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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.

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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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Europe backs gas contingency plan

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 14:35

The European Parliament approves measures in case of the disruption of gas supplies, following payment disputes between Russia and its neighbours.
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Power struggle

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 7:21
related places: Moscow

Does Dmitry Medvedev have what it takes to sack Moscow's mayor?
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Polish court frees Chechen leader

Friday, September 17th 2010, 21:55
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Chechen

A Polish court releases exiled Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev, who was briefly held on an international warrant issued by Russia.
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Russia to sell missiles to Syria

Friday, September 17th 2010, 14:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's defence minister says it will supply Syria with anti-ship cruise missiles despite protests by the US and Israel, Russian media report.
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Boeing signs $3.7bn Russia deal

Friday, September 17th 2010, 14:18
related countries: United States United States

US aerospace giant Boeing announces a contract worth $3.7bn to sell 50 of its 737 planes to Russian Technologies.
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Exiled Chechen leader in Poland

Friday, September 17th 2010, 1:44
related countries: Poland Poland

Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev arrives in Poland in defiance of a warning that he faces arrest on a Russian warrant.
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Senate panel adopts Russia treaty

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 21:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

A US Senate panel has approved a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate.
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UN asked to end Arctic range row

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Canada Canada

Russia and Canada look to the UN to rule on their dispute over a resource-rich underwater Arctic mountain ridge.
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Polish warning to Chechen rebel

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 14:25
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Chechen

Poland warns leading Chechen rebel Akhmed Zakayev he faces arrest on a Russian warrant if he visits the country this week.
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Tsar's memorial church burns down

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 11:03

Fire destroys a wooden church built on the site where the remains of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, were found in the Urals.
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Moscow mayor to sue over TV show

Monday, September 13th 2010, 17:22

Long-serving Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov says he will sue several state-linked Russian TV channels over documentaries critical of him.
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PMs joke about ruling to age 120

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 18:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Russian PM Vladimir Putin suggests extended lifespans could mean he and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi could stay in office until they reach 120.
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Russia suicide bombing kills 16

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 16:11
related places: Vladikavkaz

A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people and wounded 100 others at a market in Vladikavkaz in southern Russia, officials say.
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Russia suicide bomber murders 16

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 14:58
related places: Vladikavkaz

A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people and wounded one hundred others at a market in Vladikavkaz in southern Russia, officials say.
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Russian pilot lands plane after power failure at 10,000m

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 15:00

A Russian passenger plane makes a safe landing in the Siberian taiga after a power failure at more than 10,000 metres.
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On the road with 'action man' Putin

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 20:07

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he has not ruled out standing for president again at the 2012 elections.
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Putin weighing up presidency bid

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 9:09

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has indicated he has not ruled out standing for president again at the 2012 elections.
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Russia signals end to export ban

Monday, September 6th 2010, 13:45

Russia's grain export ban will be lifted as soon as it is clear how much has been harvested, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.
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Car bomb kills Russian soldiers

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 7:29

A suicide car bombing at a military base in the southern Russian region of Dagestan kills five soldiers and wounds about 40 others.
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Russia suffers new fire outbreak

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 9:49

At least four people have died and hundreds of homes have been destroyed in a new outbreak of wildfires in Russia.
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Russia extends grain export ban

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 17:39

Russia will consider lifting its grain export ban only after the next year's harvest has been reaped, Vladimir Putin says.
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Man held over Russia club blaze

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Police in Spain arrest a Russian man wanted for questioning about a fire at a Russian nightclub that killed more than 150 people in 2009.
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No injuries in Russian tower fall

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:40

A collapsed eight-storey building in the Russian city of St Petersburg was empty, reports in Russian media say.
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Wheat pushes world food prices up

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:09

UN says international food prices have risen to levels not seen since 2008, partly because of drought in Russia.
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Nadal through after opening test

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

World number one Rafael Nadal beats Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first round of the US Open.
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Russian pilots released in Darfur

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 10:01
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region two days ago are released, regional officials and Russia's Khartoum embassy say.
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Putin to act in tycoons' dispute

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:32

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet two tycoons in an attempt to end their dispute over Norilsk Nickel.
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Russian pilots abducted in Darfur

Monday, August 30th 2010, 10:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two Russian pilots are kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, state media reports, as a US aid worker held for more than 100 days is freed.
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Russia care home blaze kills nine

Monday, August 30th 2010, 9:39

A fire that killed nine people in a Russian retirement home was probably started by one of the residents, investigators say.
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Russia skinheads attack festival

Monday, August 30th 2010, 1:58

More than 100 Russian skinheads have attacked a music festival in central Russia, reports say, injuring at least 10 people.
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Medvedev halts key motorway plan

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 16:22
related places: Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev suspends controversial plans to build a new motorway through a forest outside Moscow.
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Arrests made at U2 gig in Russia

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 11:16

U2's first concert in Russia is marred by police arrests of activists from human rights group Amnesty International before the gig began.
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U2 perform first Russian concert

