russia boss Guus Hiddink becomes manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
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