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 4:03
related places: Moscow

U2 took to the stage for their first ever performance in Russia greeted by a crowd of 85,000 in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
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U2 for tea: Medvedev greets Bono

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 20:28
related places: Medvedev

Pop star Bono meets Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ahead of U2's first Russia gig.
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Putin sacks Russia forestry chief

Friday, August 20th 2010, 21:34

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sacks the head of the forestry agency for failing to deal adequately with recent wildfires.
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French town honours 'great' Lenin

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 15:04
related countries: France France
related places: Lenin

A controversial French politician unveils a statue to the Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.
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Romania acts in 'spy' tit-for-tat

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:58
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania condemns Russia for arresting and expelling one of its diplomats, accused of spying, and says a Russian envoy will be deported in return.
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Blast hits Russian Caucasus cafe

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:52

A suspected car bomb has ripped through a cafe in the volatile North Caucasus region of Russia, injuring at least 20 people, officials say.
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Spy attack

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 8:42

Why Russian 'illegals' like Anna Chapman are dangerous
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Longing for home

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 0:50
related places: Moscow

Freed spy-swap Russian tells BBC he wants to go back
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Spy swap Russian keen to return home

Monday, August 16th 2010, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Igor Sutyagin, one of the Russians who arrived in the UK last month as part of the biggest "spy swap" since the end of the Cold War has been speaking to the BBC
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Romanian 'spy' arrested in Russia

Monday, August 16th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Romania Romania

A senior Romanian diplomat is detained in Russia, accused by the FSB security agency of spying.
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Overheated Russia lashed by storm

Monday, August 16th 2010, 11:47
related places: Moscow

Russia's record-breaking heatwave looks set to come to a dramatic end, with a severe storm now heading for Moscow after battering St Petersburg.
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Smog 'blanket' returns to Moscow

Monday, August 16th 2010, 1:38
related places: Moscow

Moscow has been covered in a blanket of smog for the second time in a month, as the smoke from forest fires across Russia returned to the capital on Sunday.
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US offers fire equipment to Russia

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 8:14
related countries: United States United States

America has sent several planeloads of firefighting equipment to Russia, to help tackle the huge forest fires which continue to rage in parts of the country.
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Russia ban on grain export begins

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 7:01

A ban on grain exports imposed by Russia after wildfires devastated crops comes into force, a move likely to push up bread prices.
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Russia bans wheat and grain exports

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 1:06

A ban on exports of wheat and other grains has come into force in Russia in response to a heatwave that has destroyed one-third of the harvest.
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Iran nuclear plant start date set

Friday, August 13th 2010, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bushehr

Russia says it will undertake a key step next week towards starting up a reactor at Iran's first nuclear power station at Bushehr.
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Top Moscow activist in hospital

Friday, August 13th 2010, 12:44
related places: Moscow

A veteran Russian human rights campaigner, Lev Ponomarev, is admitted to hospital after a police crackdown in Moscow.
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McGeady completes Moscow move

Friday, August 13th 2010, 11:42
related places: Moscow

Aiden McGeady completes his £9.5m switch from Celtic to Spartak Moscow, signing a four-and-half-year deal with the Russian club.
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Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases'

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 21:45
related places: Moscow

Doctors in Moscow are being told not to diagnose heatstroke as a cause of death after the mortality rate jumps, Russia media report.
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Russian dairy in abortion threat

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 19:00

The head of a Russian dairy says it will sack Russian Orthodox Christian employees who have abortions or refuse a religious marriage.
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Global wheat supply forecast cut

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Department of Agriculture cuts its outlook for world wheat production after revising down its forecast for Russia.
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Russians remember Kursk disaster

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 10:44
related places: Kursk

Ceremonies are being held in Russia and on board its naval vessels to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster.
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Russia remembers Kursk 10 years on

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 4:23
related places: Kursk

Flags will fly at half-mast across Russia as the country remembers the sailors who lost their lives in one of the greatest tragedies in Russian naval history.
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US and Russia in hijack plane exercise

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

The Russian Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command conduct their first joint air defence exercise - a simulated terrorist hijacking.
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The holiday camp to promote patriotism

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

With relations with Russia strained, efforts to promote patriotism in Georgia have taken on a new urgency.
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Russia fires reach Chernobyl zone

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 19:39

Russia tackles wildfires it says have reached a region contaminated by Chernobyl nuclear fallout, amid concern they could spread radiation.
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Heatwave to slow Russian recovery

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 18:33

Economists in Russia say they expect the current heatwave and wildfires to cut $15bn (£9bn) from economic output.
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Climate 'linked to Moscow fires'

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 8:14
related places: Moscow

Global climate change is partly to blame for the abnormally hot and dry weather in Moscow, cloaked in a haze of smoke from wildfires, researchers say.
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Thick smog engulfs Moscow

Monday, August 9th 2010, 20:14
related places: Moscow

Moscow's health chief has confirmed that the mortality rate has doubled as a heatwave and wildfire smog continue to grip the Russian capital.
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